So, UPS stopped by with five boxes loaded down with copies of War Stories. It's a real book! I can flip the pages, my name is on the cover, and holy crap, guys, it's a real book! Now begins the process of shipping them out to Kickstarter backers - I see many envelopes in my future.
Here's the final cover and description:
War is everywhere. Not only among the firefights, in the sweat dripping from heavy armor and the clenching grip on your weapon, but also wedging itself deep into families, infiltrating our love letters, hovering in the air above our heads. It's in our dreams and our text messages. At times it roars with adrenaline, while at others it slips in silently so it can sit beside you until you forget it's there.
Join Joe Haldeman, Linda Nagata, Karin Lowachee, Ken Liu, Jay Posey, and more as they take you on a tour of the battlefields, from those hurtling through space in spaceships and winding along trails deep in the jungle with bullets whizzing overhead, to the ones hiding behind calm smiles, waiting patiently to reveal itself in those quiet moments when we feel safest. War Storiesbrings us 23 stories of the impacts of war, showcasing the systems, combat, armor, and aftermath without condemnation or glorification.
Instead, War Stories reveals the truth.
War is what we are.
I'm biased, but there are some fantastic stories in here. Early indications from readers are really good, and I'm looking forward to seeing this out and about the reading public.
If you missed out on the Kickstarter and want a copy, you can now preorder the anthology and get the ebook for free! Our expected publication date is October.
You also have a day and a bit left (ends August 1st) to register to win one of two copies from GoodReads.