Since the days of the ancient Greek playwrights, writers have used humor to cut would-be tyrants down to size. “The pen is mightier than the sword,” but the feather of the quill can be used to tickle.
B Cubed Press was developed to create books that hold a mirror up to the oaf in the White House and his neo-fascist henchmen. Admittedly, sometimes it’s a funhouse mirror. In an era of “Fake News,” censorship, and clumsy propaganda, B Cubed Press invites readers to think and laugh.
Alternative Truths, the first anthology in the series, has 94 positive reviews on Amazon. It’s a five-star book that contains my Darrell Award-nominated contemporary fantasy “As Prophesied of Old.”
“Alternative Truths anthology was formed, when on February 23, 2017, I, and many of my friends, asked what we could do. We could write, we could join that noble tradition of using the pen, to poke the powerful. So was born, Alternative Truths. And our pens became word processors and our ideas became stories. Bob Brown” As my colleague K. G. Anderson said, “Twenty-four science fiction writers had one hundred days to think about Trump. The result is Alternative Truths.” The book was published just before Trump’s 100th day in office.
More Alternative Truths was more of the same, but with poetry added. (It contains a filk song I co-wrote with Nebula winner Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.)
Alternative Theologies: Parables for a Modern Age took a religious bent. Some thieves took exception to the notion that there might be alternative interpretations to their theology and stole every copy of the book from MisCon in Montana.
Alternative Truths: Endgames is the fourth and final book of the Alternatives quartet. It offers fictional possibilities of what might be the result of this interruption into the experiment of American democracy.
After the Orange explores long-term possibilities of what the current regime could do to us and our descendants.
Digging Up My Bones is an anthology of feminist poetry.
It’s nearly time for summer reading. Check out these B Cubed Press offerings at your local library or bookstore. Also available on-line through Amazon.com.
Buy a book, then leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Reviews are love. Even if it’s just a tweet saying “I liked this book. You might, too.”
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