The 2020 Aurealis Awards, Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards, were announced in July 2021. Rebuilding Tomorrow was the winner of the award for Best Anthology! 🎉 Additionally, “Kids These Days” by Tansy Rayner Roberts, published in Rebuilding Tomorrow, was shortlisted for Best Young Adult Short Story. You can find the complete list of works shortlisted for Aurealis Awards here and all the winners...Read More
After much story wrangling, we are happy to announce the Table of Contents for Rebuilding Tomorrow! These are the stories that will be included in the anthology, many of which we are announcing today for the first time. So when you pick up your copy of Rebuilding Tomorrow, here is what you can expect to find inside…Read More
Today on the blog we have an interview with Stephanie Gunn. Stephanie has stories in both Defying Doomsday and Rebuilding Tomorrow, which she discusses below. She also wrote the novella Icefall, which will be going out to everyone who backs our Rebuilding Tomorrow Kickstarter, to celebrating passing 250 backers.Read More
When I wrote “Nothing But Flowers,” a story about the aftermath of world-changing disaster in New York City, for the Rebuilding Tomorrow anthology, I didn’t think that I would soon live to see such a catastrophe myself. It wasn’t that the possibility was totally removed from my mind: as a queer disabled woman living through a time of global climate change and dangerous political turmoil in the United States, I’m keenly aware of the fault lines in the systems in which I exist, the ways in which the city and country I was living in can shift and swallow up the people already precariously perched on the edges of its fatally flawed structures. But the New York City of the summer of 2019, the summer when I drafted my story, was a noisy, bustling place, with free concerts in the parks where strangers shoved up shoulder to shoulder to see the stage, and sports games with tens of thousands of attendees, and bars and restaurants and theaters filled with people, talking and laughing with nothing but the occasional hand or napkin covering their mouths. I wrote notes for my story sitting in the cramped corner of jam-packed cafés, trying to imagine a city that had fallen to cataclysm while its present version clamored around me, irrepressible and vibrant and always threatening to knock over my cup of coffee.Read More
I feel incredibly honoured to have stories in both the Defying Doomsday anthology and its follow-up, Rebuilding Tomorrow. Both the contents and the titles of these anthologies have deep personal significance to me.
I grew up living with something that I considered a minor inconvenience rather than a disability. In retrospect though, it limited my life more than I realized, mostly because of the unhelpful reactions of a few other people. Back in early 2000, there was a new development though. I had a seemingly standard illness that led to a secondary infection, and finally ended up with an acquired chronic illness.Read More