Deep space telemetry has discovered a nebulous cloud of what appears to be space debris heading towards Earth. The space debris is the good news, so if you were already on the edge of your seat you had better prepare for the good stuff. The space debris is actually home to a collective of alien races who have discovered that Earth is full of delicious looking Humans. They are coming to eat us, and our chances of survival are basically nonexistent.
Since you're going to die anyway, this field guide has been assembled with things you can do to make yourself taste better. This way you can be sure to get eaten first, and you won't have to worry about trying to survive the hellish nightmare that is about to become our reality. The field guide breaks down behaviors that will attract different races of aliens, so you can choose exactly how you are devoured when the time comes. This way you can stand with your head held high and say "come and get me, monster!" instead of scrambling for your life and clutching some empty hope that somehow you will get through this invasion.
Hi. My name is Russell Holly, and I have never done anything like this before. I'm a technology blogger who has always wanted to try a bit of science fiction, but has never gotten far enough to hit the publish button. I'm also about as artistically inclined as a sea slug, and have never been able to create art to go along with my story. That's actually not fair, I don't know anything about the artistic capabilities of sea slugs. If you are a sea slug and are reading this, please accept my most humble apologies.
Update - I've added a new reward, thanks to the efforts of Liam Spradlin (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LiamSpradlin/)
Risks and challenges
This book represents a life long dream of mine, and with your help we can make something cool happen. This book will be a satirical journey into the terrible behaviors we see on a day to day basis, and making it clear that the best way to get devoured by a horde of aliens with a serious case of the munchies is to keep doing these terrible things. I'm putting my heart and soul into this, and I hope you are willing to help.
Right now I need a lot of things, but the first thing I need is an artist. Someone I can hand money to and allow them to turn the words in my brain into amazing visual references for you. I'm talking graphs, charts, visualizations of exactly how the space monsters will invade your body and devour you bite by bite, and of course a pretty cover. Gotta have a pretty cover, it's in the rule book. After talking to a lot of fantastic artists, I've decided to work with Aaron Wood, who you may know as JustOneScarf Design on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Justonescarf). Aaron's work has drawn me in for the last two years that I have been digitally acquainted with him, and his excitement when he heard the details surrounding this book came so close to my own that I know he'll be a perfect fit.
The ideas for this book have been rattling around in my brain for two years now, and I am confident that with an artist I can turn this noise in my brain into a book for your enjoyment. I'm going to release the digital version of the book completely DRM free, and the physical version of the book will be printed paperback. I'm going to be printing the physical copy of the book through LuLu.com, and while I have yet to choose a copy editor because of how early in the process this is I have several who are all too willing to help for a reasonable fee.
It wouldn't be a Kickstarter without stretch goals! Right now the book will have a color cover but be black and white on the inside. If I reach $6,000 I will change that to color for all of the artwork in the book. If I reach $10,000 I will make a hardcover version of the book available to those who would prefer that over paperback.
Thank you all for even just reading this far. I look forward to delivering something fun for all of you. Except you, Lucas. You know what you did.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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