About this project
Howdy folks! It's a brave new world in publishing, and I need your help to get my new science fiction novel 'My Name is Dee' printed in quantities sufficient to attract the attention of a distributor.
Be a patron of the arts in these trying times and have the satisfaction of helping out an artist at the beginning of his career, and get a nice signed book in the bargain!
Here's a bit more about the story:
John Dee is a magician in Los Angeles.He is going insane.
My Name Is Dee is a ruthless, tightly plotted noir that shies away from easy explanations and easily defined heroes and villains.It is a novel for the educated reader who enjoys noir action, intrigue and dark romance, for the child in all of us who wants to go on adventures, and for the fearful adult too who marvels at the terrifying scale of this universe.
John Dee is a magician, but he’s chiefly a Hollywood fixer:he makes things happen for the monied, including murder.In “moral compensation” for his services as a ruthless mercenary, Dee has sworn to himself to protect writers in Los Angeles from the dark energies of the city.One such writer, Sandra, his friend, is then kidnapped.
The noir trajectory of Dee’s search for the missing woman takes the reader on a journey from Los Angeles into the corridors of the human mind as Dee fights psychic battles with an autistic boy named Johnny, into the eternally complex relationship between “natural” and “artificial” intelligence as Dee learns to love his AI son Albert, and into xenopolitical relations between humans and Foo, the neighboring aliens in their UFOs, and further with Chaimougkos, a huge interdimensional alien presence whose will, aims and extent of influence appear vast.
To rescue the girl and save his own life, Dee must come to understand himself, must reconcile with his AI son, must, dare I say it, battle interdimensional aliens.And he must choose what moral course his life is going to take:can he stand to still wear the grey hat?
And check out the full cover at: www.robindunn.com/dee.html
Risks and challenges
My new novel was offered three publishing contracts from small presses, but I decided I had the skills to go the extra mile and publish it cooperatively, in order to get more bang for my (and your!) buck.
In investigating more independent-minded methods, I've since learned that if I can simply raise about $1500, I could have a sufficient quantity of books printed to attract the interest of a distributor, which is essential in getting a new book by an unknown author in front of readers.
I've already sent "Advance Reading Copies" to the major reviewers in New York (who ask a 6 month lead time), so now I need your help to prime the pump of this little science fiction engine.
Though I wish I had started writing novels sooner, I feel blessed to have the ability to do so, and hope you'll read some of my work.
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