The Paradox Paradox

By Daniel Hardcastle

A bit Star Trek, a bit Doctor Who, and a bit fucked up.

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$7 
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eBook

Want the book but also don't think that we'll have any trees left in a few years? This is the tier for you!

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  • eBook
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$15 
25 pledges

Audiobook

Look, we're all getting old. This is the tier for those that don't even know if they'll have eyesight by the time I'm done writing. Read by me again, or Wil Wheaton if he's available.

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  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$20 
101 pledges

Digital Bundle

The tier for people who want to look at the book, but can't be bothered to read it themselves.

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  • eBook
  • Audiobook
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$30  + shipping
251 pledges

Hardback

The book, in proper paper form. Sure, you can't zoom, and the search feature is manual, but it's also far less likely to crash or run out of battery, and about as equally waterproof.

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  • First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
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$65  + shipping
27 pledges

Signed Snuggle Edition

Celebrate your friendship with someone with 2 signed books for the price of 1.66666667 books. Cuddle up, feel the warmth of another human and read a book that will make you question your own existence.

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  • 2 Signed First Edition Hardbacks
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • 2 names in the back of the book
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$65  + shipping
46 pledges

Trading Cards Edition

The Affinity is made up of eight seriously weird and occasionally wonderful species from all corners of our little galaxy. With this edition you'll get eight high-quality trading cards, one for each of them, with gorgeous art and some facts and figures. Perfect for displaying, using as bookmarks for eight people, or just gazing at blissfully.

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  • 8 Trading Cards
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$65  + shipping
88 pledges

Art Print Edition

With Rebecca returning to do a small handful of images for this book, it would simply be illegal to not offer some of them as art prints. The focus of these images will likely be the technology of the era, so if your walls need some future-tech, then this is the tier for you!

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  • 2 A3 Art Prints
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$65  + shipping
55 pledges

Pin Badges Edition

Every good sci-fi utopia needs rank badges, and The Paradox Paradox is no exception. With this tier, you'll get four badges that will be modelled after their book counterparts! Perfect for decorating bags, cosplaying, or plugging up tiny holes in a sinking submarine.

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  • 4 Pin Badges
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$65  + shipping
17 pledges

Poster Edition

This will be a ruddy great poster of the final cover of the book, or a slight variation of it exclusive to the poster. Did I mention that we’re aiming to use a model and have a proper photoshoot for this? No? Well, now I have.

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  • Poster
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$105  + shipping
38 pledges

Half a Collector's Edition (Arty)

Bare walls? Empty frames? Need something to mask the entrance to your escape tunnel? Then this is the tier for you! Features both the art prints and the poster! The future is now! Wow!

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  • 2 A3 Art Prints
  • Poster
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$105  + shipping
22 pledges

The Other Half a Collector's Edition (Not Arty)

Do you hate art? Did a painting kill your baby? Well with this tier, you get the trading cards and the pin badges! Fuck art! Fuck it to hell!

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  • 8 Trading Cards
  • 4 Pin Badges
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$130  + shipping
135 pledges

Personalised Edition (200 Limit)

Just my signature not good enough for you? You want more?! How about I write your actual name, fling some silly bullshit that I make up on the spot onto the page and top it all of with a Rebecca doodle? Is that what you want? HUH?!

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  • Personalised Signed First Edition Hardback with your name, a message and a Rebecca doodle
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$390  + shipping
23 pledges

A Hardcastle Original (Limit 50)

That's right, I'm getting my Bob Ross on. If you back this tier, you shall receive a hand painted artwork by yours truly. After the campaign, I'll email asking what you'd like me to paint for you, and then I shall paint it. (Full disclosure, I've never actually painted anything in my life.) Oh, and we'll throw a Collector's Edition in for good measure.

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  • An original artwork by someone who hasn't used a paintbrush since he picked my nose with one in primary school
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8 Trading Cards
  • 2 A3 Art Prints
  • 4 Pin Badges
  • Poster
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$390  + shipping
19 pledges

Front of the Book Edition (Limit 32)

Congratulations Class of 2597! Send us in a headshot (a picture, not a kill) and we'll print it at the very front of the book alongside your name in the style of a yearbook! Dress as sci-fi as you like for the photo, but just remember one thing... I'll be supplying the quotes for you all. Mwahahahahaha. Oh, and the collector's edition too, I guess.

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  • Your face in the very front of the book
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8 Trading Cards
  • 2 A3 Art Prints
  • 4 Pin Badges
  • Poster
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$3,225  + shipping

I will fuck up your timeline (Limit 1)

Have a beloved childhood memory or special day that you'll always cherish? Well, sorry but a temporal whatchamacallit has just been detected exactly there, and my team needs to bumble the fuck right into it. For this tier you'll tell me all about a special day of yours (no historical events, this is all about you), who was there, what you were up to etc etc. I'll go away with all that information and when the book is released, you'll find a chapter where my characters invade your new year's party/birth of first child/time you lost your virginity etc etc. It'll be silly, fun and I'll try to not kill off your Auntie Madge. No promises though. You'll get a collector's edition too! How nice!

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  • My time travellers will pay you a visit in a chapter in the book
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8 Trading Cards
  • 2 A3 Art Prints
  • 4 Pin Badges
  • Poster
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$1,592,600  + shipping

I Will Quit YouTube (Limit 1)

Fuck it, worth a shot isn't it?

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  • I will quit making YouTube Videos
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8 Trading Cards
  • 2 A3 Art Prints
  • Poster
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book
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$1,290  + shipping
5 pledges

Redshirt Tier (Limit 5)

In this tier, not only will you be a character in the book, but you will die pretty much immediately. A horrific, gory death as the ship you're on explodes in various ways. You will be named, given a role on the ship, and killed before you can even say "aye captain." You might utter some words, but most likely will just gargle as something melts your skin off. Collector's edition too! Enjoy it before... you know.

PLUS:

  • You will die in the book. Horribly.
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8 Trading Cards
  • 2 A3 Art Prints
  • 4 Pin Badges
  • Poster
  • Signed First Edition Hardback
  • eBook
  • Audiobook
  • Your name in the back of the book

Frequently Asked Questions

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We deliver to most countries worldwide. Enter your delivery address during checkout and we'll display the shipping cost when we know where to send your book.

How do supporter names work?

Every person who pledges to help to make a book gets their name included in a supporter section as a thank you. If you want to add a different name, this can be changed in your account after you have completed your pledge.

How long will the campaign stay open?

We keep the campaign open and accept orders right up until we need to close the supporter list and set the print run. We can't say for sure how long this will be yet as Daniel is currently writing the novel, but we'll give notice before we close things off.

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