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Lost Signals of the Terran Republic (Caine Riordan)

A project in Annapolis, MD by Chuck Gannon

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Previously untold tales of intrigue and action set in a three-time Nebula-nominated universe--written by pro writers who are also fans!
Backers: 303
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Funded: $12,645 of $7,500
Dates: Nov 14th -> Dec 14th (30 days)
Project By: Chuck Gannon
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Latest News

Creating a Tribute to a Loved One is now twice as easy--and--Lots of Restocked Rewards

December 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Dedicating Lost SignalsOf all the rewards in the Lost Signals campaign, the one that was nearest and dearest to my heart was that of Dedicating the whole book. Not because it was a high end reward, but because, like a Tuckerization/naming... (Read More)

Three Featured Authors; Ezell, Massa, Ward are the Trifecta chat event! And don't miss the most mysterious gallery of Terran Republic images yet. Oh, and yeah, you could all get a totally free novel, too...

December 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is a bonus Featured Author day that YOU made possible. By hitting our first stretch goal over the weekend, we have been able to bring in three new authors, one of whom brings us a magnus opus which will change the way you see IRIS, Downing, the... (Read More)

Featured Author Marc Miller: chat throughout the day, grab free chapters from his novel, and behold mystery images from the Caine Riordan series

December 10th - via: kickstarter.com
The last of our original series of Featured Authors is the first person who ever bought a piece of my work in the SF genre, the first person to sent me a contract for a book-length publication, and was a constant source of inspiration and... (Read More)

Just another film, today . . .

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
The last in the triad of films that have professional performers or roots, Project Shell demonstrates what happens when professionals decide to take on a small project. A multiple award-winning short, its pedigree is evident from the opening scenes... (Read More)

And now, three special announcements:

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
This update is different from the others in that it is not about the day's events, but some upcoming events that have not been announced before--events that shall help wrap up our Kickstarter campaign with an (interro-)bang! Announcement # 1Our last... (Read More)

Investigate Alistair Kimble's free fiction and Featured Author chat today, along with a cool "precursor" SF flick

December 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's Featured Author is Alistair Kimble, whose gift for mystery and suspense narratives is given additional grounding and realism by his career in the FBI. With credits in urban fantasy, alternate history, fantasy, and now science fiction under... (Read More)

Chatting with and reading fiction from Vonnie Crist and a movie with a Ripley alert

December 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we've got Vonnie Crist as our Featured Author, an extremely talented and versatile writer of science fiction, fantasy, poetry, and more. I was delighted when Vonnie pitched her story which focuses on the world-changing potentialities of a... (Read More)

Robert Chase chats and chuckles at human foibles in his free fiction, while our gallery spotlights the work of Tom Peters

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Robert Chase is our Featured Author today, and if you are not already familiar with his work, you are in for a very rare treat. Robert mostly writes short fiction, now--science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery--and excels in every category. You'll... (Read More)

Chat with Doug Dandridge, read his space opera, and stroll through some of our cover artist's outstanding graphics

December 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Doug Dandridge is one of the new breed of author who has risen to the top of the highly competitive small press and indie ebook Market. Although best known for his Space Opera sagas, he writes in many genres and is always in search of a new... (Read More)

Featured Author Rick Boatright shares fiction and views; another curated gallery of Terran Republic imagery

December 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Every science fiction series has a chief QC officer, either unofficially or formally appointed. When Rick Boatright isn't busy being the top watchdog for Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series, he is turning his indispensably keen and learned eye upon the... (Read More)

Two very different war films for the weekend and only $325 left to go!

December 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
As we did last weekend, we have put two films in one update. Both war films like Friday's Mis-drop, these present a different side of war, proving that no matter how removed from human conflict may be, as long as soldiers are motivated, at some... (Read More)

Meet the Grayman, get a free story AND a sneak peek, and catch a short SF war film

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Gray Rinehart writes some of the hardest SF out there, and I've been pleased to blurb one of his books--on lunar settlement---that really proves that credential (hint: go buy it!). That said, he has also written some of the most imaginative stories... (Read More)

War World author Alan Brown chats, gives links to his reviews on Tor.com, and a pack of scary (?) creatures

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Alan Brown and I got our start as authorial starts in the same place: writing for editor John Carr in Jerry Pournelle's War World series. So it was pretty much a natural fit for Allen to migrate over and write a wonderful piece for the Caine Riordan... (Read More)

Halt! You have the following rights: You may chat with Griffin Barber, read his free fiction, and take a visual trip to where no one has gone before.

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's featured author is Griffin Barber, whose work runs across the genres of science fiction, alternate history, and fantasy and does so on fleet and deft feet. Also, keep an eye out for sensibilities to police work and police procedurals in his... (Read More)

Featured Author Joelle Presby is online, a free fiction visit to one of the worlds of David Weber, and sights from Slaathriithi worlds

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
   Today's Featured Author is Joelle Presby, whose wry wit and action prose stand her in excellent stead as she crafts both her solo projects and her collaborations with David Weber. A graduate of the Naval Academy she brings exacting knowledge of... (Read More)

Chat with Alex Shvartsman, read his free fiction, and catch a truly out-of-this world flick!

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome back to the Lost Signals celebration of free SF! Our Featured Author is the award-winning Alex Shvartsman whose finely crafted fiction is equally adept at tickling your funny bone or tugging at your heartstrings. I consider his serious short... (Read More)

Two Films and a break tomorrow!

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is a weekend day, so no Featured Author or free fiction. But you still get two short SF films--and no update on Sunday. Because I'm hooking you up with TWO films today.   They are both police stories but of very different kinds. One is focused... (Read More)

Free fiction, a chat with Robert Waters, and a new SF indie film

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
This may be your best Black Friday bargain: free fiction and a day-long convo with up-and-coming author Robert Waters, who also happens to be my collaborator on the Ring of Fire novel, 1636: Calabar's War. Robert brings his nuanced and emotionally... (Read More)

Today's Featured Author Lawrence M. Schoen comes bearing free fiction. And don't miss the third Terran Republic picture gallery!

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Today, November 22, Lawrence Schoen is available to talk about his books, his linguistic work with the Klingon language, his enthusiasm for cuisines of all types, or pretty much anything else you'd like to know about. You don't want to miss... (Read More)

Today: chat with and free fiction from Walter H. Hunt and more images of the Terran Republic!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Our second Featured Author is Walter Hunt, whose detailed and penetrating stories range across the entire spectrum of fantasy and science fiction, and whose many professional talents range from author to game designer to historian.  In his own... (Read More)

Featured Artist Tom Doyle, free fiction, and a Change of Eye Candy

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Today, Tom Doyle, best known for his American Craftsmen trilogy, starts off our Featured Author series. Tom's award-winning fiction weaves beauty and tense excitement together so smoothly that he makes it look not merely easy, but effortless. Here's... (Read More)

Another Caine Riordan short film and get ready to chat with Tom Doyle!

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, today's new entertainment is a little late because I was wrangling my twins' birthday party until now. Total chaos.   However, I promised a new media event every day, and here is Sunday's: a film I call (for short), "Give me sixty years in six... (Read More)

Featured Author Schedule and another great film

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We continue with our “thank you” (and “please consider making a pledge!”) celebration by presenting a link to the less-well-known film, Explorers. However, watch for the similarity in presentation and even title graphics with yesterday's... (Read More)

Let the revels Begin!

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is the first day of a constant parade of freebies, author chats, and curated films (and later, Pinterest galleries). So here's the first: a film called WANDERERS.  I'm sure some of you have seen it already, but I am always surprised by the... (Read More)


November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to our first 180 supporters, we met our funding goal of $7500 in only 55 hours. But that was only the beginning. We don't want to give you an average anthology: we want to give you a thick volume with more great authors and more great stories.... (Read More)

Is today the day we hit goal? It c/should be!

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to you, as I write this at the beginning of campaign day 3, we have only $575 left to fund. But we don't want to just reach our $7500 goal: we want to crush it.   And the reason is simple. We want to turn right around and set stretch goals... (Read More)

Looking back at Day 1, looking forward to Day 2! Or: WOW!

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
WOW! I've never done a Kickstarter campaign before, so I really had no idea what to expect. Now I'm told that if I had hoped to learn what an "average" launch day was like, then I'm out of luck.  Because--thanks to you--we blew past the 50% of GOAL... (Read More)

Welcome to DAY ONE and a list of the great features we'll be rolling out over the next 30 days!

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to Day 1 of the Lost Signals of the Terran Republic Kickstarter campaign!  We hope you’ll enjoy what you see here (there will be cool new material every day) and ultimately, decide to support the campaign. But either way, we’ve got some... (Read More)

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