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A beautiful, lavishly designed speculative fiction novel that - I believe - will be different to anything you’ve read before.
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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.28

    HAVE MAIN CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU...

    ... if your name happens to be Jak, Laura, or Martin. You will also receive:

    - A personal ‘thank you’ email from me
    - Access to all project updates
    - A public ‘thank you’ for your support on the project updates
    - An invitation to the book launch at South Kensington Bookshop in London, once time and date are decided (transport not included)

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    PERSONAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN THE BOOK

    Everything in the £1 reward tier, and your name will be printed under ‘Kickstarter Backers’ at the back of the finished book.

    (So every copy of the book, whether sold in bookshops or online, will have your name in it - which is pretty cool.)

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    GET THE E-BOOK

    You will receive the e-book of ‘The 8th Emotion’ (available in either ePub or Mobi formats), but which does NOT contain the maps of the printed books.

    You will also receive everything in the £3 tier.

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    Pledge £11 or more About $14

    SIGNED 1ST EDITION PAPERBACK

    A signed first edition of the book (although you can have it unsigned if you prefer - just let me know). Signatures will be numbered, to make each book unique and show they’re part of the original Kickstarter run.

    You can also have a personal dedication in the book (you can request this in the survey once the project is complete).

    You will also receive:
    - The e-book
    - Everything in the £3 tier

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    SIGNED 1ST EDITON & ART BY ALAN ASHWORTH

    A set of 6 Kickstarter-exclusive postcards by Alan Ashworth Muñoz, depicting scenes from ‘The 8th Emotion’. Each set will be hand-numbered. Perfect for a cool wall-decoration, or just for sending to friends.

    Your paperback will be signed by both Alan and me.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    SIGNED 1ST EDITION & ART BY NIAMH KEENAN

    A set of two gorgeous Kickstarter-exclusive, A3 prints inspired by ‘The 8th Emotion’, and illustrated by Niamh Keenan. They will be hand-numbered, and sent in a protective tube.

    Your paperback will be signed by both Niamh and me.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    SIGNED 1ST EDITION & EMBROIDERED T-SHIRT

    You will receive one of two Kickstarter-exclusive embroidered T-shirts, specially designed by Niamh Keenan for this project. (You will be able to choose which T-shirt you want in the survey once the project is complete.)

    These T-shirts will be made by a personal friend of Niamh’s, enabling her to have a much more hands-on involvement in their creation. They will also feature stylish embroidering, to add to their worth as artistic products in their own right, and will only be available through this campaign.

    Your paperback will be signed by both Niamh and me.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

    [If you would like both T-shirts, simply add £10 to this pledge. No extra p&p needs to be paid.]

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    Pledge £30 or more About $38

    THE ARTISTS COMBO

    A way to get your hands on both Alan and Niamh’s superb artwork at a discounted price. You will receive:

    - The set of 6 Kickstarter-exclusive, hand-numbered postcards by Alan Ashworth Muñoz
    - Both of the A3, hand-numbered prints by Niamh Keenan
    - Your first-edition copy of the novel, signed by Niamh, Alan, and me
    - Plus everything on the £11 tier

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    Pledge £35 or more About $45

    THE ANNOTATED EDITION

    A signed first edition of the book with 15 hand-written annotations. Each annotation will be about 2-3 lines long, and they will provide insights into both the making of the novel, and the creative process that lay behind it.

    Each ‘Annotated Edition’ will be one-of-a-kind, with its own distinctive set of annotations (although some individual annotations may be shared across different copies).

    This edition of the novel will be signed and hand-numbered, and exclusive to Kickstarter.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

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    Pledge £35 or more About $45

    THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION

    A signed first edition of the book, with hand-drawn illustrations scattered throughout the text by Niamh Keenan and Alan Ashworth Muñoz.

    Each ‘Illustrated Edition’ will have a unique set of illustrations. It will also be hand-numbered; signed by Alan, Niamh, and me; and exclusive to Kickstarter.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

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    Pledge £45 or more About $57

    THE SUPREME ARTISTS COLLECTION

    The complete collection of Niamh Keenan and Alan Ashworth Muñoz’s creations for ‘The 8th Emotion’. You will receive:

    - The set of 6 Kickstarter-exclusive, hand-numbered postcards by Alan Ashworth Muñoz
    - Both of the A3, hand-numbered prints by Niamh Keenan
    - Both embroidered T-shirts designed by Niamh Keenan
    - Your first-edition copy of the novel, signed by Niamh, Alan, and me
    - Plus everything on the £11 tier

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    Pledge £55 or more About $70

    ANNOTATED & ILLUSTRATED EDITION

    A signed first edition of the novel that combines the features of both the ‘Annotated Edition’ and the ‘Illustrated Edition’ in a single volume (you can find their descriptions in the £35 tier above).

    It will also be hand-numbered; signed by Niamh, Alan, and me; and, in its very limited run, exclusive to Kickstarter.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $102

    WRITING Q&A SKYPE CHAT

    A 1-hour Skype Q&A where you can ask me anything you want to about ‘The 8th Emotion’, or about writing in general. Topics could include tips for plotting, character, and themes; how I find the time to write; what schedule I found best to write a novel while working in a full-time job, etc.

    I’ve been writing and studying fiction for 10 years, and have made extensive notes on the subject, so could speak about its various facets clearly and at length. I also have an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Warwick, where I was taught by - among others - the distinguished writers China Miéville, Maureen Freely, and Will Eaves.

    For our Skype chat, we can pick a time in the near future that will be convenient for both of us.

    In addition, your name will be printed in a special ‘Super Patrons’ section at the back of the novel.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $102

    HOW TO STRUCTURE A NOVEL

    A 1 hour, 1-to-1 step by step guide on how to construct/structure a novel. This will be done over Skype. (This is essentially the same reward as the other Skype one above, as with either of these you will have the chance to ask me anything. However, this reward will allow me to register if there’s interest specifically in how to structure a novel, so I can plan ahead.)

    For our Skype chat, we can pick a time in the near future that will be convenient for both of us.

    In addition, your name will be printed in a special ‘Super Patrons’ section at the back of the novel.

    You will also receive everything on the £11 tier.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $128

    THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE

    The supremo. The beast. The granddaddy of them all. You will receive:

    - An ‘Annotated & Illustrated Edition’ of the book, only a few of which will ever be made. It will be signed by Niamh, Alan, and me
    - Alan Ashworth Muñoz’s 6 Kickstarter-exclusive postcards, which will be hand-numbered and signed as belonging to a super-patron
    - Both of the gorgeous A3 prints by Niamh Keenan, hand-numbered and signed as belonging to a super-patron
    - Both of the embroidered T-shirts designed by Niamh Keenan
    - Your name will be included in a special ‘Super Patrons’ section at the back of the novel
    - Plus everything on the £11 tier

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    Pledge £350 or more About $446

    AN ORIGINAL PAINTING BY VICKY STOTHARD

    An original painting by Vicky Stothard, whose pieces frequently sell for several hundred pounds. Made especially for and in support of this Kickstarter.

    The painting is acryllic on a 100x50cm canvas, with a 38mm gallery frame.

    You can view it in the ‘Rewards’ section of the Kickstarter description.

    The price covers postage to your door, including insurance, signed-for delivery and tracking. (Vicky has plenty of experience ensuring her paintings arrive safely at their destination.)

    Your name will also be included in the ‘Super Patrons’ section at the back of the novel, and you will receive everything on the £11 tier.

    Please contact me through Kickstarter if you have any questions regarding it.

    N.B. This painting will NOT be the image that forms the novel’s cover. It is an alternative take by Vicky on a scene within the novel, and was created especially for this Kickstarter.

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