Loosely themed around survival, hope and the future, they hope these stories will bring some entertainment and alleviation in this time of crisis. All profits of this anthology will be donated to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal, or another registered charity aimed at aiding those in need in Canterbury.
So far the response has been phenomenal. They have started gathering stories from all over the world (including a reprint donated by the fantastic Neil Gaiman!), and here in New Zealand. Many members of SpecFicNZ are contributing to the collection and it is shaping up to be fantastic reading.
If you would like to follow their progress, or offer support, you can find information on the website (http://talesforcanterbury.wordpress.com/) or at their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/talesforcanterbury).