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Funding for printing of an individually numbered, limited-edition* short story collection, The Chrysalis of Matter, plus audio CD. Read more

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Funding for printing of an individually numbered, limited-edition* short story collection, The Chrysalis of Matter, plus audio CD.

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These stories represent my wildest and very best psychedelic-horror science fiction to date! All fiction appearing in The Chrysalis of Matter are previously written and/or published, except for one exclusive bonus—City Life, 2012, inspired by Terrence McKenna and his concept of the Time Wave Singularity, and which I am completing throughout the duration of this Kickstarter campaign.

Upon the completion of funding my project, I will email you an audio recording (.mp3) of a reading of my Lovecraftian Craigslist spoof ad, Wanted: Cat Assassin, by professional voice talent Ian Stuart. Honestly, this reading exceeded my wildest expectations!

Funding for this project also supports other artists who have generously contributed their time and talent to the production of this Kickstarter campaign:

Cover artwork, hand-drawn illustration by Jason Stewart, honorarium of $125. Professional Reading of Wanted; Cat Assassin by Ian Stuart , honorarium of $50. Professional Film trailer, directed and edited by Geoff Peterson, honorarium of $50. Professional Graphic Designer, to make the cover look more interesting that what you see here, TBD, honorarium $50-75.

Great care and quality will go into the physical printing of this collection, to make it a real "cultural artifact," not a "typical" book! I will keep this page updated on that progress.

My ultimate goal is to grow a readership and support base to kickstart my professional writing career. I have chosen to self-publish this collection because all of the material fits a common aesthetic, has been previously recognized for its quality, and edited by a professional. Expected delivery, May 2011, check the updates tab.

Titles:

Harvest (The Fourth River, 2006) • City Life, 2012 (Unpublished, 2011) • Annelid (Resident Aliens, 2010) • Hexagon (Snow Monkey, 2005, Pseudopod, 2010) • Swoon (Forthcoming, 2011)

*I don’t know how many copies will be printed, this will be determined by the level of funding and any “overfunding” will go to additional copies. By my estimates, copies will number between 600 and 1000 at the very, very most. Each copy will be hand numbered.

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    Hand-numbered limited edition copy of The Chrysalis Of Matter with US shipping, plus Wanted: Cat Assassin .mp3 immediately upon completion of funding drive! Please add +$3 for shipping to Canada, +$10 Int’l.

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    All of the above, plus high-quality audio CD of Wanted: Cat Assassin, including images of the actual cats the story was based upon!

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    All of the above including signature in your copy The Chrysalis of Matter, plus signed copy of advanced uncorrected copy of the latest draft of my first novel, Supercenter, still seeking a publisher!

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    All of the above, plus signed (by artist) high resolution print of cover artwork by Jason Stewart. Invite to private release party (Portland, Oregon, May, 2011) including hor d'oeurves and tasting of estate-bottled Oregon Pinot Noir, vintage ales from my cellar, and my own personal homebrew! Best Value! Two books, CD, artwork, wine, beer, dinner!

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    All of the above, five additional signed copies of the book, signed manuscript of a short story not appearing in this collection, plus Benefactor Status mention on the acknowledgements page.

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    Primary Benefactor (only one). All of the above, plus twenty additional copies of the book for which you may gift out or resell. Signed copy of The Fourth River, Autumn 2006, wherein Harvest first appeared. A URL may be printed in The Chrysalis of Matter along with the name of your organization. I reserve the right to turn down an inappropriate sponsor or URL, in which your contribution will be returned.

Funding period

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