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A space opera anthology of stories about the Bulldogs: Desperate people doing a dangerous job in an action packed scifi galaxy.

About This Project

Have Blaster, Will Travel is an anthology of space opera adventure that follows the Bulldogs, people who signed on with the TransGalaxy interstellar shipping company to run away from the law, the criminals they offended, or a past that haunts them. Inspired by Firefly, Star Wars, and lots of other b-movie sci-fi, Bulldogs tells the stories of those who are desperate enough to take a job hauling volatile and hazardous cargo to the most dangerous places in the galaxy.

The fiction in this anthology will take place in the world of Bulldogs! the RPG, but you don’t have to know the game to enjoy the fiction. Anyone who likes fun space adventure will find a story to enjoy in this anthology.

Find out more about the Bulldogs! RPG here: http://galileogames.com/bulldogs-fate/

You can also take a look at the first Bulldogs! fiction offering, Redwing's Gambit by Monica Valentinelli, here: http://www.drivethrufiction.com/product/100801/Redwing%27s-Gambit

Writers and Editors

The writers we’ve recruited for this project are a talented team of creators whose short fiction has already attracted fans and admirers. We are proud to have Greg Stolze, Nathan Lowell, Eddy Webb, Gareth Skarka, Nathan Crowder, Jared Axelrod, Christiana Ellis, and Mur Lafferty on the project.

The editors of the Have Blaster, Will Travel anthology are Brennan Taylor and J.R. Blackwell. Brennan Taylor is well known for putting together a variety of successful projects including the ENnie-nominated How We Came to Live Here, Mortal Coil, and Bulldogs! J.R. Blackwell is the editor of the zombie anthology, Gimme Shelter.

What is the money for?

We will use the funds we raise to fund the first print run of the anthology and to pay our writers fairly for their work.

Why should I pledge to this project?

Kickstarter supporters will be the first to receive the Have Blaster, Will Travel anthology, and will have access to Kickstarter-only rewards that will not be made available for general sale.

What if you go over your goal?

Going over our goal means a bigger print run and providing more support for our great authors and create even more fiction. If we reach $3,000 we will recruit three new authors to participate in the project, bringing you more great science fiction. If we raise over $4,000 we will create all new original artwork for the cover of the book. If we reach $6,000 we will give add another $100 to each of the authors that contributed to Have Blaster, Will Travel.

Rewards

All supporters will get special sneak peeks of the fiction as we receive it from the writers, updates about our progress producing the anthology, and a special thanks in the book.

Our first few reward tiers get you PDF copies of the stories, and print versions in softcover or hardcover if you choose to back at a higher level. Beyond the book itself, we have some special rewards for backers who decide to contribute $80 or more.

You can get Bulldogs! t-shirts with either the game cover, or just the kick ass Bulldogs! logo.

If you really want to go whole hog, you can get a sweet Bulldogs! captain's jacket, as seen here modeled by our publisher Brennan Taylor. If you can't afford the jacket, you can just get a set of patches to put on your own jacket or bag.

FAQ

  • Yes, we will provide a MOBI version for the Kindle as well. Also, our epub will have no DRM, you will be able to convert it if need be for any other desired format.

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