Brian McNett is creating Expansive Utopian Science Fiction Cautionary Tales
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Patreon says that 99.5% of their top-earning creators use THIS section to thank their fans and patrons. It's the first thing all you potential patrons see when you land on my page, so I'm supposed to paint a compelling picture of how YOU can join me on this epic journey.

HOLY SHIT, THAT'S A TALL ORDER!

I'm busy trying to create a compelling picture of 328 years in the future, with sentient Voudou Loa 1956 Cadillac Miller-Meteor hearses and pan-sexual hypersentient capuchin monkeys, with the occasional alchemically summoned ideomemetic paracelsian gnome thrown in just to shake things up a bit. These are stories which will strain my immense vocabulary and stress out my expansive knowledge of science and literature and public transit systems. You will occasionally have to wade through my exposed footnotes, left in place in the finished works. I'm whacked-out full Hunter S. gonzo minus the journalism. Expect occasional equations and higher mathematics.

I do not have TIME to paint a compelling picture of how you can join me. I'm busy painting the compelling picture that I will present to the public as a BESTSELLING NOVEL. Or at minimum several award-winning novellas, but honestly, just paying the bills with my writing is the ultimate goal. Awards are window dressing.

So, thank you. Thanks for even getting as far as this page. It means you were briefly interested, before I turned you off by that bit about pan-sexual capuchin monkeys. What? You *want* to hear MORE about the capuchin monkeys? Stay then! Donate! Keep me at my desk pounding away at a clicky mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX switches, so gamerific).

Wait, you were here for the Kerbal Space Program stuff, and all this talk about Miller-Meteor Voudou loa hearses has you confused? Ah... Well... Once a week, I'll be on Twitch playing KSP for a couple hours. I promise to be 50% Scott Manley and 50% jacksepticeye. Full-on science and full-on screwball, minus the Scots, or Irish accents (perhaps with occasional forays into Received Pronunciation). You're not lost if you've gotten this far.

But wait! There's more! If you donate today you get ACCESS to my DISCORD! You can watch in real-time as I write! Discuss my last published micro-fiction or the latest story in Asimov's (there is no latest story in Asimov's. This is merely a forward-looking statement and not indicative of actual performance).

By joining my Patreon you'll also get advanced warning of impending threats to the information entropy bounds of your brain in the form of pending publication dates of my fiction. How awesome is that?

Literally, your brain... Will... Implode. That's what happens when you exceed the Bekenstein Bounds of a finite space (your cranium for example).

Again, thank you for your support. Enjoy.
Tiers
Casting the works of Galen and Avicenna into a bonfire.
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You have started on the journey of  Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus, by valuing observation and experiment over received wisdom. Your gift is a thank you.
Creating the founding works of a new science.
$5 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You've experimented with immersing metals in acids and observing the off-gassing "like a wind," but find this mystifying. You observe the effect of increased and decreased dosages of medicine. The science of Toxicology is born. Your gift is a thank you, and access to the Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
A systematic study of minerals and the curative powers of alpine mineral springs.
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are a genius, centuries ahead of your time! Wanderings in the Alps have revealed the practice of using hot springs as therapies already underway. You document this. You then go on to write about occupational illness.

Your gift is a personalized card, by postal mail, access to the Discord server, and a thank you.
Includes Discord rewards
Ye are lik'le tae be sloch'en by a grue.
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Yer in a twisty wee maze o' passages
Yer lamp haes gaen oot.
It’s murk.
A hee haw voice says “plugh”

Your gift is a small chapbook of short tales in Lallans by postal mail, access to the Discord server, and a thank you.

Additional gifts for this level will be announced.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$0 of $600 per month
When I reach $600 per month, I will start a special YouTube series where I interview a patron-selected writer/artist/creator, and/or play Kerbal Space Program using actual equations.

Alternatively, I may do bits of the YouTube series from deep in the forest, and collect mushrooms at the patron's choice.

Every month we vote on which patron chooses.
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Patreon says that 99.5% of their top-earning creators use THIS section to thank their fans and patrons. It's the first thing all you potential patrons see when you land on my page, so I'm supposed to paint a compelling picture of how YOU can join me on this epic journey.

HOLY SHIT, THAT'S A TALL ORDER!

I'm busy trying to create a compelling picture of 328 years in the future, with sentient Voudou Loa 1956 Cadillac Miller-Meteor hearses and pan-sexual hypersentient capuchin monkeys, with the occasional alchemically summoned ideomemetic paracelsian gnome thrown in just to shake things up a bit. These are stories which will strain my immense vocabulary and stress out my expansive knowledge of science and literature and public transit systems. You will occasionally have to wade through my exposed footnotes, left in place in the finished works. I'm whacked-out full Hunter S. gonzo minus the journalism. Expect occasional equations and higher mathematics.

I do not have TIME to paint a compelling picture of how you can join me. I'm busy painting the compelling picture that I will present to the public as a BESTSELLING NOVEL. Or at minimum several award-winning novellas, but honestly, just paying the bills with my writing is the ultimate goal. Awards are window dressing.

So, thank you. Thanks for even getting as far as this page. It means you were briefly interested, before I turned you off by that bit about pan-sexual capuchin monkeys. What? You *want* to hear MORE about the capuchin monkeys? Stay then! Donate! Keep me at my desk pounding away at a clicky mechanical keyboard (Cherry MX switches, so gamerific).

Wait, you were here for the Kerbal Space Program stuff, and all this talk about Miller-Meteor Voudou loa hearses has you confused? Ah... Well... Once a week, I'll be on Twitch playing KSP for a couple hours. I promise to be 50% Scott Manley and 50% jacksepticeye. Full-on science and full-on screwball, minus the Scots, or Irish accents (perhaps with occasional forays into Received Pronunciation). You're not lost if you've gotten this far.

But wait! There's more! If you donate today you get ACCESS to my DISCORD! You can watch in real-time as I write! Discuss my last published micro-fiction or the latest story in Asimov's (there is no latest story in Asimov's. This is merely a forward-looking statement and not indicative of actual performance).

By joining my Patreon you'll also get advanced warning of impending threats to the information entropy bounds of your brain in the form of pending publication dates of my fiction. How awesome is that?

Literally, your brain... Will... Implode. That's what happens when you exceed the Bekenstein Bounds of a finite space (your cranium for example).

Again, thank you for your support. Enjoy.

Recent posts by Brian McNett

Tiers
Casting the works of Galen and Avicenna into a bonfire.
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You have started on the journey of  Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, known as Paracelsus, by valuing observation and experiment over received wisdom. Your gift is a thank you.
Creating the founding works of a new science.
$5 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You've experimented with immersing metals in acids and observing the off-gassing "like a wind," but find this mystifying. You observe the effect of increased and decreased dosages of medicine. The science of Toxicology is born. Your gift is a thank you, and access to the Discord server.
Includes Discord rewards
A systematic study of minerals and the curative powers of alpine mineral springs.
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are a genius, centuries ahead of your time! Wanderings in the Alps have revealed the practice of using hot springs as therapies already underway. You document this. You then go on to write about occupational illness.

Your gift is a personalized card, by postal mail, access to the Discord server, and a thank you.
Includes Discord rewards
Ye are lik'le tae be sloch'en by a grue.
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Yer in a twisty wee maze o' passages
Yer lamp haes gaen oot.
It’s murk.
A hee haw voice says “plugh”

Your gift is a small chapbook of short tales in Lallans by postal mail, access to the Discord server, and a thank you.

Additional gifts for this level will be announced.
Includes Discord rewards