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New Release / Giveaway: Transform the World Anthology

Transform the World

There’s a new hopepunk book out in the Writers Save the World anthology series from Other Worlds Ink: Transform the World. And there’s a giveaway. FOURTEEN WAYS TO CHANGE THE PLANET Income inequality is worse than it was in the Roaring Twenties. Corporations are moving fast and breaking things, and the social contract seems to be falling apart, aided by social media disruption and division on steroids. There has to be a better way. We asked fourteen sci-fi writers to come up with innovative ways the world could work better. Universal basic income, smaller communities, AI voting, and learning to … Read more

NEW RELEASE: Bright Future Anthology

Bright Future Anthology

QSFer SI Clarke and six other authors have a new diverse, inclusive, hopeful sci-fi anthology out: Bright Future. Spaceships, space stations, and distant planets. Stampeding elephants, a talking dog, and a hungover captain without a ship. An ensign far from home, a stowaway, and a pair of runaways. This anthology features stories of a diverse and inclusive future by six up-and-coming indie authors. Case File #7: The One with All the Elephants by Jeannette BedardFlo doesn’t know what’s worse: the case she was just assigned or the new partner she has to work with. Jurassic Dark by SI CLARKEThere’s something … Read more

REVIEW: Dropnauts – J. Scott Coatsworth

Dropnauts - J. Scott Coatsworth

Genre: Sci-Fi, Solarpunk, Hopepunk, Action-Adventure LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Bi, Ace, Trans Reviewer: Melissa, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Universal Buy Link About The Book Life after the Crash.Over a century after the end of the Earth, life goes on in Redemption, the sole remaining Lunar colony, and possibly the last outpost of humankind in the Solar System. But with an existential threat burrowing its way into the Moon’s core, humanity must recolonize the homeworld. Twenty brave dropnauts set off on a mission to explore the empty planet. Four of them—Rai, Hera, … Read more

FOR WRITERS: Writing a More Hopeful Future

Hope - Pixabay

FOR WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Jana Denardo: (Editor’s note: I’ve reworked this one a bit for current circumstances): I was raised on Star Trek with a happier view of the future than the current trend. In light of the current world events and order, should we be showcasing the idea of rising above the place we find ourselves? How can we do so within the framework of spec fic? Or are we just to broken down and tired to try? Join the chat