Well, I warned you there’d be a second part. Here is my update on the second project I’m really excited to be a part of:
2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide
Dreaming Robot Press, run by Sean and Corie Weaver, publishes science fiction and fantasy novels for a Young Adult and Middle Grade audience. This is the third year of their Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide anthology – “24 amazing science fiction stories for middle grade readers”. One of them, ahem, by yours truly. I am in fantastic company, as you can see from the list of contributors. Really looking forward to reading this one! The kickstarter is currently 60% funded with 16 days still left to go. It has been selected as an SFWA Star Project.
Here is a quote from the awesome Nancy Kress, whose story “Beggars in Spain” is one of my all-time favorites:
“When I was a child, the school library had a Girls’ Section, which included fairy tales, and a Boys’ Section, which included all the science fiction. Things have changed, of course, but not enough. There is a strong need for science fiction, as opposed to fantasy, aimed at girls, especially in the middle grades. This anthology is an important contribution to the effort to fill that need, and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”~ Nancy Kress, winner of six Nebulas, two Hugos, a Sturgeon, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
My story in this anthology is titled “Ghost in the Aurora” and features a mystery, a generation spaceship, and a tapestry code inspired by Terese Agnew’s tapestry Illumination, which hung in the Porter’s Lodge of Merton College, Oxford, for several months before being cracked by Alice Miller, a Merton undergraduate.
Sound like fun? Check out the kickstarter here. And let me know what you think of the book when it comes out!