August’s Bike Books for Uncertain Futures
It’s officially August, and this month we’re thinking a lot about the possibilities of the future. We’re thinking about independence and freedom, oppression and diversity, healing our selves and our pasts, and all the little things we need to work on to change the world.
The books we have pubbing this month reflect these thoughts, with dystopic bike stories and self-care through bikes and yoga.
First up is the new Bikes in Space collection, Biketopia: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction in Extreme Futures. Edited by Elly Blue and featuring writing by herself, Jessie Kwak, Sarena Ulibarri, Leigh Ward-Smith, and more, this collection takes on the possibilities of extreme futures with 10 bike-centric stories (and 1 mini-comic) of freedom, rebellion, and survival, by bike.
Also officially out this month is Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling by Kelli Refer. This charming, very useful little purple book is your one-stop guide to yoga perfect for bicyclers.
How to breathe your way up the steepest hills (and the science behind bike paths and air quality);
a flow chart of stretches to ease your achy knees and sore back;
a guide to your and your bicycle’s chakras that will charm any skeptic’s heart; and more.
This has been available on our site and in our shop for quite a while, but August 8th is its official new release, with a fresh ISBN and all the same informative charm.
Finally, to celebrate this month’s rad, bike-centric releases, we’re giving away…
10 copies of Biketopia over on Goodreads, August 4-11th, and
50! copies of Bikes in Space Volume 2 — one of the zines that began it all — August 14th- 28th
So keep an eye out for those and get lucky!
Also this month, we’ve launched the Kickstarter project for Dr. Faith’s radical, swear-filled new book on taking back your brain from anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and more: Unfuck Your Brain!
Check out the video below and the kickstarter here, and help us make this Do-It-Your-Fucking-Self metal health book a reality!
Stay strong out there,
Cyn & the Microcosm team