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The authors of the Book View Cafe have generously joined us to offer a last-two-days-of-the-fund-raise bonus – donate anything from $10 and choose a free title from the list below!

Visit our Peerbackers Project to donate!

 

While we have reached our goal of $6000, we are still short of the total due to paypal and peerbackers costs, and furthermore, any additional donations would go towards a third year of operations for the fund.

And the next four people to donate will also receive a free paper book from Twelfth Planet Press! (for which just e-mail us with your name at worldsftravelfund@gmail.com, so we don’t forget).

Here’s a list of titles from Book View Cafe for you to choose from:

BVC Anthologies (various authors)
Rocket Boy & the Geek Girls (Science Fiction short stories)
Dragon Lords & Warrior Women (Fantasy short stories)
The Shadow Conspiracy I (Shared world steampunk)
The Shadow Conspiracy II (Shared world steampunk)
Brewing Fine Fiction (Advice for writers)
Ways to Trash Your Writing Career (humorous)
Author efiction donations
Chris Dolley
       What Ho, Automaton!
       An Unsafe Pair of Hands
       Resonance
       International Kittens of Mystery
Nancy Jane Moore
       Changeling
       Flashes of Illumination
Vonda N. McIntyre
       The Adventure of the Field Theorems, a Sherlock Holmes Scientific Romance
       The Exile Waiting
       Little Faces, Nebula-nominated novelet
       The Moon and the Sun
       Dreamsnake
       Superluminal
       The Starfarers Quartet Omnibus
       Starfarers (Starfarers, Book 1)
       Transition (Starfarers, Book 2)
       Metaphase (Starfarers, Book 3)
       Nautilus (Starfarers, Book 4)
Jennifer Stevenson
       Fool’s Paradise
       King of Hearts
Deborah J. Ross
       Jaydium
       Northlight
       Casket of Brass (short story)
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
       Taco Del & the Fabled Tree of Destiny
       Lladasa
       Princess of Passyunk
Madeleine E. Robins
       Althea
       My Dear Jenny
Pati Nagle

GLORIETA PASS
THE GUNS OF VALVERDE
GALVESTON
PET NOIR

SANTA FE FANDANGO (written as Elinor Groves)
Greg Frost
LYREC

We have teamed up with Australian publishers Twelfth Planet Press to offer the next five people who donate $50 or more a signed copy of Marianne de Pierres’s Glitter Rose! This is in addition to the regular reward. De Pierres is the very successful author of the Parrish Plessis books from Orbit and the SF series Sentients of Orion.

We are also offering copies of Twelfth Planet Press books Nightsiders and Love and Romanpunk to anyone donating just $25 or more!

Please help us raise more money for the fund, towards a third year of operations! Many thanks to Alisa Krasnostein from Twelfth Planet Press (herself a current World Fantasy Award nominee!) for the very generous offer.

To claim the offer, make a donation through our peerbackers project, then e-mail worldsftravelfund@gmail.com with your name, the amount of your donation and your choice of reward. Remember these rewards are in addition to the regular ones you’ll receive!

Nnedi Okorafor Joins World SF Travel Fund Board

Award winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor joins the board of the World SF Travel Fund. Lavie Tidhar will step down from the board but will remain in his capacity as administrator.

Okorafor joins Lauren Beukes, Aliette de Bodard, Ekaterina Sedia and Cheryl Morgan. The board is tasked with selecting and approving future candidates to be granted assistance from the fund.

The World SF Travel Fund has been set up to enable one international person involved in science fiction, fantasy or horror to travel to a major genre event. The first recipient of the grant is Charles A. Tan, from the Philippines, who will travel to the World Fantasy Convention 2011 in San Diego.

The Fund has set up a Peerbackers Project with the hope of raising $6000, enabling two years of running. Over $4000 have already been raised.

For inquiries and further information please contact worldsftravelfund@gmail.com

We have a whole bunch of rewards for you to choose from – from Angry Robot e-books to PS Publishing limited editions – and here’s the latest offering you can choose, from our friends at Small Beer Press!

$25 LCRW 26, 27
$50 LCRW 26, 27
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, A Life on Paper
$100 LCRW ebook subscription
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, A Life on Paper
$250 LCRW ebook subscription
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, A Life on Paper
Ted Chiang, Story of Your Life and Other Stories
Karen Lord, Redemption in Indigo
$500 LCRW ebook subscription
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, A Life on Paper
Ted Chiang, Story of Your Life and Other Stories
Karen Lord, Redemption in Indigo
Geoff Ryman, Paradise Tales, The King’s Last Song, The Child Garden

$1000 LCRW ebook subscription
Georges-Olivier Châteaureynaud, A Life on Paper
Ted Chiang, Story of Your Life and Other Stories
Karen Joy Fowler, What I Didn’t See and Other Stories
Kelly Link, Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners 
Karen Lord, Redemption in Indigo
Geoff Ryman, Paradise Tales, The King’s Last Song, The Child Garden

A combination of genre professionals and fans from the international scene and the United States have gathered together to create the World SF Travel Fund. The fund has been set up to enable one international person involved in science fiction, fantasy or horror to travel to a major genre event.

The first recipient of the fund is genre blogger and activist Charles Tan, from the Philippines.

Charles is a tireless promoter of speculative fiction. Besides his own Bibliophile Stalker blog, he contributes to the Nebula Awards blog, the Shirley Jackson Award blog, SF Signal and The World SF Blog. He also edited two online anthologies of speculative fiction from the Philippines.

Charles is highly regarded in the SF scene both in the USA and internationally. The Fund’s intention is to facilitate Charles’ travel to World Fantasy Con 2011 in San Diego, California. Multiple award winning editor Ellen Datlow said: “Charles Tan has in a very short time, become a major force in science fiction and fantasy. Bringing Charles over to the United States for the World Fantasy Convention would be a boon the convention by adding a truly international voice to the mix and selfishly, it would allow many of Charles’s fans in the field to meet him personally.”

Living in the Philippines, where wages are far lower than in the West, Charles would be otherwise unable to ever attend a major convention. The Fund’s purpose is to make such a trip possible, for the benefit not only of the recipient but for creating and extending dialogue in the wider world of speculative fiction.

Author and editor Jeff VanderMeer said: “Charles Tan is tireless, talented, indefatigable, a great guy, and someone who has become indispensible to our sense of the genre community. He’s a wonderful choice for this initial effort.”

The Fund has set up a Peerbackers Project with the hope of raising $6000, enabling two years of running. The Board, tasked with selecting future candidates, is composed of Lauren Beukes, Aliette de Bodard, Ekaterina Sedia, Cheryl Morgan and Lavie Tidhar and reflects the truly international nature of the SF world today.

For inquiries and further information please contact worldsftravelfund@gmail.com.

The Peerbackers Project: http://peerbackers.com/projects/the-world-sf-travel-fund

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