About this project
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.
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).
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!
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.
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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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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