A Starry Update on Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

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Hello dear readers! I’m happy to report that Jason and I are in the process of delivering the eBooks and fulfilling digital rewards to our Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling Kickstarter backers as we speak. The street date for the anthology is December, and we are doing everything we can to put our backers first and make sure that their rewards are taken care of in a timely fashion.

As part of the process for putting together an anthology, we sent out ARCs (Advance Reading Copy) in anticipation of our launch in the book trade. I am pleased to report that Publisher’s Weekly has given the anthology a starred review! I wish to extend a hearty congratulations to my co-editor, Jaym Gates, our publisher Jason Sizemore and his staff, and all of our contributors. And a huge THANK YOU to PW for the shout-out; it is greatly appreciated.



Monica Valentinelli is a writer, editor, and game developer. Her portfolio includes stories, games, comics, essays, and pop culture books.

In addition to her own worlds, she has worked on a number of different properties including Firefly, Vampire: the Masquerade, Shadowrun, Hunter: the Vigil, Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, and Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

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