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!

Yay us!

four-and-a-half days left, and an amazing new stretch goal: SEANAN McGUIRE!

There are less than five days left in the Kickstarter for The Four ???? of the Apocalypse, and we just added a phenomenal new stretch goal: if we reach $8150 (which we’re $383 shy of as I type this), we’ll add a story by Seanan McGuire, the New York Times best-selling author of the “October Daye” and “InCryptid” series, among many many others.

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.

And we’ve got other nifty stretch goals, too (homemade cookies! mystery book bundle!), so please consider supporting it! Time is running out!

so close to being funded!


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!

So please consider supporting the anthology! The end of the world was never this absurd…….

presenting The Four ???? of the Apocalypse, now on Kickstarter from Whysper Wude


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!

Stories by

  • Jonathan Maberry
  • David Gerrold
  • David Mack
  • Peter David
  • Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore
  • Jody Lynn Nye
  • Michael Jan Friedman
  • Laura Anne Gilman
  • Aaron Rosenberg
  • Gail Z. Martin
  • Mary Fan
  • Derek Tyler Attico
  • Danielle Ackley-McPhail
  • Adam-Troy Castro
  • Kathleen O. David
  • Randee Dawn
  • Robert Greenberger
  • Gerard Houarner
  • Gordon Linzner
  • Megan Mackie
  • Jenifer Purcell Rosenberg
  • Hildy Silverman
  • Patrick Thomas
  • Michael A, Ventrella
  • Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Wrenn Simms

Don’t miss this wonderful project, plus all the nifty rewards, at the Kickstarter link!