Help Fund my Robot Army!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects

Help Fund my Robot Army Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects If you re a regular backer of Kickstarters you ve probably seen some unique crowdfunding projects in your time But one thing all of those campaigns boringly had in common was They abided by the physi

  • Title: Help Fund my Robot Army!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects
  • Author: John Joseph Adams Veronica Belmont Mur Lafferty David D. Levine Heather Lindsley David Malki Seanan McGuire Tim Pratt
  • ISBN: 2940150747005
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Nook
  • If you re a regular backer of Kickstarters, you ve probably seen some unique crowdfunding projects in your time But one thing all of those campaigns boringly had in common was They abided by the physical laws of the universe HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY is an anthology of science fiction fantasy stories told in the form of fictional crowdfunding project pitches, using tIf you re a regular backer of Kickstarters, you ve probably seen some unique crowdfunding projects in your time But one thing all of those campaigns boringly had in common was They abided by the physical laws of the universe HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY is an anthology of science fiction fantasy stories told in the form of fictional crowdfunding project pitches, using the components and restrictions of the format to tell the story This includes but is not limited to Project Goals, Rewards, User Comments, Project Updates, FAQs, and The idea is to replicate the feel of reading a crowdfunding pitch, so that even though the projects may be preposterous in the real world, they will feel like authentic crowdfunding projects as much as possible.So if what you ve always been looking for in a Kickstarter and couldn t find was a project that allowed you to SUMMON DEMONS, DEFY GRAVITY, WIELD MAGIC, or VIOLATE CAUSALITY, then HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects may be just the thing you ve been looking for.

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    1. John Joseph Adams Veronica Belmont Mur Lafferty David D. Levine Heather Lindsley David Malki Seanan McGuire Tim Pratt says:

      John Joseph Adams is the series editor of BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as ROBOT UPRISINGS, DEAD MAN S HAND, BRAVE NEW WORLDS,WASTELANDS, and THE LIVING DEAD Recent and forthcoming books include WHAT THE % IS THAT , OPERATION ARCANA, PRESS START TO PLAY, LOOSED UPON THE WORLD, and THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH consisting of THE END IS NIGH, THE END IS NOW, and THE END HAS COME Called the reigning king of the anthology world by Barnes Noble, John is a two time winner of the Hugo Award for which he has been nominated nine times , is a seven time World Fantasy Award finalist, and served as a judge for the 2015 National Book Award John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines LIGHTSPEED and NIGHTMARE, and is a producer for Wired s THE GEEK S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY podcast You can find him online at johnjosephadams and on Twitter JohnJosephAdams.

    2. Writing a story in the form of a Kickstarter page is a genius idea to begin with, and that idea was Keffy R.M. Kehrli's. Putting together an entire anthology of such ideas was John Joseph Adams's genius idea, as well as crowdfunding it via Kickstarter because duh FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects contains over thirty fictional Kickstarters of the SFF persuasion (you'll find nothing as adorably mundane as a grandmother making canes here). As in any themed anthology, [...]

    3. A collection of stories written as kickstarter style campaigns. The book is actually more fun and creative than it sounds with several of the stories making me laugh out loud and one or two evoking other feelings as well. The joke and concept wears a bit thin though and this might have been partly because of extra content from it exceeding its funding requirement but it did feel like there were more stories in the collection than there needed to be. Normally this would be a silly critisism of a [...]

    4. "A Memorial to the Patriots" by Jake Kerr: Weird more than good. I was rather confused by the end"I just read "For Entertainment Purposes Only" by Jeremiah Tolbert this afternoon and it of course made me smile, which was just what I wanted to happen. I have to say that the comments are brilliant."I want to be a Lioness" by Chuck Wendig: I quite liked this story. The comment section was used really effectively. It reminded me of "if you were a dinosaur my love". "Liberty: Seeking Support For Writ [...]

    5. There are a handful of five-star stories in this book. There are also several rather pedestrian and repetitive stories in this book. They're not all funny, though comedy is overwhelmingly the M.O. One of the best—maybe even the best—of the stories is not comedy at all.Was definitely worth the 99¢ I paid.

    6. TL;DR version: Read the stories by Connolly, Cook, Williamson, Penn Romine, Sullivan, Levine, Broaddus, Wrigley, Bolander, and McGuire. SKIP the ones by Tolbert, Pratt, and Howard and your life will be better for it. For the rest, your mileage may vary depending on your own personal obsessions and expectations. Overall, though those ten stories that make the must read cut are well worth the $5 for this collection.Full review: Short story is a difficult art. To paint a world and its characters an [...]

    7. Básicamente escogí este libro porque el titulo me llamó la atención y no me he arrepentido. He tenido malas experiencias con otras antologías porque los relatos eran muy diferentes en términos de estilo y a veces calidad. Aquí no pasa. Los relatos están formateados como si estuviéramos leyendo un proyecto de crowdfunding y los autores utilizan los diferentes elementos para contar sus historias, eso hace que los cambios de estilo no sean muy grandes. Me parece un concepto muy interesante [...]

    8. I LOVED this. Great concept, fun realization of said concept and a really high quality of work overall. Obviously every single anthology has ups and downs in terms of quality, but this one managed a (generally) consistent high that was really pleasing to me.Favourite(s): Seanan McGuire's take on a halloween kickstarter was fun as hell, Mary Robinette Kowal's Romeo and Juliet in Space (with puppets) made me laugh hysterically and then force my fiance to read it so he could laugh hysterically too, [...]

    9. Though the premise is cute about half way through it begins to wear thin and become a bit monotonous which is probably why they tried to throw some of the bigger authors and better stories (Scott Sigler) into the second half. I seem to always find anthologies a bit of a mixed bag and almost all of the ideas here arent bad but the premise does grate after awhile.

    10. This was my "on my phone" book. I only read it if I was stuck someplace with out anything to do (waiting rooms, trains, etc.). Tons of short little stories, an awesome way or writing them. Many were very funny, some bitter sweet, some horrific. Great collection all around.

    11. Ten Second Synopsis:A collection of funny, serious, creepy, crawly and cheeky stories based on imaginary kick starter projects.There are 33 stories in this anthology and the majority of them are written by accomplished (to a greater or lesser degree) authors in the sci-fi/spec fiction realm. Every single one of them follows the format of a Kickstarter crowdfunding pitch and while some others who have reviewed this collection on mentioned that this format quickly got stale for them, I didn’t s [...]

    12. This mixed-bag of an anthology would honestly get a 3.5 from me, if I could give a half star. Real shame, too, considering this project assembled some world class writers to a simple theme -- make up a wild or fantastic kickstarter.First, the good. Some of the writers really embraced the Kickstarter story format -- a weird hybrid of epistolary stories and internet culture -- and made some really unique experiences. Here are some of my personal favorites:"I WANT TO BE A LIONESS" -- I really, real [...]

    13. I don't usually read anthologies. The main reason is when I do grab them it's because there is one, maybe two, authors participating who I know/like. I end up enjoying their stories (maybe) and hating the rest, closing the book at the end feeling a tad cheated.I feared this book would be no different. I picked it up because Chuck Wendig used his mind powers and convinced me to try it. Once I owned it, however, I noted that not only had he participated, but other writers I like - Mur Lafferty (Sh [...]

    14. I think there was a point last year where I decided that I should be seeking out more short fiction, which unfortunately got turned by my mind into "pick up any book that has more than one author and some cheap gimmick."The gimmick here is that each story is a kickstarter campaign, with a pitch, pledge rewards and comment sections to tell a tale. There's a few urban fantasy but mostly near-future SF. I started breaking down stories into a few categories: the Frankenstein story ("What could possi [...]

    15. This is a collection of short stories about people trying to get others to help them with a variety of science-fictional projects, from the titular robot army to the first writ of habeus corpus for a synthetic being to sending Mary Robinette Kowal and David Tennant into space long enough that they can perform _Romeo and Juliet_ with puppets. The gimmick here is that each of these stories is written in the form of a Kickstarter pitch. In his introduction, Adams says that the title piece came his [...]

    16. 3 stars. A mix of stories that embraced the format and stories that didn't. I skimmed some but there weren't any I really disliked but I did not enjoy the "here is my entire backstory" type thing like if you're trying to sell something, try to get it done without the mouthful. It's a very easy read though. Some of my faves below: (view spoiler)[HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! by Keffy R.M. KehrliA Memorial To The Patriots by Jake Kerr: An example of a more serious story here.Seeking Support for a Wri [...]

    17. This was another great book I got through Kickstarter. Which is kind of meta because it's a book dedicated to improbable crowd funding stories. I immediately jumped on board because a) who doesn't want a robot army and b) I have something of a weakness for kickstarter (It's not an addiction. I can stop any time I want. It's not my fault they continue to tempt me with things that I want.) Plus I am a big fan of John Joseph Adams short fiction anthologies so getting in on this project was a no-bra [...]

    18. This book had some great pointsd some not so great points. Some of the stories were excellent, and lent themselves really well to the KickStarter format. "Flashed Forward" by Bradley Beaulieu, for example, was an excellent and very enjoyable read, about a time traveler. I also really enjoyed Jake Kerr's "A Memorial to the Patriots" about terrorists in a big brother-esque United States. Both stories (and a few others) did a great job leading the reader through the world of their KickStarter and d [...]

    19. Writing a short story presents different challenges than a full-lenght novel, the main crux of it being the essential lenght constrains. But how about we also add a structural element to the obstacles? Say, the story has to be told in a certain manner, be it first-person, involving a fantastical invention or in the shape of a Kickstarter pitch.This innovative collection corresponds to the latter, obviously. As such, it's a hit-or-miss (mostly hits, mind you) collection of short stories, firmly s [...]

    20. I think the title of the collection may skew a person's impressions of the types of stories that are found inside. I was expecting the tone of the book to be over all humorous. And while there are more than a few funny "projects" included, it ends up feeling nicely balanced by stories like Jake Kerr's "A Memorial to the Patriots" and Samuel Peralta's "Liberty: Seeking Support for a Writ of Habeas Corpus for a Non-Human Being".I would say that most of the stories included are really good. I there [...]

    21. Adams has composed another great anthology, this time one that perfectly captures the spirit of well-run crowdfunding campaigns. The stories cross the spectrum of sci-fi subgenres and range from humorous to heart wrenching. Most of the stories have a humorous to satirical tone, but there are a few that veer into the tragic and serious. I found those to be both impactful and refreshing; they provided great balance in the context of the work overall.The stories themselves were great and provided t [...]

    22. This book emulates the Kickstarter text style so well! Definitely use default fonts when reading this, or you'll miss out on a good bit of the experience. The projects in this book range from something I'd be a bit interested in to straight up totalitarian and scary. But they're all there for a laugh. Even when the world they create is basically incompatible with human life, they're presented with such deadpan seriousness that it winds up being funny.And kudos to JJA for actually Kickstarting a [...]

    23. This is a brilliant and unusual take on the short-story anthology. In the words of the editor: "I came across a story by Keffy R.M. Kehrli called “HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!!” which was told in the form of a fictional Kickstarter pitch. My first thought when I read the story was: This story is really funny. My second thought was: I should build an anthology around it. My third thought was: Obviously the anthology should be published via a crowdfunding campaign."Show your support for arena Tet [...]

    24. Un montón de historias puestas en formato KickStarter. Si es por innovación, este libro se lleva todos los premios. Mi principal problema con este libro es que es un libro mayormente de premisas, salvo unos pocos casos donde ocurre un poco de historia propiamente tal. Pero la mayor parte de los casos es un trozo de proyecto con ciencia ficción o fantasía no convencional, donde la venta está en los chistes. Después de un rato puede volverse repetitivo.El formato es muy interesante y hay his [...]

    25. Hit and miss, like many anthologies, but an enjoyable read all in all. My favourites were the stories by David D. Levine (ingenious) and Bradley Boulieu (heart rending). The format got old quite fast so I think in this case less (i.e fewer stories) would have been more. However, the stories were short enough so if one didn't do it for me, I hadn't wasted too much time on it. Hm, this doesn't sound like a four-star review, but honestly, I had fun reading it.

    26. This Kickstarted anthology suffers from one flaw: the sheer number of stories that are told in the format of crowdfunding campaigns. It isn't that the tales are repetitive, but the format is so restrictive that after reading several in a row that the delight starts to fade. The same thing happens with flash fiction, so while I recommend this book as well, I would suggest you dip your toe in every so often rather than try to binge on it.

    27. This is a great anthology. These stories are so very creative, and the format is fantastic. Some stories are sad, some creepy and some will make you laugh out loud. My favorites are Liberty by Samuel Peralta, Zero G R&J by Mary Robinette Kowal and Jerome 3.0 by Jason Gurley. I love that anthologies give an opportunity to sample authors that I am not familiar with.

    28. For me, this was a book that had to be read over the course of several weeks, because the gimmick of it (imaginary crowdfunding proposals) loses its novelty after a few entries in a row. That being said, the authors came at the concept from all different angles, so there's a nice variety of stories here, ranging anywhere from funny to touching to just bizarre, and overall, I greatly enjoyed it.

    29. I wasn't certain if stories based on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing format would be different enough to keep my interest. I was wrong. This was a great set of stories, some funny, some sad. Standouts were stories by Kat Howard, Genevieve Valentine (where she skewers the UF character tropes), and Chuck Wendig (whose story made me weep).

    30. A fun anthology, but the format didn't anyways make for good story telling. It seemed like the best stories were the ones that delivered a clever idea in a very short, direct way. There were also a few longer pieces that broke the Kickstarter format a bit, with a lot of story. These generally made good narrative use of the the comments and updates featuresl in a, a good read.

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