New and aspiring authors have immense hurdles in getting their voices heard. Supporting the founding of 'The Cosmologue' Speculative Fiction magazine will help support a new platform for free expression. It started with a simple question, "Would Philip K Dick, the classic science fiction author who is most famous for 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' (later adapted to the blockbuster movie 'Bladerunner'), be a published author in today's socio-cultural publishing climate?" I believe publishers are far more risk-averse than they used to be, and with the themes present in Dick's novel, 'The Man in the High Castle', they'd look at this manuscript and find it too "problematic" to publish it. This is the challenge new authors, aspiring writers, and even amateur writers who don't want to build a career, but just want to write for fun, must face. That's why I started 'The Cosmologue'! Find the campaign page here: https://www.gofundme.com/launching-the-cosmologue-magazine&rcid=r01-154750538252-6521b66033934a76&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w
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