In the totally cool news department–frequent co-conspirator Joshua Palmatier recently launched a small press www.zombiesneedbrains.com which will release anthologies of original sf&f stories. I’ll be co-editing the first project CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS which is being funded via Kickstarter www.kickstarter.com/projects/543968884/clockwork-universe-steampunk-vs-aliens-anthology .
When aliens reach Earth, they encounter the clockwork mechanisms and Victorian sensibilities of a full-blown steampunk civilization, and Joshua has assembled an incredible group of authors who have agreed to write stories for the anthology: Bradley Beaulieu, Caitlin Kittredge, Gini Koch, Scott Lynch, Gail Z. Martin, Seanan McGuire, and Ian Tregillis. The remaining slots will be filled by invitation. I’m incredibly excited about this project, and not simply because I came up with the idea for the anthology. Looking forward to once again getting to work with Joshua and a group of fabulous authors.