Test Patterns, A Weird Fiction Antho

$610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 3 months
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Michael Adams  VACAVILLE, CA
Test Patterns
a weird fiction anthology.

When the regular programming ends, the Test Patterns begin…

The concept; a collection of short speculative fictions written with classic television shows such as The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, and The Night Gallery, in mind. These will be the dreams and nightmares one finds themselves waking from after watching that eerie midnight movie, only to find themselves bathed in the gray glow of the test pattern on the TV screen. A collection of richly varied stories which might impart a moral, inspire thought, offer meaning, inspire hope, or instill dread. Tales told in unique ways, employing provocative twists and surprises, and exploring the universal themes of humanity and self-discovery through the lenses of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.

This will be the premier publication and flagship anthology of Planet X Publications, a new press founded in California in 2017 by Michael Adams. Author and musician Duane Pesice of Planet Moderan Press is serving as editor-in-chief of this volume, bringing in diverse talent from (literally) around the world to delight and disturb our readers with brand new tales of the weird and otherworldly. If successful, we hope to make Test Patterns an annual series, showcasing the best and brightest writers working in weird fiction today, and the emerging talents who will become household names in the years to come.

This volume of Test Patterns is currently slated to include new works by:
Matthew M. Bartlett,
Arinn Dembo,
Ashley Dioses,
Jordan Krall,
J.B. Lee,
Frederick J. Mayer,
K.A. Opperman,
Duane Pesice,
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.,
Christopher Ropes,
John Claude Smith,
Jeffrey Thomas,
Scott Thomas,
Sarah Walker,
Can Wiggins
(TOC is subject to change)

The proceeds of this Go Fund Me campaign will go directly to the publication of this book by providing funds to pay our authors, cover artist, and printing costs.

Rewards for donors will be as follows;

Those who make a contribution of $5 will receive an eBook, in the format of your choice, Mobi, ePub, or PDF, of Test Patterns when it is available.

Those who make a contribution of $20 will receive a paperback copy of Test Patterns, plus an eBook version.

Those who make a contribution of $40 will receive a limited edition hardcover edition of Test Patterns, plus an eBook version.

Anyone seeking multiple copies or combinations of rewards, may donate the amount covering multiple rewards and email planetxpublications@gmail.com to specify reward types.

We hope to fulfill rewards and publish Test Patterns by Fall 2017, in time for Halloween.
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Update 1
Posted by Michael Adams
2 months ago
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Increasing the web-presence of Planet X Publications and Test Patterns. Watch this space for future communications from other worlds!!!

http://planetxpublications.blogspot.com/
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Duane Pesice
2 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! Let's keep it going -- let's make this the best weird fiction antho ever!

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$610 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 3 months
Created January 22, 2017
MA
Michael Adams  
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$40
Daniel St-Jean
7 days ago
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Hey Duane! It's Daniel from the forum. Here is my contribution! : D

DC
$20
Darin Coelho
12 days ago
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Good luck Michael! Looks cool.

$20
Russell Smeaton
14 days ago
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Fingers crossed this will go ahead - looks very very interesting!

WT
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William Tea
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Rodney Gardner
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Lucy Alvarado
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Anonymous
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Kurt Fawver
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Duane Pesice
2 months ago
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Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! Let's keep it going -- let's make this the best weird fiction antho ever!

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