Massive March Update
Greetings, fellow members of the Elite Federation!
It's been a while since we communicated last - and much has happened, so go grab yourself a mug of Altairian Tea and, as is the local custom, stand on your head pour it up your nose whilst reading the following update.
It's March 2014 already. Where are my books?
This is a biggie, so let's get the elephant in the room er... out of the room? We said we'd be providing books by now and you don't have books - but fear not. As with the game itself, things have happened a little slower than first anticipated but the results have been far greater than we dared imagine. We have 15 stories in our book as promised, all are now written, all have had at least one round of editing, and most have completed the professional edit stage.
The current word count stands at about 140,000 in total, so between our authors, that's a weighty tome!
If you're a "get me my book early" backer - you'll still get your book before everyone else, just not quite yet. Our book (and the other related titles from FBP) should be ready to go before the final release of the game, so we need to work with everyone involved to come up with a 'release date' that works. As soon as we know what that is, you'll be amongst the first to know.
Fantastic Books Audio:
For those who have been out exploring the farthest reaches of the galaxy, or those who have been marooned on a lifeless world waiting for a passing rescue ship - you may not know that our book is now going to also be released in an audio format....
....But not just as a reading, thanks to much hard work by Fantastic Books' Dan Grubb and TFTF/Lave Radio/Escape Velocity's Christopher Jarvis - a studio has been built, and arrangements have been made for the stories to be voiced by the very talented Toby Longworth and Penelope McDonald.
In fact, many of these recordings are already complete - pending editing and the delivery of the soundscape from Frontier Developments to add some beautiful sound effects from the game itself, which will really bring the stories to life.
Remember how we said we'd illustrate the book? Yet again, we took our wildest dreams - and then surpassed them. Every story in the book will have an illustration, and a great one too - but don't just take my word for it.....
....Some of you may already have seen this, but for those who haven't - here's a great video by Dan Grubb aka. Commander Dan showing you some of the lovely illustrations that you'll get in Tales From The Frontier.
There are some other exciting things in the pipeline but for now - I'm afraid you'll just have to wait :-)
Feel free to checkout our website: http://www.elite-anthology.co.uk and listen to our latest Podcast, episode #8 is all about the art of the drabble.
Now, between work and anthologising - I haven't even had time to see for myself the beautiful new Alpha 3.0, so if you'll excuse me......