Pub Date 23 Jul 2019
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Who is holding the stars hostage? Don’t we all have the right to star-filled nights? Do you miss our Milky Way Galaxy arcing overhead? Explore answers in these creative tales of human (and alien) reaction to the yin-yang of darkness and light. Travel the high ways with lovers in a hand-built rocket. Chase meteors across the sky to a windfall of wonder. Ride the star-train to Europa and dive into the salty oceans under ice. Pierce the dark sky with acolytes of the serpent god and gasp at the lengths people go to see stars one more time. Trance dance under the cold skies of Ceres. Journey with us into darkness, for only there can we see the light.
Don’t we all have the right?
A Note From the Publisher
This issue is the latest edition in a long series of themed Triangulation anthologies since the first one I edited in 2003. Chloe Nightingale and I edited this one together -- here are our bios, and one for the managing editor Douglas Gwilym.
Diane Turnshek is an astronomer who’s received a Dark Sky Defender award from the International Dark-Sky Association. She has been on the BoD of SFWA and Parsec, and founded the critique group Write or Die, the teen writing workshop Alpha, the Spec-Fic Lecture Series at CMU, and Triangulation. Her students from Alpha and CMU joined the editorial staff of the Dark Skies edition to learn the anthology production process. Now she’s using drones to create a high-res night map of Pittsburgh. See her TEDx talk “De-Light the Night” on Youtube!
Chloe Nightingale is slowly renovating her Victorian tenement at in Scotland. She drinks green tea, does Pilates, and has a lot of kids. A former punk trying her hand at lifestyle blogging, you can find her at champagneanarchist.blogspot.com, @champageaneanarchist at minds.com, and on twitter @ TheTartanVicar.
Douglas “Pete” Gwilym keeps writing novels in hopes he will someday write the one he loves. Meanwhile, he criss-crosses Pittsburgh on foot, laughs and plays with his family, edits stuff, and records peculiar rock albums (“Favorite Monsters,” “Bad Songs,” “Bonnie Wipes It All Clean”). This is is his fourth and final tour on staff at Triangulation. He is being replaced by a bespectacled spatula with impressive credentials. Any Douglas Gwilyms you find on the Internet are Pete.
100 participants at a Dark Skies conference on light pollution will get free e-copies of the book. It's being advertise mainly within the amateur astronomy community. The hope is that people will recognize that we can see stars everywhere again, even in cities, if we are all intentional about our lighting habits. We want as many people to read the book as possible, so giving it away for free in exchange for reviews is helpful to us in spreading the word about light pollution. Enjoyable stories featuring dark skies and stars is a tool for engagement with activism on the topic.
We are having many readings and signings w/i the astronomical community and at bookstores across the planet. Our editorial team spanned the globe and are still at work on book promotion.