“Kelly Link”. “Fiasco Playset.” If you already know what those four words mean together, you’re currently quivering with joy. If not? The Stranger Things Happen + Fiasco Bundle is for you!
For those not already familiar with her work, Kelly Link writes the brilliant, creepy, funny, disturbingly surreal mashups of the fantastic and the ordinary that Salon called “an alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler, and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.'”
Benjamin Rosenbaum wrote the excellent Stranger Things Happen playset, which provides settings, details, and special rules that set Fiasco in a Linkian world, and ties this bundle together.
The bundle includes a full set of digital files (.pdf, .epub, .mobi) for Fiasco, Kelly’s short story collection Stranger Things Happen, the playset, and finally Rosenbaum’s similarly surreal debut collection, The Ant King.
Stories from Stranger Things Happen have won the Nebula, Tiptree, and World Fantasy Award. Stranger Things Happen was a Salon Book of the Year, one of the Village Voice’s 25 Favorite Books of 2001, and was nominated for the Firecracker Alternative Book Award.
“Kelly Link’s debut collection fuses storytelling smarts with postmodern flair, Nancy Drew with Philip K. Dick… But behind the fancy, darker shapes emerge.” —Village Voice
“Benjamin Rosenbaum is one of the best new science fiction writers working in the field today.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
“Fiasco is one of the greatest storytelling RPGs I’ve ever played. I highly recommend it.” —Wil Wheaton