Joining that list is Outer Places with their new Supply Pod mystery box. Similar to other monthly subscription services, Supply Pod is a scheduled subscription service, but unlike the others, each box is themed around upcoming science fiction releases and scientific events. So instead of getting an assort of items that fit a broad theme (Heroes vs. Villains), Supply Pod delivers items around one specific SF release or event.
The initial Supply Pod mystery box is based on the real-life science behind Andy Weir’s novel, The Martian. They aren’t saying what, exactly, is in the box (it is a mystery after all), but the items could in some type of survival gear, astronaut essentials, some sort of collectible and more. I’m intrigued by the idea of this box and it will be interesting to see what items are included.
There are two options available for purchase:
- The Essential Pod ($29.99, plus $7.99 shipping) – contains “science and sci-fi items that would be great to have if stranded on Mars.”
- The Deluxe Pod ($39.99, plus $7.99 shipping) – contains all the items in the Essential Pod plus a paperback version of The Martian.
Additionally, one purchaser will win an exclusive The Martion movie poster signed by Matt Damon, other cast members and Andy Weir, which would be a cool thing to have. Also, 50 Deluxe Pods will be randomly chosen to receive an autographed version of The Martian, which would also be a cool thing to own.
If you’re interested, SF Signal readers can use the code “SF10” to receive 10% their order, but time is running out. Orders close in just over 6 days (At the time of this writing) and ship on Oct. 31st. You can visit the Supply Pod website to learn more.
Full Disclosure: Outer Places did not send us a box to review, but did supply the discount code. I thought the idea behind the box was worth mentioning to those who like these types of services and may not have heard of this one.