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SUNSPOT JUNGLE 

KICKSTARTER-ONLY HARDCOVER EDITION

by John Jennings
by John Jennings

 On June 17, 2018, Rosarium Publishing will be turning five years old. So, we've decided to throw a little party. Since we like to say we "introduce the world to itself," we just knew it had to be a global party!

Like any good party, we've invited some friends, acquaintances, associates, people we've heard good things about, and some complete strangers. 

The end result is Sunspot Jungle!

A two-volume, spec fic anthology filled with stories from over 100 writers from around the world!!!

This campaign is for special hardcover editions of the anthology only available to you Kickstarter supporters.

(The paperback for Vol. 1 will be out in December while the one for Vol. 2 will be released in spring of 2019.)

So, please feel free to check out the list of authors below as well as the perks (there are more to come, so stay tuned!) and hopefully you'll see fit to join the party.

by Nettrice Gaskins
by Nettrice Gaskins

(Authors List--In Alphabetical Order)

SUNSPOT JUNGLE VOL. 1

Introduction by Bill Campbell

Basma Abdel Aziz                      Saladin Ahmed

William Alexander                      Charlie Jane Anders

Brooke Bolander                         K. Tempest Bradford

Jennifer Marie Brissett               Maurice Broaddus 

Christopher Brown                     Nadia Bulkin

Chesya Burke                              Joyce Chng

John Chu                                     Mame Bougouma Diene

Hal Duncan                                 Corinne Duyvis

Amal El-Mohtar                           Jeffrey Ford

Clifton Gachagua                        Sergio Gaut vel Hartman

Hiromi Goto                                  Sabrina Huang

N.K. Jemisin                                 Csilla Kleinheincz

Tessa Kum                                    Clara Kumagai

Victor LaValle                               Rose Lemberg

Karin Lowachee                           Nick Mamatas

Kuzhali Manickavel                     Juan Martinez

Brandon Mc Ivor                          Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Kristine Ong Muslim                    Ramez Naam

Shweta Narayan                            Iheoma Nwachukwu

Irenosen Okojie                             Malka Older

Sarah Pinsker                                 Johary Ravaloson

Geoff Ryman                                    Eve Shi

Angela Slatter                                  Naru Dames Sundar

Gabriel Teodros                               K.A. Teryna

Walter Tierno                                   Francesco Verso

Bryan Thao Worra

SUNSPOT JUNGLE VOL. 2

Introduction by Daniel José Older

Yasser Abdel Latif                           Anatoly Belilovsky

Vashti Bowlah                                 Tobias S. Buckell

Raquel Castro                                  P. Djeli Clark

Zig Zag Claybourne                         Elaine Cuyegkeng

Indrapramit Das                                Claudia De Bella

Teresa P. Mira de Echeverría          Dilman Dila

Walter Dinjos                                      Tananarive Due

Berit Ellingsen                                   Mélanie Fazi

Tang Fei                                              Fábio Fernandes

R.S.A. Garcia                                      Max Gladstone

Jaymee Goh                                        Nick Harkaway 

Margrét Helgadóttir                           Carlos Hernandez

Nalo Hopkinson                                   T.L. Huchu

Walidah Imarisha                                 Emmi Itäranta

Rahul Kanakia                                       Isha Karki

Ken Liu                                                   Karen Lord

Carmen Maria Machado                     Haralambi Markov

Foz Meadows                                       Hiroko Minagawa

Sunny Moraine                                     Chinelo Onwualu

Nene Ormes                                          Sanem Ozdural

Pavel Renčín                                          Rebecca Roanhorse

Yoav Rosen                                            Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

Nisi Shawl                                              Jeremy Szal

Bogi Takács                                           Natalia Theodoridou

Sheree Renée Thomas                        Lavie Tidhar

Sabrina Vourvoulias                              Subodhana Wijeyeratne 

by Victória Terra
by Victória Terra

STRETCH GOAL $5,000

INTERIOR ART

For this campaign, we have only one stretch goal: If we reach $20,000, a group of artists from around the world has agreed to provide interior artwork for the hardcover edition only

These are the artists who have agreed to join the party:

Weshoyot Alvitre, David Brame, Thi Bui, Christa Cassano, Keef Cross, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Aimee De Jongh, Rafael Desquitado, Jr., Nettrice Gaskins, Sophie Goldstein, John Jennings, Avy Jetter, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Lars Krantz, Takeia Marie, Liz Mayorga, Louis Netter, Ben Passmore, Raul the Third, Stacey Robinson, Nick Russell, Vincent Sammy, Fabrice Sapolsky, Mahendra Singh, Nikhil Singh, Stephani Soejono, Victoria Terra, Razwan Ul-Haq, Jerome Walford, Shing Yin Khor

Let's make it happen!

by Lars Krantz
by Lars Krantz

 

Risks and challenges

The risks of completing this project are relatively low. While this is our first Kickstarter, we have successfully completed four Indiegogo campaigns.

The stories have already been compiled and only need to be edited and formatted. We've been publishing for almost five years now and have a wonderful relationship with our printer. With as much as we mail, our post office knows us by name.

Most of the other perks are books that have either already been printed or are in the pipeline to be published later this year. The perks from outside sources are from very reliable sources, many of whom have completed crowdfunding campaigns of their own. We have the utmost faith that those, too, will be delivered in a prompt manner.

In short, we are very optimistic about this campaign and its fulfillment. Once again, we thank you for your support.

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    Receive PDF copies of the gruesome horror ride through American history, BOX OF BONES #1 by Ayize Jama-Everett and Eisner Award winner, John Jennings, and BAAAAAD MUTHAZ #1 by Bill Campbell and David Brame. They're a female band of space pirates. They're a James Brown revival band. They're BAAAAAD MUTHAZ!

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    Hiromi Goto will put your name (as a character, location, or process) in one of her upcoming stories.

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    William Alexander will critique your short story. He will provide one read-through, one letter, and a few follow-up questions.

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    Get paperbacks of these select titles from the ever growing Rosarium catalog plus receive all our new releases for the life of the company: THE ASSIMILATED CUBAN'S GUIDE TO QUANTUM SANTERIA, MOTHERSHIP: TALES FROM AFROFUTURISM AND BEYOND, STORIES FOR CHIP, THE SEA IS OURS, THE VOICES OF MARTYRS, GHOST STORIES, THE HOOKAH GIRL, TATY WENT WEST, FUTURE FICTION, THE END OF THE WORLD IS RYE, SUNSHINE PATRIOTS, DAYBLACK VOL. 1 & 2, THE LITTLE BLACK FISH, BLUE HAND MOJO: HARD TIMES ROAD

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    Angélica Gorodischer (translated by Ursula K. Le Guin), KALPA IMPERIAL

    Ayize Jama-Everett, THE LIMINAL PEOPLE

    Karen Lord, REDEMPTION IN INDIGO

    Christopher Rowe, TELLING THE MAP: STORIES

    Vandana Singh, AMBIGUITY MACHINES AND OTHER STORIES

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