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Best friends Kate and Daniel die, go to heaven, and then begin exploring different afterlives.

Hi there! My name is Mur Lafferty, podcaster and author of the award-winning podcast novellas, the Afterlife Series (Heaven, Hell, Earth, Wasteland, and War.)

Heaven started out as a contemporary fantasy audio series (also called Bangsian fantasy) about two friends who wander the afterlife together after their untimely deaths. Kate and Daniel find the Christian Heaven a bit too perfect for their liking and receive metaphysical passports to travel to the afterlives of different mythologies, different religions – even different species. As their travels continue, they discover there may a grander plan to their travels than they previously suspected. The audio series was absolutely free and still can be found: Season One: Heaven, Season Two: Hell, Season Three: Earth, the Parsec Award winning Season Four: Wasteland, and the final chapter Season Five: War are at podiobooks.com.

For years people have asked to have the series in book form, and now I'm looking to fund book design, cover design, and ebook conversion. If you want to help out, you can get the ebooks, a thumb drive with the ebooks and audio books, or order the hardcovers. And I will be delighted to accept one person to be my patron to encourage a sixth novella in the series.

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    My heartfelt thanks, and your name goes in the book as a "Supporter."

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    Signed postcard mailed to you depicting one of the five covers, your name goes in the books as a "Heavenly Supporter."

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    Copies of all 5 novellas in ebook format as they're created (instead of as they're released, which will take longer), the signed postcard, and your name goes in the books as a "Hero."

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    Thumb drive with all five novellas, my novel Playing for Keeps, and my novella Marco and the Red Granny, along with the audio for the original podcasts of Heaven. Plus, your name goes in the books as a "Demigod." (International supporters please add $5)

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    Limited, signed, hardcover edition of Heaven. Your name goes in the books as a "Legend." (plus the postcard and thumb drive) (International supporters please add $5)

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    Limited, signed, hardcovers of Heaven and Hell. Your name goes in the books as a "Myth." (plus the postcard and thumb drive) (International supporters please add $5)

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    Limited signed hardcovers of Heaven, Hell, and Earth. Your name goes in the books as an "Exalted Patron." (plus the postcard and thumb drive) (International supporters please add $10)

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    Limited signed hardcovers of Heaven, Hell, Earth, and Wasteland. Your name goes in the book as a "New God." (plus the postcard and thumb drive) (International supporters please add $10)

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    62 backers Limited (38 left of 100)

    Limited signed hardcovers of all 5 novellas: Heaven, Hell, Earth, Wasteland, and War. Your name goes in the books as an "Old God." (plus the thumb drive and all 5 postcards) (International supporters please add $10)

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    I will rename a supporting character in one of the five novellas after you (or a name of your choosing, within reason.) Your name goes in the front as "Also Starring:." (Plus the hardcovers, thumb drive, and all 5 postcards.)

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    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    I will write an original short story in the Heaven universe, post-WAR or pre-WAR, your choice, dedicated to you! Your name goes into in the front of the books as "Muse." (Plus a character name, the hardcovers, thumb drive, and all 5 postcards.)

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    You are named the Destroyer and the Creator! You will receive a novella written in the post-WAR universe - and you will have the only hardcover copy in existence. (Plus a short story, character name, the hardcovers, thumb drive, and all 5 postcards.)

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