In an age of stunning CG animations, it’s easy to be inured to special effects. I've seen all manner of impossible things brought to life on the big screen, but rarely have I witnessed anything as awe-inspiring as Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. The sheer scale of the movie is breathtaking. It invokes the same glee I experienced as a child watching Godzilla movies. Pacific Rim brought all of that back to me in a surge of geeky joy. It’s not a perfect film, but it sure is fun; so fun, in fact, that I wanted more. And that is why I approached Joe Martin with the idea behind the anthology we’re calling Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters.About the book itself:
Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters is a collection of 19 stories focused around the theme of strange creatures in the vein of Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Cloverfield, and more. The anthology will open with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author JONATHAN MABERRY, and close with an afterword by JEREMY ROBINSON, author of Project Nemesis, the highest selling Kaiju novel in the United States since the old Godzilla books—and perhaps even more than those.
From New York Times bestsellers to indie darlings we found authors that are perfectly suited for writing such larger than life stories. Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters will honor that proud tradition, while exploring new and exciting ways to experience Kaiju.
Again, that's 19 awesome and original Kaiju tales, and this is the minimum you will get by backing this Kickstarter. Below you'll find options for three more stories by authors—who have already confirmed—if we can hit certain very attainable stretch goals.