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CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: Steampunk vs. Aliens Anthology

A project in Binghamton, NY by Joshua Palmatier

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When aliens reach Earth, they encounter the clockwork mechanisms and Victorian sensibilities of a full-blown steampunk civilization.
Backers: 522
Average Pledge Per Backer: $30

Funded: $15,588 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 17th -> Aug 16th (30 days)
Project By: Joshua Palmatier
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Latest News

Kickstarter: My Experience

October 28th - via: heroinesoffantasy.blogspot.com
Today we welcome Joshua B. Palmatier, prolific author and founding editor of Zombies Need Brains LLC. Joshua has written a great post for us about his experience with crowd funding for his new small press. (Read More)

We hit $15,000!

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We topped $15,000 overnight, which means the contributing authors get a raise and all backers at $15 or more will get Bradley P. Beaulieu's ebook of "The Winds of Khalakovo," the first book in his "The Lays of Anuskaya" series!  The next stretch... (Read More)

So Close to $15,000!

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We're $525 away from $15,000 as of this moment and the clock is ticking down to the final moments.  Recall that at $15,000, Bradley P. Beaulieu's free ebook of "The Winds of Khalakovo" for backers at $15 or over is released.  Also, I can give the... (Read More)

Ian's Reward Unlocked and Release Parties!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Only 28 hours left!  And overnight we topped $14,000!  These final 28 hours should be exciting. As you all know, at $14,000, all backers who have pledged $5 or more will receive the first postcard based on the artwork.  Also, Ian Tregillis'... (Read More)

Gini Koch Estory Unlocked and Backer-Only T-shirt!

August 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We passed $13,000 overnight, and that means EVERY BACKER will get a free ecopy of "A Cup of Joe" by Anita Ensal, a pseudonym of Gini Koch!  Congrats, everyone!  Now, can we make it to $17,000, so we can unlock Gini's limited-to-one reward level... (Read More)

Three Days Left

August 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Only three days left in the kickstarter.  I'm going to just get down on my knees right now and beg all of your to Tweet, Facebook, blog, forum, billboard, facepaint, and shout on a street corner about the upcoming end of the project.  *grin* ... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal, Add-ons, More!

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, all!  We're at $12,250 this morning, which means we're edging toward Gini Koch's free ecopy of "A Cup of Joe" for all backers!  All we have to do is hit $13,000 to unlock that.  We're also entering the last few days of the kickstarter, so if... (Read More)

Bookmarks and Gail Z Martin rewards unlocked!

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We've reached $12,000!  This means that every backer at $5 or above will receive a free CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE bookmark.  Yay! In addition, Gail Z Martin's first two reward levels will also be unlocked.  So tomorrow, at noon EDT, I'll add two reward... (Read More)

A Steampunk RPG

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
This update is for the steampunk fans out there.  Angus Abranson, one of our backers for this project, is running his own kickstarter for a steampunk RPG game called SPACE:  1889!  He's plugged the CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE project to his own backers... (Read More)


August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
We are now officially one week away from the end of the kickstarter!  At just under $11,500 right now, I think we're doing pretty damn good.  Remind your friends to get in and get their first edition paperback now!  After the kickstarter, it will... (Read More)

Top Eight Typos

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
OK, first of all, Patricia Bray's reward level, unlocked at $11,000, went so fast that, between the two of us, we've managed to scrounge together two additional sets of her books and the DVDs.  So at 7pm EDT tonight, we'll add two additional sets to... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

August 8th - via: kickstarter.com
We bounced over $11,000 overnight!  Which means today at around noon EDT I'll post a reward level at $120 limited to one that will include a copy of CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE in ebook or paperback format, signed paperback copies of Patricia Bray's Sword... (Read More)

Mock-Up Cover!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
8 days left!  We're closing in on the end of the Kickstarter.  Remind your friends to get in before it ends.  And you can also show them what the cover of the anthology will look like!  Well, at least the current mock-up of it.  We're still... (Read More)

New Interview at Disquieting Visions

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
10 days left!  We're just $250 short of our first stretch goal, so if you haven't poked your friends about the Kickstarter lately, maybe pass on a gentle reminder.  I'd certainly enjoy putting together a hardcover for everyone, as well as the... (Read More)

Shore Leave and DJ Grandpa Interview

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, all!  Sorry for the few days of silence.  I was at the Shore Leave convention down near Baltimore, where of course I mentioned the kickstarter to all and sundry.  I'd planned the Kickstarter around the convention, actually, and was not... (Read More)

Bedrock Communications, Inc.: Dj Grandpa's Crib: The Work of the Bard

DJG goes synetic with Joseph Carlson, fights conformity with The Uncanny, meets the crowd with Joy Schoffler, rocks lyrical with Olivia De La Cruz, punks aliens with Joshua Palmatier, saves the world with Monochroma, and rides the rail with Uwe Eickert. (Read More)


August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
So while I was away at the dentist this afternoon, we passed that magical threshold and are NOW FULLY FUNDED!!!!!  I'm . . . I'm . . . stunned and speechless (but not wordless, notice) and thrilled beyond belief.  I want to thank everyone who... (Read More)

GalleyCat makes us "Kickstarter of the Week"!

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
We're less than $150 away from being funded!  Who's going to push us over the edge?  So very, very close. My first announcement today is that GalleyCat has made our Kickstarter their "Kickstarter of the Week"!  You can find the link to the website... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal and Interview

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Less than $400 to go before being fully funded.  The internets.  They are torturing me.  *grin* A couple of small things this morning.  First, Bradley P. Beaulieu, one of the contributing authors to the kickstarter, asked me five questions about... (Read More)

Bookmark Reveal!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Ok, everyone, we are now $806 short of being fully funded!  So close.  So very, very close.  If we all remind everyone about the Kickstarter today or tomorrow--tweet about it, Facebook it, blog post about it, etc--then perhaps, JUST PERHAPS, we'll... (Read More)

Quick Update

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We're at $8,179 with 18 days to go!  Wouldn't it be cool if we could push it above the funded level this week?  It think it would be cool.  But I, perhaps, have more a vested interest in that happening.  *grin*  If, you feel so inclined, post,... (Read More)

Some Clarifications

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
We're now 75% funded, with just under three weeks to go!  It would be cool if we could reach fully funded by the end of the upcoming week. But before then, a few clarifications.  These are little things that have come up in the past week. First,... (Read More)

New Reward Level for Art

July 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, all!  We're at just under $7,000 and we've still got 3 weeks left in the Kickstarter.  I'm overwhelmed at the response we've gotten so far.  And I'm also overwhelmed by the supportive reaction from all of you regarding the stretch level... (Read More)

Stretch Level Rewards

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, everyone.  A little correction and change to the Kickstarter to announce here.  This is where my newness to the Kickstarter experience is going to show.  It does not affect any of the reward levels, the anthology itself, or the creation of... (Read More)

New Tuckerizations Today

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey, all, thanks again for your support!  We topped $6,000 overnight, so we're well on the way to achieving full funding.  Keep spreading the word to your friends. Just a quick reminder that today, at noon EDT, we'll be adding two new... (Read More)

The Halfway Mark!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick update to note that after just over a week of running this Kickstarter, we've surged over the halfway mark of $5,000!  I just wanted to thank everyone who's helped to spread the word.  Keep it up, and perhaps we'll make it to the... (Read More)

Karthain! And Gail Z Martin Stretch Goals!

July 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We topped $4,500 overnight!  I think mostly this is because Scott Lynch posted about the project on his blog and then also posted the promised map to Karthain that he hand-drew himself.  Here's the link to the map, if you're interested:... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

July 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
I have a few updates for today. First, Patricia Bray is running a poll that's CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE themed over at her blog.  Basically, who do you think would win in the Steampunk human vs Alien deathmatch!  The current deathmatch is Captain Nemo vs... (Read More)

Joshua Palmatier on How to Create a New Small Press

July 23rd - via: sfsignal.com
John DeNardo here at SF Signal asked me to stop by and say a few words about the behind-the-scenes action in creating a new small press, Zombies Need Brains, that I hope will be able to bring SF&F fans some great anthologies in the near future. We’re running a Kickstarter campaign for the creation of the small press and for the first anthology, CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs. ALIENS, with some great authors — including Scott Lynch, Seanan McGuire, Gini Koch, Gail Z. Martin, Bradley Beaulieu, Ian Tregillis, and Caitlin Kittredge — already lined up to participate if we’re funded. Check it out at Kickstarter if you haven’t already. It’s an exciting project. (Read More)

Day 5: First Stretch Level Unlocked!

July 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)


July 22nd - via: jpsorrow.livejournal.com
So, as you all probably know by now, I'm doing something out of the box and running a Kickstarter to do two things--get funds to produce a new anthology called CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs. ALIENS (click here to go to the Kickstarter page) with such authors as Scott Lynch, Seanan McGuire, Gail Z. Martin, Gini Koch, Bradley Beaulieu, Ian Tregillis, and Caitlin Kittredge AND at the same time help set up a new small press called Zombies Need Brains LLC founded by me that will hopefully be bringing new anthology like CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE to people for years to come. (Read More)

Scott Lynch Incentive

July 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Just FYI, but Scott Lynch has offered to reveal a high-def version of the Karthain map he hand-drew while he was writing his next "Gentlemen Bastards" novel REPUBLIC OF THEIVES (coming in October here in the US) once the Kickstarter passes the $4,000... (Read More)

Thank you! And News.

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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