QUILTBAG


First, super exciting news: we’ve hit our primary funding goal! This means Kaleidoscope will definitely be made! THANK YOU to everyone who has shown us support! At the end of this post, there’s a special video of Julia’s cat celebrating this amazing milestone! We do still have a day left to aim for our stretch goals, too, so if you haven’t backed us yet, now is an EXCELLENT time! We love hearing about other...

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I asked Sue Isle to talk a bit about Nightsiders, which was the very first volume in the Twelve Planets series, because it perfectly represents the kind of stories we’re looking for in Kaleidoscope. Nightsiders captures, to me, the core of what science fiction tries to do – act as a sounding bell to warn us off going down a bad path. Nightsiders is set in a post climate change apocalypse in my home town Perth, Western Australia and...

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Vylar Kaftan is a Nebula-nominated writer, whose work is smart and feminist and lush. We were very excited when she sent us a story we both loved for Kaleidoscope. Here’s what she has to say about it. __________________ When I heard about Kaleidoscope, I knew I wanted to be part of it.  A kaleidoscope finds its beauty from the whole, in the unified picture.  Without it, we’ve just got scattered pieces of plastic. Even as a...

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Happy Coming Out Day!


Posted By on Oct 11, 2013

Today is Coming Out Day in the US, and Julia has something to share with you: Hello, Kaleidoscope community! I’m one of the editors, and I’m also bisexual. When I was growing up, I had a lot of struggles with my identity and orientation. I was convinced that being anything other than a straight cisgendered person was wrong, and I was very ashamed of the feelings I had. It wasn’t until I was away at university that I...

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