Last summer I mentioned that there was a campaign I was supporting that’s goal was to spread more information about mental illness and support authors with those disabilities. To do this, an indiegogo was created with the intention of putting together a science fiction/ fantasy anthology that displayed different authors’ work and their take on mental illness in fiction. Most notably, one of the authors is Brandon Sanderson– a respectable fantasy author.
The book was delivered in December, but I finally got a hold of it a couple days ago because it was sent to my old address.
As a bonus, you can see my cat sleeping under the book. 🙂
The cover is rather simplistic, but I like it. The colours are pleasant and the image of the house being torn apart can be considered an artistic take on mental illness itself.
I haven’t had the chance to read the book yet, but I do plan to take a look at it soon.
For those of you who are still interested in buying a copy or want to find more information about the books creation, cause, and what the proceeds currently support, you can take a look on Brandon Sanderson’s website (where you can also get an ebook version of the anthology): http://brandonsanderson.com/altered-perceptions/
Have any of you read the book, or plan to? What do you think of it? Has it changed your thoughts about mental illnesses?