Thursday, April 14, 2016

MECH: Age of Steel is ALIVE!

Back in July last year I mentioned plans for MECH: Age of Steel, a giant-robot themed anthology in the pipeline (five by five) from the gang at Ragnarok Publications - with whom I previously worked on their 2013 short story collection Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters - and I'm now pleased to say that the Kickstater campaign for the book is underway!

I've always loved mecha - from the early days of stuff like the Megaro Zamac model kits and Micronauts toys, through to anime like Robotech, Mobile Suit Gundam, Metal Armor Dragonar, Patlabor, Martian Successor Nadesico, Neon Genesis Evangelion and right up to date with Pacific Rim - so it was a lot of fun for me to write "Toy Soldier", my original military SF tale for this collection.

I also get to join an all-star strike team of authors for MECH: Age of Steel; edited by Tim Marqutiz and Nick Sharps, along with me M:AoS will feature stories by my Black Library colleagues Graham McNeill and C.L. Werner, as well as Kevin J. Anderson & David Boop, Jody Lynn Nye, Peter Clines, Jeremy Robinson, Martha Wells, Jeffrey J. Mariotte & Marsheila Rockwell, J.C. Koch, Mark Teppo, Ramez Naam & Jason M. Hough, Jeff Somers, Anton Strout, Bill Fawcett, Shawn Speakman, M.L. Brennan, James R. Tuck, Jennifer Brozek, Kane Gilmour, Mallory Reaves, Andrew Liptak and Steve Diamond.

The book has two great covers (see below) - the blue/sliver one is for the paperback/ebook/retail edition and the "cherry blossom" version is a Kickstarter exclusive.

MECH's Kickstarter runs through until Friday May 13th 2016, and we're already past the 30% funded figure after the first 24 hours! If you'd like to sign on, check out the official KS page Here, where you'll find full details of the pledge levels and perks available.

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