This blog has been left a little derelict in the last few weeks, apologies for this. My new project has consumed all my available spare time and will do so until Summer of 2014. The Shadeward Saga will, unfortunately, be on hold until that time.
What is this project? In short, I sought £4,500 from the internet at large in order to secure the rights to write an official ‘Elite:Dangerous’ novel. Raising this involved active participation on a crowdfunding site called ‘Kickstarter’.
End result? I raised £7,043. This got me the license and enough spare cash to be able to hire an editor, publisher and cover artist. Thus I can write a book I’ve always wanted to write, and have it officially recognised and promoted by a far larger and more notable organisation than ever before. Elite has hundreds of thousands of fans already. Game on!
For those of you who enjoyed the Oolite Saga, this is almost the ‘official’ version. This is not a repeat however and is 100% a new story, not a sequel or prequel to the Oolite Saga.
As you’d expect, the novel will feature an ensemble cast of memorable characters, a dark and dystopian future and a plot which will twist from political intrique, via epic space battles, to a tense page-turning finale.
This project needs to be complete by March 2014, and specific updates about it will be posted over at www.elitereclamation.co.uk