Lave Revolution: Audio Drama
As of today, all of the audio pledge rewards were emailed out. This finally concludes all the rewards for this Kickstarter.
It's been a long road, full of... Read more
Lavecon 2018: Lave Revolution Audio Excerpt.
So, Lavecon was last weekend, and Chris Jarvis brought with him the first five chapters of Lave Revolution's Audio Drama. You can listen to it here, along... Read more
Lave Revolution Audio Drama: Preview at Lavecon
Hello, long time no hear? I hope you're all well? Remember this little project you backed? I know, it was a long time ago now.
Anyway, finally, after... Read more
Lave Revolution: The Prisoner
Here's the film link from Chris:
Testing, Testing... Still here? (Audio and Film Update)
If you are, excellent. Time for an update.
Firstly, apologies its been so long. A lot has happened in my life. Lavecon 2017 was last month, which is a titanic... Read more
Happy New Year! EDRPG and my new Elite Dangerous stories
Long time no hear from? How are things? I hope you're all doing well in 2017?
If you're not aware, the Elite Dangerous Roleplaying Game is currently here... Read more
Final Court Case numbers decided
Hopefully this will be the last statement I make on this issue here.
This morning the final judgement arrived from the court, accepting our calculation of Amazon sales... Read more
Court Proceedings Against Fantastic Books Publishing - An Explanation.
To begin with, it is important to make clear that I am writing this post in the full knowledge that Mr. Dan Grubb of Fantastic Books Publishing and his associates... Read more
Failure to meet court terms.
According to the court case judgement, Mr Dan Grubb of Fantastic Books Publishing was supposed to submit a revised royalty calculation for Amazon Ebook sales of Elite: Lave Revolution to... Read more
Court Cast Update: We Won.
The title says it all really.
There are some matters to resolve in the next few days, which we'll be putting our energies to. There are also court stipulations (time... Read more
Court Date Moved
Apologies if anyone was expecting an update and resolution on this.
On Friday morning (27.05.16) I was contacted by Hull court saying that the judge had requested more time to... Read more
Court Update - Continuation - 31st of May.
After returning from Hull, we emailed the court clerk about the proposed dates for the continuation of the case. Karen and I organised our schedules to ensure we would be... Read more
Court Case Hull County Court Error
At 2pm on Monday February 29, both parties were called to resume the hearing, to be informed that Hull County Court had managed to double book the hearing with a... Read more
Court Hearing Adjourned
Just to update folks, the court hearing has been adjourned until February.
I will not be posting any details until the matter is concluded.
Court date set
Just a short update from me. Court date with Fantastic Books Publishing is now set for the 2nd of January in Hull.
A short update this weekend.
With no word as yet on the court action, I have started work on an unabridged author reading audio book. This returns me... Read more
Update to Current.
Okay folks, just another quick update on the audio situation.
There is currently no news on a court date as yet, although the case against Fantastic Books Publishing has now... Read more
Just a short update today to let you all know the film footage is now back with me.
The plan going forward is that I will start on the post... Read more
The Revolution Returns!
Finally its back!
This edition has all new artwork, contains an extra 11,000 words from the first edition and is available at a new price of £3.99. The charity contribution... Read more
Some sad news I have to announce today.
Unfortunately I am in a contractual dispute with Fantastic Books Publishing. Fantastic Books Publishing has now withdrawn my book from sale... Read more
Elite Dangerous Official Release
Today's the day people!
Hope to see you in game later, I'm planning to be at Lave with the rest of the Lave Radio crew!
In addition to this, as... Read more
Just when you thought it was over...
With Elite Dangerous officially out on the 16th of December, I hope to see a few of you around Lave?
Yesterday evening, the last of the Appendices went... Read more
Books Away part 2!
Wow, what a couple of weeks. I've been blogging about everything so hopefully you've caught it all? If not there's some links below. The main announcement is really ... Read more
Next mailshot of books away soon...
The artwork print samples have arrived and look absolutely gorgeous. Generous thanks to Grant 'PyskoKow' Woolcott for all his efforts with these.
As soon as I have the... Read more
Art prints finalised.
Sending more books out today. Have also finalised the art prints. There was a short delay as one of the graphic files have corrupted (Lave Orbit), so I... Read more
Sending out the Books!
The day finally comes when I can start to send out the main reward all of you have supported me to get.
Okay, I have parcelled... Read more
Backer Books ready to start sending!
A nice update for you, the physical copies of the backer books are now here!
I'm ready to start sending these out in the next few days, so... Read more
Fantasticon: A picture tells a thousand words...
What more should I say? ;) Lists are being compiled over the next few days to send these out to those of you who pledged for them.
An... Read more
The Stroudie Science Fiction Tour Begins
Apologies for the delay in the last update, but its been a busy time!
Writing.The Walden Writings and Missing Chapter Backer rewards have now gone out. I'm... Read more
Mini - Update. Rewards Going Out.
I'm back from a few days break with a short update for today.
The Missing Chapter reward (£20 pledge reward) has now been sent out in all requested... Read more
Lavecon and all things Lave...
Evening folks, the latest update from Ashoria Central.
Hopefully you've all managed to get your ebooks by now? Updates to the print have been made whenever anyone has found an... Read more
Lave Revolution - Final Errata and Press Release Push
Morning All, hope you're enjoying the weather and the read? ;)
Book links updated as of 21.06.14 with a couple of errors. Thanks to those eagle eyed backers who spotted... Read more
More Errata completed, plus ebook on Amazon...
Evening folks, hard at work marking at the moment.
Book copy has been updated this morning (09.09.14) with final errata. That means you can download new copies from the links... Read more
Credits, Typos and Lavecon
By now, everyone should have had their copies of the ebook sent through. Backers from here and backers of the FBP audio Kickstarter have been listed and messaged. We have a... Read more
Update - Credits Page
Just in case you are looking for it, this is in the final version of the ebook and the printed copies. Worry not! The names submitted have not been missed... Read more
Update - ebook has been emailed.
After a day of sweat and toil on the behalf of others, news and an update.
You should be receiving an email right now from Fantastic Books Publishing... Read more
Apologies for the delay folks. There has been some formatting issues with some of the ebooks. Lave Revolution is not affected by this (it was fine first time), but I... Read more
Launch for Backers
Rushed off my feet at the moment, but another update for you all.
1. eBook. This launches tomorrow for Backers!
The Fantastic books publishing store will be where you... Read more
More news and updates...
Been a busy couple of weeks in the developing world of Elite: Dangerous. Some of you will have seen the succession of newsletters and the launch of Alpha... Read more
Some time since my last confession...
Good morning all. Sun is shining here and I look out on a garden full of jobs to get done.
A lot has happened in the last six weeks, the... Read more
New Project: Chaos Reborn
Julian Gollop, writer of Chaos, Laser Squad and UFO has been running a Kickstarter for Chaos Reborn - his new computer game project.
After some discussions, I have just been... Read more
Another week, another ...
This evening Lave Radio released an interview with me by Drew Wagar. This was accompanied by a dramatised reading of the first chapter of Elite: Lave Revolution.
You can... Read more
So, latest progress report.
As of this evening, I've just finished going through the proof reading report for Elite: Lave Revolution. It's been tricky part of the journey.... Read more
Apologies for the delay in updating, but hopefully all the information below is worth the wait!
Another day, another hurdle, another step, another leap. Each bringing us closer to the... Read more
FBP Edits done. Novel Submitted
Some more news today.
1. Writing. The title says it all. Edits have been completed and as of 14.21pm today, the book went to Frontier for reading and... Read more
Step by step, inch by inch...
Greetings all, I'm just back from spending a weekend helping family. A couple of days scrubbing cupboards and floors, nothing like some elbow grease to get perspective!
1.... Read more
Appendices: The Revolution's Bones...
Morning All and Happy New Year.
A general update on how things are going.
Firstly, if you haven't seen, the Fantastic Books Kickstarter was successful. This means a wonderful opportunity to... Read more
Happy New Year Folks. 2014 - Elite Dangerous!
Just a quick note to wish you all a Happy New Year.
Been beavering away, working on the edits for T. James' 'Out of the Darkness' Elite Dangerous... Read more
December - New Update
Hopefully you'll have arranged your holiday break and are looking forward to it?
Well, plans here are to push through and get more things completed for Elite: Lave... Read more
New Elite Kickstarter...
Big news today...
Fantastic Books Publishing have launched their crowdfunding Kickstarter to create the Audio versions of their Elite titles, including Lave Revolution.
Now, to reassure folks, I set... Read more
More Video Progress... Welcome to Lave...;)
Okay, you saw video test number 1, now here's video test number 2.
This is the same source footage, but rendered at full HD. Several versions have been compiled together... Read more
Apologies for the delay...
...but wanted to post when I had something to tell you!
Okay, here's the latest.
1. Writing. This week I began editing "Out of the Darkness" by T. James, one... Read more
What to do? (Only kidding!)
Apologies for the delay in updating, but over the last few weeks I've been in the middle of the writing process, so didn't want to update you until... Read more
First Draft Complete.
What it says in the title. Thirty eight chapters, all wrapped up. Now to the edit.
Evening folks, midweek update owing to the latest news. Had hoped to
Writing. Nearly there. However, on Tuesday, first two chapters were sent to Fantastic Books, the publishers of the... Read more
Yes I know I said no more Kickstarter Updates but...
Sunday is racing by here at Revolution HQ and I thought it was high time I dropped you all a message letting you know the latest.
Firstly, why... Read more
No really... the last update...
Apologies as has been pointed out, my website address is - http://www.allenstroud.com
Unfortunately I can't edit the previous update on Kickstarter. So, am sending the correction.
The Final KS update - the big '30'
As it says in the title, this'll be the last update on the Kickstarter project page. In the interest of consolidating things a bit I'm intending to move... Read more
Write On and On....
Evening all, another short update for you.
Writingis going well. Approximately 78% through the draft now. Am into Chapter 26. I'd anticipate somewhere between 35 and 40 chapters in... Read more
Evening, new update time for you all. I'm currently spending a day or two with my parents whilst Dad makes a trip into hospital. Hopefully back in time for recording... Read more
Long Time No See...
Hello all, hope you're having a good summer?
Apologies for the lack of updates in the last few weeks, I've been busy working on the things that you'd like me... Read more
More Books for Free
Just a quick update to let you all know, my fantasy novel, "The Sword of Wisimir" is available for FREE from Amazon for today and tomorrow. You can get it... Read more
Writing and the Muse
Apologies for the delay in an update, but what with exam board deadlines and lots of student work I'm a bit snowed under at the moment.
Still, some... Read more
Afternoon all, latest update on all things Elite and Frontier.
I've written more music samples for Chris Jarvis' Escape Velocity and this are translating nicely into tracks for the Elite... Read more
Basic Video Render...
Okay, spoiled for updates today! Here's a short video piece using the city scene. There's no post production done on it, so its all very basic in terms of the... Read more
Another Concept Picture...
An improvement on the previous cityscape. A little bit more distance in this one.
Full version, here.
Incidentally, none of these images are post rendered. My next stage will be... Read more
With the passing of the £10,000 mark it looks like we have a film to make! Exciting news.
Latest developments here, well, Ii'm on Easter break, so marking and working... Read more
More Concept Art
So, gradually learning the ropes with 3D image making. Here's the latest work. A Shuttle landing facility on the Kadian Sea. You can see Lave Station far away in the... Read more
Some Last Week Offers!
Okay, we're into the last few days, so I've updated the main page of the Kickstarter with offers for you. Please do check this out as more will be posted... Read more
Some early experiments...
Okay, so last night I spent a little bit of time working on some initial visualisations of Lave. Please do bear in mind I cannot draw:
Here's a test image... Read more
New Film pledge tiers
Evening all, am in the attic again, working on some music and concept art for Lave.
A short update today. You may have noticed there are two film related pledges. ... Read more
Video Update 3: The story so far, and now the film...
Apologies for the delay in getting the video update out, but I had a wedding to go to...;)
This week, we cover some of the direction we'll be taking the... Read more
Onwards to the Film!
Thanks again to everyone who has joined us on this project! Exciting times lie ahead and with the first stretch goal passed, anyone pledging at £100 or above can celebrate... Read more
Proper version of Video Update 2
Apologies for the delay with this and the confusion with the previous update, but Final Cut Pro 7 decided not to play ball, so I had to completely re-edit this... Read more
Goal Achieved, Now Onwards!
This week, I talk about CGI, set building, audiobook composition and composing music in the attic!
Don't forget to check out the exclusive music track Ashoria Downtown, available to... Read more
More Pledge Information.
Morning all, pretty busy week around here!
Some of you may have been listening to our podcast on Lave Radio. On there I discuss some of the things I've been... Read more
Updates on Audiobook and Pledge Tiers
Evening all, been a busy week around here!
The video update explains several details on the two topics mentioned. Here's a quick summary.
This will be produced in... Read more
24 hours down. A bit more information...
Wow, quite a ride already on this project!
My heartfelt thanks to everyone who has pledged. It is absolutely humbling to see people support this dream project of mine and... Read more