Crowd funding is the in thing for obtaining money to fund a variety of projects, with Kickstarter being the most prominent of these sites. With new projects going live daily, it’s a chore to keep up with, let alone find, interesting genre projects. The Crowd Funding Roundup will be our effort to bring projects we think are interesting to your attention so you can, if you so choose, decide to help out. These posts are a collaborative effort between James Aquilone and JP Frantz.


War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction

What’s it about?

An anthology of Military SF, exploring how warfare might affect the soldiers and civilians of tomorrow.

Why it’s interesting: War, what is it good for? Sometimes great literature. War Stories, edited by Andrew Liptak and Jaym Gates, looks to be a sure bet in that regard, with a lineup that already includes Joe Haldeman, Maurice Broaddus, Ken Liu, Jake Kerr, Karin Lowachee, Linda Nagata, and Janine Spendlove. Hugo Award winning artist Galen Dara contributes cover and interior art. Submissions are open at http://warstoriesanthology.com/submissions/.

SNAFU: An Anthology of Military Horror

What’s it about?

An anthology of original military horror novellas and short stories.

Why it’s interesting: If you prefer your speculative military stories in the horror genre, SNAFU may be more to your liking. Contributors include Jonathan Maberry (a Joe Ledger tale), James A. Moore (a Jonathan Crowley story), Greig Beck, and Weston Ochse. The ebook is $5 and the paperback is $25.

Singularity&Co – Save the Adventure!

What’s it about?

Help rescue unique, out-of-print adventure stories from copyright limbo and make them available online and as books!

Why it’s interesting: Singularity&Co are on a mission to save old books. They did it last year with their Save the Sci Fi project, and now they’re looking to do the same with the adventure stories of yore. Each month they plan to choose one classic adventure book no longer in print and not available online, track down the author and/or copyright holder, clear the copyright, and publish the title as an ebook. Each book will come with newly imagined cover art and editor’s notes sharing what they learned about the book, the author, and their history along the way. Rewards include ebooks, T-shirts, and subscriptions to the Save the Sci Fi ebook club.

Hidden Things Audiobook

What’s it about?

A new Hidden Things audiobook.

Why it’s interesting: HarperCollins published Doyce Testerman’s fantasy novel Hidden Things in 2012, but did not release an audiobook version. Now that he has the audio rights, Testerman is looking to do it himself, with the help of Kickstarter backers. The Hidden Things audiobook will be read by the author, and available as a DRM-free serial-broadcast-style podcast for free. Rewards include audiobooks, trade paperbacks, and manuscript reviews.

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