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Biketopia: Short Stories of Women Ruling the World on Bicycles

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Publisher Elly Blue has launched a crowd-funding project with the goal of getting her latest collection of short stories published.

Futuristically titled Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures, this anthology features no fewer than 10 short stories and one comic about utopias and dystopias, with women and bikes at the center of each adventure.

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Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories in Extreme Futures is the 4th volume of the more-or-less annual Bikes in Space series which includes Bikes in Space Vol 1., Bikes in Space Vol 2. and Pedal Zombies.

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Welcome to Biketopia! This is the 4th volume of the more-or-less annual Bikes in Space series.

In this new book, we bring you 10 short stories and one comic about utopias and dystopias. Each one involves bicycles, because let’s face it, there weren’t enough dinosaurs to power the rocket fuel used in most science fiction. And each story takes on (or ignores) gender norms, because why should people in the future conform to our same boring old roles and classifications?

Here are some dilemmas you’ll get to face alongside the characters in these stories if this project is funded:

  • In the solarpunk future, will robots have rights, too?
  • When your health is closely monitored during a pregnancy, who gets to decide if bicycling is healthy or dangerous for your unborn child?
  • How do you survive the day to day in a community where you have zero freedoms, including freedom of movement?
  • When your agrarian society relies on bikes and now you’re at war with the city where the factory is, how do you replace your broken spoke?
  • What is the secret behind some people’s seemingly random plague immunity, and is it okay for them to take your bike?
  • Is the sexy stranger who rode into your desolate desert oasis a man or a woman or does it even matter?
  • The book also contains reviews of more science fiction books, stories, and TV shows.

You can learn more about Elly Blue’s crowd-funding campaign by visiting her Kickstarter page here.

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