John Joseph Adams is running a Kickstarter for an anthology of SF/F/improbably Kickstarter stories. It’s so deliciously meta I had trouble saying no, even though I’ve put a hold on saying yes to any new projects for a long, long time.
If you’re a regular Kickstarter backer, you’ve probably seen some unique Kickstarters in your time. But one thing all of those projects–boringly!–had in common was: They abided by the physical laws of the universe! If what you’ve always been looking for in a Kickstarter–and couldn’t find–was a project that allowed you to SUMMON DEMONS, DEFY GRAVITY, WIELD MAGIC, or VIOLATE CAUSALITY, then the anthology HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! & Other Improbable Kickstarters may be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
The Kickstarter is already halfway funded, and I’m really, really looking forward to seeing what the amazing list of contributors do:
Monte Cook, creator of the Kickstarted roleplaying game Numenera.
David Malki!, creator of the Wondermark comic strip, co-editor of The Machine of Death anthology series, and co-creator of the Kickstarted party game Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination.
Matt Forbeck, game designer and author of the “12 for 12” series of novels, which included Kickstarted projects Brave New World, Shotguns & Sorcery, Monster Academy, and Dangerous Games.
Michael J. Sullivan, bestselling author of the Riyria Revelations and Riyria Chronicles as well as the Hollow World Kickstarted novel.
Tobias S. Buckell, author of Crystal Rain and Arctic Rising, and Kickstarter projects Mitigated Futures and The Apocalypse Ocean.
Tim Pratt, Hugo Award-winning author of the Marla Mason urban fantasy series and Kickstarter projects Bride of Death, Grim Tides, Flytrap, and Antiquities and Tangibles.
Chuck Wendig, author of Double Dead, Blackbirds, Mockingbird, and Kickstarted novel Bait Dog.
Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of Kickstarter projects The Flames of Shadam Khoreh and Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
Derek Van Gorder, Writer/Director of Kickstarted short film C 299,792 Kilometers Per Second.
Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo & Campbell Award-winning author of novels Shades of Milk and Honey, Glamour in Glass, and Without a Summer. Also a professional puppeteer, responsible for the Whatnot showcase Kickstarter.
Mur Lafferty, podcaster (Geek Fu Action Grip, Escape Pod, I Should Be Writing) and author of The Shambling Guide to New York City and the Kickstarter book project The Afterlife Series.
Veronica Belmont, co-host of Tekzilla and Sword & Laser, and the TV show Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers.
Seanan McGuire, bestselling author of the Rosemary & Rue and InCryptid urban fantasy series; as Mira Grant, author of the Newsflesh series and Parasite.
Daniel H. Wilson, bestselling author of Robopocalypse, Robogenesis, Amped, How to Survive a Robot Uprising, and others.
Scott Sigler, podcaster and bestselling author of Nocturnal, Ancestor, Infected, and Contagious.
And others, including: Genevieve Valentine, Jeremiah Tolbert, Jake Kerr, Vylar Kaftan, David D. Levine, and more!