There are two Kickstarters now running that I'm involved with that you should all go out and support right now this second. The first is Double Trouble: An Anthology of Two-Fisted Team-Ups, edited by Jonathan Maberry & Keith R.A. DeCandido, which features 15 (or 18, if we hit some stretch goals) stories that put some classic characters together. A bunch of Trek scribes are involved, including: Rigel Ailur (Marian of Sherwood and Annie Oakley) Kevin J. Anderson (Captain Nemo and Frankenstein's monster) Derek Tyler Attico (Dracula, Jekyll & Hyde, and John Henry) Diana Dru Botsford (Ernest Shackleton, Sacajawea, and Lemuel Gulliver) Greg Cox (The Brain that Wouldn't Die and Night of the Living Dead) Keith R.A. DeCandido (Ayesha, a.k.a. She Who Must Be Obeyed, and Engungun-oya) David Mack (Prospero and Don Quixote de la Mancha) David A. McIntee (Tang Sanzang, a.k.a. Tripitaka, and Emperor Taizong) * Dayton Ward (Captain Battle and Blackout) In addition, there are stories by Maurice Broaddus (Ace Harlem and the Conjure-Man), Jennifer Brody (Abraham Van Helsing, Athena, and the Medusa), Debbie Daughetee (Fantamah & Fury and Jane Trent, Science Sleuth) *, Delilah S. Dawson (Lord Ruthven and Lydia Bennet), Nancy Holder & Alan Philipson (Flaxman Low and Mezzanotte), James A. Moore (Moon Man and the Man in Black) *, James Reasoner (G-Man Dan Fowler and Stinger Seave), Ben H. Rome (Bastet, Fenrir, and Quetzalcoatl), and Scott Sigler (Doctor Moreau and Audrey II). * Will only be in the anthology if we hit our first three stretch goals. We're roughly 35% funded as I type this, and I really want this project to succeed, as it'll be tremendous fun to see all these team-ups. =-=-=-=-= The second is the eSpec Books Fantastic Novels Kickstarter, which is crowdfunding eSpec's next three releases, all of which are different flavors of fantasy. Phoenix Precinct by Keith R.A. DeCandido, the latest in my mix of high fantasy and police procedural Yeti Left Home by Aaron Rosenberg, a cryptid-in-the-city story Esprit de Corpse by Ef Deal, a steampunk tale in 19th-century Paris This one has already been funded, so you're guaranteed to get what you want if you pledge now. Among the rewards in both of these are Tuckerizations, where you can have yourself be a character in one of the stories or novels! Trek BBS doesn't allow links to crowdfunds, but if you click on any of my social media in my signature below, you'll find links for both of these fairly easily.