The minute we saw the cover we wanted to show the world. But we could not. It would’ve been too early. Interspecies was not ready yet.
That was then. This month will see the birth of our kosalogy, what we call our shared-universe anthologies. We’ve nurtured our baby through setbacks and carried her over stumbling blocks. We kept her safe and fed her. Stayed up with her at nights when nightmares pummelled her mercilessly. We shaped and polished her, sourced a professional word nurturer to ensure our child would survive once she leaves our hands, and even then, we felt hesitant. Scared. Was she ready?
And now the time has come to release our child, to let her loose into the wild yonder where we can no longer offer protection. We’ve given her a fine cover to hide her nakedness and shield her from the elements…
Finally, we can show you the stunning cover Piofoks painted for us. Take your time and allow the image below to filter through your eyeballs straight to your occipital lobe. Now let it lodge itself there permanently.
It is with unrestrained glee that we announce bestselling author and physicist, Samuel Peralta, wrote the Foreword for Interspecies. Samuel’s words neatly encapsulate the spirit of our anthology and set the tone for the journey we prepared for the reader. You may know Samuel as the creator and driving force behind the Future Chronicles series, with 14 consecutive titles ranking at the top of the Amazon Bestselling Anthology lists.
As for what you’ll find inside the pages of Interspecies, here is a brief hint:
Fifty years after first contact with the inlari, war ravaged the Earth, leaving New Zealand and Australia the victors and survivors, but at a devastating cost. As human and inlari factions compete against each other in the struggle for power and resources, some seek zealotry and others strive for peace and unity—and with them, hope still lives.
Four stories of transformation, survival, and the eternal search for meaning and purpose in a chaotic and turbulent world. Can inlari and humans alike bridge the gap created by their prejudices? Or will one species forever rule the other?
I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking, “Oh sweet-loving Fairy Flower! That sounds terribly awesome!” And you would be correct.
Interspecies releases May 27th, 2016.
Other than that, I have nothing further to add for now, so I’ll leave you to it. Once your mind-orgasm has subsided, please let us know your thoughts.
We’re dying to hear.