Zombies Need Brains is currently preparing for our next Kickstarter, which will hopefully fund three brand new anthologies! The Kickstarter will go live August 31st, 2016, at Noon EST. You can preview the Kickstarter through the link at the bottom of this page. The art above by Justin Adams of Varia Studios is for the anthology called SUBMERGED. Read on for details about all three of our new anthology concepts, including some of the stellar anchor authors we have for each!
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.