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Elite:Dangerous Novel "...And Here the Wheel"  

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Thargoid
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November 27, 2012 14:26  

Hi Everyone

I've launched my own Elite Dangerous Novel crowd sourcing page:

 

<a href=" http://www.indiegogo.com/EliteDangerous-And-here-the-wheel?show_todos=true&a=1801378

Please stop by and have a look, and pledge if it looks interesting.

I know the concept doesn't interest everybody and I know a lot of you are fans of Drew Wagar and his Oolite stories, but I believe I can add something a bit special and a bit unique to Elite lore.

I think the idea of a game coming out with novel(s) is fantastic and hopefully enough people can get behind it to mak it happen.

Thanks everyone.

Cheers,

John


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November 27, 2012 23:48  

Interesting idea! Raising money to be the one who gives money to that money raising system <img src="' http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//icon_e_biggrin.gi f"' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

I'll pledge when I get home tonight. Good luck with it.


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November 28, 2012 08:42  

Move this this thread to the book forum as we already have Drews thread here as well.

Best of luck John that i believe makes three of you doing it now.


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Thargoid
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December 9, 2012 11:12  
Hi everyone.

 

A quick update:

There are now two movies on my crowd sourcing page, one akin to a game 'intro' and the other of myself discussing my Elite passion and my writing style.

I have also added links to my youtube channel and my facebook Elite novel page ( http://www.facebook.com/AndHereTheWheel )

 

Michael Brookes (who is writing the official companion novella to be boxed with Elite:Dangerous) interviewed me and is now up on his blog:  http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/elite-dangerous-author-interview-john.html

We are just over 20% on funding so come on over and please help me out!

Thanks

John

 


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December 9, 2012 11:29  

Your link not working in op.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/EliteDangerous-And-here-the-wheel


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December 10, 2012 02:08  

Hi John,

 

Your interview answered a doubt that I had regarding your and other indie funding project: why not Kickstarter?

 

Indeed it seems there is a significant difference in exposure between it and other sites.

 

Anyway, best of luck for your project (I already pledged!).

 

Cheers,

 

Pyros

 

P.S. - Is Wellington still "Hobbit crazy" nowadays? (was there on November 24th ;))


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Thargoid
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December 16, 2012 09:56  

Hi Pyros

 

Yes, pretty Hobbit crazy at the moment.  There is a big Gandalf statue looming over the theatre, hobbit signs and bill boards everywhere.  Air New Zealand's safety video is all hobbit-esque.  It has died down a bit since the grand opening.

 

Sorry if the links aren't working.  I'll try again:

 

Indiegogo: 

http://igg.me/p/282861/x/1801378

 

Facebook:

 

http://www.facebook.com/#!/AndHereTheWheel

 

 

Yes its a shame that kickstarter isn't International, I"m sure I"d be doing a whole lot better If I had that extra exposure that Kickstarter would bring.


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Thargoid
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January 14, 2013 09:34  

Hi everyone

Thanks to everyone that supported my novel during its funding phase.

Now the exciting phase begins: writing. I would love to share this journey with you so I have set up a website: www.andherethewheel.co.nz which I will be updating with story information like characters and places and I plan to start a video diary as well.

come on over and have a look!

Thanks,

John


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Thargoid
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March 3, 2013 14:56  

Hi everyone.

Another update on the site: www.andherethewheel.co.nz.

I've been told to keep some secrets and my characters don't have names, but I'm pushing on anyway.  35,000 words written so far in Operation Draft Zero.

Cheers

 


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Pyros
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March 5, 2013 04:55  

Good to know John! Keep up the good work 🙂


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Thargoid
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April 21, 2013 17:45  

Hello fellow Commanders.

This weeks update is up: http://wp.me/p32OwJ-6E

The finish line is right in front of me. I talk about my anguish wink.png and my plan moving forward. I also talk about the novel's centerpiece and touch on a few of the normal subjects.

Thanks for dropping by.

John

 


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Thargoid
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July 2, 2014 23:42  

Hi

 

My Novel "Elite:And Here The Wheel" has been published and is currently being pushed hard by my publisher Fantastic Books Publishing.  The first press release is out: http://www.prlog.org/12343896-two-boyhood-dreams-and-first-for-new-zealand.html

 

 

Its a fast paced thrill ride (likened by some to Die Hard in space) that is inspired by the likes of Matthew Reilly, Lee Child and of course Elite itself, which the novel is based around.

 

Please check it out and share the news.

 

Thanks,

 

John


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July 3, 2014 11:51  

Congratulations John! I shall purchase and peruse 🙂

 

auryx

You look good through a crosshair.


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