Do You Dare Walk The Fire?
I'm David Sobkowiak, co-editor of Walk The Fire, Volume 2. Like so many good things, the journey to Walk The Fire started in a used book store, when series creator John Mierau picked up an old, dog-eared Bantam edition of George RR Martin's Wild Cards, the classic sci-fi and superhero anthology.
When New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler launched The Crypt, a shared world audio anthology as a part of his own future history, John saw the potential for connecting authors with new readerships, and creating something special in the process.
He reached out to a talented and hard working group of writers with a pitch and a story bible, and offered to buy their stories. They answered the call, and Walk The Fire was born.
John brought me aboard as co-editor for Volume 2 and invited a new crop of award-winning, traditionally published, best-selling indie authors and new media creators to create more tales of the Ferrymen.
Who are the Ferrymen?
Those precious few known as Ferrymen can step through a special kind of fire and emerge in a different city, continent, or world. The voyage takes only an instant, and all who walk with the Ferrymen arrive unscathed, while the Ferryman revert in age to when first the Flame kissed them. But, walk the fire without a Ferryman, and you may never be seen again.
What becomes of your humanity when you become a priceless resource, revered by the masses and all but immortal? What becomes of humanity when it spreads to a thousand worlds?
Two-time Campbell nominee Mur Lafferty, Hugo nominee Paul Levinson, Philippa Jane Ballantine, Harry Connolly, JRD Skinner, JF Perkins, Jay Allen, Steve Umstead, Matt Iden, WJ Davies, and more.
With an introduction by Scott Sigler, art by Scott Pond and original song and music by 'George RR Martin is Not Your Bitch' songwriter John Anealio, WALK THE FIRE will immerse you in a rich world accompanied by beautiful images and stirring music.
Walk The Fire is a labor of love. The more money we have, the better content we can give you. Whenever more money is raised, we'll give our supporters more cool things!
*Two More Stories*
At $12,000, we will commission two additional stories, opening the door to submissions (at SFWA pro rates).
This is an important goal for the editors who remain committed to helping writers grow and connect with readers.
*Audio Book Release*
At $13,000 an audiobook of Walk The Fire 2 will be produced by professional narrators and producers and made available to you FREE.
*Another* Anthology for All Backers
At $14,000 a THIRD full anthology in the series produced and EVERY backer of this Kickstarter will then receive a digital copy of all three volumes of Walk The Fire anthologies.
Are you ready to Walk The Fire?
Risks and challenges
Putting together any creative endeavor is always an act of faith. There is always the possibility of roster changes when a book comes together. A story could require more editing to be completed, or even shelved. An author could have to pull out for personal reasons, or because they ran long fulfilling an earlier contract. That said, I have high confidence in the professionalism and creative chops of the authors invited to participate in Walk The Fire.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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