The Cosmic Courtship, by Julian Hawthorne

A project in Little Rock, AR by retrovirusrecords

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Restoring a nearly-lost 1917 pulp science fiction adventure written by the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Backers: 476
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $17,104 of $500
Dates: Mar 12th -> May 11th (60 days)
Project By: retrovirusrecords
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Latest News

Surveys Have Been Sent!

May 11th - via:
Surveys have been sent! What now? We're going to send Bookplates to Robert to sign; he'll send them back to us and we'll get them signed here and ready to stick in boxes. Everyone has 7 days to get to us how they want to be credited. After 7 days,... (Read More)

Final Day + $15k Stretch Goal Met!

May 10th - via:
There are less than 24 hours to go! Thank you to everyone for your support and thanks for sticking it out with us on this somewhat longer than usual Kickstarter window.  With the $15k stretch goal met, Michael will be hosting the scans on his... (Read More)

Progress and Future Project Update

April 26th - via:
This is just a quick update that we wanted to make since it has been a bit since our last post here. First of all, wow, thank you all again for all of your support!  Michael and I have taken a look at some boxes and shipping options, and I think... (Read More)

Quick Update on Production

April 12th - via:
Cirsova Publishing has had a LOT going on the last few weeks... We've been busy doing final and semi-final edits for our flagship magazine's Fall and Winter issues, reviewing and editing a new manuscript we may be serializing next year, and getting... (Read More)

$15,000 Stretch Goal: Sharing Images of Original Text

April 6th - via:
Considering how far we've come and what you've made possible, this seems like a small thing, especially compared to making the full text available and starting an imprint, but our next stretch goal has the pulp community in mind. A number of people... (Read More)

$10k Stretch Goal Met! + Sneak Peek at Scenes of Hawthorne's Romances

April 5th - via:
Thanks to everyone's support, we've hit our $10k goal and will be starting a Cirsova Classics imprint focused on bringing previously unscanned and uncollected Public Domain pulp works back into print in modern formats. I know that Michael and Robert... (Read More)

Robert Allen Lupton on Restoring The Cosmic Courtship

April 1st - via:
Recently, Robert had a chance to talk some at Horror Tree about the efforts to restore the text. You may find this interesting.  (Read More)

$10k Stretch Goal - Ongoing Imprint

March 30th - via:
Things are going so quickly that we're already almost to our next stretch goal before having a real chance to even talk about it! When we first started this project, we weren't sure what the reaction would be. We've all been pleasantly surprised by... (Read More)

$8k Stretch Goal Update - Digital Tier

March 29th - via:
Wow, the response to this project has been phenomenal! We all thank you for you support! Digital Tier We are adding a Digital-Only backer tier. Originally, I'd told someone that they wouldn't have to select a tier to receive digital rewards... and... (Read More)

We Just Made our $8k Stretch Goal!

March 26th - via:
Time to break out the pop-corn and soda!  We've made our $8k stretch goal and will be giving all backers digital copies AND donating a plaintext version of The Cosmic Courtship to Project Gutenberg! More news soon... we've got some big things coming... (Read More)

Test Press of Pocket Paperbacks has Arrived!

March 25th - via:
We did a short run of the Pocket Paperbacks to test legibility of the print and have some ARCs on-hand.  I'm happy to say that even squeezing a nearly 70k word story into under 150 pages, the typeface is still legible.  Even in a smol format, this... (Read More)

Signed Bookplate Add-On

March 18th - via:
At least one person has asked if it was possible to include signed copies as a reward. While I always feel a little strange as an editor being asked to sign things, I'm also very flattered and happy to accommodate fans and readers. For an additional... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Met!

March 15th - via:
We've met our first stretch goal! This means we will be including the following bonus content in the trade, hardcover, and magazine formats: Foreword for The Cosmic Courtship Julian Hawthorne’s Lottery [a short poem] A Selected Bibliography of... (Read More)

We Met Our Initial Goal! [New FAQ Up and What's Next?]

March 12th - via:
That was quick! Thank you to everyone who's supported us so far! The initial goal was low because we have every intention of getting these books out, come hell or high water. The next goal is to try to cover some expenses while we make it worth our... (Read More)

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