Normally I would post this review on Futures Past and Present, my science fiction blog, since Interspecies is most definitely science fiction and not fantasy. However, I’m making an exception for a couple of reasons. First, my friend Woelf Dietrich is a contributor, and I want the book to do well. This blog is the one that gets the most traffic. I’d also like to thank Woelf for sending me the review copy. Interspecies doesn’t go on sale until the 27th, so keep your eyes peeled. I’ll post an update here with pricing information and links when it does.
Second, Kosa Press (long “o”; I’m not sure how to get the bar over the “o”) is an interesting publishing venture, and I want to give it some exposure just on general principles. I’m a big fan of innovative publishing strategies, especially those that cut out a lot of the middle men. The authors get more money per sale that way. Kosa Press is a group of writers who have gotten together to publish not only their works but other writers as well. Interspecies is their first anthology. What’s different about this group is that some of the writers are in San Francisco, and (at least) one is in New Zealand, making this an international collaboration.
I can hear you now saying, “That’s all well and good, but what about the book?”
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