Published on October 11, 2012 by Mecha Underwood.
A year ago, two writers (Josué Ramos from Spain, and Negro Inmunsapá from Mexico) had the idea to create the first Steampunk anthology in Spanish, written by people from Spain and America. This concept then lead them to more ideas. One of them was the creation of a collection of books made to promote these new writers, an idea never seen before. Thus Planes B was born. It was officially introduced at the recent EuroSteamCon on September 28.
We are glad to say that the volume #1 is done!
Josué Ramos, aka Schnabel and Simón Bellido, from Spain; and Negro Inmunsapá and Miss von Marmalade from Mexico are the chiefs of the project. They are all part of the artists’ group known as Mercenarios de Dios, which publishes the retrofuturistic magazine El Investigador once a month.
Each volume of the collection of Planes B will include one short story from a famous writer as a guest. The rest of the stories will be written by new and unknown authors.
We are very proud to announce that the guest of volume #1 is Jeff VanderMeer. His tale, “Fixing Hanover,” has been translated by Jason Burrows as “Arreglando a Hanover”, and originally published in Extraordinary Engines, an anthology edited in 2008 for Nick Gevers.
In addiction, this first book includes five more short stories written by Simón Bellido, María Eijo, Rafael di Ferro, Ricardo Montesinos and Janacek Jadehierro. It includes illustrations made by Spain’s Tamarindo Conde; and Mexico’s Karina Denisse “Kadeco.” The image on the front of the book was made by Alexandra Galeano and the model is Vito, both from Argentina.
We hope this will be the beginning of something great! And we want you to enjoy reading it, of course.
If you want to see more, visit our web: planesb.es
And to buy or get a free download copy of the volume #1, visit: http://www.bubok.es/libros/216931/Planes-B-Vol-1