In case we at Lagrange Books weren’t busy enough with the Kickstarter project for Asteroids: Stories of Space Adventure, we are proud to announce the culmination of a project that editor Oren Litwin has been working on since 2013! Beyond Kings and Princesses: Governments for Worldbuilders provides authors with powerful tools from political science to create compelling settings that can generate gripping story conflict. Author Misha Burnett had access to an early draft of the guide, and used it in creating his award-winning world of Dracoheim. See what he had to say. (Spoiler alert: he liked it a lot…)
Even better: we’re announcing a Call for Submissions to celebrate! We’re looking for short stories and novellas where the plot is driven by political conflicts in your setting. (The kind of conflict that Beyond Kings and Princesses teaches you to design, hint hint.) $100 for a short story, $200 for a novella—submissions due December 1st, 2020. Let’s see what you can do!