Science fiction, like all other genres, has been with us for centuries. It has found its way into our homes, onto the bookshelves of readers who enjoy stories of imagination that are rooted in science and reality.

To encourage this exploration further, Ab Terra seeks submissions of science fiction stories belonging to another: stories that are written with cultural flavors that will perpetuate and promote the understanding of our siblings on Earth.

Read about our call and submission criteria at Submittable.


“Reading [science fiction] … is about reading the marginal experience coded through the discourses of material symbolism.”


—Adam Roberts, Science Fiction, The New Critical Idiom

About the Series Editor

Yen Ooi, Editor of the Brain Mill Press Ab Terra Series in International Science Fiction

Yen Ooi

Editor and Publisher, Ab Terra Books

Yen was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents who encouraged her to read as much as she wanted. With a longstanding career in music touring, education, and project management, Yen put her skills to writing stories in 2008, producing speculative science fiction and fantasy in various guises. Her debut novel, Sun: Queens of Earth, was published in August 2014, and she has had works featured in EAT and For Love and Poetry. Yen has also worked as managing editor for an independent press and is now a freelance literary strategist, helping writers and literary organizations develop their own strategy and management systems. Current clients include Orna Ross and the Literary Consultancy.

Yen is a member of ALLi, BSFA, SfEP, and a member and panelist of Worldcon.


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