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256 backers pledged $10,464 to help bring this project to life.

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History of Science Fiction Poster

We sold hundreds of these posters since the first printing, and several hundred have pledged to fund reprinting.   An appreciation of the piece  was published during this Kickstarter by a reviewer who purchased one of the original prints: https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/13/15285524/ward-shelley-history-of-science-fiction-art-kickstarter

Ward Shelley has repainted the piece with vivid colors and additional details for this edition.  We're launching this Kickstarter campaign to help us finance the printing while giving enthusiasts the opportunity to pick up one or more of the posters at a significant discount.

Once this campaign is over and Kickstarter funding is available, the printing will take about 2 weeks and we'll start shipping posters immediately.  Our aim is to deliver all rewards within the following 2-3 weeks.

For those who are unfamiliar with the "History of Science Fiction" and Ward's other work, take a look at his website: wardshelley.com.

For a higher resolution video see:

https://youtu.be/-s4tkUXCjoc

Risks and challenges

We have been through this process before, having produced and distributed hundreds of posters worldwide. Our printer has projected a 7 business day lead time, so starting to ship in 2 weeks is realistic. If demand is larger than our projections, we're prepared to gear up to process rewards expeditiously. If demand is vastly greater, delivery of rewards may run somewhat beyond the 2-3 week window. We will keep all participants informed on our progress.

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    History of Science Fiction poster

    Ward Shelley's amazing compendium of the origins and cross influences of science fiction shown graphically.

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    • History of Science Fiction poster
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    2 History of Science Fiction posters

    2 copies of Ward Shelley's amazing compendium of the origins and cross influences of science fiction.

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    One HoSF poster and a Diaspora poster

    We have another poster titled "Diaspora" that Ward Shelley aficionados have inquired about. This reward gets you both posters.

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    2 Diaspora posters

    Those who already have a HoSF poster and are fans of Ward's work have expressed interest in this meticulously researched timeline.

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    Signed History of Science Fiction poster

    We've had several requests for signed posters. Here's where you can pledge for 1. Although Ward's schedule and our projected print date seem to sync well, this reward may take a bit longer to deliver than the others.

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    Signed Diaspora poster

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    3 HoSF posters

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    4 HoSF posters

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    Pledge US$ 105 or more About US$ 105

    2 Signed HoSF posters

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    2 signed Diaspora posters

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Funding period

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