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The Science Fiction anthology to cure our unhealthy dystopia.
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    Free story!

    Every pledge counts! So every backer will receive a free Medical Science Fiction story. We'll get it out to you as quickly as possible, most likely during the campaign.

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    eBook

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    eBook+Bookmark+Sticker

    If you like to read two books at a time (like me), get the eBook and a Bookmark so you don't lose your place in the other book your reading. Plus a sticker that'll look great on your laptop!

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    Laughter is the Best Medicine!

    2 eBooks! The eBook edition of Vital, plus a copy of Funny Science Fiction, an anthology edited by Alex Shvartsman!

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    • Funny Science Fiction anthology (eBook) - editied by Alex Shvarts
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    Author Signed Eridani's Crown + eBook

    Get a signed paperback copy of Alex Shvartsman's new novel, plus the Vital eBook.

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    "Final Frontier" Audiobook + eBook

    Vital eBook + Audiobook edition of "Final Frontier: A Sci-Fi Celebration of the Indomitable Spirit that Carried Humanity to the Moon" Ed. by C. Stuart Hardwick, with a story by Spider Robinson, forward by a NASA astronaut, and 14 international award-winning authors.
    (Audible book codes for US & UK Audible Marketplace only).

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    Paperback

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    "Final Frontier" Audiobook + Paperback

    Vital Paperback + Audiobook edition of "Final Frontier: A Sci-Fi Celebration of the Indomitable Spirit that Carried Humanity to the Moon" Ed. by C. Stuart Hardwick, with a story by Spider Robinson, forward by a NASA astronaut, and 14 international award-winning authors.

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    Paperback + Signed Rented Eyes

    Get an exclusive signed pamphlet print of "My Daughter's Rented Eyes," an excerpt from Eric Schwitzgebel's 2019 collection, A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures (©MIT 2019), published by the MIT Press. Plus the paperback and eBook editions.

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    Paperback + Bookplate (Signed by Brin+)

    My favorite reason to buy a print edition is to get it autographed. Rounding up all the authors for an anthology is no small feat, but signed bookplates are the solution! You'll at least get autographs from David Brin, Eric Schwitzgebel, Congyun (Mu Ming) Gu, and RM Ambrose.

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    Taos Toolbox Bundle

    3 eBooks + 1 audiobook + a story critique! Amazing Value!
    Taos Toolbox is a 2-week Master Class writers workshop in a Rocky Mountain retreat setting taught by Walter Jon Williams and Nancy Kress with guest lecturers including George R. R. Martin. Vital's editorial team are all Taos alums. C. Stuart Hardwick and Aidan Doyle are also part of our cohort.
    Get an anthology edited by Stuart (audiobook), and another by Aidan (eBook), plus Aidan's The Writer's Book of Doubt (eBook).
    The Writer's Book of Doubt contains practical advice and inspiration for dealing with the problems of the writing life: Impostor syndrome. Thinking that your writing sucks. Feeling targeted by the rejection cannon. Despairing that no one is ever going to read your stories. Lost in Submissionland. Overwhelmed by radioactive brain weasels.
    This bundle also includes a critique from Vital's editor, RM Ambrose, for your own story (up to 8,000 words).

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    • eBook edition
    • "Final Frontier" Audiobook
    • Sword and Sonnet by Aidan Doyle
    • The Writer's Book of Doubt by Aidan Doyle
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    Author Signed Eridani's Crown+Paperback

    2 paperbacks, plus the eBook!

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    Autograph Bundle

    Autograph lovers, this one's for you! Get a signed Eridani's Crown, "My Daughter's Rented Eyes," and the signed bookplate! You'll have autographs by David Brin, Eric Schwitzgebel, Alex Shvartzman, Congyun (Mu Ming) Gu, and RM Ambrose, and possibly more.

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    • Eridani's Crown by Alex Shvartsman (Signed)
    • "My Daughter's Rented Eyes" by Eric Schwitzgebel (Signed)
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    eBook Early Bird

    Pledge in the first 24 hours, and get the eBook for only $8!

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    Paperback Early Bird

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    Burn

    Get an audiobook of the Nebula-winning novella, Burn, by James Patrick Kelly, and Funny Science Fiction.

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    Signed copy of Autonomous

    eBook edition of Vital, plus a copy of Autonomous signed by Annalee Newitz.

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