Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kickstart This!

I found out about this shared world mosaic anthology that a friend of mine (the awesome Julie E. Czerneda) is involved in, which reminds me of Robert Lynn Asprin's Thieves World.

Funded by Kickstarter, this is a bold and exciting publishing project from R. Scott Taylor.

Eight authors and 3 artists are bringing something together that is bold, original and beautiful.

Set in Art of the Genre’s trademarked universe, The Nameless Realms, the anthology will take readers to the Free City of Taux, a fantasy port of cursed stones, dark plots, and a core of rich characters who share space inside the infamous Black Gate District.

It will link characters and tales in an interwoven mosaic and features authors like Lynn Flewelling, Harry Connolly, Juliet McKenna, Martha Wells, Robert Mancebo, and Julie Czerneda sharing characters with newcomer Michael Tousignant and iconic fantasy artist turned writer Todd Lockwood, the book plumbs the depths of dark city-born fantasy.

Editor and contributor R. Scott Taylor helps create the shadowed metropolis of Taux, where Razor Duelists and mailed and heavily armed Sturgeons try to hold back the tide of ghosts, Moon Cultists, and shadow magic that lurks inside the slithering coils of Wizard’s Mist.  Rogues, harlots, and merchant princes share the same streets, and all watch their backs as the stones of the city call out to the living in a never ending game of cat and mouse for the true ownership of the great port.

Check it out! Help them out!

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