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Have Space Suit - Will Travel is the second graphic novel adapted from Robert Heinlein’s Virginia Edition.
Have Space Suit - Will Travel is the second graphic novel adapted from Robert Heinlein’s Virginia Edition.
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Have Space Suit - Will Travel is the second graphic novel adapted from Robert Heinlein’s Virginia Edition, which is the complete and definitive 46 volume collector’s set of all of Heinlein's works. This follow-on project is approved by the copyright owner, the Heinlein Prize Trust and will be produced with the support of the Virginia Edition Publishing Company. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia’s dream of humanity’s future in space. The Virginia Edition Publishing Company is responsible for the production and distribution of the authoritative text of all of Robert Heinlein’s published fiction and non-fiction – The Robert A. Heinlein: Virginia Edition Collection. 

What's this all about? 

Robert A. Heinlein™ is an enduring and influential American writer of speculative fiction. In his lifetime, Heinlein published over 150 novels, short stories, and articles, won six Hugo awards, and has had his work adapted to big-budget movies and television shows. His books are in print in dozens of languages spanning the globe and his influence can be seen in many authors today. 

 Have Space Suit—Will Travel will re-unite the creative team that brought you Citizen of the Galaxy, which was first published exclusively for project backers on Kickstarter, then distributed world-wide by IDW Comics. Due to the success of Citizen of the Galaxy additional Heinlein titles from his Virginia Edition Collection are planned for adaptation into graphic novels with plans to modernize and tie-in various stories into a shared Heinlein Universe. Your support helps re-imagine these epic and timeless stories of Robert Heinlein into the visual medium of graphic novels. 

 Have Space Suit - Will Travel 

Have Space Suit - Will Travel is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein originally serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1958, then published by Scribner's in hardcover in 1958. Have Space Suit—Will Travel was nominated for a Hugo Award in 1959. It also won the Sequoyah Children's Book Award for 1961. 

(Synopsis) After winning an authentic space suit as a consolation prize from a nationwide contest, scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell longed to one day use the space suit to travel to the stars. But ''one day'' comes sooner than he thinks when he tries on the suit and finds himself unexpectedly caught up in a space adventure. 

Project Goal 

The goal of this project is to raise $9,000 before the end of July 2016. The pledge money will be used to print high-quality copies of the graphic novel, shipping and distribution, promotion, and miscellaneous supplies/expenses that will be required to complete the project (see budget breakdown below).  

Stretch Goals

We are now offering to add an additional Heinlein Title as a graphic novel but we couldn't decide which one to visualize, so we are leaving the decision up to you!

When we reach our Stretch goal of $18,000 we will add an additional Heinlein title of your choosing. The Choices will be between three Heinlein titles: Heinlein's The Star Beast, Heinlein's Time For the Stars, or Heinlein's Glory Road. The voting will take place at our Heinlein Twitter Account at: https://twitter.com/HeinleinPrize.

The additional book will be a 90+ page soft cover Trade Paperback and will include an introduction, archival photos and artwork and additional conceptual artwork. Look for additional funding pledge levels to expand your rewards! 

 

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This Kickstater project seeks to broaden Heinlein’s enduring legacy and influence by translating the works of one of the greatest literary writers in history into the medium of graphic novels. The Robert Heinlein: Have Space Suit Will Travel graphic novel project (Goal $9,000) seeks to visualize and illustrate Heinlein’s classic story for a new generation to discover as well as for existing fans to rediscover. So, please pledge your support to re-imagine this epic and timeless tale from Robert Heinlein into the visual medium of graphic novels.

Thank you for your Support!

We completely understand if you cannot contribute monetarily, but please help us by spreading the word and sharing our project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks. We greatly appreciate your support in any form!

Risks and challenges

Heinlein said it best; 'TANSTAAFL'. So we continue to live by the motto: "Ad astra per aspera!" and ask that you continue with us on this great adventure to revisit and visualize the World of Heinlein!

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    THE PEE-WEE SALUTE LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site. Visit the COTG blog site at: http://thorby97.blogspot.com

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    THE KIP SALUTE LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site AND you will also receive an HSSWT wallpaper graphic. Visit the COTG blog site at: http://thorby97.blogspot.com

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    E-BOOK LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site and wallpaper graphic PLUS an e-Book copy of the finished graphic issue.

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    BOOK LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site and wallpaper graphic PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue.

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    $25 PACKAGE DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue.

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    DOUBLE UP DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS TWO copies of the finished graphic Issue.

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    TWO BOOKS LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site and wallpaper graphic PLUS a copy of BOTH finished graphic Novels.

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    HSSWT/COTG PACKAGE DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue and one copy of the HSSWT graphic novel and one signed copy of the Citizen of the Galaxy graphic novel.

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    SIGNED PACKAGE DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team.

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    TWO BOOKS PACKAGE DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of BOTH finished graphic Novels.

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    HSSWT SUPPORT TEAM LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor.

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    SIGNED DOUBLE DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS two copies of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team. PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor.

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    HSSWT/????/COTG PACKAGE DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue and one copy of the HSSWT graphic novel and one signed copy of the Citizen of the Galaxy graphic novel AND a copy of whatever our voters select!

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    HSSWT FLIGHT CREW A LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor. Plus you will also receive a limited edition SIGNED POSTER featuring art from HSSWT.

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    HSSWT FLIGHT CREW A LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor. Plus you will also receive a limited edition fully embroidered HSSWT CREW PATCH.

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    HSSWT AWAY TEAM LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor. Plus you will also receive a limited edition SIGNED POSTER featuring art from HSSWT and a limited edition fully embroidered HSSWT CREW PATCH.

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    SIGNED DOUBLE BOOK-DOUBLE DEAL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS two copies of each of the finished graphic novels SIGNED by the creative team. and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor. That's 4 books total!

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    HSSWT STRETCH CREW LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of EACH of the finished graphic Novels SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor. Plus you will also receive TWO limited edition SIGNED POSTER featuring art from BOTH Novels.

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    HSSWT FLIGHT TEAM LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor. Plus you will also receive a limited edition SIGNED POSTER featuring art from HSSWT PLUS an original page page from the book signed by the artist.

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    HSSWT STRETCH FLIGHT TEAM LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of BOTH of the finished graphic novels SIGNED by the creative team and YOUR name listed in the book as a contributor. Plus you will also receive TWO limited edition SIGNED POSTERS featuring art from HSSWT PLUS TWO original page pages, one from both books signed by the artist.

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    HSSWT ELITE TEAM LEVEL
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, an e-Book issue PLUS a copy of the finished graphic Issue SIGNED by the creative team AND we will draw YOU in as a background character with your name and page appearance listed on the supporter page. You will also receive a signed original art page from your appearance.

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    HEINLEIN SILVER TEAM
    Your name listed as a supporter of the project on the Have Space Suit Will Travel Blog site, Wallpaper graphic, e-Book issues of BOTH Books PLUS signed copies of BOTH of the finished graphic novels AND we will draw YOU in as a background character with your name and page appearance listed in the supporter page in BOTH NOVELS. You will also receive a signed original art pages from your two appearance. Plus your vote for the the additional graphic novel will count 50 times. (see graphic for complete list)

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    HEINLEIN GOLD LEVEL+
    In addition to everything else that has been offered (see graphic) we will draw you in as a SUPPORTING character of your choice and in the Book of your choice with your name and page appearances listed as a GOLD level supporter. You will also receive a signed original art page from your appearance and a HSSWT Flight Patch. Plus your vote for the the additional graphic novel will count 100 times.This level also includes The COMPLETE 46 volume leather bound Virginia Edition Collector’s set of Robert Heinlein's entire published works. (see www.heinleinbooks.com).

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Funding period

- (60 days)