WHO IS RON JOCKMAN?
My name is Ron Jockman. I am certainly not the greatest Science Fiction author there ever was, but I'm very close to the top of the list. Why? It's because of the story I have to tell. Also, I'm a damned good author.
My book series is about the Universe's greatest hero: John Rockman. Enemies fear him, friends like him, and women want him.
WHO IS THE REAL RON JOCKMAN?
Ok, here's the deal: Ron Jockman is a fictional author. He was created by myself, Justin Lucas, and my twin brother Mitchell Lucas as a satirical representation of many Science Fiction and Fantasy authors that live vicariously through their heroes and inject their ridiculous philosophies into their work. He is socially inept, selfish, misogynistic, opinionated, and an awful writer.
Several years ago we wrote a science fiction short story, it was purposely generic and absolutely ridiculous. It broke just about every rule we could think of that an author is supposed to follow. I distinctly remember crying from laughter at what we were putting into that short story. Later, it would become something much larger.
WHAT ARE THE ROCKMAN CHRONICLES?
The Rockman Chronicles is a Satirical Science Fiction Adventure book trilogy currently being written by myself, Justin Lucas, and my brother, Mitchell Lucas, in which the heroic (and hairy) John Rockman must inspire hope, save innocent people, and kill bad guys. . . the catch is, it is written through an idiotic author character we created named Ron Jockman. The story itself is not the satire, it's the author behind the work.
We are avid Science Fiction and Fantasy fans which is why we wrote this story. We have noticed certain authors, who shall remain nameless, like to use the main characters of their novels as beautified versions of themselves. The main character is almost worshiped by the supporting characters that surround him, as they agree with his ridiculous opinions, listen in awe at his obscure philosophies, or utterly respect his bizarre fetishes. This is exactly what we exploit.
In The Rockman Chronicles, we write what makes us laugh. Some of the time we don't know why we laugh at the things we type, we just find this stuff funny, and we hope you will, too.
Here is a sample chapter from John Rockman and the Trials of Galactar by the Prince of Galactar to get an idea of what type of story we wish to tell:
We love to conceptualize and develop. We are creators. Together, with our talents, my brother and I try to make just about everything ourselves. Here, check out the trailers we did for the first two eBooks:
HOW MUCH WORK IS LEFT?
The first book in the trilogy, John Rockman and the Trials of Galactar by the Prince of Galactar was released last year, the second book, John Rockman and the Cosmic Brain of Corruption, is about half done, and work on John Rockman and the Keys of the Void has not yet begun. So the entire project is about at the mid-way mark.
WHERE WILL THE FUNDS GO?
The funds will be used for finishing, editing, production, delivery and advertising. Simple right?
We want to be able to get these books out to the people. We don't currently have the means to get the books to the quality we think they deserve. It may be a purposely-bad book, but we don't desire a purposely-bad product. We take a lot of care in the words we choose even if it doesn't seem that way, and we want to make some quality products for the people that enjoy them.
For all pledges at $15 and higher, you will get three ZIP files containing a PDF, a MOBI, and an EPUB of each of the three books. Right off the bat you will get the finished Trials of Galactar ZIP file and the other two will be released to our backers the moment they are finished.
For a $25 and $30 pledge, you will get a Kickstarter-only Rockman Chronicles Supernova Trilogy Edition novel with your name printed in a special acknowledgement section, in addition to the three eBook bundles. In this single novel, you will get all three ridiculous tales (Trials of Galactar, Cosmic Brain of Corruption, and Keys of the Void), one right after another, all bound in one solitary volume with your name printed in the acknowledgement section of the novel! Impress your friends with your easy-to-carry trilogy book while they try desperately to carry all of their separate, individual books.
For a $45 pledge, you will get all previous rewards, PLUS the complete digital audiobook of the first novel of the trilogy, John Rockman and the Trials of Galactar by the Prince of Galactar voiced by co-author Mitchell Lucas with a few additional voices by myself, Justin Lucas, and our good friend Chris Hall.
Not too sure of the quality? I don't blame you. If you want to know what he sounds like, just check out the sample chapter audio version and find out for yourself.
For a $60 pledge, in addition to the eBook bundles and the Kickstarter-only Rockman Chronicles Supernova Trilogy Edition, you can just cut right to the chase and get the final two novels in digital audiobook form. The ENTIRE trilogy, voiced by the authors themselves. You will hear it as it was meant to be heard. You can learn all the weird pronunciations and show off to your mom/friends/mom's friends.
Risks and challenges
The books will be finished should the Kickstarter reach its goal. However, the biggest challenge is producing the trilogy and sending it out to all the pledgers. There is only two of us but we will get it done as quickly as possible, even if it means employing others to help us do it. It's a challenge but there is NO risk. You WILL get what you are promised.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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