I’ve got some exciting stuff going on this week, so I wanted to give you all a heads up. First:
Overmorrow Releases This Thursday
You may have seen this on social media, but if not: I am in a new anthology that is releasing this Thursday, October 1! As mentioned previously, this is the hopepunk sci-fi anthology edited by my friends Jon Garett and Richard Walsh. My short story, “Being Tamika,” is a quietly optimistic solarpunk story with a heavy focus on family, about a girl whose life is changed by a groundbreaking new medical treatment and how she deals with the emotional cost of her cure. Written in the aftermath of my most recent neurosurgery, this is one of the most personal stories I’ve written (along with “Gale”), and I’m super proud of it.
Learn more about Overmorrow: Stories of Our Bright Future below!
News feed getting you down? Spending too much time hate-reading and doom-scrolling?
Grab a collection of science fiction, cast your eyes starward, and put the current moment in perspective.
“An Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: ‘And this, too, shall pass.’ How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!”
– Abraham Lincoln
OVERMORROW: Stories of our Bright Future is an anthology of science fiction short stories set in an optimistic future. From classic Golden Age style science fiction to wicked satire, from solarpunk to parody. Colony ships bound for distant solar systems, humans (and chickens) on Mars, Transhumanism and medical revolutions.
This collection will transport you out of the present day to the bright future of the day-after-tomorrow.
YA Scavenger Hunt Starts Tuesday
I am once again participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt, which runs from September 29 through October 4. This time I’m on the Red Team, and I’m spotlighting Cheerleaders from Planet X. There is something exciting that will be revealed about that book during the hunt. You know, the thing I mentioned in my last blog post. You will definitely want to check out the YA Scavenger Hunt to find it!
I also will be giving away a copy of my friend Jamie Krakover’s debut, Tracker220, on my own blog during the hunt. This is a YA sci-fi you definitely won’t want to miss, so be sure to check back here on Tuesday for a chance to win a copy!