I've got a novel about a supervillain who turns himself in, hangs up the cape, and goes to jail... even though he doesn't have to. Even though his great nemesis is dead, and so's the boss who terrified him. Even though he could disintegrate the bars and walls (and guards) any time he wanted.
SINNER is about a complicated, flawed, snide but undeniably ass-kicking caped criminal who faces some hard choices. As he narrates his memories (interspersed with articles and documents from his world) we learn how he came to be where he is, even as the mystery of his powers (and what he's supposed to do about them) deepens.
The novel is finished, it's laid out, it's 80,000 words and ready to go. If you've read my previous superhero work on PROGENITOR or BETTER ANGELS, I hope they convinced you that I can do some interesting stuff with this sort of ingredient.
If you're not familiar with my writing, that's easily fixed. Thanks to fans who came before, I have a strategic reservoir of fiction available free online. Click that link, read some of that stuff, and you should be able to make an informed judgment about whether you want to kick in for a novel or not. (The stories The Turning of the Time and 7+7 are probably closest to SINNER in tone, though they're more "weird urban fantasy" than "fights in tights.")
My hope with this Kickstarter is simply to get this book in as many receptive hands as I can. If you buy the print versions from me instead of individually, I can print them cheaper and recoup the costs of mailing them directly (and you get the bonus of savings and signing). It's better for you, it's better for me, and it's better for the book.
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Risks and challenges
As always, I've tried to minimize the risks. You're not financing the beginning of the project, but its culmination. The story is finished, the layout is done, you can see me handle an ashcan copy in the video. The bound volumes are being made Print-On-Demand, and I've tried to buffer in enough time to get them to backers by August.
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