Glitter & Madness: Let’s Get the Party Kickstarted

Love to donate to worthy Kickstarter projects? Always wanted to donate but never knew where to start? I’ve got just the thing for you: Glitter & Madness, a planned anthology to be edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and John Klima, to be published by Apex Book Company.

Glitter & Madness will include stories about Roller Derby, nightclubs, glam aliens (who doesn’t love an ET with good fashion sense?), literal party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery. Yeah, debauchery! Seriously, though, I can’t wait to read this book. It needs to become a reality.

When award-winning editors chat on Twitter, nothing is just a simple conversation. This is where ideas are born. From the press release:

“It all started on Twitter,” says Lynne M. Thomas. “John Klima mentioned that he wanted to throw a glitter party for all the science fiction and fantasy people he knows. Michael showed John a link to The Rollercade. We decided that instant to combine two fun ideas: a glow-in-the-dark roller skating party and a book about the secret history of 20th Century nightlife/party culture.”

Writers such as Seanan McGuire, Alan DeNiro, Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory, Damien Walters Grintalis, Maria Dahvana Headley, Kat Howard, Jennifer Pelland, Tim Pratt, Cat Rambo, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Diana Rowland, Sofia Samatar, David J. Schwartz, and William Shunn have all made commitments for inclusion in the anthology should funding be successful, and there will be an open reading period to find other worthy inclusions, as well.

Funding from the Kickstarter project will ensure all contributing authors get paid pro rates. It will also cover editing and layouts, a Rollercade Glow Party at Lone Star Con III, and promotional efforts.

Heard enough? If you want to read this as badly as I do, or if you want to help me be able to read it someday, the Kickstarter campaign can be found at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnklima/glitter-and-madness-the-speculative-nightclub-anth . What are you waiting for? GO!

 

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