I’ve been mostly silent here lately for a variety of reasons. I might expand on that previous sentence at a later date, but I’ll leave it at that for now. Nothing horrible is going on.

Just…

Well…

I’ll explain it later because I want to focus on a Kickstarter a buddy of mine has put together. It’s called Cars, Cards, & Carbines. This is a campaign to bring a cross-genre anthology to the public through crowdfunding efforts. Travis Heermann (one of my critique partners) has teamed up with John Helfers to make this awesome-sounding anthology a reality.

I’d take a swing at describing the concepts behind the anthology, but Travis has already done me the favor. Here’s a quote from the Kickstarter page:

One cool thing about putting together this kind of anthology (aside from the sheer talent we’ve already assembled) is the way the three elements of the theme can be stretched. “Cars” can mean a lot of things: hot rods, getaway cars, train cars, mine cars, horse-drawn carriages. While originating from a Poker theme, “Cards” can be expanded into things like credit cards, tarot cards, programming cards, green cards, and more. And of course “Carbine” literally means a short-barreled rifle used generally by cavalry, but could easily reach into all sorts of firearms across almost any milieu.

Here’s a list of some of the authors involved in the project. There are some huge names on this list. I’m sure you’ve heard of a few of these folks. If not, I implore you to drag yourself out from under your rock and check all of them out.

  • Mario Acevedo
  • E.C. Ambrose
  • Kevin J. Anderson
  • Jay Bonansinga
  • Nancy Holder
  • D.B. Jackson
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Jay Lake
  • Nick Mamatas
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Norman Partridge
  • Cat Rambo
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Ken Scholes
  • Dean Wesley Smith

Let’s see if we can rally together and help a good friend of mine out in his creative efforts!