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We just launched the Strange Economics anthology! Woo hoo!
What if souls were a form of currency? What if our potential could be bought and sold? What is the value of a memory? These economic questions and more are explored through twenty-three science fiction and fantasy stories, appearing for the first time in this collection.
The beautiful, full-wrap cover image, “Ring of Heaven”, is by illustrator Jonathan Maurin.
This anthology also includes economics discussion questions accompanying each of the stories, written by professional economist Elisabeth Perlman, and an afterword/essay exploring the relationship between speculative fiction and economics, written by guest editor Jo Lindsay Walton.
It’s an awesome collection, and I hope you check it out!
We wrote and edited this entire anthology in a day. Seriously.
It usually takes about a year to produce an anthology. We decided to see what would happen if we tried to do it in a single day. Sanctuary is the result of that experiment.
All of the writers were given the theme “Sanctuary” in advance. They were allowed to come up with ideas, characters, plot elements, or anything else they wanted for planning purposes, based on this theme. But all the writing and editing was done in a single day, most of it over four hours in a marathon writing session at The Imperial Pub in downtown Toronto.
The cover is by Dominik Gutzeit (Hydraw-Art).
The paperback is available from Amazon here. Full disclosure: I make 8 cents per copy sold at this cover price.
If you want an eBook of Sanctuary, I’m happy to email you one for free. I’ve made a form for that here.
I would really like to get some positive reviews for this experimental anthology. So please, if you enjoy it, drop by the Amazon page and leave a review.
I’m very happy to say that the Strange Economics anthology is over 80% funded!
Strange Economics is an anthology of speculative fiction on the theme of “economics”. If that sounds like your thing, or if you just want to support the project, please take a minute to check out the fund-raising reward tiers and see if any of them appeal to you. All of the money we raise goes to the authors involved.
If you’re a speculative fiction author, there is an open call for submissions. We pay 1.5c/word CDN for accepted stories. If you have a story that you think might fit, we’d love to see it.
If you’re interested in seeing work from my students -they are all ESL students studying abroad- then grab a copy. I am sure you will find something you like in there. Among the many creative products you’ll find stories, poems, and essays that are funny, sad, engaging, clever, sensitive, and insightful. Just don’t expect perfection, and everyone please be kind and encouraging in your reviews.