Jewish Futures

A project in Brooklyn, NY by Ian Randal Strock

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Will future Judaism be different? Will there be Jewish robots? Kosher aliens? Explore tomorrow with Fantastic Books’ new anthology.
Backers: 476
Average Pledge Per Backer: $27

Funded: $13,056 of $6,000
Dates: Sep 20th -> Oct 20th (30 days)
Project By: Ian Randal Strock
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Latest News

Seriously? SERIOUSLY?! There's going to be another book!

October 18th - via:
You people are amazing! When we launched the campaign, I set a stretch goal at twice our requested funding level, just as something far, far away, we'd never get there, to produce a second book in the series. Well, I was very wrong: we've made it... (Read More)

Jewish Futures Backers: Have You Heard About Other Covenants?

October 16th - via:
Folks,  As we reach the final days of our Kickstarter project for Jewish Futures, we did want to mention to you a previous Kickstarter project that will be released in two months from Ben Yehuda Press.  Other Covenants: Alternate Histories of the... (Read More)

$10,000 stretch goal reward level unlocked and available: signed limited edition

October 13th - via:
You backers are incredible! I never expected we'd actually get to this point, but now that we have, I'm thrilled to announce a new pledge level. I didn't come up with a creative title for the Signed Limited Edition level (personal life got in the way... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update

October 8th - via:
Folks, As of this evening, we have broken the $9,500 mark. This means that everyone who has backed at $5 or above will also get the following: A free electronic story written by SM Rosenberg: the original scene upon which her story in this book is... (Read More)

Higher and Higher; and Support Our Partner Projects!

October 6th - via:
Folks, First of all, as of this writing we've broken $9,000, which means we are funded (as we have been for a while) but we've also hit a bunch of stretch goals. We've added Susan Shwartz and Harry Turtledove to the book; we're opening up to four... (Read More)

Welcome Harry Turtledove to Jewish Futures!

September 29th - via:
Folks, I'm delighted to announce that Harry Turtledove, writer of such incredible Jewish speculative fiction as "The R Strain" and "In the Presence of Mine Enemies," has joined Jewish Futures! Harry is offering one Tuckerization (with the usual... (Read More)

Susan Shwartz joins the table of contents

September 28th - via:
We've passed the $7,000 stretch-goal level, and with it, we're adding two more stories to the book. One is an open slot for some new writer (see the previous update for the link to the writers' guidelines). The other is an invited author, and we're... (Read More)

Stretching and Guidelines

September 28th - via:
Fully funded and reaching for stretch goals: have I mentioned how awesome y'all are?! As I write this, $30 more opens another bonus story for you backers, and $500 beyond that opens up two more slots in the book for writers. And that's the purpose of... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Reached

September 25th - via:
Folks, I'm pleased to announce that as we enter Rosh Hashanah, Jewish Futures has now broken the $7000 stretch goal. We will soon be announcing at least one more invited writer for the anthology, and we will have at least two open slots for general... (Read More)


September 23rd - via:
Folks, This is Michael A. Burstein writing on behalf of publisher Ian Randal Strock.  JEWISH FUTURES has made its funding goal! And in only three days. Thank you all. Please do continue to spread the word if you can. We have a lot of stretch goals... (Read More)

Add an electronic copy

September 22nd - via:
Due to an oversight when we were setting up the pledge levels, some of those for physical books do not include an ebook copy of Jewish Futures. To correct that oversight, we've just added a $4 Add-on for an ebook copy, available with any pledge level... (Read More)

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