Bellum: of Mutants and Men

Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera (Science Fiction Anthology)

A project in Ottawa, KS by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

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24 contemporary stories capturing the classic golden age feel of space opera past.
Backers: 325
Average Pledge Per Backer: $25

Funded: $8,135 of $8,000
Dates: Jan 21st -> Mar 7th (45 days)
Project By: Bryan Thomas Schmidt
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Want a sneak peek of the cover in color?

April 5th - via:
I still can't reveal it BUT a portion of it is in this press release from the publisher for anyone interested...  (Read More)

T-shirt orders going in soon

April 3rd - via:
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March 26th - via:
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New Content Announced

March 23rd - via:
I already told you about the second Catastrophe Baker story Mike Resnick is giving us, bring the count to 24 stories from 23. But now we have more special content to announce.  The former Editors and Founders of Ray Gun Revival,  Johne Cook, Paul... (Read More)

Surveys Out

March 20th - via:
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You Guys Are Awesome!

March 16th - via:
Every Kickstarter showrunner that I have spoken with plans for it. Cancelled pledges. It's so part and parcel of fundraising that you budget for it as a matter of course. But not Raygun Chronicles.  Every single pledge funded. We are at 100%. Which... (Read More)

Thank you!

March 8th - via:
We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for making our passion project possible. I now begin editing the RGR reprint stories while our headliners go to work on new stories. Those are due July 1st. The cover is due June 1st. We need to send... (Read More)

We did it!!!!!! 27 minutes to go

March 7th - via:
So I can get out of bed and let the dogs eat today! WHEW! Thanks all!  I got cramps in that fetal position there...  (Read More)

$6658 Just under 5 hours left!!!

March 7th - via:
Thanks to all of our new backers today. I want to single out Kevin J. Anderson, the author, and a friend, who was unable to headline Raygun Chronicles due to other commitments but has always been supportive. I appreciate that very much.And that's... (Read More)

Update & Final Contributor Interview: Peter J. Wacks

March 6th - via:
Morning surge to $5162 with 13 new backers! Welcome! We are now less than 3k from our goal with 30 hours left!  We're in great shape. Keep spreading the word and it will happen.  Thanks to all who have upgraded as well!  Be sure and check out the... (Read More)

Love Of Classics Inspires Raygun Chronicles Kickstarter Anthology Project

February 6th - via:
I’m very excited to share, at John DeNardo’s invitation, the genesis of Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For A New Age. My latest project as an anthologist (provided our Kickstarter succeeds), it’s an anthology of new and reprint space opera stories, contemporary but with a classic bent. For many SFF fans, space opera is part of what made them fall in love with speculative fiction. (Read More)

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