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Official Elite fiction release in audio and print format

A project in Elstronwick, United Kingdom by Dan Grubb

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We want to release our Official Elite fiction as beautiful audio books and special boxed sets for your pleasure Commanders!
Backers: 361
Average Pledge Per Backer: £98

Funded: £35,501 of £34,000
Dates: Nov 20th -> Jan 1st (42 days)
Project By: Dan Grubb
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Latest News

Progress Report - End of Day Forty Two - Happy New Year!

December 31st - via:
My dear Commanders, As the dust settles on yesterday's manic antics I am left feeling wonderful today, thank you. I have added many new stretch goals to our campaign to see just how far we can get this before the timer runs out at 11.22am GMT... (Read More)


December 30th - via:
The main mission is complete Commanders and we are victorious! 5 Excellent Elite audio books, paperback books, ebooks and stunning hardbacks are swinging into production as we speak. An amazing effort from all of you, thank you all from the bottom... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Forty One

December 30th - via:
My dear and committed Commanders! This update misses one VERY important detail which I will let you all know about here so if you've been watching the vids but not reading the script, you'll never know... (until the release of course!) The... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Forty

December 29th - via:
Fine and upstanding Commanders! We are making excellent progress on this, the fortieth day of our glorious mission. This evening's update comes mainly from Station Administrator Milly who, after much crunching of biscuits, has a message for each and... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Nine

December 28th - via:
My fine and faithful Commanders! Your hard work and dedication to our cause has been very humbling today and, following a trip into the holiday traffic system (a very slow and laborious trip), I came back to the station to find a huge leap forward... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Eight

December 27th - via:
Hello Commanders, Our glorious campaign has entered its final 100 hours. We have come a long way together and from everybody on the Station I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support thus far. Now comes the final battle. In the... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Seven

December 26th - via:
Hello Commanders, Devastating news was received today, please watch the full transmission for details. Now, as we approach the three quarters funded mark, and given today's unexpected circumstances, our glorious mission shall receive yet another... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Six

December 25th - via:
Festive Yuletide Greetings Commanders, As you know, I stupidly agreed to sing a parody song about our campaign to the tune of 'Once in royal David's city' if we reached 250 pledgers by midnight... Well now look what you've made me do! After you have... (Read More)

Limited bonus Tshirt offer from our friends at BackersHub!

December 24th - via:
Hello Commanders, Thank you so much for believing in us and supporting our campaign so far. We have a long way to go but we know with your help we will reach the finish line. As a sign of our appreciation, we are giving all our Commanders a chance to... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Five

December 24th - via:
Greetings Commanders, Tonight's update comes with a request. If we can get enough Commanders on board by tomorrow night, I will personally sing you all a parody song about our glorious mission to the tune of 'once in royal David's city...'  ... (Read More)

Seasons Greetings from the FBP Team!

December 24th - via:
Greetings Commanders! Before this evening's update, here's a collection of Holiday Greetings from the team. Now, isn't it about time you had another mince pie? Carry on! Commander Dan  (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Four

December 23rd - via:
Good evening Commanders, I have had to head away on an important mission this evening but fear not, I have left the update in very capable hands. If you look carefully you might catch the first ever glimpse on camera of the fabled 'Fantastic Elite... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Three

December 22nd - via:
Hello Commanders! This evening, with my new friend Clive, I have discovered a way to return to the Station for the final battle! We have a mere 9 days to go and we need to get these audio books made so it's time to set aside a little time each day... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty Two

December 21st - via:
Greetings Commanders! Tonight we hear an unusual transmission picked up in the static from the asteroid field.  While scanning for news of Commander Grey I came across a strange message. I do not recognise the species (seems to be a Dah-leck or... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty One

December 20th - via:
Hello Commanders! Firstly, please allow me to welcome each and every one of the new Commanders who joined us yesterday. It was a great day indeed and as our numbers swell, our chances of completing this glorious mission swell too. Welcome to you... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirty

December 19th - via:
Hello Commanders! We are joined today by many new recruits.Welcome to you all, thanks for joining the mission!Also, the wonderful folks at Planet Frontier have graciously mentioned our glorious campaign in their latest newsletter too!Tonight we find... (Read More)

It’s the season of giving so we’re giving you all our most generous gift EVER!

December 19th - via:
Ok, you all know we’re a generous bunch here at FBP right? But how generous? About as generous as global crowd funding platform Kickstarter have ever seen, that’s how! (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Nine

December 18th - via:
Hello Commanders! I have been joined on my rock by none other than Elite pilot Harold from the Sesame Street team. Unfortunately his ship is only a one man affair so I will be unable to escape with him. He's promised to send my coordinates to the... (Read More)

+++ Communication from Elite pilot 'Harold' +++

December 18th - via:
 +++ TOP LEVEL COMMUNICATION +++ Hello Commanders,Before tonight's update, I thought I would share with you a message from one of our most talented, skilled and highest ranking pilots.This is Harold.Heed his message, especially those of you in the... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Eight

December 17th - via:
Commanders!We are racing along now and have now reached the dizzying heights of 54%! Thank you all very much for your support so far. Commander Robert Kirkwood from the RNIB's Insight Radio (a National Radio station) will be running my interview... (Read More)

Podcast Episode

December 17th - via:
Dan from Fantastic Books talks about the 'Elite' audiobooks he's producing to accompany the forthcoming game, Elite: Dangerous. (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Seven

December 16th - via:
Hello Commanders! Today we have blasted through the 200 backers barrier! Congratulations to you all, now let's keep this going and get this mission completed. The Thunderclap yesterday is still attracting new Commanders, thank you all for your... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Six

December 15th - via:
Commanders! The time for action is now. Yes, RIGHT NOW! Please join our Thunderclap and get us over the line in time for 7.30pm GMT today. We need 250 sign ups and we currently only have 102. If we don't hit 250 the thunderclap doesn't go out and... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Five

December 14th - via:
Hello Commanders, Today we have hit the dizzying heights of FIFTY PERCENT! Hooray! I have sent you all some e-champagne to celebrate and, when you return to the Station after your current missions, I have sent a bottle of my latest cocktail which is... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Four

December 13th - via:
 Hello Commanders, I join you today from sick bay. I have been diagnosed with 'Trumble's Revenge', something to do with being in the vents all day yesterday so the doctors tell me. Alas, I have only been able to rack up 4 kills today. Still, two of... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Three

December 12th - via:
Hello Commanders! It's the long awaited Alpha day for all you Elite gamers, congratulations. Don't forget to get some sleep and drink plenty of water over the next 48 hours while glued to your screens! Exciting times indeed. Almost as exciting as... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty Two

December 11th - via:
Commanders! Tonight I have been wrestling control of our upload conduits back from the dreaded trumbles in the station. I've been at it all day and I'm pretty sure that there's only one left now. If I can just find the little blighter... As the... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty One

December 10th - via:
Ahoy Commanders! Nothing like a quick speed around the station's vents to clear the mind and focus the thoughts, you should try it sometime! Tonight's update focusses mainly on grabbing the attention of the cream of the crop, the global... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twenty

December 9th - via:
Hello dear Commanders!Today we have been joined by many fine new Commanders, thank you for your support. The update today focusses on a call to action to get our mission completed.The time for posturing is over, it's time to bring out the big guns!I... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Nineteen

December 8th - via:
Good day to you dear Commanders! Today we hear from the fine and talented Commander Mark Wagar.He may well be a mere 13 years old but don't let his age fool you, he is super intelligent and knows his way around an audio book. He has created a short... (Read More)

Crowdfund comics based on the lesser-known Grimm fairy tales and more

December 8th - via:
On the list of projects looking for a little crowfunding is an artbook depicting a world created by movie concept artists, a collection of comics based on the tales of the Brothers Grimm, a swashbuckling all-ages fantasy novel, a series of stories from the universe of the Elite computer games, and an anthology of short films from Italy's exploitation directors. (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Eighteen

December 7th - via:
Hello Commanders! Tonight we have an intercepted transmission from Commander Grey, one of the authors of the anthology Elite:Tales From The Frontier. He sent this transmission at great personal risk and I hope you will all honour his fine work by... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Seventeen

December 6th - via:
Hello Commanders! Today has been a fine day indeed! Please join me in welcoming our Fantastic new Commanders. Tonight's update is from Marko Susimetsä, who some of you may recognise as Commodore Susimetsä from our ongoing saga (to be continued...)... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Sixteen

December 5th - via:
 Hello Commanders! Today we get to meet the multi talented academic powerhouse that is Mr Allen Stroud. He's a teacher, a musician, a novelist and a darn good TV and Film specialist. He's also a 'Lave Historian' and has been helping Frontier... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Fifteen

December 4th - via:
Hello Commanders! Tonight our update gives you the chance to meet one of the finest UK Kickstarter veterans in the business. He's kickstarted a kickstarter to help fund a kickstarter. Everyone said it couldn't be done. How did he react? Easy, he... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Fourteen

December 3rd - via:
Greetings Commanders!A bug was found today in the Ex-Senator's quarters... although it has now been disabled, it has made this update look awfully untidy as I have had to replace the usual video feed with a 'link' instead. Damn Imperial underhanded,... (Read More)

[PRESS RELEASE] Fantastic Books Publishing now lead the field with their record breaking Science Fiction releases

December 3rd - via:
Tiny publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing has found itself going head to head with Gollancz, one of the UK’s biggest publishing houses. (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Thirteen

December 2nd - via:
Commanders! Tonight's update is a little different. I hope you enjoy it! Our primary objective now needs to be the recruitment of more pilots to our glorious cause. We have the ships, we have the weaponry, we need the pilots! Spread the word about... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Twelve

December 1st - via:
 Greetings dear Commanders! The update this evening is a little longer than usual. I hope you enjoy it! The Senator is up to his evil ways once more, this time assaulting your aural receptors with his evil theme tune ideas... But what's that over... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Eleven

November 30th - via:
Commanders!Since being forced to abandon my station yesterday, I have been hard at work planning the restoration of my post as your Station Commander. As such, I have been involved in deep cover missions since I left so apologies for the long radio... (Read More)

Progress Report - Day Ten

November 29th - via:
Commanders!The traitor Senator Drew has attacked and taken control of the station!I managed to escape with Commander 'Deadly' Ulla and Commander Ozoli, the rest of you will have to wait it out.Don't worry, I have a cunning plan... A plan that will... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Nine - Additional

November 28th - via:
Here is the message received from the covert Federation Listening post from earlier.It had been removed... by whom we wonder...?Fear not Commanders!Commander Dan  +++ ORIGINAL MESSAGE +++Commanders,The time has come to prepare this great station for... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Nine

November 28th - via:
 Hello Commanders! A chemical attack has occurred on board our fine station!Any information leading to the perpetrators of this heinous crime... should be kept to yourselves... for now... Any information about this attack should be reported... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Eight

November 27th - via:
Hello Commanders!  Like most of you, I am still reeling from the awesome development diary posted by Frontier today. Incredible! Speaking of total immersion, you will shortly be able to hear short excerpts of our stories read by the authors to give... (Read More)

Additional report for Day Seven

November 26th - via:
Commodore Marko Susimetsa from the Alliance and Commander Psykokow T Madkow from the Thargoid and Fer-De-Lance(Information drawn from where they spend most of their time) +++REQUEST FOR INFORMATION+++Have you seen these men? They are currently... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Seven

November 26th - via:
 Welcome Commanders! Another day in the void draws to a close. Many of you will have already noticed that the main info screen at the top of our campaign page has had an upgrade. You will now find various audio and visual content added including... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Six

November 25th - via:
Welcome Commanders, Today's update bring news of our 'allies' in the Alliance.Commander Robert 'Garry' Garry of the Garry Pirate Clan has gleaned information from the Alliance headquarters that will prove very useful in the coming weeks. A rumour of... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Five

November 24th - via:
Hello Commanders! Today has been a day to take stock of our glorious achievements so far, and they have indeed been glorious.Our mission is now over 29% complete and for playing your part in that I thank each and every one of you. Today's update... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Four

November 23rd - via:
Fine and worthy Commanders, Today has been another glorious day for our mission and has seen us pass the 25% mark! My sincerest thanks to you all.  The update today centres around our Station Administrator Millington 'Milly' Moos who most of you... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Three

November 22nd - via:
Hello Commanders! Another glorious day in the void, well done! We are currently 23% funded. Our great mission continues. Today please allow me to introduce Station Administrator Millington 'Milly' Moos, without whom we would never have discovered... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day Two

November 21st - via:
Commanders, we have surpassed even the most optimistic goals for days one and two. Three pilots were injured today, all while leaving the reception pod at high speed during Commander Boil's 'singalongathargoid' event earlier. They are here in sick... (Read More)

Progress Report - End of Day One

November 21st - via:
Day one is behind us Commanders and what a day is was!Through your determination, excellent flying, dead eye accuracy and a welling of support for your actions from the wider Galactic community, we are now tantalisingly close to the hallowed 20%... (Read More)

Kickstarter to offer Elite: Dangerous fiction in audio and print format

November 21st - via:
At the end of 2012, Frontier Developments carried through a successful Kickstarter campaign to develop the fourth Elite game: Elite: Dangerous. The Kickstarter campaign got plenty of press time not only for itself, but for the numerous mini-Kickstarters that surrounded it: in order to be able to write official fiction for the Elite Universe, many authors turned to crowdfunding to acquire the necessary licenses. (Read More)

Mandate From Senator Drew, in his everlasting name.

November 20th - via:
IMPSEC – WIDEBAND TRANSMISSION PROTOCOL – ALL IMPERIAL CITIZENS Senator Drew, of the PRISM system, has issued this mandate.Your attendance and reaction is your duty and our expectation.This is a matter of utmost urgency. IMPSEC TRANSMISSION ENDS... (Read More)

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