Now that I’m going to be publishing a book under the aegis of my lucky stars, I’ve started reading other self-published/small press authors. This is my own attempt to not only support other artists in my field, but also to get a feeling for the field itself.
To continue in this little project, I need your help. If you yourself are self-published, or know someone who is, leave me the details of the book in the comments. If the book fits with what I feel like reading, and the price is right, I’ll pick it up. If I have something interesting to say about it, I might just say it here – with a link to the author. I like hearing what other people have to say about my fiction, so it is nice to return that favor to others.
So far I’ve picked up the following (this is not yet a recommendation list, just an information one):
The Shining Cities: An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction
Under the Amoral Bridge: A Cyberpunk Novel
Poor Man’s Fight
I also have laying around a few small press anthologies that I occasionally return to:
Space Tramps: Full Throttle Space Tales #5
Finding Home: Building Community in Apocalyptic Worlds
Yes, my short story is the closer for Finding Home (all the more reason for me to read all the other stories in the anthology!). My story is called “Jar Cleaning Day” and is completely unassociated with THE QUEEN OF HUNGER. That short centers on Sylvia Crenshaw, a hard-working survivor faced with a novel solution to her entirely not-novel problem. It is a different setting with different characters, but I’m sure sharp readers will make connections – real or imagined.
So you’ve got your assignment: self-pubbed/small press book details in the comments. Give me a list!