Crossed Genres has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology MENIAL: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction edited by Kelly Jennings and Shay Darrach (and featuring cover art by Jael Bendt):

Here’s the book description:

Miner. Harvester. Mechanic. Sanitation Worker. These are not the typical careers of your average science fiction protagonist. Until now.

MENIAL: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction presents seventeen stories about the people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.

From the literal guts of a spaceship, to the energy-starved lands of a future Earth, to the inhospitable surfaces of other planets, MENIAL explores the stories of people who understand and maintain the building blocks of civilization. They work hard, live hard, and love hard. They’re not afraid to build the future they want to live in, even knowing the often high human cost of hard labor.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Diamond in the Rough” by AJ Fitzwater
  2. “Thirty-Four Dollars” by M. Bennardo
  3. “A Tale of a Fast Horse” by Sean Jones
  4. “The Didibug Pin” by Barbara Krasnoff
  5. “Sarah 87?” by Camille Alexa
  6. “Carnivores” by A.D. Spencer
  7. “Urban Renewal” by Andrew C. Releford
  8. “Storage” by Matthew Cherry
  9. “Snowball the Rabbit Was Dead” by Angeli Primlani
  10. “Leviathan” by Jasmine M. Templet
  11. “All in a Day’s Work” by Margaret M. Gilman
  12. “The Belt” by Kevin Bennett
  13. “Far, Far From Land” by Jude-Marie Green
  14. “Big Steel In The Sky” by Clifford Royal Johns
  15. “Air Supply” by Sophie Constable
  16. “The Heart of the Union” by Dany G. Zuwen
  17. “Ember” by Sabrina Vourvoulias

MENIAL: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction will be available on January 21st, 2013.

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