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Life Beyond Us launch date: Earth Day, April 22, 2023

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Life Beyond Us will be on sale on Apr 22, 2023. This is an original anthology of SF stories and science essays (series: european astrobiology institute presents) edited by Julie Nováková, Lucas K. Law, and Susan Forest.

What would life be like if it originated in a frigid ocean beneath an impenetrable shell of ice? Or on a world whose haze obscures any view of the universe beyond? Or on an unfathomable scale in the depths of space?
How would fi rst contact—on Earth, in space, on another planet—transform our understandings of technology, philosophy, and what it means to be human? What kind of cognitive dissonance would society experience, if we discovered a previously unrecognized sentience on Earth?
Life—beyond us.
Dive in as the European Astrobiology Institute presents fi fty-four original SF Stories and Science Essays on life, from microbial to macro, from automatic to sagacious. Each speculative story is followed by a professional essay illuminating the scientifi c underpinnings of the story and providing a new window into the cutting-edge knowledge about exploration for life in the universe.

It contains SF stories by: Eugen Bacon, Gregory Benford, Renan Bernardo, Jana Bianchi, Tobias S. Buckell, Eric Choi, Julie E. Czerneda, Tessa Fisher, Simone Heller, Valentin D. Ivanov, Mary Robinette Kowal, Lisa Jenny Krieg (translated by Simone Heller), Geoffrey A. Landis, Rich Larson, Liu Yang (translated by Ladon Gao), Lucie Lukačovičová, Premee Mohamed, G. David Nordley, Malka Older, Deji Bryce Olukotun, Tomáš Petrásek, Brian Rappatta, Arula Ratnakar, D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Bogi Takács, Peter Watts, and B. Zelkovich.

It contains science essays by: Jacques Arnould, William Bains, José A. Caballero, Dimitra Demertzi, Martina Dimoska, Tessa Fisher, Dennis Höning, Valentin D. Ivanov, Fabian Klenner, Nina Kopacz, Geoffrey A. Landis, Natuschka Lee, Ania Losiak, Stephen Francis Mann, Connor Martini, Tony Milligan, Philippe Nauny, Julie Nováková, Erik Persson, Tomáš Petrásek, Joanna Piotrowska, Giovanni Poggiali, Amedeo Romagnolo, Stefano Sandrelli, Floris van der Tak, Jan Toman, Sheri Wells-Jensen, Raymond M. Wheeler, Stephen Baxter (Introduction), and Wolf D. Geppert (Afterword).

RECOMMENDED AGE: Mature Readers (ages 16 and up)
HARDCOVER: 978-1-988140-47-6 · $35.00 US ($48.00 CAD)
TRADE PAPERBACK: 978-1-988140-48-3 · $25.00 US ($34.00 CAD)
EBOOK: $9.99 US ($9.99 CAD) · 978-1-988140-49-0 (EPUB) 978-1-988140-50-6 (PDF)
Page Count: 582
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Rights: World
Distributor: Ingram

Marketing & Publicity
• Advance reading copies sent to print and online media, including Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal and Booklist
• NetGalley & Edelweiss+ distribution
• Book display at American Library Association 2023 annual conference
• Book launches, author or editor appearances at select festivals and genre conventions
• Print and digital advertisements
• Library marketing and special mailings
• Social media campaign, including advertising, giveaways, bonus content
We expect to hold at least one online and one in-person event. There will also very likely be a panel at Berlin's MetropolCon in mid-May. Stay tuned for details.

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/laksamedia/european-astrobiology-institute-presents-life-beyond-us
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