Crazy 8 Press is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its latest science fiction/fantasy prose anthology, Pangea. The multi-author collection turns on the notion that mankind has always lived on a single super-continent, with a world history – and present – far different from our own.
And you might recognise a few of them from their comic book writing chops as well.
Earth's last four super-continent, named Pangaea, broke up 200 million years ago. But what if it never did – what would humanity – and indeed the surviving Neanderthals – look like now?
The writers include Michael A. Burstein, Adam Troy-Castro, Lawrence Schoen, Kelly Meding, Geoffrey Thorne, Kevin Dilmore, and Dayton Ward, Friedman, Russ Colchamiro, Peter David, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Paul Kupperberg, and Aaron Rosenberg.
"As Crazy 8 Press's first Kickstarter campaign Pangea will provide its writers, not its publisher, with the lion's share of the revenue," David said. "All proceeds after expenses will be divided proportionately by the authors whose wit and hard work are what will make or break the anthology."
The Kickstarter campaign launches today and runs for 30 days. Among the rewards levels will be digital, softcover, and hardcover editions of Pangaea, the option of having a character named after the backer, signed cover reproductions, and more.
The cover painting for the anthology was created by rising Brazilian artist Caio Cacao, who provided covers for Friedman's I Am The Salamander and The Hammer and the Horn.
Pangaea is scheduled for release in September 2015.