Category: Announcements

Cover art and story lineup for Futuristica: Volume 2

Futuristica: Volume 2 is just around the corner.

Our second anthology will go on sale May 1st, 2017.

Futuristica Volume 2 - Cover and TOC

Cover art and design by Kanaxa Design.

Futuristica: Volume 1 Released


We’re pleased to announce that Futuristica: Volume 1 has been released.

A huge thanks is due to the excellent authors that have made this possible.

Amazon (print and mobi)

Smashwords (epub, lrf, pdb)

Kobo (epub)

Barnes and Nobles (NOOK book)

If you read our anthology, we’d love to have your feedback on Amazon or Goodreads.

Futuristica: Volume 1 Now Available for Preorder

We’re pleased to announce that the preorder for Futuristica: Volume 1 is now live!

Amazon ($7.99 – mobi)

Amazon ($14.99 – print) – coming June 1st

Smashwords ($5.99 – epub, lrf, pdb)

Kobo ($5.99 – epub)

Barnes and Nobles ($5.99 – NOOK book)

Also available on Apple iBooks!

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FUTURISTICA is a great anthology, with a wide and varied spectrum of authors, protagonists, and visions of the future.”
– Martha Wells
Author of Emilie and The Sky World and over a dozen other science fiction and fantasy novels

“For anyone curious what the future of science fiction is going to look like, FUTURISTICA is an excellent place to start: global, diverse, wide-ranging, inclusive, and completely captivating.”
– Chris Roberson
Author of iZombie and many more

Cover Art and Story Lineup for Futuristica, Volume 1

We are proud to announce the story lineup for Futuristica, Volume 1.

We are excited about working with these authors to bring you some the very best diverse and interesting science fiction.

Cover art and design by Nathalie Rochon,

Cover art and design by Kanaxa Design.

Futuristica Volume 1 Update

All contracts and author edits for Futuristica Volume 1 are done. We’re nearly finished with our internal edits as well, and we expect to release the TOC within the next week or so. Wow! That took a lot longer than we thought it would.

Contracts and author edit requests for Futuristica Volume 2 should go out in the December-January timeframe.

Achievement Unlocked: Open Call

We are absolutely floored by the quantity and quality of submissions we have received during our first open call. Thank you!

We’ll be working through the final 100 or so submissions over the next day or two. Given the volume of submissions we received at the end of the open call, many responses will be brief, but that doesn’t mean that your stories are unappreciated!

The Bad News First

We only have room for 12 to 15 stories in our first anthology. With over 650 submissions, we’re going to have a lot of disappointed authors. Keep an eye on the Submissions page for our progress working through the submissions. If the trailing date posted there is past the date you submitted your story and you haven’t received initial rejection/hold email, contact us right away.

The Good News

We will be contacting the authors of stories selected for publication in Volume 1 (Spring 2016) starting on the 10th of September. We’re hoping to get the bulk of our offers out right away, but please stay calm and keep writing in the meantime. We’re traveling during September and October so there might be some hiccups.


The Great News

If your story is not selected for Volume 1, there is still hope. We are quite certain that we have enough fantastic stories on hold for two anthologies. Once we have the contracts signed for Volume 1, we will begin the process of making offers for Volume 2 (Fall 2016). If everything goes smoothly, this should happen towards the end of September.

A Huge Thanks To Everyone Who Submitted

If someone tells you there can’t be diversity in science fiction, don’t let the hatch hit them in the ass on the way out the airlock. Y’all are the absolute best! Katy will put together a post in a few weeks to show just how awesome the math proves you to be. We may not have selected your story this time, but… there is always Volume 3.

Open Call for Futuristica


We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our first short fiction anthology, Futuristica Volume 1!

After looking into book sales data statistics over the last decade or so, we discovered that women, people of color, and non-American readers, while representing the bulk of fiction book purchases, were not buying science fiction in the amounts that they were buying other genres and general fiction. We believe this is because women, people of color, and non-Americans are underrepresented in the fiction itself. We want to provide an outlet for those stories. We want to contribute to the global voice of the future in a meaningful way and we need your help.

Please review our submissions guidelines on the Submissions page and use the associated form to submit your manuscript for consideration. We are looking forward to reading your stories!

We’re Back!

Starship Legion at anchor  in Deep Bay, Antigua.

Starship Legion at anchor in Deep Bay, Antigua.

It has been a heck of a year. In the last few months of 2013, we implemented our long term plan of selling the house, moving onto a boat, and sailing away to paradise where we could homeschool the kids. We had no clear concept of how much effort that would take. This post on our cruising blog sheds some light on just how much effort we’re talking about.

The good news is, we’re caught up on our boat maintenance and so we finally have time to devote to literature again. Our next planned publication is an anthology of short fiction that meet our Futuristica criteria. Our open call for submissions will start in mid May and run through the end of August. Once we are actively accepting submissions, the submissions guidelines and form will be made available on our Submissions page.


Currently, all plans to develop Metasagas as an independent small-press publishing company are on prolonged hiatus.  After  initial market research, our business model was found to be untenable with our current lifestyle and plans. Thank you for visiting and we sincerely hope you are able to find enjoyable fiction elsewhere for your reading entertainment.

The Department Of Cautionary Tales

We are pleased to announce the release of our first novel!

Praise for Katy Stauber’s Revolution World:

“Seriously, buy this book right now.  It’s goddamn amazing and it has fire-breathing cows.”  ~ Chris Roberson, writer of iZombie
 “Quirky, offbeat and wildly originial.” ~ Paul Goat Allen, BN Scifi and Fantasy Blog

 Praise for Katy Stauber’s Spin The Sky: 

 “Stunningly smart and deceptively unique, Spin The Sky is a new classic for modern times.” ~The Founding Fields
“…it made me think, it made me smile, it made me stop reading and admire how deceptively simple its prose is. ” ~ Sense of Wonder


DCT front

My ideas never seem evil until everybody is screaming and the SWAT team shows up. 


It’s rough being a mad scientist.  You make one tiny little mistake, like covering all of Houston in fungus, and they cart you off to a top-secret military prison laboratory.  I’m Juniper Strauss and I’m stuck on the juvenile level at DCT.    It’s not so bad.  They gave me a shiny lab filled with all the latest equipment and let me do whatever I want so long as I complete the projects they give me.  Sometimes it’s splicing vaccines into peanuts; sometimes it’s creating hallucinogenic vodka.

The other rogue experimentalists are pretty cool.  There is my new best friend, Boom.  She’s a grouchy chemist from New York.  You know that ecodisaster that killed all the fish in the Great Lakes last year?  That was her having PMS.  Rex has a time traveling watch that he uses to prank historical figures and Kamal hacks into nuclear silos just for fun.  Don’t get me started on Shelley.  I try to stay on her good side because her bad side has lizard claws.  She turned her boyfriend into a giant mutant bearman.  He’s in DCT too.  They have the most messed up relationship.

I’m starting to think I don’t want to be an evil genius.  Maybe I want to invent socially acceptable things like giant carrots or a cure for herpes or whatever.  I’m not sure how to be a good guy, though.  I don’t exactly have tons of positive role models.


Look for it electronically at:

Amazon, Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony Reader Store, Kobo, the Diesel eBook Store, Smashwords, Baker & Taylor’s Blio and Axis360.

Trade paperbacks are available through:

Amazon, Amazon Europe, CreateSpace Direct, Barnes & Noble and many independent booksellers.