Let me start by saying two things: it has been a long time since I reviewed a book and this is a hard one to re-start with.
Everyone I know in the Creative world of the Tristate area was effected by CJ, by his life and by his death. Even if that sounds pretentious it is the truth.
The Society For The Preservation Of CJ Henderson brings together many of the best of the Tristate and Mid-Atlantic authors - not all, our area includes NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC including all would be crazy.
The stories in this anthology includes stories of high fantasy, sci-fi, urban fantasy and, of course, stories set in the world of HP Lovecraft’s Mythos.
I enjoyed every story, but at the same time even the happiest of the stories left me a little sad. Above all I got the feeling he would have loved the work.
If you knew CJ, even tangentially, you will see him in this anthology. If you didn't know CJ, you will by the end of the book.
I would love to see this anthology have a sequel – and isn't that the highest praise you can give?
On July 4th, 2014 the world lost CJ Henderson, an iconic author and all-around great guy. He lost his battle with cancer, but he did not go quietly and he will not be forgotten. His work is immortalized in over 70 novels and works of non-fiction, and at least as many collections, anthologies, and magazines.
In fact, new works by CJ Henderson will publish for years to come thanks to his heroic efforts to finish and find homes for those projects as-yet unpublished at the time of his illness, two of which are printed here.
CJ always did what he could to give other authors a boost. Encouraging them, mentoring them, sending opportunities their way. With that in mind those of us who called him friend feel there is no better tribute we can raise in his memory than an anthology filled with people he has helped over the years, writing stories inspired by CJ or his work.
We hope you enjoy these tales of fantasy, science fiction and horror, and that they might inspire you as well. Featuring stories by: John L. French, Jean Rabe, Patrick Thomas, David Boop, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jeff Young, Leona Wisoker Robert M. Price, Leona Wisoker, James Chambers, and, as always, CJ Henderson.
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