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Bringing back science fiction's first and original magazine - Amazing Stories!
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We want to bring back Amazing Stories as a print magazine. And there's one simple answer to all of the questions that might be asked of this Kickstarter Campaign, the people behind it, their motivations and what they intend to do.

It's a simple answer, but a powerful one.  

We love Science Fiction.  

And you love science fiction too.  

None of us can say exactly how and why that is. We've each got our own origin stories, our own definitions, our own understanding of that Sense of Wonder and the Willing Suspension of Disbelief. Our own lists of absolute favorites and passionate dislikes, our own boundary lines for those things that do it for us and those things that don't.  

In no small way, none of that would be possible had it not been for Amazing Stories. Yes, there have been more popular magazines in the field, more successful magazines in the field and, academically at least, the roots of science fiction can be traced back to the very first epic tales, but the publication of Amazing Stories in 1926 declared that those handful of progenitors, from Gilgamesh through Frankenstein, were not just a random collection of odd, imaginative tales They were the standard bearers for something unique and something very special. A genre called Science Fiction.  

Think about that for a moment. Think about what we would all have missed had not the brainchild of a quirky immigrant excited and inspired people like Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin, Kate Wilhelm, Jack Williamson, Arthur C. Clarke, C.L. Moore and even a naval midshipman named Robert Heinlein?  

Where would we be for the imagery of the future had it not been for two and a half solid years of cover illustrations by the great Frank R. Paul?  

Where would fandom be had it not been for the addresses of readers published in the letter column -- the deliberate act of the publisher, designed to encourage social gathering around this new literature?  

We would be somewhere, but it would not be here.  

Amazing Stories is an institution. It is an icon of the field. Over the years it has represented both the best and the worst that this genre has to offer. It has inspired the careers of authors, artists, editors, academics, scientists and engineers. Its presence proved that there was a viable market for this kind of literature, a fact not lost on other publishers who quickly followed suit. By 1930 there were four magazines in the field, eventually many more. And the fans? They bought every single one of them.  

Amazing Stories deserves to be an ongoing part of our community. It may be a bit worn around the edges, the spine may be cracked a little and it may shed bits of pulp here and there, but those are love scars. Amazing Stories is not just our progenitor, it is the embodiment of the heart and soul of the genre.  

We love it. We love what it's done for us, what it represents, what it created. How can we not, when we love Science Fiction?  

We know you share that love. Please show that love. It's time for Amazing Stories to live again.

Amazing Stories Magazine is an avatar of science fiction's longevity as a medium for exploring the possibilities of the human - and nonhuman and transhumance - experience. - Joe Haldeman, author of The Forever War

"The heart and soul of science fiction has always been the short story. I am delighted to see a new print short story market appearing in the field - and under a storied name!" - David Wake, author of Death's Bright Day

Kickstarter Goals

Goal: $30,000 to purchase all the stories and articles for our Fall/WorldCon issue and print a complete run for subscribers and to take to WorldCon in August 2018.

Stretch Goal #1: $30,000 additional to take us fully funded through our Fall and Winter 2018 issues. The Winter issue is planned for December/January 2018.

Stretch Goal #3: $60,000 more to fully fund the entire first year through Fall 2018, Winter 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019.

Stretch Goal #4: $10,000 more to increase the rates paid to authors and artists on all issues! 

Stretch Goal #5: $20,000 more to make one issue a year a Double-Sized issue with twice as many stories and art!

Stretch Goal #6: Double the above ($120,000 more) and we'll be fully funded through two crazy years!

Our budget will cover all of our costs for stories, articles, art, and labor. It also covers all printing and shipping costs. We have allowed a little flexibility in the budget for the unexpected, for taxes, and the costs of the Kickstarter itself.

Personae Dramatis

Steve, Kermit and Ira
Steve, Kermit and Ira

Steve Davidson

Steve Davidson is a former fanzine publisher, a former games designer, a former interactive and multi-media technologies designer and developer working at AT&T and Bell Labs in edutainment installations at Epcot and the AT&T Infoquest Museum.  

Steve started in Star Trek fandom (and partied with Gene Roddenberry, Majel Barret, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig) to traditional fandom. He was the banquet manager for the 35th Hugo Awards ceremony and frequently worked on east coast conventions.

Following a sports GAFIAtion* (where he ranked the 75th best paintball player of all time), Steve got married, acquired Amazing Stories, got widowed and returned to the warm embrace of the science fiction community, where he hopes the return of Amazing Stories will help him continue his long, varied and unpredictable career path.  

*Getting Away From It All

Ira Nayman

When he was growing up, Ira Nayman wanted to be Art Buchwald. He has been writing humour ever since. ARNS and the Man, his 8th collection of Alternate Reality News Service articles, will be released on April 1, 2018. His fifth novel, The Multiverse is a Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn't Want to Live There, was published by Elsewhen Press in 2017. Ira has a Masters in Media Studios, conducted entirely online through Paul Levinson's Connect Ed, and a Ph.D. in Communications from McGill. He reviewed books for the Amazing Stories Web site for a year and a half and was managing editor for an additional year and a half. If people recognize Art Buchwald at all today, it's because his name was on a poster behind Tom Hanks in the movie The Post. Be careful what you wish for...

Kermit Woodall

Born to two artists, Roy and Suzy Woodall, Kermit Woodall today is a professional website designer and developer and an occasionally published writer of technical manuals and science fiction. In a prior career, he was part-owner of a company that produced early digital special effects software for television and film.

He has a Bachelors in Fine Arts and many certifications in various computer fields. He is married to his patient wife Shealor, has a brilliant daughter Madeline, and three rather goofy dogs. Their son Haydn was lost to all of them when he died in an auto accident in April of 2015.

 Tanya Tynjälä 

Tanya Tynjälä is a science fiction and fantasy writer, specializing in children and young adults and short fiction. She was born in Peru and currently resides in Finland, where she works as a language teacher and a cultural promoter. She has a Master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language at the Stendhal University, Grenoble 3 in France. At present, she is finishing her doctorate in French language and literature at the University of Helsinki. Tanya has published with the Colombian editor NORMA La ciudad de los nictálopes (2003 – 7 editions) and Cuentos de la princesa Malva (2008 – 2 editions), and Lectora de sueños. Her children and young adult books are used as reading materials in some Latin American countries including Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Colombia. She has published the book Sum, by Editorial Micropolis (Lima, Peru), and (Ir)Realidades with Edita el gato descalzo (Lima-Peru). Tanya is the recipient of several international awards including the “Francisco Garzón Céspedes 2007” in the hyper-short theatrical monologue category, and “Writer of the year” in 2003 by NORMA for La Ciudad de los Nictálopes. Her writings have been included in various international anthologies, magazines and e-zines. Some of her works have been translated into Finish, French, English, Bulgarian and Hebrew. She is very active in the Finnish and Latin American fandom. She has translated several stories form Finnish to Spanish for Ossukumma publisher.  

Steve Fahnestalk 

He began reading SF under the guise of Frank Hampton’s “Dan Dare” in the weekly boys’ newspaper The Eagle in Britain in 1953. He entered fandom in 1973 with the creation of a “Free University” class at Washington State University, which morphed into the local fan group PESFA. Steve and his best friend Jon Gustafson, along with a couple of other locals, went to their first convention in 1975 (Westercon 28 in Oakland), and followed that by chairing the first couple of MosCons (1978-78), as well as editing the Hugo-nominated fanzine “New Venture.” In the early ’80s, Steve wrote the fan column “Fans, Prose and Cons“ for Amazing Stories under the editorship of Eleanor Mavor. He served as Fan GOH for a number of Northwest cons, both in the US and Canada (moving to Canada in 1985). He has started a couple of writers’ workshops, such as “Writers’ Bloc” (called “The Moscow Moffia” by Algis Budrys) and “Writers of the Lost, Ink” in Edmonton, Alberta. He has also served as art auctioneer and/or Toastmaster for a number of conventions including a Westercon. Steve has self-published two books, Tom Smith and His Electric Skyship (a YA novel written for the 3-day International Novel Competition) and his collection of short stories, called Mind Out of Time. His most recent story was written for John Ordover’s Baconthology, called “The Hog of the Baconvilles.”  

Ricky L. Brown  

He is a literary critic with a weakness for Science Fiction and all that it entails. If he has a kryptonite, it would be with the classics. Anything science-y with an innovative edge is worth a look, but if it’s well written, he will tell you why. With a degree in English Literature, he has taken his nerdiness to a more serious level by looking into the craft of writing as well as the value of the story itself. Ricky has published many reviews for examiner.com and the Steampunk driven website Doctor Fantastiques Show of Wonders. He can also be followed on Twitter @RickyLBrown.

Jack Clemons 

He has a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He has spent most of his professional career as an aerospace engineer, an air-and-space industry professional, and as an author. During the Apollo Moon Program he was a lead engineer supporting operations at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston Texas (now the Johnson Space Center). He developed procedures allowing astronauts to monitor and control the Apollo Command Module’s Onboard Guidance and Navigation Computer during atmospheric reentry. He provided real-time support during missions Apollo 9 through Apollo 14, including Mission Control Center backroom support during the extended 6-minute reentry blackout period on Apollo 13. Following Apollo he was the overall program manager for the development of the onboard software for NASA’s Space Shuttle. Later in his career Jack was a Senior Vice President of Engineering at Lockheed Martin and led the organization that designed the modernization of the FAA’s nationwide Air Traffic Control computer systems, the United Kingdom’s London Area Air Traffic Control Centre, and Air Traffic Systems in Scotland, Eastern Europe, South America, and New Zealand. Jack appeared as himself in the Command Module episode of the Discovery Science Channel six-part documentary Moon Machines. He has written and made numerous presentations about the space program, on the importance of systems engineering (for non-engineering audiences), and on why science matters. He is also a published author and a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. His non-fiction, short fiction and science fiction have appeared in numerous magazines, books and anthologies. His short stories “Will Little Note, Nor Long Remember” and “Tool Dresser’s Law” first appeared in Amazing Stories Magazine. “Will Little Note, Nor Long Remember” was reprinted here in Volume 0, Number 1 of the re-launch of Amazing Stories. “Tool Dresser’s Law” is reprinted in Amazing Stories Magazine 88th Anniversary Special Edition, available for download from the Amazing Stories Store. In 2018 Jack was awarded an Established Artist Fellowship Grant for Literary Fiction by the Delaware Division of the Arts. He also writes a space and science column for Amazing Stories Magazine. Jack’s book Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home, a memoir of his time on NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, will be published by University Press of Florida in the fall of 2018.

Risks and challenges

We've purchased and published fiction and art in ebooks so the process is familiar to us. We've also managed other projects that required printing and this is also something we're comfortable with. We keep everything backed up locally and to the cloud so as to not risk losing our creative assets.

Risks would, therefore, be more dramatic than usual. Two or more senior staff becoming badly injured, ill, or worse. Alien invasion, Zombie apocalypse, or the Singularity. We count these as low-probability risks.

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    Oil reserves depleted. Society collapsed. A few places cling to modern technology. For everywhere else, there are the Tinkers. In southern Ontario, Novo Gaia uses sustainable energy to support its citizens in comfort. From there, Novo Gaia sends Doctors of Applied General Technology, tinkers, into the Dark Lands to install everything from solar stills to televisions—and make a profit. Brad Cooper is a tinker on his route in Guelph when he finds himself at the epicentre of a plague outbreak. Stranded without support in a tenuously-held quarantine zone, he must use his limited medical training in a desperate search for a treatment against an insidious relic from an age of excess. Meanwhile, fuelled by panic, other townspeople caught within the quarantine zone conspire to sabotage relief efforts. Distrusted by the people he's trying to help, hampered by political rivals, under-supplied, over-worked, and with his own risk of infection increasing, Brad seems to be fighting a losing battle as the casualties mount...

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    Hard Vacuum Technician

    Signed copy of Hugh A. D. Spencer's novel Extreme Dentistry.

    Open wide... and pray for your life. Middle-aged, middle-income and lapsed Mormon Arthur Percy felt his life lurch from a difficult normality onto the rails of a carnival ride heading somewhere too much like the Twilight Zone for his liking. Perhaps it is more the “Anti-Twilight Zone” that Arthur enters—where vampires, shape shifters and ghouls are not gorgeous or glamorous but genetic parasites from a hideous communal intelligence known as the Hive. Who will save the human race? And what does all this have to do with Dr. Calvin Stewart, Arthur’s new dentist? Aurora Award-nominated author Hugh A. D. Spencer weaves a hilarious tale of sarcasm, Mormonism, and oral hygiene that spans the globe. From Singapore to Germany and back to Toronto, Extreme Dentistry explores love and loss, terrible workplaces, babysitting, and those seediest centres of monstrous activity both human and inhuman—shopping malls.

    "Hugh's work never fails to crack me up and make me think." ~ Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and Homeland

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    AI Wrangler

    Signed copy of Robotica: The Real Relationships of Artificial Life Forms.

    Artificial life forms are often created to serve human ends... but do they have the capacity to understand human emotions and sexuality? In this volume, seventeen authors address this question. Their answers are sexy, funny, sweet and sometimes chilling. Read on for an exploration of the boundaries of our human experience, and a look at the possibilities inherent in artificial consciousness. Raymond falls in love with a robot courtesan... but will loving him back destroy her programming forever? A grieving father buys a robotic love doll to take home to his family... but is there more to his motivations than loneliness? How can Frank move past his robot wife's affair with his PDA? The answers to these questions, and many more, lie inside

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    Reverse Polarity Engineer

    Are you dating a vampire even though your parents disapprove? Does your father want you to take over the family business of being an Internet troll, and you don't know how to tell him you really just want to review popular movies? Have you created a virtual version of the man of your dreams, but would rather have the real version? Amritsar Al-Falloudjianapour, the Alternate Reality News Service's romance columnist can help! For $35, you can send her a question (preferably FSF related, under 200 words); and her answer (up to 500 words) will appear on the Amazing Stories Web site!

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    Air Injection Dongle Inspector

    Don't know if modern framistats come with hyper-air injection dongles? Worried that if you disparage climate science, the Science Police will come and take away all of your advanced tech? Want to know if people on Twitherd are really the celebrities they claim to be? The Tech Answer Guy, the Alternate Reality News Service's anything but romance columnist can help! For $25, you can send him a question (preferably FSF related, under 200 words); and his answer (up to 500 words) will appear on the Amazing Stories Web site!

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    Innerspace Navigator

    Signed copy of Douglas Smith's Playing the Short Game. In an engaging and conversational style, award-winning author Douglas Smith teaches you how to market and sell short stories—and much, much more.

    "We short story writers have needed a book like this for decades. ... It’s spectacular." —Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Award-winning Author & Editor

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    Advanced AI Wrangler

    Signed copy of Robotica: The Real Relationships of Artificial Life Forms.

    Artificial life forms are often created to serve human ends... but do they have the capacity to understand human emotions and sexuality? In this volume, seventeen authors address this question. Their answers are sexy, funny, sweet and sometimes chilling. Read on for an exploration of the boundaries of our human experience, and a look at the possibilities inherent in artificial consciousness. Raymond falls in love with a robot courtesan... but will loving him back destroy her programming forever? A grieving father buys a robotic love doll to take home to his family... but is there more to his motivations than loneliness? How can Frank move past his robot wife's affair with his PDA? The answers to these questions, and many more, lie inside

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    Easy Vacuum Technician - The Sequel

    Signed copies of Hugh A. D. Spencer's Why I Hunt Flying Saucers And Other Fantasticals: A Science Fiction Short Story Retrospective .

    “‘Why I Hunt Flying Saucers’ delivers a superb jolt of humour.” ~ Toronto Star

    “[O]ne of the best, and most original, stories.” ~ Locus Magazine on “(Coping With) Norm Deviation”

    “‘Problem Project’… is a whipsaw change in tone… A tight grin of a story, not quite a laugh, but lingering.” ~ Tangent

    “Spencer has fun with quantum realities.”~ Best SF on “Problem Project” “‘Pornzilla’ was weird beyond belief.”

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    Purple Haze Adjustment Inspector

    Signed copies of The Ian Realm's Saga (books I-III: Deception Peak; Dragon Shield, Rubies and Robbers) by D. L. Gardner.

    Ian's Realm Saga, is a young adult adventure fantasy about a teenager, Ian Wilson, who follows his father, Alex, through a portal that magically appears on their computer screen while they are creating a game engine. They travel into a deceptively beautiful Realm, where horses run wild, the wind sings prophetic melodies, and their computer avatar (Xylon) becomes real. But when the two are separated, Ian is abducted by a tribe of dragon worshipers. In his struggle to be released, he causes chaos in the village and is banished into the wilderness with two other residents. They come upon a group of people who live for the sole purpose to destroy the dragon. They agree to help Ian find his father deep in the caves of the dragon's lair.
    Alex is found, but not without sacrifice, causing a deepened relationship between Ian and the Kaempern leader, Amleth.

    "I get goose bumps when I think of some of the haunting songs the author uses as story breaks throughout the tale." - Alaskan Dreams Reviews

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    Chimera in Residence

    A Doctor for the Enterprise, a Star Trek graphic novel signed and numbered by author David Gerrold

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    Electronic Extrusion Emulsifier

    Signed copies of The Unwritten Books trilogy (The Unwritten Girl, Fathom Five and The Young City) by James Bow.

    Follow the adventures of Rosemary Watson and Peter McAllister on magical and time-travelling adventures. In The Unwritten Girl, they find themselves on a life-or-death quest to rescue Rosemary's brother, who has lost himself in a book. With the help of Peter and her guide, faerie shape-shifter Puck, Rosemary must face the storybook perils of the Land of Fiction and learn to open her heart, before it is too late. In Fathom Five, a mysterious woman named Fiona appears and tells Peter he's a changeling, a fairy child left to live in the human world, and that it's time to come home. Can Rosemary convince him that Fiona is lying? Or is it possible that Fiona is telling the truth? And finally, in The Young City Peter and Rosemary fall into an underground river and are swept back in time to Toronto in 1884. It's a struggle to survive and adapt to the alien culture of the late nineteenth century.

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    Matter Transporter de-Cronenberger

    A limited edition, signed, numbered, autographed copy of Douglas Smith's first collection, Impossibilia.
    The people we meet in Impossiblia are like any of us. They have secrets…fears…desires. Things they keep hidden. Things they keep locked away. Or try to. Only their things are a little…different.

    "Doug Smith is, quite simply, the finest short-story writer Canada has ever produced in the science fiction and fantasy genres, and he's also the most prolific. His stories are a treasure trove of riches that will touch your heart while making you think." --Robert J. Sawyer

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    Social Justice Worrier

    A signed copy of each book in Mike French's Dandelion trilogy (The Ascent of Isaac Steward, Blue Friday, Convergence).

    Literary surrealism at its most profound, The Ascent of Isaac Steward follows one man's journey into his own mind as he struggles to come to terms with the trauma that has reshaped his existence.

    "Powerful evocative beautifully clear impressions and images." (Booklore)

    "A must for everyone’s bucket-list if you are looking for a totally unique experience." (Screenscribbler)

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    Apprentice Timeline Confabulator

    A signed copy of The Blueprint trilogy by Katrina Mountfort
    (Future Perfect, Forbidden Alliance, Freedom’s Prisoners). The Blueprint trilogy takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Following a bio-terrorist attack, the population now lives within comfortable Citidomes. MindValues advocate acceptance and non-attachment. The BodyPerfect cult encourages a tall thin androgynous appearance, and looks are everything.

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    Reverse Polarity Master

    The Sacred Land Stories (Legends on the Prairies, Ghosts on the Prairies, Cursed on the Prairies), signed by author Tanya Reimer. This suspenseful and beautifully written story concerns the interwoven loves, hopes, dreams and tragedies of lives lived in backwater towns and isolated farmsteads of the US-Canadian border lands, where hard work, lawlessness and harsh, summary punishment are a way of life. A network of secret underground tunnels, linking the controlled and controlling world to the south with the Sacred Lands of the Ghost tribes across the border to the north, offers the possibility of escape and freedom.

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    Proton Torpedo Wrangler

    Fan interview with you to be featured in a future issue of Amazing Stories

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    Multiverse Reassignment Surgeon

    The complete TA. Signed copies of all five of Ira Nayman's Transdimensional Authority/Time Agency novels: Welcome to the Multiverse (Sorry for the Inconvenience); You Can't Kill the Multiverse (But You Can Mess With its Head); Random Dingoes; It's Just the Chronosphere Unfolding as it Should; The Multiverse is a Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn't Want to Live There.

    "If you’d like to read something that Tom Wolfe, had he mind-melded with Kurt Vonnegut and a little with Dr. Seuss, might have concocted, snap up It’s Just the Chronosphere (not Cronensphere!) Unfolding as it Should. Do it last year!” (Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates, former President SFWA)

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    Star Navigator

    Electronic copies of J. M. Frey's complete Accidental Turn series, including: the novels The Untold Tale; The Forgotten Tale; The Silenced Tale; and the novellas Arrivals and Ghosts.

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    Medical Officer

    Your name will be used to name a dog in a short story by Lisa Timpf featuring AI-enhanced canines. People who choose this premium are welcome to include traits for their character such as breed and behavioural quirks, but such traits are subject to limits based on the needs of the story in which the character appears.

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    Void Thruster Engineer

    Your name will be featured in a short story by Robert Runte. Canadian SF critic and editor, Robert Runté, has had stories in On Spec, Tesseracts, Imaginarium, Playground of Lost Toys, Exile Literary Quarterly, and his story in the Strangers Among Us anthology was shortlisted for an Aurora (Canadian SF) Award. He primarily writes humour, but you may specify a serious character or story if you prefer.

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    Assurance Adjustment Officer

    Your name will be used as a character in a future work by Naomi Kritzer.

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    Karma Visualizer

    Your choice of poster from the Amazing Stories cover collection.

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    Science Officer

    Editing of a short story (up to 5,000 words) by the Managing Editor of Amazing Stories.

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    Subspace Mimetic Communications Officer

    The Complete Multiverse

    All 13 of Ira Nayman's Multiverse books: eight Alternate Reality News Service [ARNS] collections and five Transdimensional Authority/Time Agency novels. Includes: rare hardcover edition of the first ARNS book, Alternate Reality Ain't What it Used to Be; last remaining copies of the first edition of the second ARNS book, What Were Once Miracles Are Now Children's Toys; an advance proof copy of the eighth ARNS book, ARNS and the Man (publication date: April 1, 2018). All signed, of course - please don't have a long name.

    "Amusing, sardonic political and social satire that brims with wordplay legerdemain and oddballisticelaboratified name invention. Trenchantly twisted and good fun." – John Shirley author of A Song Called Youth: Eclipse

    “I don’t often read science fiction but when I do, Ira Nayman’s ARNS and the Man is near the top of my list. Wacky, surreal, bizarre, and all too close to reality, Nayman spins a web of satirical hilarity ripped from the headlines.” – Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

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    Science Officer's Workstation Washer

    Editing of a short story (up to 5,000 words) by professional editor Robert Runte, SFEditor.ca.

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    Artificial Fish Colourer

    Critique of a short story (maximum 5,000) by Douglas Smith, author of Playing the Short Game.

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    Number One

    Editing of a short story (up to 10,000 words) by the Managing Editor

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    Half hour Skype session with Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Kill Socrates and former SFWA President

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    Random Wall Constructor

    Lunch or dinner with the Managing Editor at WorldCon in San Jose

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    Designated Pastafarian

    Half hour virtual chat with Douglas Smith, author of Playing the Short Game.

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