Thomas A. Fowler: Author of Nerdy Things

Crash Philosophy - Press Kit

THE INTERNET CAN DECIDE WHERE THIS AUTHOR GETS HIS TATTOO, AND WHAT IT WILL BE!

A new science-fiction anthology on Kickstarter is letting its backers choose some crazy things, including what tattoo its creator is getting and where it will go!


An anthology seeking funding on Kickstarter lets readers choose their characters and settings, updating the popular “Choose Your Own Adventure” concept. With it comes a lot of unusual options for the campaign backers.

There’s a new reading experience on Kickstarter called Crash Philosophy. In it, readers can choose any of the ten characters, ranging from an Alien to a Human Baby to a Robot Assassin, and put them in the setting of their choosing, from a mundane Pet Store to the insane Flying Prison. The result is 100 fictional possibilities from over two-dozen authors.

The Kickstarter offers many of the normal packages, including copies of the book and tickets to the release event at the Alamo Drafthouse, where they’re screening “Deep Blue Sea,” a movie that matches one of their combinations of a Great White Shark in an Evil Laboratory. Beyond that, there are some crazy bonus incentives giving readers incredible deciding power!

If the campaign hits its stretch goals, the creator of Crash Philosophy, author Thomas A. Fowler, will give his backers the ability to choose more than their characters and settings. They’ll get to choose his cosplay at Denver Comic Con in 2018, new characters and settings for the second installment of the anthology, and more importantly, which of the Crash Philosophy characters he’ll get a tattoo of, and where it’s placed!

“I am going to set some rules,” Fowler said in one of his videos about the campaign. “I’m not going to let you Boaty McBoatface me! I know how you work, internet!”

In creating this one-of-a-kind reading experience, Fowler wanted rewards that were equally unique and gives his readers the power to decide. The campaign goes until March 30. People can back the Kickstarter at CrashPhilosophy.com.

Download the Press Kit, that includes contact information, a PDF, and additional photos by clicking t

How did an Imaginary Friend end up in a Flying Prison? What is a Kaiju doing in a Pet Store?

Find out when 10 characters combine with 10 settings to create 100 fictional possibilities from over two-dozen authors in the official trailer for Crash Philosophy! Welcome to a reading experience where you get to choose your characters, settings, and your adventure.

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About the Author & Creator: Thomas A. Fowler is the Author of Nerdy Things.

Author Thomas A. Fowler recruited over two-dozen authors to contribute to Crash Philosophy, with genres ranging from Historical Fiction to Romance and Sci-Fi. A science-fiction writer himself, he's been published in several anthologies, been nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Paranoia Horror Film Festival. He's self-publishing some works while seeking representation for his feature novels.