Where to Start with Birdverse?
Dear Patrons - 

Thanks to all of you, we reached our stretch goal of "Where to Start with Birdverse?" - an essay! But I thought an infographic would be more fun instead. I hope you enjoy it :)

The infographic offers for options, which are different possible gateways into the world. Each of these pieces is a good starting point, in its own way.  These are the options:

"The Desert Glassmaker and the Jeweler of Berevyar" - short and beautiful and nothing hurts (Uncanny Magazine)  - this is an epistolary story which is essentially a romance. Main characters are pansexual; their genders are not explicitly stated.

"Grandmother-nai-Leylit's Cloth of Winds" - big Birdverse sensawunda, queer families and trans and autistic people, and also carpets (Nebula nominee; Beneath Ceaseless Skies) - I think most people found their way to Birdverse through this story. 

"Geometries of Belonging" - a slower, caring story that will linger for a long time, and also autistic, mentally ill, queer, and trans protagonists. This story is explicitly anti-cure. (Beneath Ceaseless Skies). I recommend "Geometries..." to people who especially care about mental illness and autism rep.

"Ranra's Unbalancing" - a an angry, cussy poem about quince and a volcano. (Strange Horizons)

Hope you enjoy!



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Robin Redbreast
$1 or more per month
1. All my thanks!!

2.Access to updates, art, snippets, essays - so much stuff here it's basically a berry feast :)

Saffron-crested Finch
$2 or more per month
1. All the Robin rewards!
2. Access to original Birdverse poetry and poem-outlines.

3. Early access to Writing While Autistic essays

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2. And also Letters from Birdverse, an ongoing series of epistolary stories featuring the intrepid Marvushi e Garazd :) :) :)
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2. Your name mentioned in the acknowledgments of a future collection.
3. One custom critter doodle a year! - your choice of critter. I'm open to non-critters too, please discuss with me :)

4. Exclusive updates.

5. Limited time Birthday reward (till Oct 7th, 2018): Letterpress postcard!

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1. All the Thrush rewards - EXCEPT you get a more elaborate doodle.
2. Birdverse Academia - you get to choose an academic topic and there WILL be an in-world book written on this topic! (Readers will see the title and the author's name, and perhaps a small snippet of its contents).

3. Limited time Birthday reward (till Oct 7th, 2018): Letterpress print AND postcard!

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This is a new, experimental level for 2018! The Peachicken is folkloric in Birdverse and does not really exist even there, which does not prevent people from painting it on furniture :) Choose this level to get all the Sandbird rewards, and I will also send you a paper chapbook in 2018. Limited to 10 people .

Limited time Birthday reward (till Oct 7th, 2018): Letterpress postcard AND print AND (hopefully) a poem broadside!

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