Xauri'EL Zwaan

is creating Speculative Fiction
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In addition to my great thanks and access to patron-only posts, supporters at this level will be given free ebook copies of all self-contained short stories I have published or will publish independently on SmashWords.  You can immediately get a free copy of one story (my first ever published) for your generous support!
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In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be given free ebook copies of all novels, novellas, and short story collections I publish independently on SmashWords.  No such works have yet been published, but they are coming soon!  Books published through traditional publishers may also be provided as ebooks on a case-by-case basis.
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In addition to previous rewards, supporters at this level will be personally thanked for their very generous support in the dedication of any future works I release in any format.

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About Xauri'EL Zwaan

I am Xauri'EL Zwaan, a mendicant artist in search of meaning, fame and fortune, and pie (where available).  I am a socialist greenpunk transhumanist, a genderfluid bisexual, a Satanist, and a Goth.  For over two decades now I have been writing Sci-Fi and Fantasy, with some small amount of publication success.  If you would like to see samples of my previous work to whet your appetite, you may access a (now sadly defunct) blog-based experimental sci-fi project at Futuristical or read some more traditional short fiction at Garbled Transmissions,  365Tomorrows, Polar Borealis (Issue #9), and The Drabble.  If you wish, you can also purchase an anthology featuring my work, Strange Economics, on Amazon. Some of my greatest influences currently include Charles Stross, John C. Wright, Ann Leckie, Hannu Rajaniemi, and China Mièville.  Most of my work deals with transhumanism and/or is experimental in some way, and I take a lot of themes from the political and social problems we face in this new millennium and from left-wing and genderqueer politics.  I feel like if I'm not able to change the world, at least I can help illuminate it a bit through my art.

I'm a weird in-between kind of person, and it's a weird in-between kind of world we live in.  Being paid to write and being able to do that and only that as a job has long been one of my dreams, but it's getting harder than ever to make it in the world of traditional publishing.  On the other hand, getting your work out there and into the hands of your fans has never been easier.  I'm an experimentalist, and although I feel drawn to the 'legitimacy' of traditional publishing I have to say that my past experiments with putting my writing directly on the web have been exhilarating, even if they did not bring me fame and fortune.  Therefore, I am starting a new web-based project, a serial novel titled "Shadowland" to be released on WattPad, and I am asking you, my fans, to support me in this endeavour.  Completing this work is going to take a long time and will require a considerable time commitment from me, but I want my patrons to know that they are going to get some consistent output in exchange for the support I am asking for from you.  In thanks for your support, in addition to this work, I will be releasing some of my back catalogue of stories on SmashWords.  Others will be asked to pay for these stories, but my generous patrons will get free copies as a little incentive.

I am also looking forward to building a community here, stretching myself a bit on social media, and building my skills as a writer.  Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to getting to know you better!

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$23 of $500 per month
At this level of support, I will be able to afford professionally designed covers for my self-published work.
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