Dean Wesley Smith has a Dean Wesley Smith Starter Kit Kickstarter project. It has nine books and one short story from different genres, all the first in a series:

  • — The Cold Poker Gang … Kill Game (novel) (mystery/detective)
  • — The Thunder Mountain Series … Thunder Mountain (novel) (time travel historical)
  • — The Seeders Universe … Against Time (novel) (science fiction)
  • — The Poker Boy Series … The Slots of Saturn (novel) (urban fantasy, superhero)
  • — The Bryant Street Series … “Bryant Street” (short story) (Twilight Zone)
  • — A Ghost of a Chance Series … The Poker Chip (novel) (urban fantasy)
  • — The Pakhet Jones Series … Big Eyes (novel) (urban fantasy)
  • — The Marble Grant Series … The First Year (novel) (urban fantasy)
  • — The Mary Jo Assassin Series … Death Takes a Partner (novel) (fantasy thriller)
  • — The Earth Protection League … Life of a Dream (novel) (space opera)

The pledges have awesome writing courses: Writing Mystery series, Writing Space Opera, Writing Historical Fiction, Writing Idea Fiction, and Monetizing Short stories. For readers, the pledges include several DSW series.

3 days left and it has reached the first stretch goal so we get an additional short story.

The Humble Bundle has Attack on Titan Forever: “This colossal collection features all 34 volumes of Hajime Isayama’s acclaimed series, along with No Regrets, Before the Fall, Junior High, and more.”

17 days left

Storybundle has the 2023 World SF Bundle curated by Lavie Tidhar.

For five dollars, the basic bundle has:

  • Unto the Godless What Little Remains by Mário Coelho
  • Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Ion Curtain by Anya Ow
  • Hadithi & the State of Black Speculative Fiction by Eugen Bacon and Milton Davis

With 20 dollars, the bundle has six more books:

  • Nova Hellas: Stories from Future Greece edited by Francesca T Barbini and Francesco Verso
  • The Love Machine & Other Contraptions by Nir Yaniv
  • & This is How to Stay Alive by Shingai Njeri Kagunda
  • And What Can We Offer You Tonight by Premee Mohamed
  • Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard
  • HebrewPunk by Lavie Tidhar (StoryBundle Exclusive)

17 days left.

Apex Publications has Robotic Ambitions: Tales of Mechanical Sentience Kickstarter project.

It’s already funded with 10 days left.

HumbleBundle has ElfQuest: The complete Dark Horse Collection. With 25 dollars, you get Complete ElfQuest volumes 1-7 (the original comics collected), Final Quest volumes 1-4, and Stargazer’s Hunt 1 and 2. With one dollar, you get the first volumes of the Complete ElfQuest and the Stargazer’s Hunt.

I’m a huge fan of the comic so I’m glad to see it offered here.

10 days left until it goes away.

Storybundle has The Underground Comic Bundle. The basic, 5-dollar bundle includes Gastrophobia 1, Vattu, and Weird Nothing. Four other comics are in the pricier bundle.

17 days left.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have a new Kickstarter project a new Diving novel:

The Court-Martial of the Renegat Renegades is an entry-point book. It may be appearing years after I started the series, but you can start with this one easily. It stands alone.

First-timers will have a different reading experience than someone who is familiar with the series, but that’s okay. In some ways, this little book was designed that way.

I’m proud of Court-Martial. It’s a science fiction legal thriller, something most writers don’t attempt. I had a great deal of fun writing it. I think you’ll have fun reading it.

It’s already funded and reached the first stretch goal which means everyone gets Fiction River: The Universe Between short story collection. The stretch goals have fun writing classes for science fiction writers and the pledges have two SF classes: Creating Science Fiction Technologies and How to Create Ships as Characters.

13 days to go.

Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch have another interesting Kickstarter project: Make 100 Fantasy Stories: Fantasies Collide.

For over four decades, New York Times and USA Today bestselling writers Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have been writing professional fantasy novels and short stories that have won awards and sold millions of copies, plus the books and stories have been acclaimed and enjoyed by fans over the entire world.

Now, for the first time, Kris and Dean are collecting 100 of their fantasy short stories together into a five-volume set called FANTASIES COLLIDE. Fifty stories from each author, ten stories per volume per author.

It has already reached the third stretch goal which means more books for readers and writing classes for writers! Among the pledges are two unique writing workshops: Found Fantasy and How to create fantasy from your life. 10 days to go.

Rocket scientist Sabrina Thompson has a Kickstarter project to fund a space travel suit for women.

Two days to go and it’s only a couple of thousand dollars short of the goal.

2022 Holiday Spectacular is live on Kickstarter!

Basically, it’s an expanded fiction Advent Calendar. Every day from American Thanksgiving (November 24th) through January 1st, 2023, all supporters of this campaign will get an original holiday story delivered to them every day to read on any device.

The stories are all original and written by over thirty different professional writers and edited by Hugo Award winning editor Kristine Kathryn Rusch. And no one but Kris and a couple people at WMG Publishing know which story you will get each day. That’s part of the fun.

This year, the three themes are “Candy Cane Kisses”, “Crooked Little Christmas”, and “Time Travel Holidays.” I’m particularly looking forward to those time travel stories.

10 days to go. It’s already funded and passed three stretch goals so every pledger will get three extra stories. The project has two very interesting workshops for writers: How to Write a Hardboiled Holiday Story and How to Write a Secrets Holiday Story.

I stumbled on a fun Kickstarter project: Double Trouble: An Anthology of Two-Fisted Team-Ups. Each story pairs two classic characters. The character and authors are:

The character and authors are:

  •  Captain Nemo meets Frankenstein’s monster (Kevin J. Anderson)
  • Prospero meets Don Quixote de la Mancha (David Mack)
  •  Dr. Moreau meets Audrey II (Scott Sigler)
  •  Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde meet Dracula and John Henry (Derek Tyler Attico)
  •  Ace Harlem meets the Conjure-Man (Maurice Broaddus)
  •  Marian of Sherwood meets Annie Oakley (Rigel Ailur)
  •  Gulliver meets Sacajawea and Ernest Shackleton (Diana Dru Botsford)
  •  Van Helsing meets Athena and the Medusa (Jennifer Brody)
  •  Lord Ruthven meets Lydia Bennet (Delilah S. Dawson)
  •  Bastet and Fenrir meet Quetzalcoatl (Ben H. Rome)
  •  Dan Fowler meets Stinger Seave (James Reasoner)
  •  Captain Battle meets Blackout (Dayton Ward)
  •  Ayesha, a.k.a. She Who Must Be Obeyed, meets Egungun-oya (Keith R.A. DeCandido)
  •  Flaxman Low meets Mezzanotte (Nancy Holder & Alan Philipson)
  • And finally, The Brain that Wouldn’t Die must survive the Night of the Living Dead (Greg Cox)

I’m not familiar with all of these characters but most of them sound like a lot of fun.

The project started recently so they need about 7,000 dollars more. 27 days to go.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a new Kickstarter project: a new novel in her Fey fantasy series!

It’s already funded and hit the fifth stretch goal. That means that every backer over 5 dollars will get five Rusch fantasy short stories. Us writers get motivational videos.

Among the pledges are two writing workshops: How to write magic systems and Combining Steampunk with fantasy.

Five days to go.

Zombies Need Brains is funding four new SFF anthologies through Kickstarter: Dragonesque, Game on!, Solar Flare, and Artifice & Craft.

Nine days to go and they need about 8,000 dollars more.

Apex Magazine has a subscription drive for the year 2023 through Kickstarter. It’s already funded and has three days to go

Zombies Need Brains is funding four new SFF anthologies through Kickstarter.

23 days to go.

“In DRAGONESQUE, you’ll experience an anthology of fantasy and science fiction stories told from, or through, or with, the dragon’s point of view. High fantasy, sword & sorcery, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, magical realism, and of course science fiction…DRAGONESQUE will feature a wealth of genres that even a dragon would be tempted to horde.”

“In GAME ON!, we’re looking for unique science fiction and fantasy takes on games, game playing, and games in culture. A game or games—real or imagined—should be central to the story in some fashion.” Not sports, though.

“SOLAR FLARE will envision a future where humanity has embraced the Earth and learned to co-exist with it, not simply on it, where sustainability is a way of life, not merely a catch phrase. Join us as these stellar authors share their visions of a hopeful tomorrow.”

“Art is everywhere. Our drive and ability to create for the sake of creativity defines us as a species and enriches our cultures, our societies, our lives. The best of these works of art, from novels to paintings to statues to music, are imbued with a special kind of magic. But when that magic is literal—when Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray ages instead of the actual man, and Mozart’s Magic Flute plays its protective song—art takes on a whole new meaning. In ARTIFICE & CRAFT, we invite writers of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and other speculative fiction to spin their own tales of works of art that have been enchanted, hexed, charmed, or cursed.”

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