If you have ever loved Treasure Island but wanted to see it reimagined with a different heroine, whole other worlds, but still a lot of swashbuckling...
Treasure Island like you've never read it before!
Jane Hawkins lives on a floating space port where she tries to help her mothers run a failing inn. Every day she watches starships land from far-off places, bound for exotic adventures.
But a new occupant under their roof is about to change everything. His name is Villem Osteonides. More machine than man, he's crewed aboard ships that sail through the universe faster than light.
And he has a secret that will change Jane's life forever.
Who Is Tobias S. Buckell?
“…a writer to shelve there with C.J. Cherryh, Alastair Reynolds, Dan Simmons and those few other writers who have managed to adopt the advantages of mainstream literature without giving up the skilled storytelling and sense of wonder of old style SF.” Critical Mass on Ragamuffin
Born in the Caribbean, I am a New York Times Bestselling author. My novels and over 50 stories have been translated into 18 languages. I was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Author. My short stories have appeared in Year's Best anthologies. I now live in Ohio.
My novel Arctic Rising (Tor and Del Rey UK) was reviewed by NPR and a 2012 Locus Magazine Recommended Read.
My Xenowealth series of novels (Tor), began with Crystal Rain. The second novel, Ragamufin, was a Nebula Award Nominee.
About this Kickstarter
The novel, The Trove, is written! The book is a go! Now I just need interest from readers.
A few years ago the idea to write a version of Treasure Island for myself gripped me and wouldn't let me go. I began to work on The Trove as a side project. A passion project that I could not get out of my head.
Trying to get a publisher interested in it has been tough due to the fact that the Disney movie Treasure Pianet makes marketing this book to many next to impossible. So, after a few years of trying to get others as excited as I was about some derring do and intergalactic swashbucking by the young Jane Hawkins, I thought I would turn directly to readers to see if I could make an intergaiactic Treasure Island a success.
$5,000: this project will fund and everyone gets copies of eBooks or the print books they ordered.
$6,000: Trove bookmarks for everyone who orders physical copies!
$7,500: everyone will get a free copy of my short story collection "System Reset" as an eBook.
$10,000: I will swill rum on live video and sing a sea-shanty for all!
$15,000: If we reach this I will create an audiobook of The Trove. Everyone who backs will get a copy. It will be delivered sometime in the middle of the year.
$20,000: Intergalactic swashbuckling will have triumphed and we will all have won! Right? RIGHT?
Read the First Three Chapters!
ePub (for most mobile readers, Nooks, and iOS readers)
Mobi (for your Kindle)
Download the Cover!
Risks and challenges
There is no risk that the book won't be written. It has already been written and revised.
There is no risk that the eBook will be late, as it has already been designed.
There is a risk that the printed books won't ship in January if proofs take too long to go back and forth, but since some of those are already being ordered it seems like a small risk.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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