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An anthology of up to 15 short sci-fi stories set in the official Elite universe and released in digital format (& maybe even printed!)
An officially licenced collection of fifteen fully illustrated short stories set in the Elite: Dangerous universe, in E-Book, Paperback, Hardcover and Audio formats, published by Fantastic Books.
An officially licenced collection of fifteen fully illustrated short stories set in the Elite: Dangerous universe, in E-Book, Paperback, Hardcover and Audio formats, published by Fantastic Books.
359 backers pledged £5,686 to help bring this project to life.

Author Introductions: Gaz Bailey

Good evening everyone!

I have another author Q&A for you.  Given the number of days on this kickstarter and the number of contributors, I thought it best to send out more than one on at least some days.

Here is what Gaz Bailey has to say!

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I'm a 30 something musician based in the UK who seems to be getting dragged more and more into playing computer games as I age, much to the detriment of my various projects.

When did you first discover the Elite games?

I remember watching my brother play the C64 version of Elite back in the 80's, and taking a turn when I was too young to understand it properly. Still needed three lives and a score in those days.

What's your favourite Elite memory?

Having to get my Dad to dock the ship for me a lot, and the tribbles. I think I read Dark Wheel about fourty times too, loved it.

Have you written before or is this a fresh challenge? What made you back the project?

I keep several blogs, and write lyrics, so the literal answer is yes. I haven't written any fiction for many years though, but a lot of my recent raps have basically been short science fiction stories converted into rhymes.

I fancied one of the writer pledges, but don't have the cash or the time. This is perfect for me. If I can, I'm going to buy one of my illustrators a pledge to do some art too.

Do you know what you want to write a story about?

No specifics yet, but I've read so much classic sci-fi in my time I'm sure a cool spin on the theme will come to me.

What one thing most excites you about Elite: Dangerous? Something that's already been revealed or some feature you're secretly hoping for?

I want it to provide what X3 lacks, basically. A smoother, much more immersive experience than that with genuine progression paths that aren't just notching up a variety of faction ratings.

The multiplayer aspect too. I'm not a hugely competitive person, but I'd love to be in the top tier of pilots in the universe Braben is creating here, on the proviso that, as I've said, I could do it via a number of interesting routes which avoid TOO much ruthless, grindy blasting.

You can follow Gaz on Twitter @twinlizardv4 and check out his music on Facebook.

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