Well, here we are in the dizzying, protest-energized, absurdist dystopia of 2017.

We started Middle Planet largely because we were inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin's 2014 National Book Award speech, in which she warns that "hard times are coming, when we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now." Those harder times are here in force now, and we're all the more dedicated to amplifying urgent and eloquent voices.

We've acquired our first new stories of 2017, and we're excited to share them with you soon. We're experimenting with a new release schedule this year, so watch this space: we'll be publishing more work, more often.

In the meantime: our hardcover edition of Middle Planet No. 2 is now available for order worldwide.

After more than nine months in the making (whew), we’re thrilled with how this came together: it’s a beautiful object that holds stories, essays, and comics by Michael J. DeLuca, Anjoli Roy, Andrei Seleznev, Alter Reiss, Emma Von Skov, and Maurice Forrester, as well as exclusive art from Julia Gootzeit, our resident illustrator. You can order the hardcover for $15 on IndieBound, Amazon, or your retailer of choice.

If you prefer pixels, our ebooks are available through our friends at Weightless.

Thanks for reading! Take care out there.