Walkup’s first life ended with an Afghan mortar. Now he’s 30 feet tall; fighting the FBI, psychotic giant people and the U.S. military. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 24, 2012.
About this project
The G Crisis Overview
Marine Corporal Mark Walkup’s first life ends with an Afghan mortar round. His second life begins when he is conscripted into the government’s secret program to genetically engineer an unstoppable soldier. Previous trials of Mi-Tech’s program left a wake of nearly invincible, psychopathic test subjects who can’t stop growing. But Walkup is different. He’s thirty foot tall, and he’s still sane.
When junior reporter Sandra Holmes stumbles on a story about veterans brought back to life on the battlefield only to go mad, she follows the money to Senator Conrad Kovacs, who stands to make billions. As the experiment goes wrong and Sandra begins to unravel his involvement, the senator attempts to eliminate the company to hide his involvement.
The stakes are raised when a botched mission to erase Mi-Tech spews chemicals into the atmosphere right outside Chicago. Soon after, giant people and animals begin razing the city. Corporal Walkup and Sandra work both sides of the crisis – on the inside, the giant Walkup balances the demands of the military with helping his fellow giants; on the outside, Sandra tries to bring Kovacs to justice while exposing the cruelty of the military's attacks on the giants. Together, they try to save the giants from politicians who want them silenced and a military that wants them dead.
Post Modern Literature
The G Crisis is a story laid out similar to the way we consume media in the age of the modern Internet. Chapters are crammed with information coming in from the outside world, creating a richer experience than a traditional novel. Social media and the twenty-four hour news cycle bleed into every page as they do in our everyday lives. See how the world interprets the disaster as the story unfolds.
We don’t just watch the news or read the paper anymore. Why should a novel be any different? If you agree, then please support this project. If not, there are plenty of books with wizards, vampires, and women submitting to unrealistic romantic contracts to entertain you. The G Crisis is six months in the making. Sci-fi and speculative fiction fans will enjoy it. The text of the book is done and we’re just laying out the chapters now.
Can I see what you’re talking about with this whole “different layout” thing?
Sure, here is a sample layout.
Is this part of a series?
Yes, but I have no idea how many novels will be in the series. My stories grow organically. I plan to do the sequel next year. There are at least two other novels I will complete before that one.
What will the funds be used for?
Editing costs money. This is especially true when you go through multiple rewrites. I’ll be using some of the money to pay for the last round of copy edits.
Art is another expense. I am not an artist by any stretch, but the book will incorporate art, some of which I need to pay for.
- E-book layouts. We need to bring some one in to layout the book for tablets. With a pro we can make sure all the art is in its proper place.
Printing copies to send to media outlets and early reviewers.
Are you going to have any of those cool flex goals all the movie stars are talking about?
Why yes I may include them. I will post up new goals as interest builds.
Question, I'm an agent looking for the next Dan Brown/Stephen King/Michael Crichton. Your work looks awesome. Do you have representation?
Answer. Nope, but I am looking. Please drop me a line if you are interested.
A minor character appears in only one or two chapters. A major character is in several chapters. All reward characters have dialog.
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