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Twelfth Planet Press reaches $20,000 Kickstarter goal for new anthology

Genre publisher Twelfth Planet Press has reached its $20,000 Kickstarter campaign goal to produce Mother of Invention, an ‘ambitious’ anthology of stories about gender as it relates to artificial intelligence and robotics.

The project reached its goal six days before its end date on 1 July. Backers who pledged $10 or more will receive an ebook edition of Mother of Invention and backers who pledged $50 or more will also receive a hardback edition.

Edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Rivqa Rafael, the anthology will feature stories by local and international authors including Jo Anderton, John Chu, Kameron Hurley, Rosaleen Love, Sandra McDonald, Seanan McGuire, E C Myers, Justina Robson, Nisi Shawl, Cat Sparks, Bogi Takács and Kaaron Warren, as well as an essay about an Indigenous woman’s perspective on artificial intelligence by Ambelin Kwaymullina.

The publisher will be open to fiction submissions during July and August.

Mother of Invention will be published as an ebook and in paperback next year. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, in 2015 Twelfth Planet Press raised US$13,000 (A$16,595) through Pozible for Defying Doomsday, an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters. In 2013 the publisher raised over $13,000 for Kaleidoscope, an anthology of diverse, contemporary YA fantasy and science-fiction.

To see the Mother of Invention Kickstarter campaign page, click here.


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