A gripping, gritty and authentic science fiction book set in the "Elite" game universe. Not tacky, schlok SF, but a d*mn good story. Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 22, 2012.
‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’
It's been quite a while since my last Kickstarter update, simply out of respect for all those of you who didn't want to be emailed with as much information as I post on the book blog.
However, over the past several months Out of the Darkness as a project has changed, almost beyond all recognition. What was conceived as a 30,000 word novella has grown into a full blown novel. For me, this is both exciting and daunting, as I'm aware people are keen to read the Elite: Dangerous books when the game is released (estimated for March, 2014) or even before.
I am still committed to completing the (now) novel as fast as possible, but I stand by my original statement in this Kickstarter: if it comes to a choice between the quality of the final release or getting the book finished early/on time, then I choose not to compromise the quality of the book.
If you wish to read a (slightly) humorous post with some in-jokes and a little more detail, then just follow this link. To stay more in the loop, feel free to add your email address to the blog subscribers' list, or not, as you wish. One person's bacon is another man's spam.
In the meantime, breathe deeply and meditate on how waiting for the game is developing your inner-steel and strength of character.
Until next time, commanders.