Steampunk vs. Aliens Goodness!
Steampunk vs. Aliens, the debut anthology from Zombies Need Brains, is getting closer. This started as a Kickstarter last year. It looks to be a very fun project with some great authors contributing stories. I may be a bit biased (the author is a friend) but I’m really looking forward to Ian Tregillis’s story. Also S.C. Butler’s and Seanan McGuire’s stories. All in all it looks to be a real fun project.
My contribution is called “Quinta Essentia.” It’s a story about a man who feels betrayed—by others and by his own body—who finds a way to deal with it during an alien invasion of massive, stalk-like “haulms”. Everything changes, though, when he realizes the haulms were only the beginning…
Oh, and by the way, ZNB has a new store! You can peruse it here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction by Patricia Bray
- “The Cavorite Job” by Ian Tregillis
- “Gracie’s Fire” by Leah Cutter
- “Quinta Essentia” by Bradley P. Beaulieu
- “When Comrade Ekaterina Died for the Motherland” by J.R. Hargenrader
- “A Clockwork Alien” by Gini Koch
- “Heart of the Empire” by Jason Palmatier
- “The Red Queen and the White” by C.B. Pratt
- “The Wizard of Woodrow Park” by Jean Marie Ward
- “Of War and Wings” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
- “Airship Down: A Sound and Fury Adventure” by Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
- “Steamsuit” by David J. Fortier
- “Fingers of Steam, Veins of Gold” by Brad Hafford
- “Heart of Clockwork” by S.C. Butler
- “Lady Antheia’s Guide to Horticultural Warfare” by Seanan McGuire
And here’s the rocking cover (with spine) for the physical version of the antho: