My post for Amazing Stories last week covered three Kickstarters that were active at the time. Just after the post went live, I learned of two more. Since the next few posts for Amazing are already planned, I’m going to mention them here as they might be of interest to some of you.
First, Temporarlly Out of Order. This is an anthology built around the theme of devices being temporally out of order. What that means is up to the authors and how they choose to interpret it. Authors currently involved in the project include David B. Coe, Laura Anne Gilman, Faith Hunter, Stephen Leigh, Gini Koch, Seanan McGuire, and Laura Resnick. If stretch goals are met, then Jack Campbell, Jean Marie Ward, and Juliet E. McKenna will contribute stories. And finally, there will be a period of open submissions, provided the project is successful.
The second project is another anthology, this one called The Bard’s Tale. It’s a collection of, what else, stories about bards. The thing that makes this anthology stand out is that each story also has a recipe associated with it. The recipes come from a variety of sources, including authentic medieval cookbooks. The authors involved are Donald J. Bingle, Dylan Birtolo, Tracy Chowdhury, Maxwell Alexander Drake, Stephanie Drummonds, Ed Greenwood, Sarah Hans, Gabrielle Harbowy, Rosemary Jones, C.S. Marks, Muffy Morrigan, Daniel Myers, Brian Pettera, Aaron Rosenberg, and Kelly Swails. There are a number of cool rewards, stretch goals, and add-ons with this one.
So these are two of the latest Kickstarters that have caught my eye. Check them out. If these anthologies turn out to be as good as they look, then I may have stop reading books published by New York and limited myself to indie titles, including titles funded by Kickstarter. But that’s a rant for another evening.