“From independent publisher Dagan Books, IN SITU is a new anthology of science fiction stories featuring alien archeology, hidden mysteries, and things that are better off left buried.
A quiet man finds more than he bargained for when he sets out with his metal detector on a lonely hill … A soldier meets a new kind of enemy fighting an altogether different kind of war … On a distant swamp planet, a woman questions what kind of human she’s becoming … a pregnant archeologist finds a connection with a long-dead alien child … while deep space scavengers wonder what it ever meant to be human at all.
These fifteen evocative science fiction stories will take you from dusty archaeologists digging up our alien past into a distant future where we’ve become the relics. Thought-provoking and entertaining, IN SITU explores science, theology, preservation, and the art of alien finance, in a whole new way.
Edited by Carrie Cuinn. Contains stories by Ken Liu, KV Taylor, Paul A. Dixon, Bear Weiter, Mae Empson, Jason Andrew, Greg Burch, Sarah Hendrix, R.S. Hunter, Rebecca Lloyd, Alex Shvartsman, Kelly C. Stiles, Graham Storrs, David J. West, and Dawn Vogel.”
I’m particularly excited about this anthology. Great stories throughout.
I’m absolutely delighted to be sharing a table of contents with Ken Liu – @kyliu99; Alex Shvartsman – @ashvartsman; Jason Andrew – @jasonbandrew; Paul Dixon – @10khkungfu; Dawn Vogel – @historyneverwas; David J. West – @David_JWest; and others.
This is the 2nd story that I’ve written referencing the Moche culture of Pre-Columbian Peru. The first appears in Historical Lovecraft.
My story, “Vessels of Clay, Flesh, and Stars”, takes its inspiration from many things. I’ll simply note for readers that most of my roommates in college were Latin American studies majors, and that I am identical twin.