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Stranger Horizons, October 2015, by Niall Harrison (10/30/15)
October has been something of a blur for me; not just because of the fund drive, but because it's been peak-time for my day job as well. Even more than usual, then, it's pleasant to pause and find out what...
2015 Fund Drive Total, by Niall Harrison (10/20/15)
Well, we hit our third stretch goal, and then some. The final total in this year's fund drive is $20,330! We're all absolutely floored by this. We thought $18,000 was going to be a tough goal -- the highest we've...
The 2015 Fund Drive is Over!, by Niall Harrison (10/20/15)
That's it! No more! I would say we'll all go away and sleep for a week, but as you're reading this I'm probably still in the process of waking up. I'll be putting together the final total as quickly as...
Last Chance To Donate!, by Niall Harrison (10/19/15)
Well, no, that's not quite right; you can donate to us any time of year, we don't mind, honestly. But (again, assuming I've scheduled this right, which is by no means certain), it is your last chance to donate to...
Four Hours To Go, by Niall Harrison (10/19/15)
... this is, if I've scheduled this post correctly; time zones mean that I'm asleep. So maybe we've reached our last stretch goal, maybe we haven't. Either way, frankly, this has been an amazing fund drive: our highest number of...
Two Down, One to Go?, by Niall Harrison (10/19/15)
Time for another quick update before I call it a night -- thanks to the magic of time zones, the fund drive has another 8 hours, 38 minutes, and 53 seconds to run, but I intend to be asleep for...
One Down, Two to Go?, by Niall Harrison (10/19/15)
Well, I've arrived at my hotel, totted up the donations, and it's good news: the current total is $18,623, which means we've already hit one of our stretch goals, to increase pay for poetry in 2016! If we raise...
$18,000! And the final day!, by Niall Harrison (10/19/15)
Good news! We have reached our fund drive goal! Good news! There is still a day left in the fund drive, so you can still donate, and we have stretch goals lined up: if we raise more, we'll be able...
S - t - r - e - t - c - h - ?, by Niall Harrison (10/18/15)
Current total: $17,640 Donations since last update: $864 Fully funded in: $360! Time remaining: 1 day, 12 hours, 42 minutes, and 57 seconds. ... at which point, you may reasonably ask, what happens if we raise more than our goal?...
$17,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/17/15)
We've reached our penultimate milestone: our final piece of bonus content! $17,000 for us means a brand new Kelly Link story for you: "The Game of Smash and Recovery", with a podcast guest-read by Graeme Dunlop of Podcastle. Here's how...
2 days, 23 hours, 43 minutes, and 17 seconds to go, by Niall Harrison (10/17/15)
Current total: $16,776 Donations since last update: $876 Kelly Link story in: $224! Fully funded in: $1,224 Getting close now! Donate via the fund drive page or Patreon. Thanks!  ...
3 days, 18 hours, 21 minutes, and 7 seconds to go, by Niall Harrison (10/16/15)
Current total: $15,900 Donations since last update: $299 Kelly Link story in: $1,100 Fully funded in: $2,100 Donate via the fund drive page or Patreon. Thanks!  ...
4 days, 7 hours, 37 minutes, and 12 seconds to go, by Niall Harrison (10/15/15)
Current total: $15,601 Donations since last update: $401 Kelly Link story in: $1,399 Fully funded in: $2,399 Donate via the fund drive page or Patreon. Thanks!  ...
4 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes, and 15 seconds to go, by Niall Harrison (10/15/15)
(Stealing an idea from Maureen. Expect irregular updates over the next nearly-five days.) Current total: $15,198 Kelly Link story in: $1,802 Fully funded in: $2,802 Donate via the fund drive page or Patreon. Thank you!  ...
$15,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/14/15)
I went to an excellent convention at the start of the summer: Archipelacon, held in Mariehamn on the Aland Islands. It was excellent because of the location, the programme, the people, and the guests of honour, one of whom was...
$13,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/12/15)
Today we give thanks to the SF blogosphere/mediasphere. After a couple of days in the fund drive doldrums (only $165 donated over this past weekend), we've been jump-started today thanks to John Scalzi (who let me guest post on his...
Bonus draw: original art by Likhain!, by Niall Harrison (10/08/15)
We have another bonus draw for you today -- for a gorgeous original artwork by Likhain. As M. Sereno, you may remember her poem "Seeds", which we published last year (we have another, just as good, forthcoming); as an artist,...
$11,000!, by Niall Harrison (10/07/15)
First up, just to note: yesterday's bonus draw has been run, and a winner has been contacted (donor #306 this year, if you're interested) -- but we have another special draw lined up for tomorrow, so keep an eye out...
$10,000! Bonus draw!, by Niall Harrison (10/06/15)
The final countdown has begun! Yesterday we reached the psychologically reassuring amount of $10,000 raised, but as I type, the clock the webmasters have added to our fund drive pages indicates that we have 13 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes,...
Stranger Horizons, September 2015, by Niall Harrison (10/02/15)
A combination of day-job travel and fund-drive admin means that this round-up is a couple of days late: so let's dive straight in and catch up on new books from September. Zen Cho's Sorcerer to the Crown, a historical fantasy...
50%!, by Niall Harrison (10/02/15)
This has been a good week for the fund drive! As we head into the weekend, with just over two weeks left on the clock, we've raised $9,000. As well as being the half-way mark, of course, it's also our...
Fund Drive Ebook -- 15 Years of SH, by Niall Harrison (10/01/15)
It's been listed as one of the rewards in this year's fund drive from the start: Everyone who donates at least $10 by any route (including Patreon, at any level) will also receive an eBook copy of Strange Horizons: The...