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KAIJU RISING: Age of Monsters Anthology

A project in Fort Mitchell, KY by J.M. Martin

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Giant monsters and tremendous havoc brought to you by master authors Larry Correia, James Lovegrove, Peter Clines, and many, many more!
Backers: 444
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $18,562 of $10,000
Dates: Sep 6th -> Oct 6th (31 days)
Project By: J.M. Martin
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Latest News

Exclusive Excerpt from Kaiju Rising, Last Chance to Back This Kickstarter Anthology

The Kickstarter for Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters is almost at an end and I've got an exclusive (I'm mostly positive about that) excerpt from one of the short stories in the anthology. This kickstarter has exceeded all expectations reaching it's goal of $10,000 rather quickly and even every single stretch goal. What's great about contributing now is that you already know everything you'll get and it's quite a bit at this point. (Read More)

SECRET Stretch Goal Unlocked + Excerpts!

October 4th - via:
Secret Stretch Goal Achieved!SO WE PLANNED THIS UNANNOUNCED STRETCH GOAL at $16,500, and our mega-awesome backers (you!) unlocked it overnight! That BOB EGGLESTON stretchie you guys achieved at $15,500? Remember? Well, now that we went past $16,500... (Read More)

The Last Weekend Looms

October 3rd - via:
AS WE HEAD INTO THE FINAL WEEKEND, we'd sure appreciate one last push from everyone. Tweet and Facebook and Blogspot your little butts off, my friends. The more we over-fund, the greater our capabilities to increase our print runs, stock perk items,... (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight: Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters

October 2nd - via:
I caught up with him J.M. Martin about his latest venture, a Kickstarter titled Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters. Kaiju Rising is already a success, at $4,000 over its $10,000 goal with four days remaining. J.M. Martin wrote comic books and worked on-staff at Caliber Press throughout the '90s; while there he co-created a collectible card game based on Todd McFarlane's SPAWN® universe which sold in excess of $3M retail. He was a Gold ENnie-award-winning managing editor (2001–2005) for Privateer Press, instrumental in building the Iron Kingdoms and Warmachine intellectual properties from the ground up. I've known J.M. Martin for years back when we worked together for Privateer Press. (Read More)

Stretch Goal #6 Revealed

September 30th - via:
All Stretch Goal Authors AchievedWE'VE DONE IT, FOLKS! We’ve gone and passed the $14,000 stretch goal, allowing us to unleash the NYT Bestselling author JAMES SWALLOW to write our tie in story with Sunstone Games’ Colossal Kaiju Combat. This is a... (Read More)


September 27th - via:
Kaiju Rising Tie-In: Sunstone Games' Colossal Kaiju Combat, Written by NYT BestsellerEARLIER TODAY WE ANNOUNCED New York Times bestselling author JAMES SWALLOW would be our fourth and final stretch goal author. Swallow has a long, successful history... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Author #4 Revealed

September 26th - via:
Another New York Times Bestseller Joins Kaiju RisingWe're tickled silly to reveal JAMES SWALLOW, author/scriptwriter, British Academy of Fim and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominee, and New York Times bestseller! James has written several novels,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Author #3 Revealed

September 25th - via:
Introducing acclaimed debut author PETER STENSON as our third stretch goal author! At $13,000 backers will unlock a bonus story by Peter. He is the author of the brutal zombie novel Fiend (Crown), which was declared by Amazon as the "Best Book of the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Author #2 Revealed

September 24th - via:
As promised, here’s our second stretch goal author, whom we unlock at $12,500 (less than $1,000 away):  Welcome the awesome HOWARD ANDREW JONES. His debut historical fantasy novel, The Desert of Souls (Thomas Dunne Books 2011), was widely... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Author #1 Revealed

September 22nd - via:
Today's update comes to you from Ragnarok's Editor In Chief, TIM MARQUITZ: Hi all, We have been absolutely blown away by your generosity and excitement for the Kaiju Rising Kickstarter. Joe and I knew we had something special when Nick brought the... (Read More)

Thank You!

September 20th - via:
Thank You All!!!  (Read More)

Making More Room on the Shelf

September 18th - via:
Deep Thoughts by Peter Rawlik"THERE'S A SHELF IN THE HALL WHERE I KEEP MY KAIJU, Tohos mostly. I have five different Godzillas, King Ghidorah, Megalon, Hedorah, and a few others. When people see these they automatically think I’m a big Godzilla... (Read More)

MOAR! Kaiju Gets Plushie! RARRR!

September 16th - via:
WE (RAGNA)ROCKED THE FIRST EIGHT GRAND IN WEEK ONE and are well on our way to goal so, as always, I wanna thank all of you. Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters is on its way to happening! Things are going so well in fact that we got a little visitor today... (Read More)

KAIJU RISING Kickstarter Add-Ons

September 12th - via:
TO ADD-ON to your Kickstarter pledge, follow these steps: Go to the KAIJU RISING Kickstarter page and press the Manage Your Pledge button. If you have not pledged yet it will say Back this Project.  Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by... (Read More)

Ultra Mecha Kaiju Tier

September 11th - via:
We're movin' and groovin', folks. It's been five days since launch and we're currently approaching 70 PERCENT toward our target goal!! Plus, everyone has been super cool about spreading the word all over the Internet and generating buzz about the... (Read More)

Kickstarter O’rama

September 9th - via:
First off, no. This post isn’t for the Kickstarter you’ve all been waiting for, but yes, we are working on putting together the Monster Hunter International Challenge Coins KS. It is coming. I’ve teamed up with a good friend who is an awesome graphic artist, we’ve got a ton of designs ready to go, and it is going to be pretty darn sweet. (Read More)

You All ROK + Fantasy Book Critic

September 7th - via:
The First 24 HoursLaunch Day has been somewhat overwhelming. WE'RE ALREADY 33 PERCENT FUNDED?! Wow. When Tim Marquitz and I first decided we wanted to co-publish and came up with the concept behind RAGNAROK PUBLICATIONS (i.e., Publisher of Dark Genre... (Read More)

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