Worlds Without End is creating an online science fiction, fantasy, & horror books community
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What is Worlds Without End?

Worlds Without End is a website and online community built to help fans find, read, and share the best speculative fiction. WWEnd offers a forever free membership and is built around the biggest genre fiction awards and best books lists. It features an array of members-only tools that you can use to narrow your search for your next great read. As part of our community of like-minded fans, you’ll find plenty of reviews, commentary, and recommendations to keep you busy reading great books for years to come. We don’t want you to ever read a bad book again.

What can I do on Worlds Without End?
WWEnd is feature rich and offers many unique tools to help you find the books you crave:

  • Search through all the major genre awards in one place
  • Find new books and new authors to try
  • Rate & track the books you've read with BookTrackr
  • Customize WWEnd to reflect your reading history
  • Submit your own book reviews
  • Create your own favorites lists
  • Participate in forum discussions
  • Join in dozens of reading challenges

The list goes on and on but the only way to get a handle on all that we offer is to click through the site and explore our 50,000+ pages of content. WWEnd is purpose-built for browsing books online like you would in a brick and mortar bookstore.

Why are we on Patreon?
For years we’ve had a pretty sweet set up with our employer: as an employee benefit our company hosted WWEnd free of charge… though one could argue that they got their pound of flesh in other ways. Well, times have changed and we’re not working there anymore so now we have to pay for hosting out of our pockets along with domain name costs and the various other bits of miscellaneous software and services that go with running a website. Remember those awful weeks in July when we were down? Well, you get what you pay for when it comes to service.

Of course, it’s not just about keeping the lights on. We want to offer our members and visitors a better experience. We have spent many countless hours developing the site over the years and as time goes on, it gets harder to justify all that extra work when it eats up so much of our ever-shrinking free time. That’s obviously where Patreon comes in. Our hope is that enough of our members appreciate what we’re doing and decide to pitch in so we can continue to grow the site.



What’s in it for me?

One of our goals is to make WWEnd the first site you go to when you think of genre fiction. We are in the midst of a complete rewrite of the existing site to bring it up to modern coding standards for responsiveness, user-friendliness, and speed. We’ve been hammering away at it for longer than we'd like to admit — far longer than we ever anticipated — but we can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. With your support, we’ll get that little bit of extra motivation we need to get it over the finish line. We’ve taken note of all the great ideas you’ve given us over the years and have built in a whole slew of new features that we’re sure you’re going to love; it’s clean, efficient, and oh so pretty.

And speaking of pretty, we're working on some fun and geeky premiums for our supporters.  WWEnd genre-themed bookmarks, stickers, buttons, and patches that are unique and collectible and only available through our Patreon campaign.  Watch this space for updates as we finalize our designs. These tier premiums are earned after 6 months of patronage and will be repeated every six months after with a different set of stickers or buttons as long as you are still a patron.

When we launch the new site we’ll have plenty of Patreon subscriber exclusives built into it for you to enjoy -- sneak peeks, custom features, and prize drawings to name a few. More on those as we get closer to launch day for WWEnd 3.0.

Still have questions?

Leave a comment here or feel free to drop me an email (patreon (at) worldswithoutend .com) and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Thank You!

If you are ready to take our relationship to the next level click one of the buttons on the right. Your contributions mean a great deal to us and we thank you for your support!
Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your contribution! To show our appreciation:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)


Download our custom bookmarks and print out on heavy card-stock to add a little dash of color to your books.

Tier 2
$5 or more per month
Welcome to WWEnd! At the Tier 2 patron level you will receive:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed sticker set 


These stickers are limited edition and only available to patrons at the Tier 2 or higher levels who have been supporters for six months. Every six months you'll receive a new, unique, and collectible sticker set.


We're working on the designs and will update the campaign description once the first set is complete. We promise they'll be super nerdy fun.

Tier 3
$10 or more per month
Huzzah, huzzah! As a Tier 3 level patron you will earn:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed sticker set
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed button set


Buttons are limited edition and only available to patrons at the Tier 3 or higher levels who have been supporters for six months. You'll get a new set every six months to add to your collection.


The button designs are in progress and we'll update the campaign description with pics when the first set is ready. These will be unique designs that will look great on your backpack, shirt, or anywhere else you care to pin one.

Tier 4
$20 or more per month
Praise them with great praise! As a Tier 4 level patron you will earn:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed sticker set
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed button set
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed embroidered patch


Patches are limited edition and only available to patrons at the Tier 4 level who have been supporters for six months. Every six months of support will earn you a new and unique patch!


The patch designs are in progress and we'll update the campaign description when the first one is ready. These will be full color and fully embroidered patches along the lines of a classic NASA mission patch in size. They're going to be wicked-cool and collectable.



What is Worlds Without End?

Worlds Without End is a website and online community built to help fans find, read, and share the best speculative fiction. WWEnd offers a forever free membership and is built around the biggest genre fiction awards and best books lists. It features an array of members-only tools that you can use to narrow your search for your next great read. As part of our community of like-minded fans, you’ll find plenty of reviews, commentary, and recommendations to keep you busy reading great books for years to come. We don’t want you to ever read a bad book again.

What can I do on Worlds Without End?
WWEnd is feature rich and offers many unique tools to help you find the books you crave:

  • Search through all the major genre awards in one place
  • Find new books and new authors to try
  • Rate & track the books you've read with BookTrackr
  • Customize WWEnd to reflect your reading history
  • Submit your own book reviews
  • Create your own favorites lists
  • Participate in forum discussions
  • Join in dozens of reading challenges

The list goes on and on but the only way to get a handle on all that we offer is to click through the site and explore our 50,000+ pages of content. WWEnd is purpose-built for browsing books online like you would in a brick and mortar bookstore.

Why are we on Patreon?
For years we’ve had a pretty sweet set up with our employer: as an employee benefit our company hosted WWEnd free of charge… though one could argue that they got their pound of flesh in other ways. Well, times have changed and we’re not working there anymore so now we have to pay for hosting out of our pockets along with domain name costs and the various other bits of miscellaneous software and services that go with running a website. Remember those awful weeks in July when we were down? Well, you get what you pay for when it comes to service.

Of course, it’s not just about keeping the lights on. We want to offer our members and visitors a better experience. We have spent many countless hours developing the site over the years and as time goes on, it gets harder to justify all that extra work when it eats up so much of our ever-shrinking free time. That’s obviously where Patreon comes in. Our hope is that enough of our members appreciate what we’re doing and decide to pitch in so we can continue to grow the site.



What’s in it for me?

One of our goals is to make WWEnd the first site you go to when you think of genre fiction. We are in the midst of a complete rewrite of the existing site to bring it up to modern coding standards for responsiveness, user-friendliness, and speed. We’ve been hammering away at it for longer than we'd like to admit — far longer than we ever anticipated — but we can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. With your support, we’ll get that little bit of extra motivation we need to get it over the finish line. We’ve taken note of all the great ideas you’ve given us over the years and have built in a whole slew of new features that we’re sure you’re going to love; it’s clean, efficient, and oh so pretty.

And speaking of pretty, we're working on some fun and geeky premiums for our supporters.  WWEnd genre-themed bookmarks, stickers, buttons, and patches that are unique and collectible and only available through our Patreon campaign.  Watch this space for updates as we finalize our designs. These tier premiums are earned after 6 months of patronage and will be repeated every six months after with a different set of stickers or buttons as long as you are still a patron.

When we launch the new site we’ll have plenty of Patreon subscriber exclusives built into it for you to enjoy -- sneak peeks, custom features, and prize drawings to name a few. More on those as we get closer to launch day for WWEnd 3.0.

Still have questions?

Leave a comment here or feel free to drop me an email (patreon (at) worldswithoutend .com) and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Thank You!

If you are ready to take our relationship to the next level click one of the buttons on the right. Your contributions mean a great deal to us and we thank you for your support!

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Tiers
Tier 1
$1 or more per month
Thank you for your contribution! To show our appreciation:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)


Download our custom bookmarks and print out on heavy card-stock to add a little dash of color to your books.

Tier 2
$5 or more per month
Welcome to WWEnd! At the Tier 2 patron level you will receive:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed sticker set 


These stickers are limited edition and only available to patrons at the Tier 2 or higher levels who have been supporters for six months. Every six months you'll receive a new, unique, and collectible sticker set.


We're working on the designs and will update the campaign description once the first set is complete. We promise they'll be super nerdy fun.

Tier 3
$10 or more per month
Huzzah, huzzah! As a Tier 3 level patron you will earn:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed sticker set
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed button set


Buttons are limited edition and only available to patrons at the Tier 3 or higher levels who have been supporters for six months. You'll get a new set every six months to add to your collection.


The button designs are in progress and we'll update the campaign description with pics when the first set is ready. These will be unique designs that will look great on your backpack, shirt, or anywhere else you care to pin one.

Tier 4
$20 or more per month
Praise them with great praise! As a Tier 4 level patron you will earn:


  • Your name added to our patrons page.
  • Full color downloadable WWEnd bookmarks (PDF)
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed sticker set
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed button set
  • Custom WWEnd genre-themed embroidered patch


Patches are limited edition and only available to patrons at the Tier 4 level who have been supporters for six months. Every six months of support will earn you a new and unique patch!


The patch designs are in progress and we'll update the campaign description when the first one is ready. These will be full color and fully embroidered patches along the lines of a classic NASA mission patch in size. They're going to be wicked-cool and collectable.