Throughout history, the planets of our solar system have meant many things to many people; The Planetary Anthologies explores the themes associated with these heavenly bodies as well as their mythological, and even astronomical significance.
Since the summer of last year, I’ve been working with Superversive Press on the Planetary Fiction series. This project is a series of anthologies named after each of the nine planets, plus the sun and moon. Each anthology will have stories on the theme of the planet, or the God it’s named after. A new anthology will be leased each month, with Mercury starting it off with its released on January 15th.
Some of the themes include:
Mercury: Journeys and messengers
Venus: Love and romance
Mars: Conflict and war
Earth: Discovery and daring deeds
Jupiter: Power, authority, and leadership
Saturn: Time, age, and endings
Uranus: New beginnings and creation
Neptune: High seas and knowledge
Pluto: Wealth and death
Luna: Madness and isolation
Sol: Nobility and righteousness
For my own contribution, I had this idea that I was going to write a story for each anthology, and they were all going to be connected – yet still able to be read as stand alones. How did I accomplish this? By creating to 3,000 year timeline, have things in the story reference each other, and have the main characters all coming from one family line. It’s crazy.
But why would I put myself through something like this? I ask myself the same question sometimes when I’m banging my head against the wall. The answer is that in the end, it will be awesome!
In the coming anthologies stories may be fantasy, or sci-fi. They may involve the planet, the God, or something else along their themes. With so much verity and adventure awaiting in each book and story, I’m sure there’s something for everyone. And with the skilled writing, endurance, and ability show to world in a bigger light that the Superverive movement is dedicated to, you’ll encounter stories that will inspire and uplift you.