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Reading: Help Fund my Robot Army!!!

Help Fund my Robot ArmyTitle:  Help Fund my Robot Army!!! & Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects
Editor:  John Joseph Adams
Short story anthology
Genre: eh

This collection is really an outrage idea. All of the stories are fake Kickstarter projects with fantastical or science fiction elements. Each story is presented as if it was a Kickstarter pitch. And of course the project was funded by a kickstarter… which I supported. How meta is that!

Part of the fun of this collection is knowing the format and the ways in which the stories plays with that format. In the following I will comment on the stories that interested me.

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A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones

cw_73_300Title: A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones
Author: Genevieve Valentine
Published: Read in in The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7, 2013 by Night Shade Books. Originally published in Clarkesworld issue 73, 2012
Genre: Science fiction, solar system, far future
Length: 5788 words, short story

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2014 challenge.

This is the very first short story I read in 2014, as a matter of fact, it is the first story I finish reading in 2014. So it is probably a good time to wish everyone a happy new year.

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Reading: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7

15817091Title: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7
Published: April 18th 2013 by Night Shade Books
Format: Short Story Anthology
Read:  August 16th 2013 –
Status: First reading
Genre: Urban fantasy, fantasy, science fiction, horror, steampunk, weird fiction, magic realism etc.

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