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another crowdfunded anthology I'm in: Humans Wanted - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
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another crowdfunded anthology I'm in: Humans Wanted
Some of you may have seen this tumblr meme by iztarshi that's been making the rounds:
Humans quickly get a reputation among the interplanetary alliance and the reputation is this: when going somewhere dangerous, take a human.

Humans are tough. Humans can last days without food. Humans heal so fast they pierce holes in themselves or inject ink for fun. Humans will walk for days on broken bones in order to make it to safety. Humans will literally cut off bits of themselves if trapped by a disaster.

You would be amazed what humans will do to survive. Or to ensure the survival of others they feel responsible for.

That’s the other thing. Humans pack-bond, and they spill their pack-bonding instincts everywhere. Sure it’s weird when they talk sympathetically to broken spaceships or try to pet every lifeform that scans as non-toxic. It’s even a little weird that just existing in the same place as them for long enough seems to make them care about you. But if you’re hurt, if you’re trapped, if you need someone to fetch help?

You really want a human.

My dear friend Vivian Caethe, author, editor, tea-lover, and all-around groovy person, has, with iztarshi's permission, decided to do an anthology of stories using this meme as its theme (it's got a meme theme!), and I'm going to be part of it. The story will, in all likelihood, be in the setting of Jin the Human Finder, the milieu I used for my story "The Stone of the First High Pontiff," which appeared in Defending the Future: Best Laid Plans and was reprinted in Without a License, and which I intend to some day write a novel about....

Vivian is running a Kickstarter to fund the anthology, so please do support it, as this will be a very nifty project to do! It's a nice palliative to the dystopian SF that's been all the tiresome rage lately.......

Current Mood: pleased pleased
Current Music: "If I Had a Hammer" by Pete Seeger

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arib From: arib Date: June 21st, 2016 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm in.
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