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Android Books and Other Titles

The following are the books and other titles published by Android Press.

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Solarpunk Magazine

edited by Brianna Castagnozzi & Justine Norton-Kertson

Android Press's signature publication, Solarpunk Magazine is a bimonthly online publication of radically hopefully, optimistic, utopian science fiction and fantasy.

 

Through short stories, poetry, art, and nonfiction, the magazine explores what the world might look like if humanity solved major challenges like climate change and white supremacy, and created more sustainable and balanced societies in which humans, nature, and technology exist in harmony..

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Real Sugar is Hard to Find

by Sim Kern

Released August 1, 2022

A collection of stories for reluctant witches, sugar smugglers, and soil thieves bravely exploring the intersections of deep-rooted and timely issues such as climate change, reproductive justice, queer identities, and family trauma. Whether fantasy, science fiction, or terrifyingly close-to-home, the worlds of these stories are inhabited by flawed characters whose lives are profoundly impacted by climate change and environmental degradation.

Arranged in a progression from dystopian to utopian worlds, the stories chart a path from climate despair towards resilience and revolutionary optimism. Even in the bleakest of futures, however, Kern offers reasons to hope, connect, and keep fighting for a better world. Like Kelly Link’s Magic for Beginners or Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Kern's stories are unflinching, intimate explorations of trauma and our deepest fears, rendered irresistible through the infusion of fantastic speculative elements and a dark sense of humor.

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(Re)living Mythology

by Voodoonauts

Released November 22, 2022


Collected and edited by Voodoonauts (Shingai Njeri Kagunda, Yvette Lisa Ndlovu, Hugh "H.D." Hunter, LP Kindred) from its first cohort of fellows and selected solicitations, his anthology of 12 explores mythology, folklore, wives' tales, and superstitions from Africa and its diaspora through a range of speculative lenses.

Voodoonauts is a grassroots collective addressing the isolation and under-representation of Black Creators in Speculative Fiction. Its centerpiece is the Voodoonauts Fellowship, a craft, generative, and instructive retreat for Black Creators, globally.

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Bioluminescent: A Lunarpunk Anthology

edited by Justine Norton-Kertson

Released: January 24, 2023

Solarpunk at night? on the moon? The spiritual side of future solarpunk communities? Something else? Lunarpunk is a relatively new subgenre of solarpunk, and this is the first planned anthology exploring the new world of possibilities.

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Rivers in Your Skin, Sirens in Your Hair

by Marisca Pichette

Release Date: March 21, 2023

 

When I left home I took only what I could carry...

 

What will you bring with you down the path, through the hills and into the woods? Fragments, stories, living things? Echoes of the past, promises for the future? In fifty new and collected poems, Marisca Pichette celebrates myth, folklore, and memory. Her poems traverse landscapes both real and imagined, taking inherited tales and retelling them through a queer lens. From dusk into the night and out again at dawn, her work offers you a magical journey in speculative verse.

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We Survive When We Hold Each Other Up

by Phoebe Wagner

Release Date: April 18, 2023

This upcoming solarpunk novella by Phoebe Wagner tells the story of Rowan as they learn to amend two types of stories—and thus two ways of seeing their ecologically-collapsed world. When news of trouble comes to their community, Rowan leaves on a quest to save their home.

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Caged Ocean Dub: Glints & Stories

by Phoebe Wagner

Release Date: June 20, 2023

There are dragons in Lagos and witches who wear their sons’ skins, while an alliance of otherworldly beings are collecting intelligent life forms in the depths of the universe.
 

Falowo’s poetically precise language and spine-tingling plot twists are reminiscent of both Poe and Kafka as they tackle themes of belonging, abusive maternal relationships, and tragic love in an unforgettable literary adventure.
 

This collection features some of Falowo’s most notable previously published stories alongside new tales of magic and terror. Ngozi Ugegbe Nwa was longlisted for the 2021 NOMMO for short stories and Vain Knife was longlisted for the 2020 NOMMO for short stories. Convergence in Chorus Architecture appeared on the 2020 Locus Recommended reading list and was longlisted for the BFSA short fiction award, the 2021 NOMMO for novellas, and the 2021 SCKA award for short fiction.

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Fight for the Future: Cyberpunk and Solarpunk Tales
edited by Phoebe Wagner

Release Date: July 18, 2023

The Fighting for the Future anthology brings together the most popular and the newest of -punk subgenres. It explores the worlds of cyberpunk​, solarpunk, and those in which a transition is taking place between the two.

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Star-Scorched Fingertips

by Melissa Ferguson

Release Date: August 15, 2023

Star-Scorched Fingertips is an ultimately hopeful, eco-punk adult science fantasy novel that explores the future of humanity and our obligations to our planet of origin. Characters wrestle with non-conforming desires, gender identities, and sexualities in a wild story that spans the galaxy.

If Annihilation and Day of the Triffids met up with The Handmaid’s Tale to traverse space while tripping on mushrooms, Star-Scorched Fingertips would be their queer, rebellious love child. 

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Silver Helix

by Xan Van Rooyen

Release Date: September 2023

Silver Helix is an incredible romp through an alternate, cyberpunk Helsinki where magic is pollution, and an exploration of Finnish mythology brings together an android assassin and the punk-roque non-binary target he’s supposed to kill.

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The Inn at the Amethyst Lantern

by J. Dianne Dotson

Release Date: October 2023

Atop a seaside bluff, an ancient lighthouse named the Amethyst Lantern sweeps its violet light across the sea and around the bayside town of Glimmerbight. The citizens don't remember when the Lantern was built. But tales abound of the Inn in its shadow. Long ago, the Inn played host to a wonderous twilight era, a time that was long passed before the sun’s harsh rays forced humanity to adapt to Night Living. But legend tells that the shuttered Inn still houses a mystic hermit who powers the Lantern, and who may have founded the town itself. 

 

When Gen and her friends try to uncover the truth of the Inn, they find  something strange is happening that could threaten Glimmerbight and force them into a more sinister era of darkness—or even worse, to bake in the brilliance of a savage sun.

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The Sauútiverse Anthology

edited by Wole Talabi

Release Date: November 2023

The Sauútiverse Anthology is the first in an exciting new Shared World series that is guaranteed to both entertain readers and introduce them to a new world of science fiction and fantasy by talented African writers. Featuring stories that are set in Sauúti–an Africa-inspired science-fantasy secondary world created by Africans, for the world, Sauúti is like Black Panther meets Wild Cards with all the rich spacefaring worldbuilding of Dune.
 

The Sauútiverse Anthology contains short stories and novellas set in this fictional civilization based on a blend of African cultural worldviews. 

Learn more about The Sauútiverse shared world.

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2022 Best of Utopian Speculative Fiction

edited by Justine Norton-Kertson

Release Date: December 5, 2023

Venture beyond the shadows of dystopia, and welcome to a realm where futures are bright, dreams materialize, and hope reigns supreme. This meticulously curated collection brings together the year's most captivating tales of worlds where humanity, nature, and technology weave together in symphonies of harmony.

 

Featuring stories by Andrew Dana Hudson, Christopher R. Muscato, H. Pueyo, Holly Schofield, J.D. Harlock, Jetse de Vries, Kanishk Tantia, Katherine Quevedo, Liam Hogan, Marisca Pichette, Naomi Eselojor, Phoebe Wagner, Renan Bernardo, Sarah Ramdawar, Shelly Jones, Simon Kewin, Ruth Joffre, Somto Ihezue, Susan Kaye Quinn, Toshiya Kamei, Wen-yi Lee, and Yasmin Moita.

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Steel Tree

A Sci-Fi Nutcracker Retelling

by Sarena Ulibarri

Release Date: December 12, 2023

The voyage from Earth to Petipa isn’t cheap, but those who can’t afford it can pay off the trip by working the farms of Eta, the fertile moon that feeds humanity’s new colony. Klara Silber’s parents paid their debt, but left her behind, in charge of the orchards and the android nutcrackers. She’s sure if she follows their example, she’ll earn her invitation to ascend the space elevator and join Petipa Colony in no time. Only, the android nutcrackers have been malfunctioning all season, and some of the other farmers have suddenly gone missing.
 
They were told Eta didn’t have any native animal life, but the annual winter party is abuzz with rumors of large creatures lurking in the shadows. When one of the party guests inexplicably transforms into a giant rat and goes on the attack, Klara is sure the night can’t get any stranger. That is, until a fairy-like creature who communicates through dance appears, and a whole hidden history unspools about how the humans conquered these alien lands. To prevent the nuts that caused the giant rat mutation from being sent to Petipa, Klara needs to get two very different communities to work in harmony, even if it means she may never earn her way to the colony.

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Jump, Gig, & Rig

by Daniel Jose Ruiz

Release Date: March 5, 2024

A gripping triptych of novellas, Jump, Gig, and Rig serves as a mirror reflecting our present-day struggles with the nature of work, the grasp of capitalism, and the scars of trauma.

 

  • Puddle-Jumper: Nathan’s pirates the future's technologies for avaricious corporations. 

 

  • Commuter: Ride along with a Gen Z freelancer whose typical day involves more than just running errands—it's about battling beasts in a society that values profit over people, and holding a mirror to the modern world's indifference to life.

 

  • Rig and Spool: In a distant future where humans are not only an endangered species, but are prized for their warlike nature and resilience to trauma, Nora's weaves through the chaos of battle toward the possibility of peace.

 

 

Jump, Gig, and Rig isn’t just a series of stories—it's a provocative look at the human condition under the pressure of societal forces. With its darkly imaginative premises and deep human insight, this collection is a must-read for anyone who's ever wondered what lies beyond the stars—and within ourselves.

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