We have just launched our newest project - and the discounted early bird backer rewards are offered to mailing list subscribers FIRST.
Steampunk Universe: A diverse steampunk anthology featuring aneurotypical and disabled characters.
We keep getting told that steampunk is not diverse.
We want to keep proving them wrong.
Two and a half years ago, we brought you the award-winning anthology Steampunk World, a diverse collection of steampunk fiction. Since then, there have been a number of other prominent anthologies and works of diverse steampunk fiction. That is exactly what we hoped would happen.
But it is not enough.
We want to see even more diversity. We want to see characters like all our friends and all the members of our families. We want fully developed characters in steampunk - and all fiction - who are disabled or aneurotypical. We want more than "token" characters, and clichéd plots.
We were told it was too hard - especially in a genre like steampunk.
We are going to prove them wrong again...and we want you to join us.
Join editor Sarah Hans, our cover artist James Ng, and contributors Ken Liu, Jody Lynn Nye, Maurice Broaddus, Malon Edwards, Emily Cataneo, Pip Ballantine, Victor Ocampo, Suna Dasi, Lyndsay E. Gilbert, Kate Coe, Liam Hogan, Zach Chapman, Andrew Knighton, Matthew Bright, Candida Spillard, and Diana Pho today.
Even if you are not able to back the project today, please help us spread the word on social media. Easy links to do that coming later today - but don't wait! There aren't many early bird discounted rewards available!