Bikes, the Universe, & Everything: More Bike & Book SFF!

A project in Portland, OR by Microcosm Publishing

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The joyful, feminist sci-fi fantasy anthology series "Bikes in Space" is back, with a new volume set in a world of bikes and books!
Backers: 196
Average Pledge Per Backer: $26

Funded: $5,158 of $5,000
Dates: Feb 7th -> Mar 6th (29 days)
Project By: Microcosm Publishing
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Latest News

FUNDED! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

March 6th - via:
What more is there to say but thank you?? We literally can never do this without you, and we're so grateful to all of you who shared and backed and help us get Bikes, the Universe, and Everything funded!We're working on the final touches for the... (Read More)

Two days to go! (Check out the new reward tier and add-on!)

March 4th - via:
We're at just over 48 hours to fund Bikes, the Universe, and Everything. Thank you, sincerely, to everyone who has backed, shared, and been so freakin' excited for this project! We can't wait to get it in your hands (or preferred reading device).If... (Read More)

Contributor Spotlight: Weird little love stories and post-apocalyptic chaos with Summer Jewel Keown

March 1st - via:
It's another contributor spotlight! Say hi to Summer Jewel Keown, back for another story in the Bikes in Space series. Her story, "Hang Fire," is about a girl who at first steals from, and then joins, a cult-like group of bike-riding strangers with a... (Read More)

3 New Add-ons! Plus: Contributor Spotlight- with Lily Gu

February 29th - via:
Welcome back, backers! We've got some new add-ons waiting for you, if you were thinking of getting a little something extra for yourself, or supporting the contributors of Bikes, the Universe, and Everything.  $20 Tip: Show your support for the... (Read More)

One week to go! Plus, Contributor Spotlight: Sequels and book recs with Elly Blue

February 28th - via:
We're almost at the finish line! One more week left to back the latest and greatest addition to the Bikes in Space series, full of feminist joy, adventure, and out-of-this-world stories. We're going to be adding-on some add-ons in the next day or... (Read More)

Contributor Spotlight: Puppies, autism, and joy with Keira Jessica Bane

February 26th - via:
Today we're spotlighting contributor Keira Jessica Bane, and her story "We Become Who We Are"! "We Become Who We Are" follows a woman on a bike ride during an apocalyptic time as she reflects on her life, her body, and her identity. Check out... (Read More)

Contributor Spotlight: Locked Tombs, hopeful futures, and being a "spokesperson" with Grace Gorski

February 22nd - via:
Woah, we're halfway there! Just under two weeks to go and we're still pedaling along, most of the way to our goal! :DToday's contributor spotlight features Grace Gorski, a queer writer, cyclist, and early childhood educator living in St. Louis,... (Read More)

Contributor Spotlight: Solarpunk, music, and superheroes with Dawn Vogel

February 21st - via:
It's another contributor spotlight! Today we're talking with Dawn Vogel, whose story, "The Storyteller," is one of the 15 new tales in Bikes, the Universe, and Everything. "The Storyteller" follows a trader stopping by a bookswap and becomes... (Read More)

Almost halfway there! Plus, Contributor Spotlight: Fantasy, frogs, and ace-ness with Remy Chartier

February 20th - via:
Some of you may have noticed that I left a note to myself in the subject line of the previous update. This is what I get for trying to post updates before my coffee fully hits! Hope you enjoyed the peek behind the curtain, oops.Anyway! New week, new... (Read More)

UPDATE WITH INFO BEFORE POSTING: Contributor Spotlight: Disability, tricycles, and book recs with Annie Carl

February 18th - via:
We've got a new contributor spotlight for you! Annie Carl is a high functioning physically disabled woman who never did learn how to ride a bike. When not writing, she can be found reading massive quantities of nerdy books, pole dancing, knitting,... (Read More)

Contributor Spotlight: Time travel, getting moving, and midnight libraries with Mariah Southworth

February 15th - via:
A little over two and a half weeks to go for Bikes, the Universe, and Everything, and we're cruisin' along! Today's contributor spotlight is Mariah Southworth. Mariah's story, "The Opal's Dawn," is a time travel adventure about a captain ready to go... (Read More)

Contributor Spotlight: Bike messengers and uncommon stars with Aidan Zingler.

February 13th - via:
It's another interview with a Bikes, the Universe, and Everything contributor!Today we're talking to Aidan Zingler, whose story "Time to Jet" finds a bike messenger just trying to do their job and deliver a load of books on an alien planet.  What... (Read More)

Contributor Interview: TV, Racing, and Rabbits with Aaron Wilson

February 12th - via:
Welcome to the first contributor interview for Bikes, the Universe, and Everything!Today we got to chat with Aaron Wilson, author of the story "The Enlightenment of Dana Fine," about a woman trying to make friends and organize a bike race in the... (Read More)

One day down!

February 8th - via:
Hello, lovely backers!We're one day into the funding period for Bikes, the Universe, and Everything, and we're already over 15% there! Thanks to all of you who jumped in early and are helping us build momentum. The Bikes in Space series is so fun,... (Read More)

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