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Signed Page Owner, Editor, and Author Assembles Dream TOC For Fundraising Anthology After Cancer

If you’re a speculative fiction reader or fan and you haven’t heard of Shawn Speakman, you’ve probably heard of his website: The Signed Page at http://www.signedpage.com/. It’s a site where he makes available signed copies of new releases for fans who can’t make it to events where their favorite author appears in person. He also blogs for Suvudu.com, the Random House speculative fiction blog and runs websites for authors like Terry Brooks and Naomi Novik. What you may not know is that Shawn suffers from Hodgkins lymphoma. Diagnosed in 2011 and without health insurance, his treatment has left him with thousands in medical bills.

Faced with filing bankruptcy, Shawn sought another way out. A way he could make it through without dealing with the 10 year nightmare a filing would bring. Then his friend Terry Brooks offered him a short story Shawn could sell to help alleviate those bills and an idea came to his head. What if he did an anthology from some of the many author friends he’d made over the past few years from both Suvudu, The Signed Page and his other activities?

Unfettered was born, And soon Brooks had been joined by an incredible list of names and the preorders for Unfettered are finally available. You can both help support Shawn and get some incredible, one of a kind stories, in the process. This includes a Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson Wheel Of Time story, a Brooks’ Shannara story, a Peter V. Brett Demon Cycle story and many more.. None of these have ever been available before. 23 authors offering stories from some legendary franchises or in all new settings gathered together in a special edition ebook and print, including leatherbound signed collector’s editions signed by all of the authors. The books will be shipped in early 2013. Paper print prices range from $35 to $150 for the signed editions. Ebooks will be $12.99.

Here is the list of contributing authors for Unfettered:

  • The Shade of Allanon by Terry Brooks (a Shannara tale)
  • Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks (a precursor to the Word/Void trilogy)
  • How Old Holly Came To Be by Patrick Rothfuss
  • River of Souls by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (a Wheel of Time tale)
  • The Old Scale Game by Tad Williams
  • Martyr of the Roses by Jacqueline Carey (a precursor to the Kushiel series)
  • Dogs by Daniel Abraham
  • Mudboy by Peter V. Brett (a Demon Cycle tale)
  • Nocturne by Robert V. S. Redick
  • Untitled by Peter Orullian (a Vault of Heaven tale)
  • Untitled by Geno & R.A. Salvatore
  • Keeper of Memory by Todd Lockwood (a Summer Dragon tale)
  • Game of Chance by Carrie Vaughn
  • The Lasting Doubts of Joaquin Lopez by Blake Charlton
  • The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne (an Iron Druid tale)
  • Select Mode by Mark Lawrence (a Broken Empire tale)
  • All the Girls Love Michael Stein by David Anthony Durham
  • Strange Rain by Jennifer Bosworth (an Struck epilogue tale)
  • Unbowed by Eldon Thompson (a Legend of Asahiel tale)
  • Untitled by Naomi Novik (a Temeraire tale)
  • The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan (a Riyria Chronicles tale)
  • The Duel by Lev Grossman (a Magicians tale)
  • The Unfettered Knight by Shawn Speakman (an Annwn Cycle tale)
Edition Note:
There are two editions of Unfettered to consider.
The first is a leather-bound Signed & Numbered 1st edition/1st printing edition limited to 500 copies and signed by all contributors. It is $150.00. Those who purchased the Signed & Numbered edition of  Speakman’s The Dark Thorn have the initial right to purchase the same number of the Signed & Numbered edition of Unfettered.
The second is a 1st edition/1st printing trade hardcover that is unsigned and is $30.00. The text for both editions of Unfettered is the same.
To see the project’s website, go to: http://grimoakpress.com/2012/10/pre-order-unfettered/

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