So, in late 2018, I saw a call for non-dystopian, comedic short stories in the space opera genre that involve music. The anthology name: Space Opera Libretti. My eyes perked, and I immediately knew I wanted to write for this.
I love classic literature, which is probably why there’s an Austen-esque ball scene in the middle of my military space adventure, The Stealth Lovers. For this anthology, I got to merge my two favourite things: absurdist space opera with a classical ambience. And so, I wrote about an opera company full of quirky aliens. Yes, that’s right, The Silken Eclipse is a space opera about opera…innnnn spaaaaace!
It’s been wonderful to work with Jennifer Lee Rossman (whose story, Names, happens to be in Nothing Without Us) and Brian McNett. These are such wonderful humans, I’d love to submit stories to them again. You can follow Brian and Jennifer on the Twitter, too (@b_mcnett and @JenLRossman)!
And now, here’s a glimpse at the “almost-final” cover reveal!
As of today, the expected release date is mid-December. I’ll keep you posted when I know more. I can’t wait to read all of the stories!
Cait Gordon is a disability advocate and the author of Life in the ’Cosm and The Stealth Lovers. When she’s not writing, Cait’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She also teamed up with Kohenet Talia C. Johnson to co-edit the Nothing Without Us anthology in an attempt to take over the world. Narf.