Kickstarter: Billibub Baddings Mysteries Sequel

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We love this Kickstarter from our good friend Tee Morris. If you LitStackers will recall, we featured Tee and his wife Pip Ballantine back in May of 2012. Part of that feature included a review of The Case of the Singing Sword. Now Tee is endeavoring to fund a sequel to that fabulous genre mashup novel. [….]

Kickstarters We Love: Women Destroy Science Fiction

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We love, love, love this awesome kickstarter from Lightspeed magazine. It’s an issue completely written and edited by women. From the Kickstarter info page: It could be said that women invented science fiction; after all, Mary Shelley wrote what is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel (Frankenstein). Yet some readers seem [….]

Kickstarter – AVENUE OF THE STRONGEST: A September 11th Photography Book

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Check out this Kickstarter featuring some beautiful, haunting photographs that documents the September 11th terrorist attack. From the Kickstarter page: Photo book documenting 9/11 through the lens of the closest surviving photographer Mark Roddenberry. Contains never before seen images. Mark Roddenberry is a portrait photographer who was living in Lower Manhattan during the 9/11 attacks. [….]

Awesome Kickstarter: The Scary Godmother Doll

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Checkout this amazingly cool Kickstarter from artist Jill Thompson. Halloween’s coming up, be sure to get your gear before it’s all gone! From the Kickstarter page: A fully articulated fashion doll of Scary Godmother! And the Boozle! Spooktakular! Like Monster High without the School! WHO ARE YOU, LADY? I’m Jill Thompson, comic book creator/illustrator. You [….]

Help Fund Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series

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We love this Kickstarter and hope you’ll support a great cause! Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series held on the third Wednesday of every month at the KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street in New York City. The series was founded in the late 1990s by author Terry Bisson and editor Alice [….]

LitStaff Pick: Open Thread

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This week we want to discuss several things. We’ve been thinking a lot about those hot button topics you are all discussing and we’d like to continue the conversation. These are the things we love, the things that make us smile and the things that piss us off. Check out what’s on our minds and [….]

Author of Kickstarter Rape Book “Apologizes”

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Ken Hoinsky, author of Above the Game which we told you about last week, took to the interwebs to apologize for what he calls “harmful” content in his book that he believes has been “misconstrued.” Last week, Kickstarter apologized for not handling the controversy properly. The book includes such “dating” tips as “Don’t ask for [….]

Kickstarter Apologies for Allowing the “Rape Book” Fundraiser

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As we reported last week, Kickstarter came under fire for allowing a “rape book” project to be funded on their site. Due to overwhelming outrage, the site has issued an apology. They’ve also donated $25,000 to an anti-sexual violence organization called RAINN. What do you think LitStackers? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this [….]

Kickstarter Raises $16K+ For Rape Tips Book

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File this one under “I Don’t Want to Live in This World Anymore.” From The Frisky.com: People use Kickstarter to raise money for all sorts of dubious projects. Celebs funding movies. Celebs funding albums. Tips on how to rape women. Wait, what? Oh yes. Behold, Above The Game: A Guide To Getting Awesome With Women, [….]

Ministry Initiative Blog Hop

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Galileo Games and Imagine That! Studios have teamed up to bring you an ambitious steampunk project! The Ministry Initiative is a two-part creative endeavor that will not only premiere new fiction from the steampunk world of the Ministry but also present a brand new role playing game from the makers of Bulldogs! and the ENnie [….]