January 14, 2014

Calling All Speculative Fiction Fans...


Oooooooh. Purty.

This is the cover of a new speculative fiction collection coming out this Spring.

From the website:

About Long Hidden

Most written chronicles of history, and most speculative stories, put rulers, conquerors, and invaders front and center. People with less power, money, or status—enslaved people, indigenous people, people of color, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and religious minorities, among others—are relegated to the margins. Today, mainstream history continues to perpetuate one-sided versions of the past while mistelling or erasing the stories of the rest of the world.

There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist—an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange—on real past events.

Thanks to the success of our Kickstarter campaign, Long Hidden will include 27 stories, totaling about 154,000 words. The anthology will be released in trade paperback and DRM-free digital formats in May 2014, with launch parties in NYC and at Wiscon.

Today the Table of Contents for this collection went up. Included in this non-YA-but-cool-sounding anthology are works by Nnedi Okorafor as well as Victor LaValle, author-in-residence at Mills College when A.F. and I were there.

This just looks amazing.


Sarah Stevenson said...

Ooh! I'm excited.

Sherri L. Smith said...

Ditto for me! Let's do a YA version. Why not!

tanita✿davis said...

@ Sherri ~ !!!! Wouldn't THAT be awesome? CLEARLY I need to start working my short story mojo.

Sherri L. Smith said...

Do it, Tanita! I need to dust off my short and sweet skills myself. Oddly, nowadays I can finish a novel, but not a short. Why is that?