In case you don’t keep up with the news, we reached a tipping point with artificial intelligence recently. AI technology is spreading and accelerating at a pace I’ve not seen with technology since the advent of the internet. AI art creation, AI chat bots, AI-enhanced search engines… Heck, even my language learning app Duolingo just added an AI-enhanced tutorial model.

It feels a bit like we’ve just found ourselves 100 years in the future overnight. Or like we’re in a science fiction novel. Or both.

Which is ironic, because that’s exactly what happened to the crew of the Renegat in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s latest novel, The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades, which is the feature of our latest Kickstarter.

Every supporter of The New Diving Novel Kickstarter at the $5 level and up will get an early copy of The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades in ebook format.

Here’s the synopsis:

The Renegat Renegades finally learn their fate in New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades, the gripping new novel in her award-winning Diving series.

As the surviving crew of the Renegat face court-martial for mutiny—100 years in their future—the case makes everyone nervous. Prosecutors worry the survivors will prove too sympathetic to convict. The defense worries about the reliability of the defendants. But the survivors worry about what might happen should the truth—the whole truth—finally come to light. Set in Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s expansive Diving Universe, The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades adds rich new background to this powerfully written series.

With shocking secrets, a deepening mystery, and a surprise witness, this spellbinding sf mystery mixes the best of legal fiction and space opera and proves Rusch’s place as a master of science fiction.

In addition to early access to this fantastic new novel, the Kickstarter also features Kickstarter exclusive rewards for readers and writers alike.

For readers, we have a reward for signed/limited hardcovers for the new novel as well as stretch goal rewards featuring three special notebooks full of cut chapters from this new novels and false starts and supplemental material from past books in the series.

For writers, we have three rewards featuring two special new workshops: Creating Science Fiction Technologies and How to Create Ships as Characters. And we’re launching a brand-new series of writing workshops in the stretch goals featuring Space-Cowboy Pete and Rocket-Fuel Rachel.

And we might even have a surprise or two up our sleeves we have yet to reveal.

Click here to check out the Kickstarter.

Or, if Kickstarters just aren’t your jam, you can preorder The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades directly from us on our Shopify store.

Just click here.

It’s a brave new world out there. And the future is now.

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