FUTURES by Tortoise

By various authors, ed. Matt d’Ancona

Help make FUTURES - the collectible essay series that will change how we think

Make FUTURES by Tortoise a reality – choose your reward below.
$70  + shipping
2 pledges

The Ultimate Feminist Edition

Grace Campbell says: "I’m so excited for you to become one of the Pink Protest gang with this limited edition bundle. Kisses!"

PLUS:

  • 1 bundle of 5 books.
  • Your copy of The Future of Men signed by the Pink Protest (Grace Campbell, Scarlett Curtis, Honey Ross and Alice Skinner).
  • Limited to 10.
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$180  + shipping
8 pledges

Member's Edition

All five books signed by the authors, plus a one-year Tortoise membership so you can join us in our newsroom and tell us what you think the future might look like.

PLUS:

  • All five books, signed by the authors.
  • Your name printed in the back of each book.
  • One year membership of Tortoise for you or a friend (worth £100).
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$750  + shipping

Mystic Matt

Matt d’Ancona will host a book club for you and your friends to talk about the future - either in your home or our newsroom. As a seasoned political commentator, Matt promises to make a series of bespoke predictions, all of them guaranteed not to come true. He can also speak on a wide variety of subjects ranging from film, cats, Breaking Bad, the unpublished works of J.D. Salinger, the Sex Pistols, Wagner and defeating fascism, to the most irritating mystery in the world: why couples only start talking about what film they want to see when they get to the box office counter. It's up to you!

PLUS:

  • Five bundles of all five books, signed by the authors.
  • Your name printed as a special “thank you” at the front of each book.
  • Excludes travel costs for Matt outside of London.
  • Limited to 1.
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$7,500  + shipping
1 pledge

Class of 2020 Patron

Donate the first five FUTURES books and annual membership of Tortoise to the class of 2020 at a UK secondary school or university of your choice. Tortoise editors will visit the chosen schools of the two Class of 2020 Patrons to host a ThinkIn with the students and teachers on a topic of their choice.

PLUS:

  • 150 bundles of all five books (worth £4,500).
  • 150 student memberships of Tortoise (worth £1,800).
  • Your name, and that of the school/university, printed at the front of each book as a special “thank you”.
  • Two Founding Memberships of Tortoise, including the Tortoise Quarterly in print and tickets to ThinkIns (worth £500).
  • Two VIP tickets to our launch event on June 12th to 14th June 2020 at Kirtlington Park in Oxfordshire, including entry to the VIP meet-and-greet with a selection of the authors (worth £250).
  • A bespoke ThinkIn with the students and teachers at the chosen school or university for the first two to pledge. Travel outside of London not included.
  • Limited to 2.
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$100  + shipping
25 pledges

Frankie Boyle's Personal Dedication

Fancy a personal dedication, handwritten by the one and only Frankie Boyle? Go on, we dare you.

PLUS:

  • One set of all five books.
  • Frankie Boyle will personally dedicate your copy of The Future of British Politics.
  • Limited to 25.
$150  + shipping
10 pledges

Editor’s Annotated Edition - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

"You know those weird scribbles you get in second-hand books? I’ll write mine in to your copies, underlining the important bits and - quite possibly - inserting doodled drawings of my favourite Oxford philosophers. Anything could happen, really." Matt d’Ancona

PLUS:

  • All five books, signed by the authors.
  • One book in the series, of the editor's choosing, will be annotated personally by Matt.
  • Extended to 10.
$150  + shipping
5 pledges

Editor's Annotated Edition - Liz Moseley

"I'm proud to be a feminist killjoy, wannabe academic and great believer in the therapeutic power of a snarky underline. I will be treating myself to a new set of purple, white and green pens to do this in a manner befitting of our foremothers. I'm already cross about Frankie Boyle tbh and I've not even read his yet." - Liz Moseley, Tortoise Members' Editor

PLUS:

  • All five books, signed by the authors.
  • One book in the series, of the editor's choosing, will be annotated personally by Liz.
  • Limited to 5.
$150  + shipping
5 pledges

Founder's Annotated Edition

"This pledge might have very limited and niche appeal. Expect liberal use of a highlighter pen and the time-honoured KVS red pen approach. I will probably outsource a couple to Mrs V (my Mum) so expect a few expletives. Like mother, like daughter." - Katie Vanneck-Smith, Co-founder, Tortoise.

PLUS:

  • All five books, signed by the authors.
  • One book in the series, of the editor's choosing, will be annotated personally by Katie.
  • Limited to 5.
$150  + shipping
5 pledges

Edith's Annotated Edition

"Our resident cartoonist, Edith, is getting so famous that this may be the last chance you have to own some of her original handwriting without securing a second mortgage. Imagine if Picasso had been funny - that's how brilliant her annotations will be. How can you possibly say no?" - Matt d'Ancona, FUTURES series editor

PLUS:

  • All 5 books, signed by the authors
  • One book in the series personally annotated by the Tortoise cartoonist, Edith.
  • Limited to 5.
$150  + shipping
5 pledges

The Author's Edition: Frankie Boyle

Frankie's commentary on each of the five essays, written by his own fair hand. Kinda like heckling, but with a biro. Caution: likely to be fairly rude.

PLUS:

  • All five books, signed by the authors.
  • One book in the series, of the editor's choosing, will be annotated personally by Frankie.
  • Limited to 5.
$150  + shipping
5 pledges

Bidisha: The Serious Art edition

Bidisha is offering a gorgeous limited edition fine art photographic print from her series depicting still lives and votive objects.

PLUS:

  • All 5 books, signed by the authors.
  • Your name printed in the back of each book.
  • One original A5 print (unframed) signed by Bidisha (worth £100).
  • Limited to 5.

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