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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.
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Author Introductions: Paula Rose T

Happy new year everyone!

I hope that however you celebrated turned out to be a good one and that 2013 brings you everything you wish for (except of course for that which we know we will need to wait until 2014 for).

I have our final author introduction for you today - Paula T has kept us waiting and in suspense thus far, but no longer!  

Also a reminder that I've put some pricing together for getting a paperback edition of the book, this is in addition to the digital/ebook copy that everyone will still get.  Details are on the project homepage and in yesterdays update and this is your chance to get one of the first copies at cost price.  All you need to do is 'manage my pledge' and add the relevant amount onto your existing reward.

Please keep pledging and spreading the word!  We've hit the initial target (thank you again for that!) so we can produce a book, and now we just want to find more people to enjoy it.  If we have enough left over from the printing costs to get a professional edit, we'll shoot for that.

Here's Paula:

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

*shakes head* I hate talking about myself. That's why I've taken so long to answer these questions. It's only when I realised everyone else had done there's, I thought 'this is getting silly.'

When did you first discover the Elite games?

Well, I got the game for Christmas 1984. I played it so much those first few days, I had this weird 3d effect walking through doorways!

What's your favourite Elite memory?

The first time I achieved something described in The Dark Wheel, where you're firing at a ship flying towards you, you orient yourself so they drift past your right flank then switch screens and rake them all along their hull. Took a lot of practise, but worth it.

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

Aye, there's the rub. This is very much an opportunity to prove something to myself, very much a 'put up or shut up' moment in my life.

Those slots were vanishing quickly and I had to have one - I would have regretted it otherwise.

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

Being part of an anthology makes it very exciting. The temptation will be to all write a hard-nosed story of space-faring ways, but if we all do that it will be a very samey, monochromatic set. of tales. Also, in a collection like this, you could tell a story from different perspectives that perhaps you wouldn't get away with in a novel quite so easily. Hopefully we'll have 15 unique takes on the Elite:Dangerous universe, each with its own textures, characters and atmosphere.

So no, is the short answer.

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

Look when I drop out of that Coriolis Station and see the world below me, I know I will start crying. The teaser trailer almost had me...

But if you remember the last scene of Star Trek The Motion Picture (for those who made it to the end), the order is given 'ahead warp factor 2.' The helmsman asks 'what course, captain?' James Kirk leans forward in his seat, points and says 'out there!'

That, really.


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    1. Matthew Benson on

      So you're writing something autobiographical then? ;-)

    2. Steve Jeyes on

      Great set of interviews Chris.

    3. Ramon Marett on

      ditto what Marko said

    4. Cmdr M.G.Dangerous [] on

      For me the best end of movie course was "Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning"

    5. Marko Susimetsä on

      Wow, I think your response to the last question was the best we saw from any of the authors! :)