Seanan McGuire (seanan_mcguire) wrote,
Seanan McGuire

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So from time to time, I get involved with Kickstarter anthologies. You've probably noticed this by now; it's a reasonably harmless pastime, after all, and one which can result in lots of lovely fiction (since being an anthology automatically means you rate a space on the rolling list, and once you're on the rolling list, you actually get written). This time is no different. Presenting...

Clockwork Universe: Steampunk vs. Aliens, a Kickstarter of men, machines, and unspeakable horrors from beyond the veil of stars.

The premise is simple: aliens arrive on the Planet Earth for their scheduled invasion, and find themselves confronted with a fully-functional steampunk society (which really was not a part of the original plan). Fourteen authors of various backgrounds and who work in diverse genres, will be presenting their own viewpoints on this titanic bout. My own story, "Lady Antheia's Guide to Horticultural Warfare," is planned and plotted and ready to explode into riotous overgrowth. There's only one thing missing, and that's you, dear readers. Our alien war machines need blood, and—I mean, our Kickstarter needs backers if we're going to reach the lofty goal that allows all these thrilling tales to be composed and put out into the world.

So check out our Kickstarter. Consider the Lady Antheia, and how much she'd like the opportunity to meet you. Consider my last alien invasion story, "Dying With Her Cheer Pants On," and ask yourself, just how ridiculous is Seanan willing to get for the cause?

There's only one way to find out.
Tags: shameless plea, short fiction
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