Cue up Also Sprach Zarathustra, open the Pod Bay doors and hug a Monolith - Ground Control, we have funding!
Greetings and salutations Carbon-Based Bipeds everywhere, and a special Blue Danube Waltz to you, the 114 backers who helped us achieve our five thousand pound launch target in just four days!
Right now we are dancing in Zero-G, so please excuse the brevity of this first transmission.
We had good and heartfelt reasons for launching this fundraiser on Sir Arthur's birthday, 16th Dec, but to be honest being so close to the holidays we didn't think it was the most auspicious of launch dates, and we figured the real action would kick in in January, so thank you indeed for proving us both wrong on that score.
Our first Backer Update was meant to have news on some recently added pledge tiers, word of new authors joining the project and probably a plea or two asking you to share this project with your friends (and sentient lifeforms anywhere you might encounter them).
Instead for now we will simply say a Monolithic-sized thank you to you all and we'll be back soon with all of that news plus stretch goals and more detail on the book plans themselves as soon as we can.
Thank you again and, as Sir Arthur never said...
... To Infinity, and Beyond!
Tom Hunter & Ian Whates