Twelfth Planet Press launched a new anthology crowdfunding campaign today on Kickstarter, for Mother of Invention, edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Rivqa Rafael.

Mother of Invention will be a speculative fiction anthology of diverse, challenging stories about gender and artificial intelligence..

We are excited to already have a team of fantastic, innovative SFF writers from around the world lined up to write stories for us: Jo Anderton, John Chu, Kameron Hurley, Rosaleen Love, Sandra McDonald, Seanan McGuire, E.C. Myers, Justina Robson, Nisi Shawl, Cat Sparks, Bogi Takács & Kaaron Warren. Mother of Invention will also feature an essay about an Indigenous women’s perspective on artificial intelligence by Ambelin Kwaymullina.

Running until the end of June, the campaign – TPP’s first official Kickstarter! – offers some unique rewards, including hardback copies of the anthology (only available to backers), custom-made mugs, gourmet tea and jam, and some robotics and baking efforts from the editors. There will also be a few surprises along the way when we reach particular milestones, so keep an eye on what we’re up to.

We value the Twelfth Planet Press community so much, and we’re hoping you will be as excited as we are to bring this amazing book into (artificial) reality. We can’t do it without you.

Check out our Kickstarter page and share with your friends! Every signal-boost helps.