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