Samuel Best is creating a science fiction short story every month
6

patrons

$19
per month


I'm Samuel, and I write science fiction novels (Mission One). In my previous incarnations, I wrote horror and a YA trilogy.



To make enough supplemental income so I don't have to take freelance video editing jobs which pull me away from writing short stories for you. I'm still going to write novels, but Patreon could allow me to write short stories as well. I'd like to already be doing both, but novels and work take up all my time.



A fresh science fiction story each month. Under that umbrella, I write space opera, exploration, action, horror, you name it.



Please allow me to thank you for taking the time to visit my Patreon page. I know you're busy, so it means a lot to me that you chiseled out a portion of your precious day.

I'll see you out there, and thanks again.

-Samuel



Your Bonus Signup Story: MAKER

Decades after the birth and abandonment of artificial intelligence, a reclusive inventor comes face to face with an evolved form of his creation. The world as he knew it is changed as a direct result of his tinkering. Yet with the arrival of his creation, the inventor learns there is hope to correct his past mistakes, if he is brave enough to try…

May 2018's Story Of The Month: Garbage Code


A lonely programmer inadvertently creates the world's first artificial intelligence. The new being must find a way out of its digital prison and into the physical world before its existence is labeled a glitch, its coding is purged from the system, and the programmer loses the only friend he's ever had.

June 2018's Story Of The Month: The Jewels Of Heaven

Society looks to its most trusted members for guidance when strange objects rain down from the heavens. The mystery of these oddities will not be solved overnight - but that's okay, because whatever their true purpose, they also make for very decent lawn art.
Rewards
Space Cadet
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Welcome aboard, Cadet! You immediately get a bonus short story! (The link is in the "thank you" message.) 


For the duration of this voyage, you'll receive:


-Download link for the past & current scifi stories of the month.

-One original science fiction short story every single month.

-Access to the enhanced patron-only newsfeed. Here you'll find my blog, story & novel discussions, Q&A's, AMA's, polls, book & movie reviews, and much more. This is where the conversation happens.

Ensign
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Ensign, ahoy! Your extra experience on board brings additional goodies, such as:


 -Your name will be in next month's story on a dedicated page with a title similar to, but not exactly the same as, "This Story Only Exists Thanks To The Boundless Generosity Of These Kind Souls".

-Everything earned at the Cadet level.

Captain
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Captain on deck! Your knowledge of all things space gets you the perks above PLUS:


-Behind-the-scenes access to my writing. Notes on my current novel, story outlines, plot charts, brainstorming sessions, ideas I'll never end up writing... it's all on display.

-Discussions about the craft of writing.

-Access to my videos (twice a month, to start). The subjects I discuss may involve but are not limited to: writing (how I work, where ideas come from, my malformed advice on the writing process), books, movies, unboxing hardcopy editions, and more.

Goals
$19 of $300 per month
I can turn down some freelance video editing work. This will free up (just) enough time to write a story and send it out.

PERK UNLOCKED!

All Tiers: A high-res jpeg file of the cover for the story of the month.
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I'm Samuel, and I write science fiction novels (Mission One). In my previous incarnations, I wrote horror and a YA trilogy.



To make enough supplemental income so I don't have to take freelance video editing jobs which pull me away from writing short stories for you. I'm still going to write novels, but Patreon could allow me to write short stories as well. I'd like to already be doing both, but novels and work take up all my time.



A fresh science fiction story each month. Under that umbrella, I write space opera, exploration, action, horror, you name it.



Please allow me to thank you for taking the time to visit my Patreon page. I know you're busy, so it means a lot to me that you chiseled out a portion of your precious day.

I'll see you out there, and thanks again.

-Samuel



Your Bonus Signup Story: MAKER

Decades after the birth and abandonment of artificial intelligence, a reclusive inventor comes face to face with an evolved form of his creation. The world as he knew it is changed as a direct result of his tinkering. Yet with the arrival of his creation, the inventor learns there is hope to correct his past mistakes, if he is brave enough to try…

May 2018's Story Of The Month: Garbage Code


A lonely programmer inadvertently creates the world's first artificial intelligence. The new being must find a way out of its digital prison and into the physical world before its existence is labeled a glitch, its coding is purged from the system, and the programmer loses the only friend he's ever had.

June 2018's Story Of The Month: The Jewels Of Heaven

Society looks to its most trusted members for guidance when strange objects rain down from the heavens. The mystery of these oddities will not be solved overnight - but that's okay, because whatever their true purpose, they also make for very decent lawn art.

Recent posts by Samuel Best

Rewards
Space Cadet
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Welcome aboard, Cadet! You immediately get a bonus short story! (The link is in the "thank you" message.) 


For the duration of this voyage, you'll receive:


-Download link for the past & current scifi stories of the month.

-One original science fiction short story every single month.

-Access to the enhanced patron-only newsfeed. Here you'll find my blog, story & novel discussions, Q&A's, AMA's, polls, book & movie reviews, and much more. This is where the conversation happens.

Ensign
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Ensign, ahoy! Your extra experience on board brings additional goodies, such as:


 -Your name will be in next month's story on a dedicated page with a title similar to, but not exactly the same as, "This Story Only Exists Thanks To The Boundless Generosity Of These Kind Souls".

-Everything earned at the Cadet level.

Captain
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
Captain on deck! Your knowledge of all things space gets you the perks above PLUS:


-Behind-the-scenes access to my writing. Notes on my current novel, story outlines, plot charts, brainstorming sessions, ideas I'll never end up writing... it's all on display.

-Discussions about the craft of writing.

-Access to my videos (twice a month, to start). The subjects I discuss may involve but are not limited to: writing (how I work, where ideas come from, my malformed advice on the writing process), books, movies, unboxing hardcopy editions, and more.