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A collection of short fiction from many of your favorite SF/Fantasy authors, including Allston, Drake, Stackpole, and Zahn.

Time Traveled Tales is a who’s who of your favorite science fiction and fantasy authors writing about time travel, the future, and contact with strange and wonderful beings.  

In 2012 Origins Game Fair had a talented and diverse group of science fiction and fantasy authors who created an exciting interactive experience for convention attendees. These authors each provided a story to an anthology that was printed and made available at the convention. 

The anthology was titled Time Traveled Tales. Immediately upon reading it, the team here at Silence in the Library Publishing realized that this was a gem that deserved an enhanced treatment.

In Time Traveled Tales, each reader will experience the thrills, the terrors, the joy, and the often heart-rending sadness of speculative stories from authors like Aaron Allston, Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Janine Spendlove, Bryan Young, and many, many others. 

Each story is beautifully illustrated by renowned artist Matt Slay. Best known for his work for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics and several Upper Deck Marvel projects, Matt brings a realism and emotional context to his illustrations that captures the spirit of every story. 

from Adventure of the Ghost Watch by Michael A. Stackpole
from Adventure of the Ghost Watch by Michael A. Stackpole
from My Faire Lady by Jean Rabe
from My Faire Lady by Jean Rabe

In addition to illustrating the stories, we are offering this work in limited trade paperback and limited hard cover editions, and have designed beautiful challenge coins that have the Silence in the Library logo on one side and illustrations from the anthology on the other. 

For this Kickstarter edition of Time Traveled Tales, we've put together a beautiful new cover.

Time Traveled Tales cover
Time Traveled Tales cover

The authors who have contributed to Time Traveled Tales and the staff at Silence in the Library Publishing believe that any good project should contribute something to improving the human community. In keeping with that, we are pleased to announce that a portion of every book sold will go to charities focused on improving literacy.

While our primary goal is to make a wonderful book available to a wider audience, we are also interested in this project as a model for changing the paradigm in publishing. Silence in the Library was founded by a group of authors with the lofty goal of reshaping the publishing industry, or at least our small corner of it. We seek to leverage the powerful tools and distribution networks universally available in twenty-first century publishing to ensure that all of the creative drivers, the authors, and artists and graphic designers, and editors, involved in bringing a book to market have a substantive voice in the process and a real stake in the outcome.

After you’ve perused the tiers at right, look at our stretch goals to see what we can achieve with your support. We believe in this project, and we can produce it, but only you can make it live. Please travel with us on this incredible journey. 

ADD-ONS

We've reached the $10,000 stretch goal! That means that we'll be producing not just one challenge coin, but a run of four different challenge coins featuring Matt Slay's illustrations from Time Traveled Tales. We will also be making 8x10 prints of those illustrations. 

The way the add-ons will work is that you choose the level at which you wish to contribute, add the price of what you want from the list below, and contribute that amount (or, if you've already contributed, just add the amount from the list below to your current contribution). When the Kickstarter is complete, I will look at each of your selected contribution levels and the amount you have contributed, and if you have contributed more than the selected level I will contact you to find out which of the add-ons you would like. The exception to this rule involves the challenge coins. Because the number of challenge coins is limited, if you are contributing to receive challenge coin add-ons, please send me a message immediately to let me know. 

For those of you who have contributed at the $250 and above level, the entire collection of challenge coins will be included at no additional cost.

Here's the list:

$5 - The eBook edition of Operation Montauk by Bryan Young, one of the talented authors with stories in Time Traveled Tales. This novel about time travel is the perfect companion to our anthology. 

$5 - The eBook edition of Donald J. Bingle's Writer on Demand, Volume 3: Tales Out of Time. This eBook includes three works of short fiction about time travel.

$13 - A full standard poker-sized deck of playing cards featuring all of Matt Slay's artwork for Time Traveled Tales. (please add $3 for international shipping if you live outside the U.S. and contributed below $20)

$15 - One 8x10 print of your choice. Please add $10 for each additional print. Please add $2 for international shipping, as this will be shipped separate from your other rewards. 

$15 - One Challenge Coin of your choice (or one additional Challenge Coin if you have already selected a level with a Challenge Coin reward)

$18 - The paperback edition of Operation Montauk, signed by the author.

$18 - An additional copy of the trade paperback of the Kickstarter Edition of Time Traveled Tales. Great as a gift for your favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy enthusiast, or if you just want more than one copy for yourself!

$18 - The trade paperback of Time Traveled Tales, Volume II

$35 - The signed trade paperback of Time Traveled Tales, Volume II (only 50 available)

$40 - The limited edition hard cover of Time Traveled Tales, Volume II (only 100 available) - $30 for those who contributed at $80 or above.

$65 - The signed limited edition hard cover of Time Traveled Tales, Volume II (only 50 available)

$40 - Three Challenge Coins (this one is envisioned for those of you who are already getting one Challenge Coin in your reward package and want to complete the set)

$50 - The entire collection of four Challenge Coins

For those of you who have contributed at the $95 reward level or higher (up to $250), the following pricing applies:

$30 - Three Challenge Coins

$40 - The entire collection of four Challenge Coins

If you live outside the US and are adding Challenge Coins to a reward level that does not include shipping (i.e. eBook only), please add $10 for shipping.

We still have great stretch goals left to reach, so please see those below!

STRETCH GOALS

$10,000 - ACHIEVED!

If we reach the $10,000 level, we'll produce an entire series of challenge coins that feature various of Matt's illustrations from the anthology. Additionally, we will expand the number of illustrations featured on the signed postcards that most of you will be receiving. Finally, we will be producing 8x10 prints of Matt's illustrations.

Samples of what the coins will look like can be found in the updates.

$11,000 - ACHIEVED!

If we reach this funding level, Michael A. Stackpole will contribute a second story to the eBook edition of Time Traveled Tales! 

Michael A. Stackpole's contribution to Time Traveled Tales is a story titled Adventure of the Ghost Watch about a character named Jack Card, Boy Skeptic. If we reach the $11,000 funding goal, Michael will contribute a second story that encompasses the continued adventures of Jack Card, Boy Skeptic. In The Crossed-wires Adventure, Jack Card continues his investigations of paranormal phenomenon.

$12,000 - ACHIEVED!

We're excited to announce that at the $12,000 stretch goal we will be including a story in the eBook edition of Time Traveled Tales from award-winning author Aaron Rosenberg

Perhaps best known for his Star Trek Starfleet Corps of Engineers books, for which he won a PsiPhi Award, Aaron has also written books for Exalted, Warhammer, StarCraft, WarCraft, and Eureka.  

In 2011 Aaron released his first original novel. The space-opera The Birth of the Dread Remora is the first book in the Scattered Earth series, which Aaron created with Stoker-winner David Niall Wilson and fellow Scribe winner Steve Savile. 

Aaron is an incredible talent, and all of us here at Silence in the Library would love to  be able include his story in the anthology.

$13,000 - ACHIEVED!

When we reach this funding level, Aaron Allston will contribute a second story to the eBook edition of Time Traveled Tales

Perhaps best known for his novels in the Star Wars X-Wing, New Jedi Order, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi series, Aaron is also a noted game designer, having developed supplements for numerous role playing games.

Personally, Aaron is one of my favorite authors, and I'd love to see this new story added to Time Traveled Tales. The story, Collide-O-Scope, is a time travel caper with a thought-provoking twist. I found it to be absolutely riveting, and believe you will, as well. 

In addition to bringing you stories from the authors you already love, one of the things Silence in the Library Publishing loves to do is bring you new and interesting authors who are just breaking onto the scene. In keeping with at philosophy, at the $14,000 stretch goal level also we're going to bring you a story by Brian E. Shaw.

Brian burst onto the scene with his first story, The Defense of Dupont Circle, in 2012. Since then he has been hard at work on two novels and surviving parenthood. When not facing down these dangers he is a professional intelligence officer, Marine combat veteran, and a former Senate staffer. You can follow Brian on Twitter at @BrianEShaw, Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrianShawWrites and the soon to be launched BrianShawWrites.com.

Brian's story, The Price of Fame, is a time travel thriller set in the year 2044 involving two very different men who must join forces to survive. Brian's military and intelligence background bring a unique and evocative perspective to science fiction. 

$14,000 - ACHIEVED!

At the $14,000 stretch goal, Timothy Zahn has agreed to contribute to the eBook edition of Time Traveled Tales a 20,000-word novella that he wrote early in his career and that hasn't been published since 1988. That's right, you'll be getting an early Timothy Zahn story that you cannot find anywhere else. Obviously, this commitment blew my mind. Then, however, Mr. Zahn decided to take it a step further. It's been a while since 1988, so obviously a few things in the story are no longer current. With that in mind, Timothy Zahn is writing an introduction to the story that sets the stage and discusses how the intervening years have affected the story. 

I probably don't need to tell you how rare it is to get this kind of insight into  the development of a great writer and that writer's thoughts about a story as time passes. Truly an appropriate addition to Time Traveled Tales.

As with the other stories in the anthology, this story will be illustrated by artist Matt Slay. 

We're also pleased to announce that Maggie Allen, an exciting new talent, will be adding a story to the eBook of Time Traveled Tales when we reach this stretch goal.

Maggie Allen is relatively new to the publishing world, but not new to writing. By day, Maggie writes about non-fictional topics in astronomy and astrophysics - and at night, she spends time in other creative pursuits. These include running her popular costume websites (The Padawan's Guide to Star Wars Costumes, The Costumer's Guide to Movie Costumes), writing short stories, sewing 18th century gowns, and playing guitar in a rock band (called Naked Singularity), which just came out with its first album of original music. 

$15,000 - ACHIEVED!

At this level, we'll create a full, standard poker-sized deck of playing cards featuring all of Matt Slay's illustrations for Time Traveled Tales! These playing card decks will be made available to all contributors as an add-on at a price of $13.00 per deck (which is essentially the cost of production plus shipping, plus Kickstarter's 10%). Add $3 for international shipping at $5 and below contribution level.

$17,000 - ACHIEVED!

When we reach this level, we will include the additional stories from Aaron Allston, Mike Stackpole, and Timothy Zahn, as well as the new stories from Brian E. Shaw, Maggie Allen, and Aaron Rosenberg in the print editions (trade paperback and hardcover) of Time Traveled Tales. That's right, you'll get an extra approximately 50,000 words of stories at no additional cost!

Please expect the inclusion of these additional stories to extend the fulfillment horizon for the anthology by about one month.

$20,000 - ACHIEVED

If we hit this stretch goal, all of the authors in Time Traveled Tales will submit an additional story…and all of the additional stories, including all of those that have been created for prior stretch goals, will be included in illustrated trade paperback and hard cover editions of Time Traveled Tales, Volume II

All of those who have contributed at the $80 level or higher will automatically get the Limited Trade Paperback Edition of Volume II, with the option to upgrade to the Limited Hard Cover Edition at a reduced rate. All who have contributed at the $250 or higher level will automatically get the Limited Hard Cover Edition of Volume II. Add-ons will be created at all levels for Volume II, as will add-ons for signed copies at appropriate levels.

The fulfillment horizon on this additional volume will, of course, be a little bit longer than the original book, but we'll get it out as quickly as possible.

$22,000 - ACHIEVED!

If we reach this level, every contributor will receive a free eBook version of Michael A. Stackpole's time travel story By Our Actions

$23,000 - ACHIEVED!

Every contributor at $5 or above will receive the eBook version of Maxwell Alexander Drake's full-length novel Farmers & Mercenaries, Book One of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga absolutely free!

$23,500 - ACHIEVED!

All backers will get a free mp3 download of Last Call, the recently released album of original music by TTT author Maggie Allen's band, Naked Singularity. The band members are all NASA scientists and excellent musicians, and their music is rock, inspired by bands like Fleetwood Mac, Carbon Leaf, The Beatles, and Barenaked Ladies. You can check out their website to stream their music (http://naked-singularity.com), and you also find them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/n.singularity).

$24,000 - ACHIEVED!

Every contributor at $5 or above will receive the eBook version of Janine K. Spendlove's full-length novel War of the Seasons, Book I: The Human absolutely free!

$25,000 - ACHIEVED!

Every contributor at $5 or above will receive the eBook version of Michael A. Stackpole's mystery novel Mysterious Ways absolutely free.

$26,000 - ACHIEVED!

Every contributor at $5 or above will receive the eBook version of Bradley P. Beaulieu's full-length novel The Winds of Khalakovo and the eBook version of Donald J. Bingle's full-length novel Forced Conversion absolutely free.

$27,500 - ACHIEVED!

We will have a Ninja Turtle Pizza party (at which I can guarantee that at least Janine K. Spendlove will actually dress as a Ninja Turtle) for the authors, publishers, and artist at Origins 2014, of which we will take pictures and post to silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com. Also, every backer who is at Origins will be invited to attend for free.

Also, and more importantly, we will make sure that all of our wonderful authors who have given so much to this project get a bonus.

$29,000

Every contributor at $5 or above gets the eBook version of Bryan Young's novel Lost at the Con and the eBook version of Tracy Chowdhury's story Breath of Life absolutely free!

$30,000 - I, Ron Garner, project manager for Time Traveled Tales and CEO of Silence in the Library Publishing, will sing "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, have it videotaped, and post it to silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com for your viewing pleasure. There is probably not a more ear-shattering, disturbing audio experience you will ever encounter.

Also, we will produce Silence in the Library temporary tattoos, and provide them at no charge to all contributors of at $8 and up, and make them available on our website at the cost of shipping only to those who have contributed under $8.

$35,000 - I will promise never to sing "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey again in a forum where it can be viewed by other human beings not of my immediate family or circle of friends.

Editor: 

Jean Rabe 

Jean Rabe is the author of 30 fantasy and adventure novels and more short stories than she cares to admit. She’s edited two dozen anthologies. When she isn’t writing or editing she tosses tennis balls to her moose-sized dog and dabbles in fantasy football leagues. Visit her website at www.jeanrabe.com.

Artist: 

Matt Slay 

Born and raised in Maryland, Matt learned early that the best way to eat anything is with a mallet. Chesapeake folks understand this. His approaches to Art are not that far behind. Utilizing not only brushes, but quills, sponges, sandpaper, salt, razor blades, his fingernails, the souls of his enemies, and empty Tic-Tac boxes, Matt has a wonderful time sparing the general populace by working from his studio home somewhere on a mountain top in Virginia where he occasionally screams out of the third story window that he “was right” and that “nobody listened”

Matt Slay has been in production art for the better part of a decade having generated images for IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Image Comics, The CBLDF, Upper Deck’s “Marvel Premiere”, “Marvel Beginnings series 2”, and others; as well as Cryptozoic’s Tarzan
100th Anniversary sets. He has also worked on “Charnel House” with Wes Huffor and Broken Voice Comics and produced countless
designs for Record/Album covers, Logos, Book jackets as well as posters, patches and T-shirts for any number of companies. From
time to time, he’s been known to dabble in video game character design for companies such as Flamero on projects such “Naystar:
The Beginning” and “Journey Through Naystar”.

Matt studied Illustration and Design at VCU, The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, and completed his Bachelor’s in
Illustration at Radford University and later completed his Masters with endorsements in Art History and Art Psychology. He now puts
that experience to use as a freelance illustrator bouncing back and forth between comics/comic books, advertising and marketing.

Authors/Stories: 

Aaron Allston

Story: Replay Value

Best known for his work in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Aaron Allston is also a long-time game writer who was inducted into the AAGAD Hall of Fame at Origins 2006. He lives in Central Texas. Please visit his web site at www.aaronallston.com and his weblog at community.aaronallston.com.

Michael A. Stackpole 

Story: Adventure of the Ghost Watch

Michael A. Stackpole is an award-winning author, editor, screenwriter, graphic novelist, game designer, computer game designer and podcaster. He has an asteroid named after him. You can learn more about him and his work at stormwolf.com

Timothy Zahn 

Story: Protection

Timothy Zahn has been writing science fiction for more than thirty years. In that time he has published forty-two novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four collections of short fiction. Best known for his nine Star Wars novels, he is also the author of the Quadrail series, the Cobra series, the Conquerors Trilogy, and the young-adult Dragonback series. Recent books include Cobra Guardian and Cobra Gamble, the second and third books of the Cobra War Trilogy, Star Wars: Choices of One, and the 20th Anniversary edition of his first Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire. You can contact him at facebook.com/TimothyZahn.

Maxwell Alexander Drake

Story: Last Man on Earth

Maxwell Alexander Drake is an award-winning SF/fantasy author and graphic novelist. Among his works: The Genesis of Oblivion Saga. Drake teaches creative writing around the country as well as for the library district in Las Vegas, NV. Find out more about him at his website: www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com.

Janine K. Spendlove 

Story: Slug

Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the United States Marine Corps. Prior to that she graduated from Brigham Young University in 1999 with a BA in History Teaching. An avid runner, she also enjoys knitting, playing Beatles tunes on her guitar, and spending time with her family. She currently resides with her husband and daughter in Maryland. Her first novel, War of the Seasons, Book One: The Human, was published in June 2011, and she’s also had several short stories published in various anthologies. She is currently at work on her next novel. For more information please visit WarOfTheSeasons.com

Bryan Young

Story: Deep Salvage

Bryan Young is the author of Lost at the Con and is an award winning documentary film producer. He’s also the editor-in-chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! He calls Salt Lake City his home, and you can read more about his work at www.bryanyoungfiction.com.

C.S. Marks 

Story: The Old Gods

C.S. Marks is often described as a “Renaissance Woman.” She holds a Ph.D. in biology and is a full professor at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, where she teaches biology and equine science. She’s also an artist and has rendered the covers of her novels. When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys archery, singing Celtic music, crafting longbows with primitive tools, and riding. An accomplished horsewoman, she is among the few Americans to have completed the prestigious “Tom Quilty” Australian national championship hundred-mile ride. She shares her forest home with her husband, Jeff, ten dogs (predominantly Welsh Corgis), and five horses. Visit her website at www.elfhunter.net.

Donald J. Bingle 

Story: For Every Time, A Season

Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, romance, steampunk, and comedy genres. His novels include: Net Impact (spy thriller), GREENSWORD (darkly comedic eco-thriller), and Forced Conversion (near-future military scifi). Many of his three dozen short stories are available in hard copy and for Kindle and Nook, including his Writer on Demand short story collections: Tales of Gamers and Gaming; Tales of Humorous Horror; Tales out of Time; and Grim, Fair e-Tales. Find out more at www.donaldjbingle.com or look for him on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Peroozal, or Shelfari.

Kelly Swails 

Story: Know Your Nemesis

According to family legend, Kelly Swails learned to read by perusing Archie comics at the age of three. (She loved Jughead the most.) As a child she would read anything with words—magazines, books, comics, cereal boxes. She wrote her first bona-fide short story in sixth grade, about a feminist and a misogynist watching the destruction of Earth from their spaceship. After that foray into SF, she tried her hand at mystery, horror, and teen romance. Her medical mind pulled her into clinical laboratory science, but she continues to write short stories and YA novels. She has been published in numerous anthologies. Visit her website at www.kellyswails.com.

Jean Rabe 

Story: My Faire Lady

Jennifer Brozek 

Story: The Tinker's Music Box

Jennifer Brozek of Bothell, WA, is an award winning author and editor. She has been writing roleplaying games and professionally publishing fiction since 2004. She has won awards for both game design and editing. With the number of edited anthologies, fiction sales, RPG books and the non-fiction articles and book under her belt, Jennifer is often considered a Renaissance Woman, but she prefers to be known as a wordslinger and optimist. Read more about her at her blog: http://jennifer-brozek.livejournal.com/.

Daniel Myers 

Story: Under a Thin Veneer

Daniel “Doc” Myers writes cookbooks and short stories, a combination that has his characters well-fed. He started cooking at a young age and has spent the past dozen years seriously studying medieval cooking. He is a member of the SCA (Middle Kingdom, Barony of the Flaming Gryphon), a medieval re-creation organization, and practices his craft by cooking feasts, researching, and giving occasional lectures to those who don’t run away fast enough. Daniel lives in Loveland, Ohio, with his wife and two children. He is currently employed as a database programmer, and would be happy to accept large grants of cash to start a medieval themed restaurant. His co-workers in the IT department are still quite baffled by the whole thing.

Tracy Chowdhury 

Story: Impression

Tracy Chowdhury spent much of her childhood in imaginary play, fascinated by the possibility of magic and intrigued by dragons, fairies, unicorns, and other mystical beings. She holds a degree in zoology from Miami University and is co-author of two fantasy/adventure series: Shadow Over Shandahar and Dark Mists of Ansalar. She also has two short stories published in the Missing Pieces anthologies. Tracy lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, four children, and sphynx cat. Visit her website at worldofshandahar.com.

Gregory A. Wilson 

Story: Sanction

Gregory A. Wilson is currently an Associate Professor of English at St. John's University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing, science fiction and fantasy fiction along with various other courses in literature. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of academic subjects; his first academic book, The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque (Clemson University Press), was published in 2007, and his first novel, a work of epic fantasy entitled The Third Sign, was published by Gale Cengage in 2009. He regularly reads from his work and serves as a panelist at conferences across the country and is a member of Codex, the Writers' Symposium, and several other author groups on and offline. He is currently submitting his second and third novels, Icarus and Grayshade respectively, to publishers, and has two recent short stories out: one in the ForeWord 2012 Book of the Year nominated When the Villain Comes Home anthology, edited by Ed Greenwood and Gabrielle Harbowy, and one in the Triumph Over Tragedy anthology, alongside the work of authors like Robert Silverberg and Marion Zimmer Bradley. He is also the co-host (with fellow speculative fiction author Brad Beaulieu) of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans, a critically acclaimed show which discusses and interviews the creators of speculative fiction of all sorts and types. See and hear the details at www.speculatesf.com. He lives with his wife Clea, daughter Senavene — named at his wife's urging for a character in The Third Sign, for which he hopes his daughter will forgive him — and dog Lilo in Riverdale, NY. His virtual home is www.gregoryawilson.com.

Dylan Birtolo 

Story: Fair Game

Dylan Birtolo has always been a storyteller. No matter how much other things have changed, that aspect has not. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest where he spends his time as a writer, a gamer, and a professional sword-swinger. He has published a couple of fantasy novels and several short stories in multiple anthologies. He has also written pieces for game companies set in their worlds and co-authored a gaming manual. He trains with the Seattle Knights, an acting troop that focuses on stage combat. Endeavoring to be a true jack of all trades, he has worked as a software engineer, a veterinary technician in an emergency hospital, a martial arts instructor, a rock climbing guide, and a lab tech. He’s had the honor of jousting, and yes, the armor is real—it weighs more than a hundred and twenty pounds. You can read more about him and his works at www.dylanbirtolo.com.

R. T. Kaelin 

Story: Merchant: Market

R.T. Kaelin is a loving husband, father of two wonderful children, and a lifelong resident of Ohio, currently in Columbus. After graduating from college, for the first twelve years of his career he has worked as a software engineer. After creatively writing a local gaming group, it was suggested he try his hand at writing something more prodigious. Encouraged, he finally committed to the undertaking, writing the first book of his The Children of the White Lions series, Progeny. When he is not writing, he loves to travel and has a passion for cooking.For more information or stories, visit www.RTKaelin.com.

Steven Saus 

Story: In the Time of Dragons

Steven Saus injects people with radioactivity as his day job, but only to serve the forces of good. His work has appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines both online and off. He also publishes and provides publishing services as Alliteration Ink. You can find him at stevensaus.com and alliterationink.com.

Sarah Hans 

Story: Among the Stars

Sarah Hans is an author, editor, and educator who doesn't let adulthood stop her from playing dress-up. Her most recent project is the anthology Sidekicks!, published by Alliteration Ink and featuring stories by Donald J. Bingle, Kelly Swails, and other Origins Library authors. You can read Sarah's fiction and follow her adventures in Steampunk at http://sarahhans.com/.

Bradley P. Beaulieu 

Story: Parting the Clouds

Bradley P. Beaulieu is the author of The Winds of Khalakovo, the book Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist named the Debut of the Year for 2011. The follow-up is The Straits of Galahesh. In addition to being an L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award winner, Brad’s stories have appeared in various other publications, including Realms of Fantasy Magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Writers of the Future 20, and several anthologies from DAW Books. His story, “In the Eyes of the Empress’s Cat,” was voted a Notable Story of 2006 in the Million Writers Award. Visit his website at www.quillings.com.

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    To thank you for going above and beyond in your dedication to this project, we will include your name in the list of "Patrons" in the back of the book. You will also receive the Kickstarter Edition trade paperback of Time Traveled Tales, as well as the eBook edition and a beautiful postcard based on one Matt Slay's illustrations of a story from Time Traveled Tales and signed by one of the authors in the anthology (chosen at random). Additionally, you will get an email from one of the authors in the anthology personally thanking you for your contribution to this project.

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    At this level, your Kickstarter Edition trade paperback of Time Traveled Tales will be bundled with the original limited Origins 2012 edition of Time Traveled Tales! You will also receive the eBook edition and a beautiful postcard based on one of Matt Slay's illustrations of a story from Time Traveled Tales and signed by one of the authors in the anthology (chosen at random). Additionally, you will get an email from one of the authors in the anthology personally thanking you for your contribution to this project.

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    You'll receive everything listed in the $30 reward package, as well as the Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt Slay's amazing illustrations from Time Traveled Tales.

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    This is your first chance to take home some of Matt Slay's incredible artwork! You'll receive Matt's preliminary artwork from one of the stories in Time Traveled Tales, as well as the eBook edition of the anthology and a beautiful postcard based on one of Matt Slay's illustrations of a story from Time Traveled Tales and signed by one of the authors. Additionally, you'll receive an email from one of the authors personally thanking you for your contribution to this anthology.

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    Take a step up from the "Patron" status, and become a "Benefactor", and get a signature sheet signed by all of the authors in the anthology! At this level, your name will be listed as a "Benefactor" in the back of the book. Additionally, you'll receive the Kickstarter Edition trade paperback of Time Traveled Tales with a signature sheet containing the signatures of all of the authors in the anthology, a Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt Slay's amazing illustrations from the anthology, the eBook edition of the anthology, and a beautiful postcard based on one of Matt Slay's illustrations of a story from Time Traveled Tales and signed by one of the authors. You will also get an email from one of the authors thanking you personally for your contribution to this project.

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    Become a "Master of Time"! At this level you'll receive a Limited Hard Cover Edition of Time Traveled Tales, and you will be listed as a "Master of Time" in the back of the book. Additionally, you'll receive the eBook edition of the anthology. You will also receive an email from one of the authors personally thanking you for your contribution to this project.

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    At this level, your Kickstarter Edition trade paperback of Time Traveled Tales with a signature sheet containing the signatures of all of the authors in the anthology will be bundled with a copy of the original limited Origins 2012 trade paperback edition of Time Traveled Tales signed by Aaron Allston, Mike Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Janine Spendlove, Bryan Young, Maxwell Alexander Drake, R.T. Kaelin, and several other authors. You will also receive a Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt Slay's amazing illustrations from the anthology, the eBook edition of the anthology, and a beautiful postcard based on one of Matt Slay's illustrations of a story from Time Traveled Tales and signed by one of the authors. You will be listed as a "Master of Time" in the back of the book. You will also get an email from one of the authors thanking you personally for your contribution to this project.

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    At this level, you get everything you got at the $80 level, plus the original limited Origins 2012 edition of Time Traveled Tales!

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    At this level, you get everything you got at the $80 reward level, as well as a Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt Slay's amazing illustrations from the anthology and a beautiful postcard also featuring one of those illustrations and signed by one of the authors.

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    This level is much like the $95 level, except that, in addition to all the wonderful rewards found there, you get, signed by Matt Slay, a 11x14 high-quality photo print, printed at 4000 dpi, of the illustration of your choosing from Time Traveled Tales. These 11x14 photo prints are limited and numbered, and they are available only at this reward level and at the $220, $500, and $1000 reward levels. Additionally, similar to the $95 level, your Kickstarter Edition trade paperback of Time Traveled Tales with a signature sheet containing the signatures of all of the authors in the anthology will be bundled with a copy of the original limited Origins 2012 trade paperback edition of Time Traveled Tales signed by Aaron Allston, Mike Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Janine Spendlove, and Bryan Young. You will also receive a Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt Slay's amazing illustrations from the anthology, the eBook edition of the anthology, and a beautiful postcard based on one of Matt Slay's illustrations of a story from Time Traveled Tales and signed by one of the authors. You will be listed as a "Master of Time" in the back of the book. You will also get an email from one of the authors thanking you personally for your contribution to this project.

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    Take home Matt Slay's Original Artwork! At this level, you'll receive the completed and signed original artwork for one of Matt Slay's illustrations for Time Traveled Tales. Additionally, your name will be listed as a "Master of Time" in the back of the book. You will also receive the eBook edition of Time Traveled Tales and a beautiful postcard also featuring one of those illustrations and signed by one of the authors. Finally, you will receive an email from one of the authors personally thanking you for your contribution to this project.

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    Become a "Champion of Horology", and get your Hard Cover signed! At this level, you'll receive a signed Special Hard Cover Edition of Time Traveled Tales, and you will be listed as a "Champion of Horology" in the back of the book. You'll also receive the eBook edition of the anthology, a Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt Slay's amazing illustrations from the anthology and a beautiful postcard also featuring one of those illustrations and signed by one of the authors. Additionally, one of the authors will send you an email personally thanking you for your contribution to this project. Getting the books signed by all nineteen authors will take a while, thus the longer delivery date.

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    This level is much like the $200 level, except that, in addition to all the wonderful rewards found there, you get, signed by Matt Slay, a 11x14 high-quality photo print, printed at 4000 dpi, of the illustration of your choosing from Time Traveled Tales. These 11x14 photo prints are limited and numbered, and they are available only at this reward level and at the $115, $500, and $1000 reward levels. As with the $200 level, you become a "Champion of Horology", and get your Hard Cover signed! At this level, you'll receive a signed Special Hard Cover Edition of Time Traveled Tales, and you will be listed as a "Champion of Horology" in the back of the book. You'll also receive the eBook edition of the anthology, a Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt Slay's amazing illustrations from the anthology and a beautiful postcard also featuring one of those illustrations and signed by one of the authors. Additionally, one of the authors will send you an email personally thanking you for your contribution to this project. Getting the books signed by all nineteen authors will take a while, thus the longer delivery date.

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    Take home Matt Slay's Original Artwork! At this level, you'll receive the completed and signed original artwork for one of Matt Slay's illustrations for Time Traveled Tales. Additionally, your name will be listed as a "Champion of Horology" in the back of the book. You will also receive the Limited Hard Cover Edition of Time Traveled Tales, the eBook edition, a Limited Edition Challenge Coin featuring one of Matt's illustrations, and a beautiful postcard also featuring one of those illustrations and signed by one of the authors. Finally, you will receive an email from one of the authors personally thanking you for your contribution to this project.

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    Collaborate with one of our authors! At this level, you have the opportunity to submit a story for review by one of our Selected Authors. After reading your story, they will provide you with feedback and advice on your submission. So far, we have confirmed that Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston will be among the authors reviewing stories. Watch our updates for the names of the other authors. Additionally, your name will be listed in the back of the book as a "Champion of Horology" and you will receive a Signed Limited Hard Cover Edition of Time Traveled Tales, You will also receive the eBook edition of the anthology, all four Special Edition Challenge Coins featuring Matt Slay's illustrations, a 11x14 high-quality limited and numbered photo print, printed at 4000 dpi and signed by Matt Slay, of the illustration of your choosing from Time Traveled Tales, and a beautiful postcard also featuring one of those illustrations and signed by one of the authors. Finally, you will receive an email from one of the authors personally thanking you for your contribution to this project. Getting the books signed by all nineteen authors will take a while, thus the longer delivery date. Your consultation with an author will occur much sooner, though.

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    Get the Signed Limited Hard Cover Edition of Time Traveled Tales…but with a custom cover designed for you by Matt Slay! Not only will Matt custom design the cover for you, but you will be able to watch on your computer screen as he creates the cover and provide input - while he is drawing - that will be reflected in the final product. Essentially, you and Matt will be working together to create your cover! In addition to gracing the cover of your personal copy of the hardcover edition, the image Matt creates with your input will be included as an additional illustration in the eBook Edition of Time Traveled Tales. As if that were not enough, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with one of our authors by submitting a story for their review. After reading your story, either Michael A. Stackpole or Aaron Allston will provide you with feedback and advice on your submission. Additionally, your name will be listed in the back of the book as a "Champion of Horology" and you will receive the eBook edition of the anthology, all four Special Edition Challenge Coins featuring Matt Slay's illustrations, a 11x14 high-quality limited and numbered photo print, printed at 4000 dpi and signed by Matt Slay, of the illustration of your choosing from Time Traveled Tales, and a beautiful postcard also featuring one of those illustrations and signed by one of the authors. Finally, you will receive an email from one of the authors personally thanking you for your contribution to this project.

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