Every week, the Seattle Review of Books backs a Kickstarter, and writes up why we picked that particular project. Read more about the project here. Suggest a project by writing to kickstarter at this domain, or by using our contact form.
What's the project this week?
Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling Anthology. We've put $20 in as a non-reward backer
Who is the Creator?
What do they have to say about the project?
Upside Down is a collection of short fiction. Each story examines a tired trope or common cliche and twists it into something new!
What caught your eye?
What a fun project. Short fiction that takes a trope — Prostitute with a Heart of Gold; the City Planet; The Singularity Will Cause the Apocalypse; Heroine Loves a Bad Man; The Magical Negro, just to name a few — and flips it in some way.
The editors leave it up to the author to decide how to destroy the trope they chose, so no doubt there will be a lot of imaginative upending of some hoary old cliches.
Plus the production values look great — nice artwork, nice video, nice presentation.
Why should I back it?
A ton of reasons, but here's a good one: Seattle's own Nisi Shawl is included.
Plus it's cheap! Get the ebook for $5, or the softbound print copy for $15.
How's the project doing?
28 days to go, and they're 45% funded. It's a good bet they'll make it.
Do they have a video?