This announcement is coming about a week late, but that’s okay, right?
This month the publishing arm of Neos Alexandria released The Shining Cities: An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction, a collection of stories written by pagans for pagans.
There is a veritable plethora of pagan-friendly fiction out there, with the popularity of paranormal suspense these days; you can’t browse the bookstore without coming across the next set in this world fantasy series with a strong, bad-ass heroine tangling up with vampires, werewolves, and fey that are outed to the mainstream world. Some are so pagan-friendly that their authors have also got to be pagan friendly or, more, pagan. Wouldn’t surprise me. But little of it is treated as religious-inspired fiction, and that’s a shame, because it ought to be. Other religions do it; why can’t we pagans?
I am extremely excited to see this collection put forth, and I hope more are to come! The Shining Cities is a respectable three hundred and some odd pages of stories that span space, time, and the many and varied sorts of science fiction. A lot of hard work went into this project, and it shows! Also, the cover art is amazing.
Udated to add: I have a story in the anthology. Beth pointed out that I neglected to mention that . . . Oops.