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Collections of writer James Wylder's short stories, including a sci-fi, fantasy, and horror collection!
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I’m James Wylder, the author or editor of 12 books, including the Doctor Who poetry book “An Eloquence of Time and Space”, the Amazon #1 Time Travel novel “10,000 Dawns”, and the anthology “Poor Man’s Iliad” featuring writers who contributed to Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Marble Hornets. I hosted the live show “Tales by the Blue Light” at the Blue Box Cafe in Elgin Illinois for two years, and have taken my books to 2 countries, 11 US states, and over 20 cities!

Over the years, I've written a lot of good short stories. Many of these tales have become beloved favorites among my readers, but getting ahold of them has become difficult. If you love my writing, or you're going to try it for the first time, these short stories will please you, fill you with wonder...or even horrify you.

I'll be trying to create three volumes: a sci-fi, fantasy, and horror collection, starting with my science fiction work. Each one will have beautiful cover art by a talented up and coming artist. As we meet goals, we'll unlock new books, and the further we go, the more books backers will receive.

So let's learn more about these books!

Goal: $600

Set in the same universe as my popular novel 10,000 Dawns, Sidewinders features stories that dig deep into characters, events, adventures across the solar system, and three tales that cross over with licensed characters from the universes of Doctor Who: "Rachel Survived", "The Gendar Conspiracy" and the complete novella "White Canvas".
 

Some of the most beloved stories in this book include: “The Adventures of Mister Sprinkles the Cat”, “Don Your Armor, Throw Down Your Sword”, and the serial story “The Dusk Cycle”.

Cover art by:

Raen Ngu is a colorist for Jamar Nicholas, and has been credited as colorist and letterist for his graphic novel "Leon: Protector of the Playground". Raen has colored a number of his other pieces as well such as a few images he's done for Ranger Rick Magazine, and a couple images for Baltimore Comic Con 2017, to name a few. Raen has also done interior illustration and concept art for 10,000 Dawns: Poor Man's Iliad from Arcbeatle Press.



Goal: $800

From fantasy in far away worlds, to magic right under our noses, you’ll get to explore a plethora of wonders in this collection of my fantasy tales.

 Features stories such as: “The Legend of Miz”, “Stranger in the White City”, and “Queen of Cats”.

Cover art by:


Anne-Laure Tuduri is an art student at Bellecour Ecole, in France. She did some illustrations for Doctor Who fan projects such as Unbound: Adventures in Time and Space and Mild Curiosities. She mainly enjoys doing fantasy and science fiction related art. You can find more example of her art here: http://liria10.tumblr.com/tagged/my%20art 


Goal: $1,000

My horror stories took off on my show “Tales by the Blue Light”, and those stories are brought to the page, with some new additions, in a collection that brings the horror close to home.
 

Features such stories as: “McMansion Hell”, “Prescription”, “The Hallway”, and “The House on Marin Street”.

Cover art by:


  Luís Enrique Galván-Ferretís is a Mexican free-lance artist currently residing in LA. He specializes in natural and science fiction concept art and hopes to one day become an actual concept artist. Experience in writing, story-boarding, and art in general.  For more of his art: https://www.instagram.com/anarchica87

And if we reach these goals...there's more to come!

Backers can add on additional print copies of books they have already backed, as well as copies of my earlier books, by adding an extra amount over their pledge.

+$20 +1 copy of a book from this Kickstarter you've already pledged towards.|

+$25 +1 copy of my book: 10,000 Dawns: Poor Man's Iliad

+$20 +1 copy from my books: 10,000 Dawns, An Eloquence of Time and Space

+$15 +1 copy from my books: Death and Doubling Cubes, The Dark and Splendid Diary of Danielle Simpson

+$10 +1 copy from my books: Cascade, Cryptos, God Save the Pres.!, Blackalope, One-Act Septology.

Also, backers can add on $10 and receive copies of the 10,000 Dawns art prints by Bri Crozier and Cazdinal made for the 10,000 Dawns: Poor Man's Iliad Kickstarter!

Risks and challenges

I have Kickstarted several books on before, and have plenty of experience in publishing. However, I have suffered from severe health issues in the past, and it is possible I could suffer them again during this project.

As I have proved before on those projects, I have delivered the results on each one, after a time delay. But, delays are possible.

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