Help Get the Webcomic Chief O'Brien at Work Out of Cyberspace and Into a Book

We’ve written about Chief O’Brien at Work, the webcomic about the true misery suffered by Miles O’Brien during his days on the Enterprise, before. But now you can support it on Kickstarter and allow him to move from digital to physical form, even if he still never gets to leave the transporter room. »9/02/15 10:30am9/02/15 10:30am

Want to See More LGBT Superhero Comics by LGBT Creators? Support This Anthology

Oath is an upcoming collection of comics featuring original LGBT superheroes written and drawn entirely by LGBT creators. The black-and-white anthology sounds massive: over 240 pages long with work from over two dozen creators. Oath editor Audrey Redpath just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. »8/17/15 4:20pm8/17/15 4:20pm

Here's a Chemistry Set You'll Actually Want to Experiment With

Chemistry sets used to be awesome. Today, a lot of them suck. But the kit pictured here (which, with 49 days left in its campaign, has already been successfully funded on Kickstarter) comes fully stocked with chemicals, equipment, and experiments. It’s the kind of thing your kid (or—screw it—you, yourself) would… »8/14/15 6:40pm8/14/15 6:40pm

Help Put the Amazing Hiroshima Manga Barefoot Gen Into Libraries

Publishing company Last Gasp has an excellent Kickstarter project running right now: it’s raising $36,000 to print 4,000 copies of Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen in the original Japanese) into schools and libraries. Barefoot Gen is a manga first printed in the 1970s, and author Keiji Nakazawa drew on his own life to… »8/06/15 1:30am8/06/15 1:30am

Help Turn Brown Girl In The Ring Into A Fantastic, Mind-Blowing Movie

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson is like nothing you’ve read before — it’s an intense tale of Caribbean magic and possession, set in a dystopian near future. It features characters so vivid, they live on in your head. And a story that keeps you frantically reading to see how it turns out. And now, it’s… »6/17/15 6:40pm6/17/15 6:40pm

These Art Books From Sweden's Suburban Dystopia Deserve Your Support

Here at io9, we’re huge fans of Simon Stålenhag’s artwork, paintings from an alternate Sweden where familiar landscapes, fashions, and vehicles stand against ominous power plants, futuristic robots, and the occasional dinosaur. And there’s currently a crowdfunding campaign for two art books featuring Stålenhag’s… »5/26/15 9:00pm5/26/15 9:00pm

A Twisted Comic About A Space Colony Where Medical Experiments Are Holy

Upcoming comic anthology New World is all about civilizations clashing, and clash they do in this comic from the book, written by Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and illustrated by O Human Star’s Blue Delliquanti, where a man visits in isolated space colony founded on an unusual belief. »5/19/15 3:00pm5/19/15 3:00pm

Help Bring This Queer Science Fiction Comics Anthology To Life

Looking for comics that feature a wide variety of sexualities and genders? Want all-ages science fiction and fantasy stories where the characters are “unquestionably queer” and their gender and sexuality isn’t treated as an allegory? Then check out the crowdfunding campaign for the upcoming comics anthology Beyond. »4/02/15 6:20pm4/02/15 6:20pm

Crowdfund An A-To-Z Of Dungeon Monsters, Robot Western Comics, And More!

A customisable index of monsters for tabletop RPGs and a cool sci-fi western comic series lead the charge on this week's look at all things crowdfunded, but that's not all there is - Detective tales set in a Lovecraftian universe, family friendly games about colonising Mars, and short fiction anthologies await! »2/20/15 2:40pm2/20/15 2:40pm

Why Do We Need More Science Fiction By LGBT Writers?

Last year, Lightspeed Magazine had a special issue in which "Women Destroy Science Fiction" (and horror, and fantasy.) Now, Lightspeed is following up with "Queers Destroy Science Fiction." And today's the last day to support the Kickstarter. But why should you care about getting more LGBT SF? The editors of the issue… »2/16/15 12:30pm2/16/15 12:30pm