“Spanning continents and cultures, Voice From the Planet taps into an unacknowledged psyche – our literary world. An incongruous, gorgeous, eclectic mêlée that will open your eyes and mind to the huge potential amongst international authors.” — Voted Book of the Month by The Truth about Books
“Planet is designed to be a conversation as well as a collection of short stories. Love the story, or disagree with some-thing? Drop the author a note . . . The authors' varied nationalities marks a new era in fiction.”
— ASU News
Release Date: October 1st, 2010
U.S.A. $14.95, Europe €14.95, UK ₤8.33
Trade paperback 6 x 9 inches, 428 pgs.
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Welcome to Harvard Square Editions’ second short-fiction anthology, Voice from the Planet, a dramatically new approach to publishing. We invite you to wander on a globe-trotting literary adventure through an exciting new world of living fiction.
Experience the trauma of an African earthquake and catch a lush glimpse of love in the jungles of Peru. Explore fire dancing in the mountains of Bulgaria, revisit the American rebellions of the 1960s, and ascend the dizzying world of pre-9/11 high finance.
Planet’s voices are varied and unique, featuring award-winning and new authors from Congo, China, Peru, the United States, Bulgaria, Belgium, Canada, Brazil, Scotland, Finland, and England.
Voice from the Planet is published by Harvard Square Editions, a new, independent press that grew out of a discussion group on the Harvard University web site. Award-winning author and editor Charles Degelman has gathered this multinational short fiction collection with authors and publish-ers donating net proceeds to the Nobel Prize-winning charity Doctors Without Borders.
Most of the creators of Voice from the Planet have never met. Communicating via e-mail and the Internet, we cast about for new work from far-flung and gifted writers, defined common ground, and improvised new digital and multi-lingual editing techniques to create the volume you are holding in your hands.
Harvard Square Editions’ authors and publishers donate net proceeds from Voice from the Planet to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).