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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Thrilling Tales – Final Day for the Limited Edition of The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, Works in Progress

Limited Edition Hardcover; for spacepersons and sundry Today’s the last day you can pre-order a signed and numbered, limited edition hardcover copy of The Lair of the Clockwork Book through my fund raising drive at Kickstarter. Don’t be the last one on your block!

The number of copies in the limited edition depends on the number of backers who pre-order the book at the Kickstarter site. So until 7PM Eastern Time you have the ability to devalue them by pre-ordering a hundred or two! Think of the consequences to the world’s literary standards!

I know I have.

If you do miss out, you might be consoled by the knowledge that there will also be a paperback edition available from Amazon and from the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site – soon, or soonish, probably in early April. In addition, any overruns from the limited edition’s printing will become a small open hardcover edition, available only from the Thrilling Tales site.

[tags]thrilling tales of the downright unusual, the lair of the clockwork book, kickstarter, limited edition, hardcover[/tags]

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Thrilling Tales – The Clockwork Book meets its funding goal!

Filed under Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, Works in Progress

Yesterday was another eventful day for The Lair of the Clockwork Book‘s Kickstarter fund drive. I posted a new update there, in which I did a much better job of explaining why this project is structured a bit differently from most Kickstarter projects, and then at around 10:30 PM EST the project achieved its goal. This was a bit surprising. I had an idea that it would get fully funded sometime today, but things accelerated during the evening.

It’s still not over, though! I’ve got another 31 hours to attract some more of the Internet’s fleeting interest and find good homes for a few more of these handsome books.

As I was gathering my thoughts for that update I found some interesting comparisons between this, which is effectively a book pre-order, and my last Kickstarter project, which looked far more normal but had its own dark secret. This might be interesting to nobody but me. Still, once the dust has settled I may write those thoughts down for the blog.

Anyway I continue to drive traffic to Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual and to the Kickstarter page in these final hours, while I’m still occupied with the final illustrations for the book. I discovered a couple of days ago that I’d never assigned a number to one of these last chunks of story, and that means I need one more picture than I’d realized.

[tags]thrilling tales of the downright unusual, the lair of the clockwork book, kickstarter, fund raising drive, limited edition[/tags]

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Kickstarter Update – and a $1000 matching pledge for today!

Filed under Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual, Works in Progress

With five days and and an uncomfortable 43% of its funding left to go, I’ve posted a new update at the Kickstarter project page for The Lair of the Clockwork Book‘s limited, hardcover print edition.

Just as this update sank in, one Kickstarter backer who is not confined to an asylum* has offered to increase his pledge to $1000 – but only if we raise $1000 today.

So if the total reaches $5358 by the end of the day, he’ll bump it up to $6358 – which is 81% of the total we need to raise. Go, Internet!

*I don’t actually know this.

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Thrilling Tales: Kickstarter Update and Work in Progress

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I’ve posted my third project update over at Kickstarter, in which I draw some comparisons with my last fundraiser over there, and then muse a little about things done, right and wrong.

And while we’re nearly two thirds of the way toward the end of the Kickstarter drive I’m working on as planned. With just eight illustrations left to go for the book, I’m also working on the paperback edition’s cover. I’ve caught up the book design to include the most recent pages and I’m thinking about the other bits and bobs, like a frontispiece and a bookplate design – not a separate bookplate, but one that’s printed on the endpapers.

As I mention in the update I’ve seen a dramatic increase in traffic over at the Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual web site. A lot of those new readers are coming back for the new pages as they appear. So I’m starting to wonder whether I was wise to plan a brief hiatus before my next serial. After all, I’d like for those people to keep coming back; but I also need to make much better progress on Part Two of The Toaster With TWO BRAINS before the next serial begins.

It’s a puzzle, and no mistake.

[tags]thrilling tales of the downright unusual, the lair of the clockwork book, the toaster with TWO BRAINS, kickstarter, crowdsourced funding[/tags]

 
 
This Insane German Science Fiction Musical from 1958 Cannot be Improved by an Understanding of German

Filed under Found on the Web

retro space musical from germany

I’d love to comment on this… but somehow, it just leaves me nothing to say.

Via Blastr, via SFSignal, via the utter freaking insanity of days gone by.

[tags]science fiction, space fantasy, musical, germany, 1958, eyes explode[/tags]

 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
Thrilling Tales – new page update for The Lair of the Clockwork Book

Filed under Thrilling Tales: Page Updates

A new page has been published in the story The Lair of the Clockwork Book, at Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual.

You can read it here.
 
 
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