Kickstarter Project News

There are a couple of Kickstarter projects that I’m interested in that are due up fairly soon.

The first is Fearful Symmetries, an un-themed anthology of original horror fiction to be edited by Ellen Datlow and published by ChiZine. I didn’t pay a lot of notice to this initially as I figured it would breeze past the funding goal and appear in my bookstore in due course. Much to my surprise, however, it is still only just over 2/3 of the way to the goal with just 4 days left. Why?

Ellen has promises of stories from Laird Barron, Kaaron Warren, Elizabeth Hand, Lucius Shepard, Sarah Pinborough, Jeffrey Ford and Joe. R. Lansdale, plus she is planning to have an open submissions period. This will be a great book, and it is a great opportunity for new horror writers. It is well worth backing.

I note also that the $25 backer level is very good value because it gets you an ebook edition of the book plus two other ebooks of your choice from the ChiZine catalog. That means you’ll be getting three fine books at less than cover prize.

Anyway, I’ve backed it. I hope some of you will too.

Much better news is that You Are The Hero, Jonathan Green’s proposed history of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, has reached both the initial goal and the stretch goal for funding additional internal artwork. There are just 20 hours to go if you want to get in on any of the exclusive backer rewards.