This just in: The Retropolis Rocket Ship on Kickstarter
In case you've missed the news at my blog or at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, I've launched a new - and a very different - Kickstarter project... Read more
If you enjoyed the Clockwork Book, you might like this too.
Here's something I'm doing right now that you might like: I'm trying to get people to sponsor gifts of my 'Retropolis Public Library' prints to their own favorite libraries; if... Read more
The Lair of the Clockwork Book: Amazon reviews, please!
So you'll all have had your books for awhile now and I hope you've enjoyed them. Once the books were in your hands I turned my attention to... Read more
Shipped, shipped, shipped
Yep, all your books went out this afternoon; obviously the time will vary - and I really didn't examine each readout as they crawled by - but a few of... Read more
Quickly, an update
So all the books are here; I've stamped, signed and numbered all your copies; and I have a massive cityscape of boxed books stacked up by the door.
I've been... Read more
Books, Books, Everywhere!
And these, more or less as The Mummy said, are only the beginning!
I've received over 100 of the books - that's about 2/3 of the whole print run -... Read more
In Which There are Books
...Books! Here's a picture lifted from the Edition One blog where birthday cake gets pride of place (no argument from me), but our books make an appearance, too.
First in... Read more
I think most of you figured that this was ensured about forty hours ago, but I reserve the right to dread natural disasters, giant zombie dinosaurs, and asteroids that fall... Read more
In Which We Enter the Home Stretch
Yep, it's the home stretch: the countdown's being measured now in hours, rather than days, which happens when you cross over the 72 hour mark. (I know this because it... Read more
The morning of the day after the day that was yesterday
Well, wasn't that interesting? :)
Thanks to the incredible fundraising automaton that is Christopher Creighton - and to everyone who stepped up to his challenge - we're looking at a... Read more
It's not midnight here yet, but here's what I see: at the end of the day yesterday we were at $4358, and right now we're at $5488... which means that... Read more
The 1K Matching Pledge Update
I'm about ready to head off to the Secret Laboratory's Hidden Corral, but you can bet I'll be checking back later.
At this point, Christopher's amazing matching pledge is crunching... Read more
Worth an update in itself - Today's $1000 matching pledge
Yep, in the best spirit of Public Broadcasting Christopher Creighton has offered to increase his pledge to $1000 if we raise $1000 today. By my famously unreliable reckoning that means that... Read more
A Somewhat Alarming Countdown
So here we are in the final week of the Clockwork Bookproject. A sudden burst of activity over on Twitter late last night sent the total pledges sharply up... Read more
The Big Ball of Doom
So this project has entered that uncertain terrain that all, or nearly all, Kickstarter projects know and dread: the mid-project plateau. It's a scary time.
I've been keeping my perspective... Read more
The Downright Unusual Halftime Show
So here we are: two weeks in, which is almost halfway to the deadline and - one hopes! - the goal. We passed the 33% barrier yesterday after a brief... Read more
One Week Down
So here we are after 7 days! 29 backers, and 19% (or $1531) raised toward the funding goal.
Now it's hard not to think about projects like Order of the... Read more