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A collection of hilarious science fiction & fantasy stories from some of today's best speculative writers.
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    SUPPORT THE CAUSE: Show your support by donating $1 or more. Every dollar counts. Thank you!

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    CLUB UFO: You’ll be added to our mailing list and receive information and updates about the anthology before they’re posted on the web. You will also receive a PDF of Alex’s flash fiction fantasy story “Superior Firepower,” not currently available for free on the web. Other stories might occasionally show up in your inbox as well, so be sure to read those UFO updates!

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    E-READER: As above, plus you’ll receive the UFO e-Book in PDF, MOBI and EPUB formats. You will also be listed as a supporter on the UFO Publishing Acknowledgement page.

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    READER: As above, plus you’ll receive a physical copy of the book. Readers outside of the United States please add $12 to cover shipping costs, or $8 to Canada.

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    READER VIP: As above, but your copy of the book will be signed by the editor, with a brief personalized note. Readers outside of the United States please add $12 to cover shipping costs, or $8 to Canada.

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    LUXURY READER: Instead of the paperback, you’ll receive a luxury hardcover copy of the book, individually numbered and signed by the editor. This will be an extremely limited print run and it won’t be available in stores or on Amazon. Readers outside of the United States please add $15 to cover shipping costs, or $10 to Canada.

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    THE KITCHEN SINK BUNDLE: You will get the e-book, the signed paperback and the signed hardcover, plus an exclusive opportunity to read one of the stories from UFO before the book is published. Readers outside of the United States please add $20 to cover shipping costs, or $12 to Canada.

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    ASPIRING WRITER: All READER VIP level benefits, plus Alex Shvartsman will critique your short story or novel chapter, up to 5,000 words in length. He’ll provide inline notes/edits, a brief overall critique, and answer follow-up questions.

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    STACK-O-BOOKS: You'll receive 10 copies of the trade paperback. Perfect for a retail store, a convention bookseller or anyone in the market for holiday presents for 10 of their humor-loving friends! Readers outside of the United States please add $35 for shipping (or $20 if you're in Canada).

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    CLUB UFO VIP: You’ll receive THE KITCHEN SINK BUNDLE, plus access to an exclusive mailing list, a chance to read several UFO stories ahead of time, review story galleys, and receive an ARC (Advance Review Copy) of the e-Book before the general public.

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    YOU'RE A CHARACTER! UFO contributor NATHANIEL LEE will name one of the minor characters in his future novel or short story after you. It's up to the writer's discretion exactly what this character will be like, what their story will be, and whether they end up being killed by a falling piano. But you will be immortalized in some fashion. You will also get to read the short story or novel chapter in which your character appears once it's finished and we'll let you know if/when the story is published. In addition to this you'll receive all READER VIP benefits.

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    YOU'RE A CHARACTER! UFO contributor JAMES BEAMON will name one of the minor characters in his future novel or short story after you. It's up to the writer's discretion exactly what this character will be like, what their story will be, and whether they end up being killed by a falling piano. But you will be immortalized in some fashion. You will also get to read the short story or novel chapter in which your character appears once it's finished and we'll let you know if/when the story is published. In addition to this you'll receive all READER VIP benefits.

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    YOU'RE A CHARACTER! UFO contributor MATT MIKALATOS will name one of the minor characters in his future novel or short story after you. It's up to the writer's discretion exactly what this character will be like, what their story will be, and whether they end up being killed by a falling piano. But you will be immortalized in some fashion. You will also get to read the short story or novel chapter in which your character appears once it's finished and we'll let you know if/when the story is published. In addition to this you'll receive all READER VIP benefits.

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    YOU'RE A CHARACTER! UFO contributor ANATOLY BELILOVSKY will name one of the minor characters in his future novel or short story after you. It's up to the writer's discretion exactly what this character will be like, what their story will be, and whether they end up being killed by a falling piano. But you will be immortalized in some fashion. You will also get to read the short story or novel chapter in which your character appears once it's finished and we'll let you know if/when the story is published. In addition to this you'll receive all READER VIP benefits.

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    TWITTER CELEBRITY: Jake Kerr will rename the @imissthenorthstars character in his story (linked here) to your actual Twitter alias! We'll even change the profile photo in the online version of the story to your profile photo (provided it doesn't use copyrighted material). In addition to this you'll receive all READER VIP benefits.

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    PATRON OF THE ARTS: I will post a 2000 word humor story based on the UFO anthology cover FREE for the entire world to enjoy! The story will be published on the UFO web site and tagged "Sponsored by Your Name via Kickstarter." In addition to this you'll receive all READER VIP benefits.

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    DINNER!: You get THE KITCHEN SINK BUNDLE plus a short story critique. Then Alex will take you out to dinner and “talk shop” for a couple of hours. Must take place in Brooklyn, NY or at a mutually-agreeable convention in the North East (PhilCon, BaltiCon, etc.) Will discuss a book or game project you’re working on, a submission strategy for your short stories, or any other related topics.

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    SPONSOR: All CLUB UFO VIP benefits, plus your name will appear on the Credits page of the physical book and the e-book. We will also write an article on the UFO Publishing’s web site about you and/or help you write a guest blog post. Then we'll name a character after you or a person of your choice either in one of UFO stories, or an upcoming story by Alex.

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    MINI WRITING WORKSHOP: All SPONSOR benefits, plus Alex will fly anywhere in the Continental United States and host an intensive one-day speculative fiction workshop for you and your writing group. Alex will pay for his transportation and hotel costs – all you need to provide is a venue for the workshop.

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    YOU'RE A CHARACTER! UFO contributor KEN LIU will name one of the minor characters in his future novel or short story after you. It's up to the writer's discretion exactly what this character will be like, what their story will be, and whether they end up being killed by a falling piano. But you will be immortalized in some fashion. You will also get to read the short story or novel chapter in which your character appears once it's finished and we'll let you know if/when the story is published. In addition to this you'll receive all READER VIP benefits.

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    YOU'RE A STAR: I will name a MAJOR recurring character in either my Conrad Brent story series or my Magic Pawn Shop story series after you. I'll consult with you to create this character's background and story arc and he/she will appear in multiple stories and possibly even a novel! In addition to this you'll receive all KITCHEN SINK BUNDLE benefits.

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