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Tales of the undead... on two wheels, featuring badass heroines. Book is now available from Microcosm!
Tales of the undead... on two wheels, featuring badass heroines. Book is now available from Microcosm!
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Pedal Zombies: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction

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    A copy of Pedal Zombies and zombie rights stickers.

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    Two copies of Pedal Zombies, plus some undead rights stickers. (Want more books? Add $10 for every copy you want above 2!)

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    Sticker lover: You'll get a copy of Pedal Zombies, some zombie rights stickers, plus a whole big assortment of other bike stickers to stick on everything!

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    Triple threat: A copy of Pedal Zombies, plus the first two volumes of Bikes in Space stories, plus zombie rights stickers.

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    A copy of Pedal Zombies, some zombie rights stickers, and a personalized facebook video shout out to you by Ruby the office dog!

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    A copy of Pedal Zombies, some stickers, and I'll skype in to your college class, your book group, your party, your work meeting, or your family dinner! We'll hang out virtually, it'll be just like the future!

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    Limited Zordon Reward: You'll get a book. And some stickers. AND, Zordon of Eltar will record you (or a friend) a personalized voicemail greeting or ringtone that sounds like a real Power Rangers call to action! Zordon's voice is David J. Fielding, who happens to be a contributor to Pedal Zombies.

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    Read widely! A copy of Pedal Zombies, plus tell me what sort of sci fi-ish books you like to read and I will choose one that I think you'll enjoy and send it to you as well. Plus stickers.

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    Feminist Analysis! A copy of Pedal Zombies, plus I will read the science fiction story or novel of your choice and write a feminist analysis of it on my blog. Also, stickers.

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    Ten Pedal Zombies books! Suitable for disaster supply shops, zombie brigade leaders, gift givers with a dark sense of humor, book clubs, and super fans. Stickers come with this one, too!

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    Your zombie portrait: A copy of Pedal Zombies and some stickers. Additionally, send PZ author Bob Simms a good quality photograph of yourself or a loved one, and he will draw a charcoal portrait of you/them... as a zombie! Rawr!

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    Watercolor portrait: A copy of Pedal Zombies, your stickers, and PZ comix contributor Maddy Spencer will paint your watercolor portrait!

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    Super-supporter. You'll be able to choose any one of the (non-limited) reward levels below, plus the satisfaction of giving this project an extra boost. And our gratitude!

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    Build your own world: You'll get a copy of Pedal Zombies and some stickers. Plus, story author Cat Caperello, who when she isn't writing stories about reanimated bicycles, is a professional storytelling consultant. If you're the lucky backer of this reward, she will collaborate with and/or coach you through bringing your own storytelling idea (back) to life.

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    Limited story reward: A copy of Pedal Zombies and some stickers. Plus, give me a set of 1-3 prompts and I'll write you a piece of flash fiction, definitely involving bicycles and feminism and possibly zombies.

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    Super limited story award. I'll send you Pedal Zombies, the first two Bikes in Space books, and some stickers. AND I'll write a story, dedicate it to you, and publish it as an ebook. (You'll get the ebook too! And you can tell me some stuff you want in the story and I'll do my best to include it!)

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    Philanthropist! You can choose any one of the (non-limited) reward levels below, and sleep soundly in the knowledge that you've materially advanced the genre of feminist bicycle science fiction. And I'll buy you coffee next time you're in Portland or I'm where you're at. Thanks so much!

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    Super-philanthropist: Wow! You really believe in this project and we are completely blown away by you. Thank you! Please choose any of the below (non-limited) rewards, and we'd love to meet you, show you around Portland by bike, and buy you lunch when you're in town.

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    Signal boost: You'll get a book and some stickers, and I'll tweet about a project or cause of your choice to my almost 10k followers.

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    Book matchmaker. You'll get Pedal Zombies and some stickers, plus I'll select another Microcosm/EBP book that I think you'll like based on your interests and send that too. And some stickers!

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    Library reward! You'll get a book and some stickers, plus I'll donate a copy of the book to your local library system, with an inscription of your choice.

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    The future! At this level, you'll get a copy of Pedal Zombies, some stickers, and a heartwarming letter to your kid to read when they grow up about the future, whatever joys and perils it may hold.

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    A copy of Pedal Zombies AND a bicycle necklace that you can wear as you ride around for good luck!

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    A copy of Pedal Zombies, plus our office will post a personal thank you video for you on Facebook while excitedly waving the book. And some stickers.

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    A copy of Pedal Zombies and some stickers, plus a print copy, signed and doodled-on, of PZ story author Emily June Street's new novel, The Gantean, for you to enjoy when you've run out of zombie stories.

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    Adorn yourself: A copy of Pedal Zombies, the zombie rights stickers you need, plus a pair of raincloud earrings hand cut by PZ story author Jessie Kwak out of bicycle inner tubes.

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    Best friends: You'll get a book + stickers, PLUS I'll send a book + stickers to your best friend. Tell me how great they are and I'll write them a letter about that, too.

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    BIKES IN SPACE SHIRT. In Brazil, I bought a hand-screenprinted shirt that says "bikes need space" in Portuguese with a puffy picture of an astronaut on a bike. It rules. But it doesn't fit me. I'd like you to have it. It's a light blue tank top in stretch fabric that is a size small and doesn't work with major curves. Oh yeah, and you'll get a book and some stickers, too!

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    Comic cameo! A copy of Pedal Zombies, some stickers, plus PZ comix contributor Maddy Spencer will draw you as a cameo in her twice-weekly serial webcomic, "Simple, Inelegant."

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    Publisher for a day: You'll get a book and some stickers, and you're invited to come hang out at EBP/Microcosm HQ for a day and do glamorous book publishing stuff with us.* Also suitable for a young person you know who thinks they want to be in the book business. You or they will need to provide own transportation to our office, but we'll provide snacks and tea.

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    Your Space Portrait: A copy of Pedal Zombies and some stickers AND you get to make your visions of cosmic bike-riding a reality with a custom-made photo manipulation. Photoshop extraordinaire and Bikes in Space contributor, Ellie, will take a base photo of you and your bike. Then she will expertly pixel-stitch you into a real NASA photo of outer space. Must be located in Seattle in August or Chicago in September/October for a photo shoot (or provide your own professional-quality base image to Ellie's specifications).

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    A year of reading! You'll get Pedal Zombies, the first two Bikes in Space books, plus a big stack of other Microcosm books that we think you'll like based on your interests. And stickers!

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    Prepare yourself: A copy of Pedal Zombies, your zombie rights stickers, AND a one-hour session of passive stretching with PZ story author Emily June Street, in order to prepare your body to run and defend yourself from the encroaching hordes. Only available at her studio in Fairfax, CA -- you bring yourself there, she'll bring the stretches.

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    Editorial special: A copy of Pedal Zombies, some stickers ... and story author Emily June Street, who is no slouch at editing as well as writing, will provide you with a global, line, and copy edit on any manuscript PLUS ebook formatting from Vellum (high quality!) for kindle and epub. Wow!

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