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    Cool idea!

    You get an eBook copy (MOBI, PDF, EPUB) of the first issue of Year 6 (Issue 26), with your name listed in a forthcoming issue, plus our deep thanks.

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    Give it a go!

    You get an eBook copy (MOBI, PDF, EPUB) of the first two issues of Year 6 (Issues 26 & 27), with your name listed in a forthcoming issue, plus our deep thanks.

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    SUBSCRIBER

    Electronic subscription to Uncanny Year Six in the eBook format of your choice (MOBI, PDF, EPUB); your name listed in a forthcoming issue; and our deep thanks.

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    Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction

    We will send you one of our remaining print copies of copy of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. Add $35 per additional copy if you want more than one. We will also give you access to the ebook version. When the print copies are gone, they're gone; this special issue was printed as a limited edition of 1000.

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    SUSTAINER

    Exclusive access to A Very Special Uncanny Multifandom Podcast Mashup episode recorded just for our backers featuring members of the Verity!, Radio Free Skaro, and Uncanny podcasts! Receive a postcard of Year Six cover art (you'll get to select one of three artists on the survey); Electronic subscription to Uncanny Year Six in the format of your choice (MOBI, PDF, EPUB); PLUS copies of all of Uncanny Magazine’s Year Five issues; AND THE EXCLUSIVE MYSTERIOUS YET SUPER COOL ADD-ON #1 TO BE REVEALED IF WE REACH STRETCH GOALS); your name listed in a forthcoming issue, and our deep thanks.

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    DPDSF and a Subscription

    We will send you one of our remaining print copies of copy of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. Add $35 per additional copy if you want more than one. We will also give you access to the ebook version. When the print copies are gone, they're gone; this special issue was printed as a limited edition of 1000. And, at this level, the book comes with a Year Six ebook subscription, too.

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    Uncanny in POG form!

    Remember playing with Pogs (milk caps) from the 1990s? Small circles of art that came in sets you could keep, trade, win from your friends, and enjoy? We will custom produce carded sets of 6 pogs featuring Uncanny Magazine art, just for you! Includes everything at the $50 level. KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE.

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    SUSTAINER PLUS

    Everything from the $50 level, PLUS access to ebooks (EPUB, MOBI, PDF) of ALL of our back issues, including both Disabled People Destroy special issues.

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    Uncanny Pick-a-Brain!

    30 minute Google Hangout with the contributor of your choice and/or some Uncanny editors. Includes everything at the $50 level. First come, first choice by backer number.

    Choose from: Michi Trota, Fran Wilde, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Ada Palmer, Emma Osborne, Mary Robinette Kowal, or Tracy Townsend.

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    Custom poetry!

    Hal Y. Zhang will commit poetry, just for you! Also includes everything from the $50 level.

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    Contributors DO YOUR BIDDING!

    Our contributors will review things or blog on a topic of your choice. First come, first choice by backer number. Includes everything at the $50 level. (All contributors reserve the right to pass on certain topics.)

    Meg Elison, Michi Trota, John Wiswell (horror movie reviews), Marie Brennan, Mary Robinette Kowal, and
    Elsa Sjunneson-Henry.

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    Uncanny Likes Big Books I

    Fancy AUTOGRAPHED books! Choose ONE book from the list! (14 available: First come, first choice by backer number).

    The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
    The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
    Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water by Vylar Kaftan
    The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
    The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
    Horizon by Fran Wilde
    WebMage by Kelly McCullough
    Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
    The Sol Majestic by Ferrett Steinmetz
    A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine (2 copies--ARC)
    Game Devs & Others by Tanya DePass
    People Change by Gwynne Garfinkel
    Calculating Stars (UK edition) by Mary Robinette Kowal

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    Uncanny Likes Big Books II

    Fancy AUTOGRAPHED books! Choose ONE book from the list! (13 available: First come, first choice by backer number).

    Catfishing on Catnet by Naomi Kritzer (ARC)
    Riverland by Fran Wilde
    Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker
    Exhalation by Ted Chiang
    The Best of Connie Willis by Connie Willis
    Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson (2 copies)
    Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction (Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Rachel Swirsky, and A.T. Greenblatt)
    Passing Strange by Ellen Klages
    Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Caroline M. Yoachim
    Fire Dance by Ilana C. Myer (2 copies)
    Desdemona and the Deep by C. S. E. Cooney

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    Things Without- Hello World

    Autographed copy of Liz Argall's illustrated chapbook "Things Without- Hello World" (5 available). Also includes everything from the $50 level.

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    Uncanny Likes Big Books III: SETS

    Fancy AUTOGRAPHED books! Choose ONE SET of books from the list! (5 sets available: First come, first choice by backer number).

    Buffalo Soldiers, and Pimp My Airship by Maurice Broaddus
    The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, The Book of Etta, and Book 3 by Meg Elison
    Gem Universe set by Fran Wilde
    The Nine and The Fall by Tracy Townsend
    Medusa Uploaded and Medusa in the Graveyard by Emily Devenport

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    You are in the story!

    An Uncanny author will tuckerize you, adding the name of your choice to one of their stories. First come, first choice by backer number.

    Choose from: Meg Elison, Merc Fenn Wolfmoor, A.T. Greenblatt, P. H. Lee, Mary Robinette Kowal

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    Manuscript critiques!

    Select your critiquer from the list below (first come, first choice by backer number).

    Lynne M. Thomas (up to 7500 words, 3 critiques available)
    Meg Elison (story sample of 10k or less, query letter included if it's a book)
    Michi Trota (open to fiction up to 10,000 words & nonfiction up to 6,000 words)
    Cara Liebowitz (sensitivity read: disability)
    A.C. Wise (up to 10000 words)
    Marie Brennan (up to 7500 words)
    Leah Bobet (up to 7500 words)
    A.T. Greenblatt (up to 6000 words)
    PH Lee (gaming books: up to 10,000 words of text or 5,000 words of synopsis/mechanical design?)
    Emma Osborne (6000 words)
    Liana Brooks (up to 7500 words)
    Caroline M. Yoachim (up to 7500 words)
    Natalia Theodoridou (up to 10000 words)

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    Marie Brennan Parisian Photography

    Mounted Art print by Marie Brennan: https://www.swantower.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Paris5-July-column-1024x768.jpg "Paris" (as seen at the Worldcon Art Show). 8" x 11", printed edge-to-edge on an acrylic panel (i.e. there's no frame needed), and it comes with hanging hardware included. Includes everything at the $50 level.

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    Dinner with a Creator!

    Dinner with a creator of your choice, likely at a convention. First come, first choice. You must get to the convention, but Uncanny will buy you dinner.

    Meg Elison
    Michi Trota
    Elsa Sjunneson-Henry (teatime)
    Paul Cornell
    Maurice Broaddus
    S.B. Divya

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    Fandom For Robots Original FanArt

    We have commissioned (with the author's approval) original fan art calligraphy by Geek Calligraphy's Ariela Housman, Hugo Award Finalist, featuring a quote from “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad.

    Original ink work of calligraphy and illustration. The quote/exchange "I swear you’re some sort of angel or something" / "That is incorrect. I am merely a robot" with a winged heart made out of circuits, matted to outer dimensions of 11”x14”, to be sent to pledge backer.

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    Sun, Moon, Dust Art Original FanArt

    We have commissioned (with the author's permission) original fan art calligraphy by Geek Calligraphy's Ariela Housman, Hugo Award Finalist featuring a quote from “Sun, Moon, Dust” by Ursula Vernon.

    “Normally there is a spark, a tiny bit that fantasizes / about saving the world/
    or routing out bandits / or overthrowing the throne. / A bit that craves adventure.
    But you don’t feel that, do you?” / “I would rather be useful."

    Original illuminated (SHINY WITH GOLD) work of calligraphy and illustration, with a sword and a small gold sun, silver moon, and copper dust swirl in one corner and a potato plant in the other, matted to outer dimensions of 11”x14”, to be sent to pledge backer.

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    UNCANNYCON!

    UNCANNYCON!

    The backer at this level will be one of the Guests of Honor (with other science fiction & fantasy professionals to be determined) at the inaugural UNCANNYCON, a single-day convention event to be held in Urbana-Champaign, IL at a date to be determined (assuming somebody backs at this level). Travel and accommodations provided; US backers only. Also includes everything from the $50 level.

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    Custom Uncanny Keychain!

    Everything from the $50 level, plus an exclusive custom engraved Space Unicorn keychain made by the fabulous Hal Y. Zhang!

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    Ace from Doctor Who!

    Autographed photo from Sophie Aldred, who played Ace on Doctor Who. Also includes everything from the $50 level.

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    Novel-length Manuscript Critique

    Delia Sherman will critique your novel (up to 40,000 words, plus a synopsis of the rest). Also includes everything at the $50 level.

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    Novel-length Manuscript Critique II

    Liana Brooks will critique your novel (except horror, erotica, and things that involve dead or injured children) (up to 90,000 words). Also includes everything at the $50 level.

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