Mother of Invention

Created by Twelfth Planet Press

An anthology of AI and robots.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Early access: AI as the Other, AI as Family
10 months ago – Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 09:27:41 PM

We've sent out almost all the rewards now... almost there! Depending on postage times, you should be receiving yours soon if you haven't already. 

In the next essay of stretch goal series, Aliette de Bodard discusses how she developed her fictional AIs to be individuals, people, and part of the family.

The password to access the early look at the essay is weloverobots

Early access: The Gender in the Machine
10 months ago – Sun, Jul 15, 2018 at 08:45:38 PM

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Your exclusive early look at Androids and Allegory
11 months ago – Sun, Jul 01, 2018 at 11:19:41 PM

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Beautiful Books
12 months ago – Mon, May 28, 2018 at 11:04:28 PM

Our book is almost done!

We're about to go to print with our glorious hardbacks featuring this fabulous artwork by Likhain. We're so delighted with this cover and we hope you are too.

We've been so busy over the last couple of months! Packaging has been delivered to the House of Tansy to start sending out jam, tea & knitted robots.

Rivqa meanwhile made an appearance at Wiscon (!!!) this week, with a Mother of Invention themed party featuring some of our authors (of fiction and the upcoming essay series) and backers, plus general TPP supporters. 

Expect to see some articles and interviews rolling out over the next few months, as our TPP publicity manager Miriam has been organising all kinds of opportunities for us. We love you, Miriam!

Tansy just finished Frankentastic, a podcast reading of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, regendered. It's been an eye-opening experience. Did you know that Frankenstein celebrates its 200th anniversary this year? Check out the podcast if you want to listen to Tansy reading a classic... with a few key differences.

Rivqa, Tansy, Likhain & more will be at Continuum in Melbourne this Queen's Birthday weekend, and we WILL be hosting a Mother of Invention party. We'll let you know when and where, because of course you're invited to share cupcakes, jam and book talk with us.

Keep an eye on your postbox in June! And make sure that any postal changes are registered with Backerkit. Rewaaaaaards are about to start rolling out...

Last call for order updates!
about 1 year ago – Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 12:24:56 PM

The last day to make final updates to your order is 1 April 2018 (this Sunday). After this date, we will lock your reward selections and charge cards for add-on item purchases, pledge upgrades, and pre-orders. You can update your shipping address up until we lock addresses for shipping.

If you haven’t answered your survey yet, if you fill out your BackerKit survey or pay for extra shipping after the order due date, we’ll still receive your information but your shipment may be delayed.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at


Thank you all again for being so responsive to answering our BackerKit survey—even though it may not seem like much as an individual backer, you have no idea how tremendously helpful this has been for me when trying to keep track of all 554 of you!

Thanks everyone for your support!

Tansy & Rivqa, Twelfth Planet Press