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Kickstarter Project for Fantasy Anthology on Gender

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Hi, everyone. I've never posted on this particular area of the forum before, but I found something in the works today and would be interested in people's opinions.

There's a Kickstarter project going on right now for a fantasy anthology called Scheherazade's Facade, which will require $5000 in pledges up-front before it can go ahead. It's already almost halfway there, and I'm thinking about contributing myself. The subtitle is "Fantastical Tales of Gender Bending, Cross-dressing, and Transformation" and the writers involved are Alma Alexander, C. S. MacCath, Paolo Chikiamco, Tiffany Trent, Melissa Mead, Tanith Lee, Aliette de Bodard, Lyn C. A. Gardner, Sunny Moraine, Shanna Germain, Sarah Rees Brennan, and David Sklar. Anybody heard of any of them? (For myself, I feel like I should know the name Tanith Lee, but I've no idea from where.)

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