These days, I spend less time reading fiction and more time reading about the art of dog training and the science of software. Or should that be the science of dog training and the art of software? Anyway. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror remain my favorite fiction genres, and I have a special fondness for my favorite authors’ short story collections.
One of these is Neil Gaiman’s Smoke and Mirrors* and one of my favorite stories in that collection is “The Price.” If you have ever had a special animal (especially a homeless stray) seek you out, especially at a time when it was least expected yet most needed, you’ll understand why I love this story, and why I totally understand Christopher Salmon’s quest to make it into a CG film.
This is special in another way, too. This is a labor of love by a fan, who has the full support of the author (who is not taking anything for himself), and hopefully will come to the life with the help of other fans. Like me. And you? Click on the link below the video to go to Christopher’s Kickstarter page. Help out if you can, and think good thoughts whether you can or not. I so want to see this made!
*If you are wondering about the other short story collections I like, in no particular order, they are Stephen King’s Night Shift, Roger Zelazny’s The Last Defender of Camelot, Ray Bradbury’s The October Country, and William Gibson’s Burning Chrome.
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