Update and Release Date for Invisible
I’m aiming for an April 15 release date for Invisible, the collection of essays on representation in SF/F. Everything is put together except for three pieces, one of which is my own afterword. (Oops!)
Contributors should have proofs in their email on or around April 1. I may also try to query a few folks about sending review copies. If you know of a good place that might be willing to review an ebook collection like this, please let me know.
Mark Ferrari was kind enough to lend his expertise to the cover art. This isn’t 100% final, but it’s relatively close, and has a bit more visual punch than what I had originally put together. What do you think?
The order of the contributors may change. I still need to go through and look at the flow of the whole thing.
All in all, I’m really excited about this!
March 26, 2014 @ 10:09 am
I love the cover art. I love the concept. I’m waiting.
Michi Trota (@GeekMelange)
March 26, 2014 @ 10:35 am
I really like the cover as well. So proud to be part of this and can’t wait for it to come out!
March 26, 2014 @ 11:00 am
I too, love the cover art. It’s phenomenal.
And I don’t remember if I did this before, but I thought of it several times, so it won’t break the world if I do it twice.
Thank you for this, on at least two levels.
I’m a straight white guy so as empathetic as I try to be, I can’t really understand what some members of some marginalized groups feel like.
Also, my wife is disabled and anything anyone can do to open eyes and raise consciousness about marginalized members of society is a good thing.
So thanks for this in particular, and in general, for all the things you do to make the world a better place.
March 26, 2014 @ 11:09 am
The cover art is gorgeous. Perfect, really. You’re fighting the good fight, for sure. 🙂
March 26, 2014 @ 11:20 am
What is this going to cost, do you know yet? I am very much looking forward to this – I teach a class in human diversity, and this would be a wonderful resource for this class.
Jim C. Hines
March 26, 2014 @ 11:23 am
The plan is for it to cost $2.99.
But if you’d be using it for a class and needed some sort of bulk use, email me and we’ll figure something out.
March 26, 2014 @ 11:31 am
The cover is gorgeous. Looks like it’ll be a really interesting collection, as well. 🙂
March 26, 2014 @ 6:20 pm
I will recommend it heartily to everyone of all colors, abilities, and genders. “If you are a human being, read this book!”
This is good timing for educational use — all the teachers can read it over the summer and be ready to go when the school year starts up.
March 28, 2014 @ 1:18 am
Are you still planning to give some of the proceeds to Con or Bust? Also, I’m not trying to tell you how to run your life 🙂 , but have you looked into self-published print options like Lulu? I would love to have something physical to hand to interested people.
Jim C. Hines
March 28, 2014 @ 7:51 am
Darci – That’s still the plan, yes.
I did a print edition of Goblin Tales when I put that together a while back. I liked having a physical copy of the book, but it ended up being a lot of work for a fairly small and overpriced book that very few people bought.
March 30, 2014 @ 12:01 pm
Oh, this is going to be beautiful. I’m so excited!