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.
$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 - ???
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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