Mighty Michael Jan Friedman has created a wonderful new shared world: Phenomenons: Every Human Creature. He’s funding it on Kickstarter, and it includes a bunch of great authors getting together to do a great new take on superheroes:
The Kickstarter for The Four ???? of the Apocalypse, the inaugural project from the brand-new, very-small-press publisher Whysper Wude, is done! And we funded at a whopping 177%! Yes, we shot past our $6000 goal by more than $4000, ending up at $10,636!
Now the real works starts: collecting the stories, getting the bonuses and rewards together, and turning this into an actual book!
We’re hoping to have the book done in time for Dragon Con. Cross fingers….
Thanks to everyone who supported the crowdfund, thanks to the authors for agreeing to do this (and many of whom provided some of the nifty bonuses!), and if you want to get the anthology at this point, you have to wait until it’s formally published!
Seanan is a great writer (and also a great person), and it will be wonderful to have her in the book writing about the Four Swarms of the Apocalypse. Which will join all the other fantastic alternatives to the four horsemen we’ve got planned.
As I type this, we’re just $225 away from funding The Four ???? of the Apocalypse! Wrenn and I are very excited, as are all two dozen contributors. There are still several Tuckerizations left (from Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mary Fan, Megan Mackie, Patrick Thomas, Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg, Gordon Linzner, Gerard Houarner, and Randee Dawn), not to mention a custom short story by Aaron Rosenberg, autographed books from David Mack, and a whole bunch more!
And if we do hit our funding goal, we’ve got bunches of stretch goals, including a cover by JK Woodward and additional stories by Russ Colchamiro and James D. Macdonald!
From brand-spanking-new very-small-press publisher Whysper Wude (run by Keith R.A. DeCandido and Wrenn Simms) comes The Four ???? of the Apocalypse. An anthology of biblical proportions, this is more than two dozen alternate takes on the apocalyptic quartet of yore.
The Four Lunch Ladies of the Apocalypse! The Four Lawyers of the Apocalypse! The Four PTA Moms of the Apocalypse! The Four Cats of the Apocalypse! And a whole bunch more!
Some of the above are bad-ass Moms their own selves, too!
If you want to see my name added to that list, the anthology has to get to its stretch goal! The anthology funding goal is $4500 (as I type this, it’s at $1126, so at about a quarter of the way there so far), and if it reaches $5000, I will also contribute a story!