The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for our anthology Aether Beyond the Binary, featuring 17 stories of non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, bigender, and other outside-the-binary characters living in modern aetherpunk settings, has entered our final two days of funding! And we’ve crossed our funding goal (after a scare with a fake pledge that has made things…uh…interesting)!!
It’s not too late to get your copy of this awesome collection made by our very queer press by our very queer contributors. We wrap on January 25th at 9:35 a.m. Eastern time.
Learn more about Aether Beyond the Binary now by visiting the Kickstarter campaign, or read on for more info…
What would the Earth look like if the very atoms that compose the planet were suffused with magical aether? How would our lives in the modern world be different if this aether was discovered last year, or last decade, or last century, or last millennia? How might the people who inhabit this oh-so-different but still modern Earth explore their gender identities? These are the questions we posed to the 17 authors chosen to contribute to Duck Prints Press’s newest anthology Aether Beyond the Binary. Their diverse answers are bound together in this must-not-miss collection of stories about magical worlds, adventures and mysteries, new chances and well-earned endings, and characters as gender-diverse as the worlds they inhabit.
Aether Beyond the Binary features 17 stories, each up to 7,500 words. We aim to publish it as an e-book (ePub and PDF), and to print it digest size, 5.5 in x 8.5 in (14 cm x 21.5 cm) in both trade paperback and hardcover formats. Aether Beyond the Binary also features a spectacular wrap-around cover by non-binary artist Mar Spragge; this will be printed as a lovely gloss dust jacket for the hardcover edition.
Curious about the project? You can learn way more by visiting the campaign page or by checking out our other blog posts about it to learn more about our merch and contributors and read excerpts, creator interviews, and more:
- Contributor: Catherine E. Green
- Contributors: Ellen Faye and Bettina Juszak
- Contributors: Em Rowntree and Kelas Lloyd
- Contributors: Flore Picard and Alec J. Marsh
- Contributor: Mikki Madison
- Contributor: Nicola Kapron
- Contributor: S. J. Ralson
- Contributor: Scarlett Gale
- Contributors: Sebastian Marie, Lyonel Loy, and Elior Haley
- Contributor: Terra P. Waters
- Contributor: Zel Howland
- Merch: Aether Dux Die-Cut Sticker
- Merch: Aether Musician Bookmark
- Merch: Non-Binary Sky Whale Enamel Pin
- Merch: Plant-Watering Bot Holographic Sticker