We are the Citizens of Antiford, a steampunk collective of amateur cosplayers, artists, and authors. Our fictional world was created about 6 years ago and we’ve been active in the steampunk community and growing ever since.
If you’re interested in discovering more about us and our world, there’s a plethora of stories, videos, comics, and more on our community’s website https://citizensofantiford.com.
We held a challenge for our members to write short stories worthy of publication. We selected six stories that represent the idea of adventure in the Citizens of Antiford’s world.
The Hunt by Justin Thibault
A naturalist from across ocean is hired to travel to Antiford on a hunt for a dangerous queen goblin.
Sarah Sinnott and the Sinister Stalker by Brett Parsons
The crew of the airship Caelum Navis is hired to protect a young admirer from a mysterious stalker.
Assassin’s Greed by Jada Taylor
An assassin is found out and left to die. What will kill her first? The poison now running through her veins or the harsh Istoki desert?
The Manticore by Brad Gentges
The crew of the Arbiter sets off to the mountains to discover the fate of the airship Manticore, and what they find is far more than anyone expected.
The Return by Greg A Brown
A bounty hunter finds the wintery country of Kuu doesn’t suit him and makes an exit full of gunpowder and grenades.
The Badger’s Challenge by Nathan Powell
A challenge is issued by a powerfully rich maniac that sets everyone out on a mad dash full of sabotage and action.
All the stories have been written and a great deal of care and effort went into editing them for the reading public, but now we’re at a crossroads.
Without your help, we would only be able to print a small, limited run or on-demand.
We need help to print a respectable number of copies, which will be delivered to backers who choose a reward with the book, and will be sold at small book shops, online, and at our booth at nerd culture conventions.
We’re aiming to get these books into your hands well in time to be gifts this upcoming holiday season.
We’d like to create an EPUB format digital version of our book, compatible with any eReader device or app. If we reach $3000, we’ll make sure this gets done and that all backers receiving a physical copy of book will also get an ebook.
If we reach $5000, we will have appropriate funding to invest in an audiobook edition. Backers who are receiving a physical book will get a copy of the audiobook, which will be delivered some time after the physical books and ebooks arrive, as it will take time to properly record and engineer this version.
July through August - Campaign
September 5th - Campaign Ends
September - Order Books
October through late November - Shipping Backer Rewards
Risks and challenges
It’s our first book, and we’ve never worked with a printing house before. If there are issues with the timing of printing or other such challenges, we will let our backers know in our updates. However, a good deal of the work has been done, as the stories are completely ready.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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