The publish date for our sci-fi anthology, Nine Streams of Consciousness is set! The plan is to release the e-book format for Kindle on Amazon – March 30, 2020, and in paperback book on April 27, 2020.
“A collection of science fiction stories from new and established authors, brought together through the Twitch streaming platform.“
I have four short stories in the book. All stories follow a collective timeline and overall story. So each of us wrote stories to fit into the timeline and move the overall plot forward . This is a bit different from other anthologies where the only connection between the stories is a common “theme”, but are otherwise all unconnected.
There was nothing left we wanted to discover.
Complacent, we turned inward.
We had given up on our quest to learn our place in the universe.
Then our hand was forced by fate. A calamity unforeseen.
In the struggle to survive, would we lose ourselves in myth and ignorance, or seek the answer to the greatest question: Are we alone?
Our collaborative team of nine authors who are working on the anthology project spent time this week bashing about ideas for the book blurb.. the sell… the eye catcher for the back cover of the book and the description for Amazon. This is what we came up with:
A New Home, A New Challenge.
There was nothing left we wanted to discover. Complacent, we turned inward. We had given up on our quest to learn our place in the universe.
Then our hand was forced by fate.
A calamity unforeseen.
In the struggle to survive, would we lose ourselves in myth and wilful ignorance, or seek the answer to the greatest question: Are we alone?
We’re getting closer to a final draft edition of the sci-fi anthology we are planning to release on Amazon in a month or two. One thing we have been looking at is the flow and connections between the stories. Although the the stories are written by different authors and take on their own character, we want the overall book to have an overarching connection between the individual stories.
In the process of reviewing all the stories together we found a few places where we needed to build a bridge between a few stories. I had intended to just write the three stories I have already submitted, but I took up the task to write one of these bridge stories. So I am now going to have four short stories in the anthology.
We hope to have the book available for purchase on Amazon as a print-on-demand paperback and as an ebook for Kindle and other readers sometime in March of this year. Deadline is approaching! I better finish up this fourth story!