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An anthology of dark Science Fiction short stories.
An anthology of dark Science Fiction short stories.
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Sins and Other Worlds is a dark Science Fiction short story anthology comprised of reprint stories from 30 talented authors. The stories range from deep space, alien planets, alternate realities and beyond. Most stories within are flash fiction interspersed with several longer works from both emerging authors and titans in the field. The anthology collects some of the best dark sci-fi in recent memory. 

Here's what stories the anthology will reprint if successfully funded: 

Sins and Other Worlds ToC (Ordered by Author Name) 

Alex Shvartsman - The Far Side of the Wilderness 

Alan Baxter - Once Was Lost

Christi Nogle - A Fully Chameleonic Foil 

Christina Sng - The Assassin Program

Dennis Mombauer - The Dust Bathynaut 

Douglas Smith - Nothing 

Ed Ahern - The Service Call 

Eric Choi - Most Valuable Player 

George Nikolopoulos - The Sin of Envy 

Gerri Leen - Floating in My Tin Can 

Gregg Chamberlain - Apocalypse Beta Test Survey 

Henry Szabranski - In The Maze Of His Infinities 

Holly Schofield - Tough Crowd 

James Dorr - The Cyclops 

Jeremy Szal - When There's Only Dust Left 

Jez Patterson - Between Two Distant Shores There Lies Space For an Ocean of Troubles 

John Dromey - Death, Where Is Thy Sting 

Ken Liu - The Plague 

Kevin J. Anderson - Job Qualifications 

Laird Long - The Last Racist 

Liam Hogan - Remembrance Day 

Lina Rather - Last Long Night 

Michelle Ann King - God State 

Mike Murphy - About Time 

Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn - Benchwarmer 

Rhonda Eikamp - Angels Behaving Badly 

Robert Silverberg - Flies 

Russell Hemmell - Tugship 

Vaughan Stanger - The Eye Patch Protocol 

Wendy Nikel - Memory Ward

So what do we need the funds for?

First, to pay the authors. We firmly believe the authors should be compensated for their work and will not go through with publishing this project unless the authors who have submitted work receive at least .01 per word for their reprinted stories. Second, we are utilizing some of the funds to have the book professionally formatted for paper and ebook editions.

Stretch Goals:

$850 - The minimum is reached and the project is funded with authors receiving .01 per word for their stories.

$1,700 - Author payment is upped to .02 per word. 

$2,500 - ???

Backer Goals:

20 Backers - An additional story by Jeremy Szal will be added to the anthology.

30 Backers - A bonus story by Mike Murphy will be added to the anthology.

40 Backers - A bonus story by Holly Schofield will be added to the anthology.

50 Backers - A bonus story by Alex Shvartsman will be added to the anthology.

60  Backers - A bonus story by Ken Liu will be added to the anthology.

How can you help beyond funding?

If you'd like to support this project beyond monetary means, the biggest promotion we can hope for is word of mouth. Spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested in supporting our dark Science Fiction anthology.

Risks and challenges

There are minimal risks to this project, considering all works of fiction are reprints. However, if we do not fun, this anthology will not publish. We believe money should flow to the author and the authors should be compensated for their work.

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