SUPER-GREAT sci-fi crossword collection. Seriously, SO GREAT.
I'm here to marry two beautiful creatures, each of whom has given me a better life. Each of them has a way of slicing reality into a new configuration that makes a sense all its own. I want to celebrate the many concepts and characters of science fiction (and some fantasy, too) by putting them into the crossword, that ideal format to reward trivial knowledge. And I want to push the crossword format, and all its delightful varieties, with the imagination that you'd find in a good science-fiction novel.
It's tough to tell you too much more without spoiling the answers for you, but the puzzles will explore most of the crossword types now being documented in my essay series, "Callin' Them Squares," and hit a "Wednesday/Thursday" level of difficulty (somewhere comfortably between insultingly easy and mind-crushingly hard). Though there'll be a big emphasis on sci-fi trivia, it'll still be sci-fi trivia that most fans have a reasonable chance of knowing or guessing.
Once funding is complete, you'll begin receiving one each weekday, in printable PDF and online-solvable JPZ formats. With the fiftieth crossword, you'll receive a more convenient collected edition. Also available are "Magician's Secrets" notes on the construction of each puzzle, signed copies of a limited print edition, and, for the overwhelmingly generous, a bonus personalized puzzle!
The money is primarily to pay me for my time (50 puzzles, plus personalized puzzles, is no tiny commitment!), but I also want to commission a few surprise guest contributors, and to pay the editorial team of Greg Eatroff and Amy Reynaldo, who've served me well on previous works like the Ubercross Fiddy.
Fund! Solve! Enjoy.
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All of the above, plus one custom-made 15x15 puzzle just for you! We'll discuss specifics and proceed from there. These are first-come, first-serve, but all will be completed by the end of August.
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