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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…

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Back in 2016, we launched Defying Doomsday, an anthology of apocalypse survival fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill characters. In the lead up to that, I wrote a bit about where the idea for Defying Doomsday came from over on Diversity in YA.

Rebuilding Tomorrow is the followup anthology to Defying Doomsday. In many ways it’s a sequel — in fact, some of the stories it contains are direct sequels to some of the stories in Defying Doomsday — but it’s also a book with an intentionally different focus. Before the pandemic, back in mid-2018, when I was first thinking about Rebuilding Tomorrow, I wanted to make a book that went a step further than just surviving the apocalypse. Feeling gloomy about the in-progress climate apocalypse, I decided I wanted to make a book about getting on with life after the world has irrevocably changed.

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You can now back Rebuilding Tomorrow on Kickstarter and help make the book a reality!

Rebuilding Tomorrow is a follow-up anthology to Defying Doomsday, which came out back in 2016. This new anthology still has a strong focus on disabled and/or chronically ill protagonists, but this time the setting is a substantial amount of time after the some sort of apocalyptic event. The world has ended but some life goes on. The stories in Rebuilding Tomorrow show survivors that have moved past subsistence-level existence to a more sustainable new normal. What does that future look like? You’ll have to read Rebuilding Tomorrow to find out.

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Thank you to those who submitted nominations for the 2018 D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award. This award is for media that deserves recognition for work in disability advocacy in SFF literature.

The 2018 winner… is… what’s this? It seems we have two winners!

Congratulations to R.B. Lemberg for the blog post: “Sergeant Bothari and Disability Representation in the Early Vorkosiverse” published in Strange Horizons and to Ace Ratcliff for the blog post: “Staircases In Space: Why Are Places In Science Fiction Not Wheelchair-Accessible?” published in iO9.

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Rebuilding Tomorrow is a followup anthology to Defying Doomsday, which was an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters. Rebuilding Tomorrow will again focus on disabled and/or chronically ill protagonists but, rather than focussing on survival in the immediate aftermath of an apocalypse, we want stories set a significant time after an apocalyptic disaster. We want stories that show society getting back on its feet and people who have moved past (or are in the process of moving past) subsistence-level existence into a new, sustainable world, even though it’s one that has been irrevocably changed by an apocalypse.

We already have some fantastic stories lined up, but we want more! If you have an apocalypse story featuring a character with a disability, we would love to read it.

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It’s now been about three years since Defying Doomsday hit the shelves. Since then, the anthology won a Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work and was shortlisted for several other Australian awards, including the Aurealis and Norma K Hemming Awards. Now, Tsana and the team at Twelfth Planet Press are working on a follow-up anthology. Rebuilding Tomorrow will again focus on disabled and/or chronically ill protagonists and will still...

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