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Brand new stories with bite! SHARKPUNK 2 is an anthology of killer shark stories, edited by JONATHAN GREEN, coming from Snowbooks late 2017.

The inspiration behind the original SHARKPUNK (published in 2015) was such classic shark movies as Jaws, Deep Blue Sea and The Reef - as well as such ludicrous delights as Sharknado, Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus - and SHARKPUNK 2 contains more of the same.

SHARKPUNK (Volume 1) launched at Forbidden Planet in May 2015.
SHARKPUNK (Volume 1) launched at Forbidden Planet in May 2015.

These rip-roaring page-turners, slow-build chillers, and darkly humorous comedies - which celebrate all things savage, pulp and selachian - cover the whole range of speculative fiction genres, from contempory horror and science fiction, through to gritty crime and action-adventure.

The anthology contains 19 brand new short stories by modern masters of genre fiction including James Lovegrove (Sherlock Holmes and the Age of... Pantheon books), Gavin Smith (War in Heaven), Gav Thorpe (The Horus Heresy), Guy Haley (Warhammer 40,000), Josh Reynolds (Age of Sigmar and The Royal Occultist) and Michael Carroll (Judge Dredd).

There are stories set during the Viking era, the Golden Age of Piracy, and the present day, as well as in the far future, and on far-flung alien worlds.

SHARKPUNK 2 also features a brand new offical Sky Sharks short story, set within the same universe as the forthcoming movie by Marc Fehse, coming to cinemas in September 2017 from Marctropolis.

Artwork copyright Fuse Box Films GmbH (c) 2017, used here with permission.
Artwork copyright Fuse Box Films GmbH (c) 2017, used here with permission.

 

There is a new Shintaro Oba story by C L Werner, a new Charles St Cyprian story by Josh Reynolds, and even a brand new Richards & Klein story by Guy Haley.

I am running this Kickstarter to fund production of SHARKPUNK 2. The book will be professionally typeset, laid out, and published by Snowbooks, who published my previous successfully-funded Kickstarter projects, as well as the critically-acclaimed SHARKPUNK, GAME OVER, and Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu, the three anthologies I have compiled and edited to date.

"But what's the point in backing SHARKPUNK 2 on Kickstarter when I can just buy the book later on Amazon?" I hear you ask.

Well, for one thing, without your support there will be no book to buy on Amazon later. But if mere altruism isn't reason enough to back the project, there are other incentives too. These include exclusive digital wallpapers, the chance to have your name printed in the book's Acknowledgements section, and special Sky Sharks postcards signed by the movie's director, Marc Fehse himself!

On top of that, everyone who backs at the MAKO SHARK eBook reward level or above will also receive a bonus eBook, SHARKPUNK 2.5, containing 6 bonus short stories, by authors such as David Annandale (Warhammer 40,000 and The Horus Heresy) and Jan Siegel (Prospero's Children).

That's 25 short stories in total!

Kickstarter projects work so long as people get to hear about them, so the more people who back SHARKPUNK 2 and help to spread the word, the more likely the project is to succeed, and the more impressive the finished book will be.

SHARKPUNK 2 features brand new killer shark stories by David Smith & Violet Addison, Josh Reynolds, David Guymer, Michael J. Nicholson, Tim Major, Gavin Smith, Michael Carroll, Jonathan Oliver, C L Werner, George Pickett, Su Haddrell, Adrian Chamberlin, Guy Haley, Gav Thorpe, James Lovegrove, Nate Crowley, and Gordon Harper.

SHARKPUNK 2.5 includes stories by Jan Siegel, Alexandra Peel, Scott Aniolowski, David Annandale, and Andy Taylor.

The majority of the stories that will appear in both SHARKPUNK 2 and SHARKPUNK 2.5 have already been completed!

£9,000 is our funding target for this Kickstarter. Once all the Kickstarter fees have been deducted, the money will be used to produce the books themselves, the other rewards, and to pay the contributors!

 

SHARKPUNK 2 is available to backers of this Kickstarter in three different formats - eBook, paperback, and a special faux sharkskin effect bound hardback.

If you just want the eBook, your basic pledge is the MAKO SHARK reward. If you want the paperback, your basic pledge is the GREENLAND SHARK reward. And if you want the hardback, your basic pledge is the GREAT WHITE reward.

You may also purchase additional copies of the book, as well as the other short story anthologies that I have edited to date, all signed by myself, the editor, Jonathan Green.

The full list of rewards available is as follows...

No matter what level you back at, your support will help to make SHARKPUNK 2 a reality. The different pledge levels feature all sorts of exclusive rewards, from bonus eBooks, to faux sharkskin-bound hardbacks, to signed Sky Sharks postcards! Also, post and packing within the UK is included in the price of each pledge.

If you back at the BASKING SHARK reward level you will receive our grateful thanks for helping get this project off the ground. While you are basking in the shallows, you will receive regular updates about the project and you will also be able to upgrade your pledge to a new reward level later on, if you so wish.

If you back at the REEF SHARK reward level you will receive a unique set of exclusive SHARKPUNK 2 digital wallpapers. Lurking just off the reef, you will also receive regular updates about the project and you will also be able to upgrade your pledge to a new reward level later on, if you so wish. 

If you back at the MAKO SHARK reward level you will receive an eBook edition of SHARKPUNK 2, plus the bonus eBook SHARKPUNK 2.5. You will also receive: 

+ a set of SHARKPUNK 2 digital wallpapers  

+ our grateful thanks

SHARKPUNK (Volume 1) was published in 2015 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the cinema release of the genre-defining movie JAWS. If you missed out on this original collection of killer shark stories, now is the perfect chance to pick up a copy - and I will sign it for you too!

If you back at the TIGER SHARK reward level you will receive a paperback copy of the original SHARKPUNK anthology, signed by the editor Jonathan Green. 

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £13 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional signed copies of SHARKPUNK for £13 each.)

If you back at the PORBEAGLE reward level you will receive a digital download of the original SHARKPUNK Audiobook (RRP £17.99), produced by Circle of Spears Productions, containing 13 hours of awesome, unabridged, selachian, audio goodness.

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £15 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional digital downloads of the SHARKPUNK Audiobook for £15 each.)

If you back at the MEGAMOUTH reward level you will receive a paperback copy of GAME OVER (a collection of horror stories inspired by classic arcade games) and a paperback copy of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu (an anthology of short stories based on Shakespeare's works, and world, but with a dark Lovecraftian twist), both books signed by the editor Jonathan Green.

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £20 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional bundles of GAME OVER and Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu for £20 each.)

If you back at the BULL SHARK reward level you will receive a paperback copy of SHARKPUNK (Volume 1) and a paperback copy of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu (an anthology of short stories based on Shakespeare's works, and world, but with a dark Lovecraftian twist), both books signed by the editor Jonathan Green.

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £23 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional bundles of SHARKPUNK and Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu for £23 each.)

If you back at the GREENLAND SHARK reward level you will receive one copy of the paperback edition of SHARKPUNK 2. You will also receive:

+ the eBook edition of SHARKPUNK 2

+ the bonus eBook SHARKPUNK 2.5

+ a set of SHARKPUNK 2 digital wallpapers

+ our grateful thanks

If you back at the HAMMERHEAD reward level your name will appear in the Acknowledgements at the back of SHARKPUNK 2. You will also receive:

+ one copy of the paperback edition of SHARKPUNK 2

+ the eBook edition of SHARKPUNK 2

+ the bonus eBook SHARKPUNK 2.5

+ a set of SHARKPUNK 2 digital wallpapers

+ our grateful thanks 

If you back at the GREAT WHITE reward level your physical copy of SHARKPUNK 2 will be upgraded to a hardback, with a faux sharkskin effect cover, and including a page signed by the contributing authors. You will also receive:

+ your name will appear in the Acknowledgements

+ the eBook edition of SHARKPUNK 2

+ the bonus eBook SHARKPUNK 2.5

+ a set of SHARKPUNK 2 digital wallpapers

+ our grateful thanks

If you back at the WHALE SHARK reward level you will receive one copy of every edition of SHARKPUNK 2. This means that in total you will receive:

+ one copy of the hardback edition of SHARKPUNK 2

+ one copy of the paperback edition of SHARKPUNK 2

+ your name will appear in the Acknowledgements

+ the eBook edition of SHARKPUNK 2 

 + the bonus eBook SHARKPUNK 2.5 

 + a set of SHARKPUNK 2 digital wallpapers 

 + our grateful thanks

If you back at the MEGALODON reward level you will receive an exclusive Sky Sharks postcard, signed by the movie's director Marc Fehse, and a Pax Britannia novel by Jonathan Green. You will also receive:

+ one copy of the hardback edition of SHARKPUNK 2  

+ one copy of the paperback edition of SHARKPUNK 2  

+ your name will appear in the Acknowledgements  

+ the eBook edition of SHARKPUNK 2  

 + the bonus eBook SHARKPUNK 2.5  

 + a set of SHARKPUNK 2 digital wallpapers  

+ our grateful thanks

Please not that this reward is strictly limited to 100 in number.

Listed again here, for convenience sake, are all the rewards that you can select as add-ons. Remember, you can either select them as unique rewards, or you can add them to other reward levels by upping your pledge by the appropriate amount.

If you back at the TIGER SHARK reward level you will receive a paperback copy of the original SHARKPUNK anthology, signed by the editor Jonathan Green.

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £13 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional signed copies of SHARKPUNK for £13 each.)

If you back at the PORBEAGLE reward level you will receive a digital download of the original SHARKPUNK Audiobook (RRP £17.99), produced by Circle of Spears Productions, containing 13 hours of awesome unabridged selachian audio goodness.

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £15 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional digital downloads of the SHARKPUNK Audiobook for £15 each.

If you back at the MEGAMOUTH reward level you will receive a paperback copy of GAME OVER (a collection of horror stories inspired by classic arcade games) and a paperback copy of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu (an anthology of short stories based on Shakespeare's works, and world, but with a dark Lovecraftian twist), both books signed by the editor Jonathan Green.

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £20 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional bundles of GAME OVER and Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu for £20 each.)

If you back at the BULL SHARK reward level you will receive a paperback copy of SHARKPUNK (Volume 1) and a paperback copy of Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu (an anthology of short stories based on Shakespeare's works, and world, but with a dark Lovecraftian twist), both books signed by the editor Jonathan Green.

This reward can be selected by itself or added to any other pledge level by adding an additional £23 to that pledge level. (You may purchase additional bundles of SHARKPUNK and Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu for £23 each.)

Please remember, Kickstarter will not charge you anything until the end of the funding period (which is 12.00pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017). Even when the funding period reaches its end, you will only then be charged if we have reached our funding goal (or surpassed it).

Still not sure what comes with which pledge level? Then check out this handy chart:

 

Having backed the SHARKPUNK 2 Kickstarter, you may decide you want to receive more than one copy of the book. Here's how you go about upgrading your pledge.

Pledge at the £25 GREENLAND SHARK reward level (or above) and simply add £20 to your pledge to receive a second copy of the paperback.

Pledge at the £50 GREAT WHITE reward level (or above) and add £40 to your pledge to receive a second copy of the limited edition hardback.

DON'T DELAY - BACK TODAY!

Not final artwork. All artwork from "Sky Sharks", by Marc Fehse, used here with permission, copyright Fuse Box Films GmbH (c) 2017.
Not final artwork. All artwork from "Sky Sharks", by Marc Fehse, used here with permission, copyright Fuse Box Films GmbH (c) 2017.

 

 

Risks and challenges

I am an experienced author with more than 60 published books to my name, including three previous short story anthologies. As a result you can be sure that I will see this project through to the end. I also have a formal contract with award-winning UK publisher Snowbooks Ltd to publish this book, pending the outcome of this Kickstarter.

The short stories that are due to appear in the anthology have already been written.

I have run four successful Kickstarters before, to produce YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, ALICE'S NIGHTMARE IN WONDERLAND (an adventure gamebook), SHAKESPEARE VS CTHULHU (a short story anthology), and THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ (another adventure gamebook).

You can read some of the 100+ 5-star reviews these books have received on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jonathan-Green/e/B0034P7P60/ref=sr_tc_2_0

Although YOU ARE THE HERO was delayed, both ALICE'S NIGHTMARE IN WONDERLAND and SHAKESPEARE VS CTHULHU were delivered on time. (THE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ is due to be published in June 2017.)

Postal charges have been included in the relevant pledge levels (and will appear when you select them). However, if you are backing in the UK, post and packing is free!

And remember - as this is a Kickstarter, you will not be charged a penny until the end of the Kickstarter's run, and even then, ONLY if the project has reached its funding goal.

The biggest risk is that not enough people get to hear about the SHARKPUNK 2 Kickstarter. So, whether you back the project yourself or not, please help spread the word via any social media outlets available to you.

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