January seems like eons ago, so let me remind you about a project we launched long ago in a world far away…

Colliding Worlds is a six-volume series featuring 120 science fiction stories by New York Times bestselling authors Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.

We launched the project back on Kickstarter back in January. But if you missed that, the books publish everywhere tomorrow.

Here’s some more information about the series:

For more than four decades, New York Times and USA Today bestselling writers Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith wrote professional science fiction short stories that won awards and sold millions of copies.

Now, for the first time, they collect together 120 of their science fiction short stories into a six-volume set called Colliding Worlds. Sixty stories total from each author, with ten stories from Rusch and ten from Smith in every volume.

Each volume is organized around a theme. Volume 1 kicks off with stories set in cities. Volume 2 features aliens of every sort. Volume 3 travels across time, space, and even into alternate history. Volume 4 explores the rich meanings of the term “goofy.” Volume 5 tackles the topic of war. And Volume 6 closes the series with a space opera theme.

I’m so pleased to see this project come to fruition. Kris and Dean are incredibly accomplished short story authors. Their stories are incredibly diverse and immensely good reading. But until now, our readers couldn’t get one book with so many of each of their stories in one book, let alone one set.

Colliding Worlds changes all that. And even better, some of these stories are now available in paperback form for the very first time!

And I’m pretty sure this is the first time in hardcover for most of them, too!

As you can tell, we’re pretty jazzed about these books releasing.

If you are, too, you can find out more on the series page here. To reiterate, the books are available in ebook, trade paperback, and hardcover starting Tuesday.

Now go get reading!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.