I recently ordered an anthology that I am really looking forward to and want to share with you. Let me tell you about Fungi.
First things first, look at this cover art:
Gorgeous, right? The cover art alone sells this book for me. I love how it evokes something eerie and inhuman while it is also graceful and oddly appealing. If something like this creature showed up sitting on one of your deck chairs one summer evening, would you reach for the weed killer or see if it wanted a glass of sun tea? If you are a mycologist I guess you would probably try and put it in a jar or something but hey, whatever floats your boat.
Fungi is an anthology themed around, surprise, fungi. Who knew, right? From the official website’s description:
Fungi is an eclectic anthology with stories that run the gamut from horror to dark fantasy. A mushroom submarine, anthropomorphic cats, hallucinogenic fungi, mushroom people, private investigators, and mercenaries make for a very different kind of anthology.
I am looking forward to seeing each author’s take on the theme and want to see how on earth you make a story featuring fungi. The press website is full of neat tidbits and facts about fungi and related things and look at the cover art! This would be a good Christmas present for the avid reader who has everything, anyone who enjoys the odd or the eldritch, or that weird guy you got in the office Secret Santa who does not stop talking about Omphalotus nidiformis. We get it, Kevin, it glow in the dark! Yeesh.
Anyways, cool looking anthology, I think you should check it out. Ta-da!