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Sci-fi actors uniquely showcased in the eagerly anticipated, stunning photo-book 'Men of Science Fiction' by Dennys Ilic
Sci-fi actors uniquely showcased in the eagerly anticipated, stunning photo-book 'Men of Science Fiction' by Dennys Ilic
445 backers pledged $43,944 to help bring this project to life.

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Classic Sci-fi Standoff between Star Treks Karl Urban and MOSF Photographer Dennys Ilic
Classic Sci-fi Standoff between Star Treks Karl Urban and MOSF Photographer Dennys Ilic

It's that special time for an update from Team MOSF and there's plenty of news for you! First and foremost I'd like to once again impart my heartfelt gratitude for every one of our backers patience. I was thinking about this the other day and wondering what makes you all so amazing in this manner, only occasionally sending the odd query about how things are going. Then i realized...we all here because we love Scifi. Patience and kindness is itself an innate characteristic we all share. After all, how long have we calmly waited for the Star Wars prequels, a new Star Trek TV series or the continuation of Sanctuary! In the end I hope you feel as i do, that it's been worth the wait. 

Scifi legend Edward James Olmos signs one of his images in the prototype of MOSF!
Scifi legend Edward James Olmos signs one of his images in the prototype of MOSF!

So onto the latest news. My team in Australia and I finally received the test print of MOSF. The purpose of this prototype is for error-corrections and amendments to make sure the book is perfect for you. There were a few things that needed to be addressed and this has finally been completed and we are ready to pull the trigger on the print run and delivery of the book! Ken is in final discussions this week with the dispatch agency and all going well we should be hitting the "go" button this Monday! Once we do this we will firm up a date for the launch party which looks to be early October at this stage.

The beautiful linen cover with silver foil text and special edition box of MOSF Vol.1
The beautiful linen cover with silver foil text and special edition box of MOSF Vol.1

Showing the prototype to many of the actors has been a wonderful experience. The reaction has been one of love and excitement and I have been enjoying collecting their autographs in the book which is what i hope you will do to! MOSF has turned out exactly as i'd hoped. This is quite something for me to say because i am rarely happy with anything. You all know the book is quite overdue. Part of the reason is because I just kept adding actors to this volume. This had the flow-on effect of creating a lot more work for our scribe Sabrina Furminger. The end result is a book that is approximately 30% thicker then initially anticipated and promised. This has also had an effect on the financial aspects as it will cost more to print and much more to ship. But creating something beautiful for you doing justice to the wonderful men who collaborated with me in this project has always been first and foremost on our minds at MOSF home-base.

Daniel Feuerriegel photographed in iconic 6th Street Viaduct - Soon to be gone!
Daniel Feuerriegel photographed in iconic 6th Street Viaduct - Soon to be gone!
A look at the spread for Agents of Shield actor Luke Mitchell in MOSF Vol.1
A look at the spread for Agents of Shield actor Luke Mitchell in MOSF Vol.1

Slip-Case Edition: Interestingly i was looking at a book in a slipcase recently and found myself needing someones help to pull the book from its cover. Two of us struggled to wrench out the tight-fitting tome in a tug of war. I ended up tearing the cover in the process which immediately concerned me as i know how individual tolerances in production-runs can vary.

Slip-Case Edition has been upgraded to a beautiful Linen Magnetic Clasp Box
Slip-Case Edition has been upgraded to a beautiful Linen Magnetic Clasp Box

We did not want anyone receiving the MOSF special edition and having to enlist the help of neighbors to get it out of its slipcase! The end result for those that ordered the slip-case edition is that we have upgraded this with a beautiful linen-bound box with magnetic clasp. Once again this is substantially upping the cost of the production run for us but it's just so beautiful we couldn't do it any other way.

Yep ... MOSF Vol.1 is Phatt!
Yep ... MOSF Vol.1 is Phatt!

We have certainly learnt a lot creating MOSF Volume 1 and are well on the way to having a wonderful collection of new men for Volume 2 not to mention WOSF [Women of Scifi] which which will launch later in the year! 

Gotham's one & only Robin Lord Taylor is a wonderful spread in MOSF Vol.1 - Shot entirely in New York City.
Gotham's one & only Robin Lord Taylor is a wonderful spread in MOSF Vol.1 - Shot entirely in New York City.

Thank you all again for the kind support. The encouragement and love we receive both directly and on social media every day is heartwarming and inspiring. So say we all!

  

Love and Rockets

Team MOSF!

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      Carolyn Sy on

      Is it going to be possible to get this book by Christmas? An update would be great. Thanks in advance.

    2. Kimberly Mudge on

      You are working on other projects, yet cannot give us an update on something we backed well over a year ago? Our projected ship time frame has come and gone more than once. Please give us an update. This is unprofessional.

    3. Cathryn Squicciarini on

      Any updates? Been awhile...

    4. Mark Bennett on

      we're coming up on three whole months and no update.

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      Carolyn Sy on

      Any updates on when the book will ship? Really looking forward to my book and prints

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      mememe on

      in the upper right corner, click your avatar/photo, then ”backed projects”, you will see Men of Sci-Fi in the list, click the plus in the blue circle to the right, then ”survey”, you'll see your reply and have the option to contact Dennys there as well (if you're on a phone i have no idea how it looks)

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      mememe on

      @Dex the survey was sent out in april, i think... for name, address, etc.. if you didn't get it or need to change it, i suggest you send Dennys Ilic a mail on kickstarter if you haven't already.. or again.

    8. Serenity Sky on

      Hope to see an update soon, really looking forward to receiving this book.

    9. Wendy Walters on

      Yes, please, another update would be greatly appreciated.

    10. Dex on

      Has anyone been asked about shipping addresses or heard any further updates on this one?

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      KF on

      Is it possible to get another update? It's been 2 months. While I can understand the desire of wanting everything to be perfect, I'd like some concrete ship dates. We're now 6-7 months past the expected ship date.

    12. John Magin on

      Thanks for the update DenDen!

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      Niki Rece on

      So, possible receipt in October. Hopefully this delay is lesson well learned for both the producer as well as many of the backers. It will be wonderful to finally have the book in my hands.

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      Erin on

      There are no words to describe the excitement and anticipation for this book! I only hope I can find a drool guard before it arrives! I sincerely hope it is indeed early October, as I will be away late October, and will be devastated if I can't make the launch!

    15. DonnaRosa on

      Wow!! You're doing a fantastic job !! it pays to be patient if the end result will be that! THANK YOU!!

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      Kerry fiske on

      OMG you guys rock..l cant wait for my book to arrive..Dennys, you and your crew have don't a fantastic job with MOSF vol 1 so you can bet l will be ordering vol 2 as well..

    17. Gry Dawn Christoffersen on

      It all looks incredible! I'm 100000% sure it'll be worth the wait, Den!

    18. Dana Licht on

      Yay! Can't wait!

    19. Kilani Jones on

      yippee. good luck with it all. looking pretty darn good. so can't wait but thankfully I'm a patient person. cheers boys