Guns, cars and gambling: Travis Heermann aims to put the fun back in speculative fiction

With Cars, Cards and Carbines, author Travis Heermann is aiming to bring some fun back into the world of speculative fiction. The forthcoming anthology -- aiming for a December 2014 release and currently seeking funding via Kickstarter -- is primed to do just that with a series of action-packed stories incorporating those common elements. Heermann's preliminary lineup of authors includes best-selling local writers like Kevin J. Anderson and Mario Acevedo along with a dozen more, working in nearly every genre under the (speculative) sun. We caught up with Heermann to talk about the genesis of the idea, what kind of stories we can expect and why he's using Kickstarter to make it happen.

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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