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Scheherazade’s Facade: Week Two and Other Kickstarter Signal Boosts - Michael M Jones

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March 30th, 2012


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04:05 pm - Scheherazade’s Facade: Week Two and Other Kickstarter Signal Boosts

Originally published at Schrödinger's Bookshelf. You can comment here or there.

So here we are, at the end of the second week of the Scheherazade’s Facade Kickstarter campaign.  And, well, things look good.  We hit our goal on Monday, and now we’re just trying to see what sort of damage we can do before the pledging period ends on April 16th.  We’re at $5498, which is a more than respectable amount.  My dream, as mentioned before, would be to hit $10,000 before the end, so we can be absolutely guaranteed of doing a science fiction companion volume in the near future.  If we make it that far, awesome.  If not, we’ll just have to try again at some point. What’s important is that we hit the goal we were aiming for.

So that’s all the news that’s fit to print about Scheherazade’s Facade.  Now I’d like to tell you about some of the other Kickstarter projects I’ve run across that I’ve found worth supporting.  What can I say?  I like to share.  I’m not asking you to do anything other than, if you’re interested, check them out.   They haven’t asked this of me, there’s no kickbacks involved, nothing of the sort.

1) Laura Anne Gilman is looking for funding so she can write two novellas featuring her half-human, half-faun P.I., Danny Hendrickson.  If you’re a fan of her Retrievers or P.S.I. urban fantasy series (The Cosa Nostradamus setting), you’ll want to look into this as it’s a spinoff of those two series.  Laura Anne writes smart, funny, exciting fantasy, and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with this character.

2) Spirit of the Century is a 1930′s-era pulp adventure game, and they’re looking to put out a trilogy based on the material.  It looks like a hell of a lot of fun.  Authors include Chuck Wendig, Brian Clevinger (Atomic Robo), and C.E. Murphy. All of these authors are pretty cool, and this promises to be plenty entertaining in a weird way.

3) Judith Tarr is looking to release a YA novel that features three young women working across space and time to solve a mystery.

4) Tales of the Emerald Serpent is a new shared universe mosaic anthology, in the spirit of Thieves World or Wild Cards.  Authors involved include Harry Connolly (The Twenty Palaces series),  Juliet McKenna, Martha Wells and Julie Czernada.  Definitely a good group of people, authors who know how to deliver an exciting story.

That’s my plug for the day, and I’m out of here.  Those cats don’t vacuum themselves, you know.  Not any more.  Not after the last time….


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