Kickstart This: Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology

When I landed in Chicago for a summer ten years ago, Jef Smith was one of the first people I met. He’s spent most of the past ten years working for Independent Publishers Group in that fine city, along with being an integral member of Chicago’s radical left reading group Think Galactic and their associated convention Think Galacticon. He’s now he’s working on publishing a Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology, edited by Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer.

Like many independent projects these days, Jef is using Kickstarter to fund it, and with six days to go is only about $800 away from this goal of $12,000. A simple kick in of $15 gets you the electronic edition of the book, and $25 earns you both electronic and print. Higher backer levels are available, including a fabulous one where Jef adopts a new cat or dog and names it after your favourite feminist!

Depending on my schedule, I might be involved in the production of this project, or I might not—but either way, I backed it and I look forward to seeing and reading it!


  1. Hey, Adam! I found you! Nice to see you’re out here, man. 🙂

    What did you think of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Shadowrun?

    • Well, I worked on it… 😉 I have a few minor quibbles with it, as I do any book I work on, but I’m incredibly happy with the end result. SR4A and Seattle 2072 are the highlights of my Shadowrun work. I wrote a few blog posts about it when it was released — go check ’em out.

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