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An anthology of unclassifiables – lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle the border between poetry and prose
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    SPARK: A big ole thank you, and a mention on our donors' list.

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    FIREDUST: A mention on our donors' list, PLUS the ebook of An Alphabet of Embers.

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    EMBERGLOW: A mention on our donors' list, the ebook version of An Alphabet of Embers, PLUS a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara.

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    PHOENIX FEATHER: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the ebook version of An Alphabet of Embers, AND the ebook version of Spelling the Hours.

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    A TRAIL OF SPARKS: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, PLUS the trade paperback AND ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers (book and postcard ship together).

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    EMBERSONG: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, AND the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang).

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    A HEART OF STARFIRE: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), and physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours.

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    A LIBRARY OF EMBERS: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours, PLUS a physical copy of Here, We Cross.

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    PHOENIX WINGS: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang). IN ADDITION, you will receive a limited edition 11x17 poster of the cover, featuring art by Galen Dara, and signed by the editor.

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    OUR TRUTHS SPELLED OUT: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), and physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours. IN ADDITION, you will receive a paperback copy of Here, We Cross, AND a paperback copy of The Moment of Change.

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    A DIALECT OF FIRE: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang). IN ADDITION, ask me a question about sociolinguistics (other branches of linguistics considered, but no formal syntax, please) and I will respond with an entry on my blog, answering your question.

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    A PHOENIX TREASURY: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), and physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours, as well as a paperback copy of Here, We Cross, a paperback copy of The Moment of Change, and a limited-edition 11x17 poster of the Alphabet of Embers cover featuring art by Galen Dara.

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    A FIELDWORK IN FIRE: The rewards of A DIALECT OF FIRE, only I will invite another linguist or two to engage in a dialogue with me, in response to your question. In addition to sociolinguistics, we are likely to be able to respond to questions about cognitive science, computational linguistics, and atypical language processing (other prompts considered).

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    IT CAME FROM THE FIREBIRD'S NEST : a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), and physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours, and a limited-edition 11x17 poster of the Alphabet of Embers cover featuring art by Galen Dara. IN ADDITION, you will receive a surprise assortment of odd and beautiful things. They may include: small books; poems; small art; vintage pieces; stones; other surprises.

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    VOICE OF THE SEASTAR: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), and physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours. IN ADDITION, I will write a custom poem for you. You will choose an element, a stone, and a texture for me to work with. If you'd like something more specific, we can talk! $100 will buy a poem of up to 100 lines; please pledge $200 if you want EPIC length.

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    THE STUFF OF LEGEND: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), and physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours, as well as a limited-edition 11x17 poster of the Alphabet of Embers cover featuring art by Galen Dara. IN ADDITION, I will be at Readercon 2015 and perform, to you and your group of up to 20 listeners, the Greenlandic Lay of Atli (Atlakviða in grœnlenzca) in the original Old Norse. I will recite it from memory, and I will supply the audience with a translation I will prepare. Please note that the poem is both VERY LONG and EXTREMELY BLOODY. This will be epic, and this will never repeat.

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    THE FLAME IN ALL ITS SPLENDOR: a mention on our donors' list, a postcard featuring the Alphabet of Embers cover art by Galen Dara, the trade paperback and the ebook versions of An Alphabet of Embers, the mp3 of "Embersong" (the theme song of the anthology, put to music and sung by Emily Jiang), and physical and ebook editions of Spelling the Hours, and a limited-edition 11x17 poster of the Alphabet of Embers cover featuring art by Galen Dara. You will also receive a surprise assortment of odd and beautiful things. They may include: small books; poems; small art; vintage pieces; stones; other surprises. I will also write a poem for you. IN ADDITION TO ALL THESE GOODIES, the book will be dedicated to you!

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