A few years back, a guy did a kind of cool experiment where, in an attempt to judge books the same way editors did, he picked up several books at the bookstore and read the first page. As it happened, URBAN SHAMAN was one of the ones he picked up, and the only one that drew his attention enough to actually buy it. Since then he and I have chatted a bit, and now Ed is running a Kickstarter for his first novella. Check it out!
Also, Tim Pratt is doing a Kickstarter for his next short story collection, which already looks beautiful!
(x-posted from the essential kit)