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Kickstart this: War Stories Anthology

October 15th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

It’s official: War Stories will be launching on Kickstarter at 1200 hrs Eastern Time on Monday, -October 14th.

War has been speculated about in science fiction literature from the earliest days of the genre. From George Tomkyns Chesney’s The Battle of Dorking and H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds & War In the Air to Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers to Jack Campbell’s Lost Fleet series and Dan Abnett’s Embedded, science fiction literature has long had something to say about war in its pages. Now, it’s time to tell some new stories. War Stories is an anthology that looks to the modern state and the future of war through the words of some of the best short fiction authors writing today.

Our cover art is by the fantastic, Hugo Award winning artist Galen Dara, who’s worked for such places as Fireside Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Geek Love and Apex’s own Glitter and Mayhem anthology.

Our authors include original and reprint fiction from:

Joe Haldeman

Keith Brooke

Jake Kerr

Yoon Ha Lee

Ken Liu

T.C. McCarthy

Linda Nagata

Mike Sizemore

Janine Spendlove

James L. Sutter

Your War Stories Commanding Officers (Editors) are:

Andrew Liptak earned his Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University, and has written extensively about military science fiction for io9 and SF Signal, and has written for such websites as Kirkus Reviews, and Strange Horizons, as well as Military History for magazines such as Armchair General and the Norwich Record. He is currently an editorial assistant for Lightspeed Magazine. His first story, ‘Fragmented’, is set to be published by Galaxy’s Edge Magazine.

Jaym Gates is the editor of the zombie anthology Rigor Amortis, which was a Barnes and Noble Top 10 pick in 2011, and short fiction author, published in The Aether Age: Helios, Goldfish Grim and Heroes! She has a strong background in organizing, supporting and launching Kickstarter projects, such as Geek Love, the highest-funded anthology in Kickstarter’s history. Her fiction has been published in The Aether Age: Helios, Goldfish Grim and M-Brane SF.  She is the Communications Director for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

…and more to be announced soon!

Set your calendars accordingly and get ready for action.

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