The What Fates Impose anthology, edited by Nayad Monroe, is going to be awesome. I am going to tell you some of the reasons, so that you’ll want to support the Kickstarter for this project.
Let’s get this out of the way first: I’m in this book. Now, some people might say that makes me biased, or an unreliable narrator.
Pff, I say. Because if you’re reading this, you probably think I’m kind of awesome; so the news that I’m in an anthology is good news. And because if it was a stupid project, I wouldn’t be involved. And because unreliable narrators are more fun, anyway. So: Contains me! If you like my fiction, you’ll like my story in this anthology.Â It’s about implacable fate, a fortune cookie, infidelity, ecoterrorism, dinosaurs, and a bunch of really terrible decisions.
But hey. Maybe you don’t like my fiction. That’s ok. I bet, though, that you’ll like the stories from the other contributors. It’s a stellar list, including Cat Rambo, Damien Walters Grintalis, Ken Scholes, Eric James Stone, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Ferrett Steinmetz, Keffy Kehrli, and a bunch more. Go read the full Table of Contents and see which of your favorite authors I was too lazy to type out here.
This is a book of stories about divination and fate. This is a timeless theme, from the Greek tragedies all the way up to that guy in the phrenology booth at the mall. I think as long as there have been humans, there have been humans trying to discern their fate — and there have been humans striving to embrace, or avoid, what fates impose. (See what I did there?) The classic themes resonate strongly throughout this anthology, but in delicious new ways, because….
…editor Nayad Monroe is the perfect person to forge a fresh and unusual collection from such a classic theme.Â If you don’t know her yet, track her down on her blog and twitter. She’s smart and funny and weird. Nayad is also offering some extra prizes as part of the kickstarter; contribute now and you could win some of her art.
Check out that eye-catching cover. It’s by Steven C. Gilberts, and you will look very smart and attractive carrying a copy of this book around with you while you devour the stories.
So there you go. I’ve given you some reasons why you’ll like this anthology.Â We’re already over 30% of the way to our goal, and with your help, we can make this anthology happen. Please head over to the Kickstarter and see which reward level suits you the best.