Same great stuff as the (nearly out of print! like this week.) zine but greatly expanded — the page count is more than doubling. Get a copy hot off the press and help make it happen on Kickstarter right now.
Checking out the children’s book section in Powell’s with Kate’s guidance. Lots of modern books are full color throughout, which was getting me down since the only economical way to do that is in China. Kate pointed out, though, that many of the beloved classics have production values similar to what I already publish, and can afford to do here in the west coast US: Two color covers (check out how the designers use the cover paper as a third color), and single color printing on the interior that, most deliciously, isn’t always black.
The one new book here, Swifty’s Big Flight, is outta Portland. Pretty cool.
Not quite ready to announce the children’s book project I’m working on, but soon…
Disaster! is officially out, in all its red, white, and blue glory, roaming the world via post. This interior illustration (one of a series by Katura Reynolds) makes for a nice segue to the upcoming 11th issue of Taking the Lane, which has the theme of dogs and bicycles. (Currently accepting submissions!)
Yoga for people who ride bikes. Your hips, knees, and back will let you know if you need this. Get them here while they last.
The final story selection is done, and edits are underway. Here’s a quick selection from the table of contents:
- In Elizabeth Buchanan’s classic pulp tale of postapocalyptic Appalachia, a gripping bicycle-truck chase gives a young woman a surprising new hope.
- In Jessie Kwak’s engaging “To See the Stars from Above,” a young warrior comes of age in turbulent times, learning empathy, humility, and the real battle she faces.
- Fritz Bogott tells a very short tale of a very difficult bike race with superlative pit stops.
- Maddy Engelfried’s account of a daily bike ride in a lunar suburb draws you in like a classical quartet and leaves you rocking out with your air guitar.
Back Bikes in Space on Kickstarter to get a copy of the finished anthology and a limited-edition sticker.
Pennyfarthing rider vs space sharks on a lonely planet. It’s Katura Reynold’s amazing cover illustration for Bikes in Space. Yes, there will also be a sticker (probably). Get it here.
Is this the first feminist science fiction anthology about bicycling ever to be published? It may well be. Help make it happen!