Tales for Canterbury

Edited by Anna Caro, Cassie Hart

SJV Winner EmblemTales for Canterbury was released as both a paperback and an e-book, but is now permanently out of print. If you have one, it’s a collector’s item!

Winner of the Sir Julius Vogel award for Best Collected Work 2012!

Survival can be achieved in the face of seemingly impossible odds, hope found in the most unexpected places, and new futures slide into view where once was nothing.

Tales for Canterbury is an opportunity for readers everywhere to give support to the people of Christchurch, who have shown resilience and bravery as they work to rebuild their lives and city. This charity anthology features tales by more than two dozen writers from New Zealand and beyond who have generously donated their works.

Whilst most of the real writing about the earthquake is still to come, and best undertaken by Cantabrian writers themselves (some of whom we are very pleased to include herein), you will find some apposite themes in these pages. Worlds are shattered and rebuilt. Families determined to stay together. Pieces of the past given new meaning. And the future brings with it things never anticipated.

Tales for Canterbury brings you a variety of stories set in past, present, and future times, worlds touched by disaster, magic, and the otherworldly; where everyday truths are explored, and you never know what shape the future might hold. Explore the depths of what it means to be human, escape the real world, and find hope in these pages.

All profits* will be donated to the NZ Red Cross Earthquake Appeal. See talesforcanterbury.wordpress.com for more details. (* ie after we’ve paid any applicable transaction fees, printing, and shipping costs – neither Random Static nor the authors are keeping a cent)

Dimensions 19.8 x 13 cm

Anna Caro, Cassie Hart


A.M. Harte, Angel Leigh McCoy, Brenda Cooper, Cassie Hart, Cat Connor, Gwyneth Jones, Helen Lowe, Janis Freegard, Jay Lake, Jeff Vandermeer, Jesse Bullington, Karen Healey, Kate Mahony, Kim Koning, Leigh K. Hunt, Linda Niccol, Lynne Jamneck, Mary Victoria, Merrilee Faber, Neil Gaiman, Patty Jansen, Philippa Ballantine, RJ Astruc, Sean Williams, Tina Makereti, A.J. Fitzwater, Anna Caro, Debbie Cowens, Grant Stone, Juliet Marillier, Matt Cowens, Ripley Patton, Simon Petrie, Tim Jones


Random Static


May 2011