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Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction - an anthology for the next generation of readers, including teens & the young at heart.
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Erin Underwood

127 backers pledged $2,630 to help bring this project to life.

Promoting Futuredaze and YA Science Fiction - Why SF?

As part of our multifaceted promotion for Futuredaze, we've started a new interview series on Underwords called Why SF?, which will explore how science fiction has affected the lives of some influential and creative people. Why SF? will be published on the Underwords web site and will help to promote the importance of science fiction for young adults and will also include links to the Futuredaze Kickstarter as well as to the book page for the anthology. Here's a short excerpt from Erin's announcement and introduction of the Why SF? interview series:

"When I first came up with the idea for the Why SF? interview series, I was excited about  the potential interviewees who might participate. As I sat down to develop the questions for my interviewees, questions that they could really dig into, it became clear that Why SF? needed an introduction from me to clarify some of the concepts behind the series. Why is science fiction so important to me? Why is science fiction something that I feel needs to be shared and promoted among readers–both young and old? The answers to these questions touched on personal life issues that I wasn’t sure I was ready to talk about publicly. However, I also realized that I can’t possibly hope to interview anyone, asking them “Why SF?”, if I wasn’t willing to talk about my own experiences." -- You can use this link to read the entire piece on Underwords.

Our next update will include some exciting information about the submissions that we have received so far. There have been a few pleasant surprises that we are looking forward to sharing with you. The update will be coming within the next few days.

Thank you again for your support. Futuredaze is possible because of backers like you who have chosen to support this project. While the project is going well, we need more backers. If you know of anyone who might like to help support the publication of  science fiction for young adults please share our Kickstarter link with them.


Erin & Hannah