Just, you know. I’m putting this here. ‘Cause, you know. steampunk. Southeast Asian stuff. My story is in it. Wink wink nudge nudge huzzah huzzah
blow nose–erm, I mean yes.
Mostly I’m just here to throw out the exciting fact that Rosarium Publishing has finally put up the Indiegogo campaign for The SEA Is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia, which will begin its distribution on November 1st. Oh, yes. As if NaNoWriMo isn’t enough, you’ll find me lamenting my writing and shamelessly plugging it when I can in the same month. Aren’t you guys ECSTATIC?!
Okay, fine. Be like that. I’ll still love you anyway.
So yes, this anthology.
It’s a lot of steampunk, and I don’t want to say “it’s not your typical kind of steampunk” but it probably is because I don’t think there’s much in the way of Vicky London going on in there. Of course there wouldn’t be, it’s tales of Southeast Asia after all. Still, in a way it is your typical kind of steampunk, because you’d have to recognize it as steampunk as well. Ugh. Maybe I’ll just leave it to editrixes Joyce Chng and Jaymee Goh to define it:
Commonly assumed to be “Victorian Science Fiction,” our fancy steampunk recipe combines alternate history, technofantasy, and retrofuturism.
It’s got a lot of explosive writing, not just because my particular story has to do with erupting volcanoes but I so wanted to go there. I so went there.
It’s got pretty pretty artistic depictions of said explosive stories! Did I say they were pretty?
Hell, just go to the campaign page. Small or big, any contribution helps!
(And depending on how many contributor copies I get, I might be willing to part with one in a giveaway. And I’d totally deface it with my autograph inside because why not. Wouldn’t that be neat?)