Maze running executioners, menopausal super heroes, psychic scientists, precog nuns, sentient crows . . . These are just a sampling of the diverse ladies that will enthrall, excite, and entertain you in this anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories written by women.
We’re thrilled to bring you three novels and a novella that will take you from the mountains of upstate New York to the far reaches of space; from a school where children are taught to literally conquer the world to a wasteland full of monsters to an alternate universe with a very different United States of America.
Silence in the Library Publishing, along with authors Timothy Zahn, Jean Rabe, and Megan O’Russell, are pleased to bring you our latest Kickstarter project, the Silence in the Library Fall 2014 Releases. We’re incredibly excited about all three books we’re offering here, and you can get one of them, all of them, or any combination you may like.
Silence in the Library Publishing is pleased to announce the launch of the Kickstarter for HEROES!, a diverse superhero anthology. Visit the Kickstarter page by clicking on this link.
One of the things that we’re particularly happy about with respect to this anthology is its diversity. Diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, age, body type, and life experience. The heroes in HEROES! come from all walks of life. Some have superpowers that make them something more, or less, than human, but others are facing a dangerous world with only their wits and willpower to aid them. We have some of the “perfect” comic book heroes, but most of our heroes would be considered flawed by those standards. They’re past their physical prime, or seemingly too young for the task at hand, or not in perfect shape, or slightly bumbling, or have any number of other quirks. In other words, they’re actual people.
Founded in 2011 by a group of authors, Silence in the Library, LLC was established with the goal of creating an environment that allows authors, artists, editors, and other publishing professionals to work collaboratively to showcase their work. Our model keeps the creative decisions, throughout the publishing process, as close to the actual creators (i.e. authors and artists) as possible. Authors are deeply involved in their projects from start to finish. By closely controlling the quality of inputs to the process, we ensure a high level of quality in the final product while allowing space for imagination to flourish.
One of our goals is to prove that there is no “standard” face to a protagonist or an author of speculative fiction. Talent and strength know no race, sex, or other artificial boundary. Our projects, in particular our anthologies, strive to reflect this.
The Athena’s Daughters anthology (and its sister volumes) were conceived, developed, and driven by women. The books have one unifying theme: all of the protagonists are women, and they exhibit a wide range of physical attributes, ages, abilities, ethnicities, and orientations.
For HEROES!, a collection of stories about superheroes, we focused on diversity with respect to gender, ethnicity, age, body type, and life experience.
We consider representation a priority—all readers should be able to find someone like themselves in the books they read. We hope to contribute towards this goal by continuing to offer our customers a diverse selection of authors and characters.