Jenrose is creating A Lon Story
6

patrons

$31
per month
Having trouble navigating the story? All chapters are listed in chronological order at the main website, Lonstory.com, linking here.

A Lon Story is a hard science fiction web serial that spans from the near future to about 5000 years from now.

It begins with a story of a child looking for their mother. Kel is a nonbinary ten-year-old (well, eight in Lon years) being raised by their mother on the planet Avalon, about 26 light years from Earth, thousands of years in our future. A Lon Beginning is seven chapters, kid-friendly, but suitable for all ages. It will have a number of sequels, as Kel grows up, learns about their world, and gains increasing mastery of the technology-based magic made possible by Ama and the nano/microtech skin of the world.

I’m also working on several stories in the same universe, set in this century, about humanity’s last ditch efforts to save itself from complete destruction.

In the year 2060, zero children are born, due to a multifactorial planetwide fertility crash.

In the late 21st century, the seas are rising faster than ever, global communications have failed, and the fragmented nations of North America are disappearing as their populations age and food supplies crash. The Last Generation and the Babylon Cooperative work frantically in the domes of the Pacific States of America to make sure the human race continues, in spite of the people who have decided that it is the will of God for humanity to die.

What is Lon?
  • Lon is Avalon, a planet terraformed by nerds.
  • Lon is Babylon, Earth, the cradle of humanity.
  • Lon is the Dandelon Project, a nanotech hybrid Star Wisp-EM drive used to colonize space.
  • Lon is the Babylon Cooperative, working to save the genetic diversity of Earth.
  • But most of all, Lon is a hard science fiction story about the end of the world and what it might take to save humanity from disasters of our own making. 
Lon is also a deeply collaborative and multimedia project, with a goal of working with artists and fandom to eventually create a rich tapestry of stories and art. 

Perhaps the most important thing about Lon is that it is a story for all of us, with a diverse and complex cast of characters and a deep foundation in the plausible. 

I'm a writer, activist and parent, and somehow my dystopian near-future apocalyptic novel turned into my children's favorite bedtime story. And I don't even mind. 

Come and join me! It's going to be a Lon ride!

Note: The amazing photos on the reward levels (and as indicated in the story chapters) are from Craig P. Burrows and are used with his most gracious permission. Please visit his site to see larger and more complete photographs. His techniques with ultraviolet and infrared photography make for some amazing, otherworldly photographs. Prints are available through his website. 

Other illustrations are done by me, using CC0 stock photographs from Pexels and Pixabay, substantially edited.

Rewards
Nanobot
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • A good way to keep up with all public content, and I'll post to Patreon first.
  • Help increase the frequency of art!
  • Access to Patreon-based community!
Includes Discord rewards
Microbot (Early Access)
$3 or more per month 1 patron
See new public material early. Some exclusive content!
  • Early access to most available writing
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Macrobot (Behind the Scenes)
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Meta meta!
  • First access to newest chapter
  • Exclusive chats, streams, blog posts 
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • When art and comics are being put into a printable form, this tier will have access to PDF versions
Probe
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Dedicated monthly chat
  • Fractal History Q&A Day (Ask me a question about plot adjacent near future history or far future history, and I'll dive as deep as I can in about a 250 words, give or take, if the question is answerable.)
  • High res versions of chapter art, where available, once a month
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Alphabot Access
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  • Comment-level access to some Google docs in process. Spoilers abound, and this reward will be eliminated if text is copied out of the document and shared by any method. No guarantee is made that text in an active doc will remain stable. (It's not canon until it's published.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Droid
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
 Deep Focus
  • Private chat, prompt fill, writing critique, and/or advice session, up to 1 hour total, text only (not art.) Lon related or not. See web page for limitations. Repeats monthly after payments are processed.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Ama
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Artist Sponsor
  • Suggest several artists who take commissions, and I will commission one of them for at least $300 worth of artwork for every month your payment processes.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$31 of $500 per month
Create a fan space with chat and forums at lonstory.com
Average after the first story is posted: 1500-2000 words per week.

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Having trouble navigating the story? All chapters are listed in chronological order at the main website, Lonstory.com, linking here.

A Lon Story is a hard science fiction web serial that spans from the near future to about 5000 years from now.

It begins with a story of a child looking for their mother. Kel is a nonbinary ten-year-old (well, eight in Lon years) being raised by their mother on the planet Avalon, about 26 light years from Earth, thousands of years in our future. A Lon Beginning is seven chapters, kid-friendly, but suitable for all ages. It will have a number of sequels, as Kel grows up, learns about their world, and gains increasing mastery of the technology-based magic made possible by Ama and the nano/microtech skin of the world.

I’m also working on several stories in the same universe, set in this century, about humanity’s last ditch efforts to save itself from complete destruction.

In the year 2060, zero children are born, due to a multifactorial planetwide fertility crash.

In the late 21st century, the seas are rising faster than ever, global communications have failed, and the fragmented nations of North America are disappearing as their populations age and food supplies crash. The Last Generation and the Babylon Cooperative work frantically in the domes of the Pacific States of America to make sure the human race continues, in spite of the people who have decided that it is the will of God for humanity to die.

What is Lon?
  • Lon is Avalon, a planet terraformed by nerds.
  • Lon is Babylon, Earth, the cradle of humanity.
  • Lon is the Dandelon Project, a nanotech hybrid Star Wisp-EM drive used to colonize space.
  • Lon is the Babylon Cooperative, working to save the genetic diversity of Earth.
  • But most of all, Lon is a hard science fiction story about the end of the world and what it might take to save humanity from disasters of our own making. 
Lon is also a deeply collaborative and multimedia project, with a goal of working with artists and fandom to eventually create a rich tapestry of stories and art. 

Perhaps the most important thing about Lon is that it is a story for all of us, with a diverse and complex cast of characters and a deep foundation in the plausible. 

I'm a writer, activist and parent, and somehow my dystopian near-future apocalyptic novel turned into my children's favorite bedtime story. And I don't even mind. 

Come and join me! It's going to be a Lon ride!

Note: The amazing photos on the reward levels (and as indicated in the story chapters) are from Craig P. Burrows and are used with his most gracious permission. Please visit his site to see larger and more complete photographs. His techniques with ultraviolet and infrared photography make for some amazing, otherworldly photographs. Prints are available through his website. 

Other illustrations are done by me, using CC0 stock photographs from Pexels and Pixabay, substantially edited.

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Rewards
Nanobot
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • A good way to keep up with all public content, and I'll post to Patreon first.
  • Help increase the frequency of art!
  • Access to Patreon-based community!
Includes Discord rewards
Microbot (Early Access)
$3 or more per month 1 patron
See new public material early. Some exclusive content!
  • Early access to most available writing
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Macrobot (Behind the Scenes)
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Meta meta!
  • First access to newest chapter
  • Exclusive chats, streams, blog posts 
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • When art and comics are being put into a printable form, this tier will have access to PDF versions
Probe
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Dedicated monthly chat
  • Fractal History Q&A Day (Ask me a question about plot adjacent near future history or far future history, and I'll dive as deep as I can in about a 250 words, give or take, if the question is answerable.)
  • High res versions of chapter art, where available, once a month
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Alphabot Access
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  • Comment-level access to some Google docs in process. Spoilers abound, and this reward will be eliminated if text is copied out of the document and shared by any method. No guarantee is made that text in an active doc will remain stable. (It's not canon until it's published.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Droid
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
 Deep Focus
  • Private chat, prompt fill, writing critique, and/or advice session, up to 1 hour total, text only (not art.) Lon related or not. See web page for limitations. Repeats monthly after payments are processed.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Ama
$500 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Artist Sponsor
  • Suggest several artists who take commissions, and I will commission one of them for at least $300 worth of artwork for every month your payment processes.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards