Zombies Need Brains' 2016 Kickstarter was tremendously successful! Thanks to everyone who backed our three anthology projects listed below--SUBMERGED, THE DEATH OF ALL THINGS, and ALL HAIL OUR ROBOT CONQUERORS!. ZNB is currently working on the production of these anthologies, with an expected release date in August 2017. You can preorder the kickstarter edition of these anthologies at our online store (click "store" above). We are also currently preparing for our next Kickstarter, which will hopefully fund three brand new anthologies, set to begin sometime in August 2017. Keep watch here for updates on when that Kickstarter will officially begin and what it's themes will be, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@ZNBLLC).
From the very earliest days of SFF, when Jules Verne wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the depths of the oceans have always intrigued us. Three quarters of our planet teems with creatures beyond our imagining, and terrors we cannot see. Kraken, Leviathan, Cthulu – what other mysteries and monsters lurk in the currents of the wet and dark? SUBMERGED will explore the depths beneath the surface, whether it be on brand new planets yet to be explored, apocalyptic Earths, or fantasy settings from our wildest dreams. So come join us and explore unfathomable trenches, underwater volcanoes, and abyssal plains. Take the plunge . . . into the Deep End! Edited by S.C. Butler & Joshua Palmatier, SUBMERGED will contain approximately 14 stories with an average length of 6000 words each. The anthology will include short stories by: Brett Cox, David Farland, Esther Friesner, Susan Jett, Gini Koch, Jeff Mariotte & Marsheila Rockwell, Misty Massey, Seanan McGuire, Jody Lynn Nye, and Jenna Rhodes. All other slots aside from the named authors will be filled by the open call for submissions following the successful completion of the Kickstarter.
ALL HAIL OUR ROBOT CONQUERORS!:
“Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!” 50s and 60s television shows and movies were replete with clunky robots with bulbous arms and heads, blinking lights, and a staggered, ponderous walk, like Robby the Robot, GORT, and the Daleks. With a touch of nostalgia and a little tongue-in-cheek humor, this anthology will present invasions of robot conquerors—or well-meaning robot companions—rooted in those 50s and 60s ideals of the robotic vision of the future. Edited by Patricia Bray & Joshua Palmatier, ALL HAIL OUR ROBOT CONQUERORS! will contain approximately 14 stories with an average length of 6000 words each. It will include short stories by: Julie E. Czerneda, Rosemary Edghill, Tanya Huff, Gini Koch, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, and Seanan McGuire. All other slots aside from the named authors will be filled by the open call for submissions following the successful completion of the Kickstarter.
THE DEATH OF ALL THINGS:
Death and taxes: the universal themes. Or, nearly. Not all cultures pay taxes, but all pay the reaper. Acknowledging that nobody will ever beat Sir Terry Pratchett for his depiction of Death, we believe there are more stories to tell, exploring the realm and character of death: tragic, humorous, and all the shades in-between. Edited by Laura Anne Gilman & Kat Richardson, THE DEATH OF ALL THINGS will contain approximately 14 brand-new stories with an average length of 6000 words each. It will include short stories by multi-award winning and NYT-bestselling authors Stephen Blackmore, Aliette de Boddard, Christie Golden, Jim C. Hines, Jason Hough, Faith Hunter, and Fran Wilde. All other slots aside from the named authors will be filled by the open call for submissions following the successful completion of the Kickstarter.
Link to the Submerged- KICKSTARTER.