Steampunk Peter Pan Gamebook Anyone?

Artist Kev Crossley's Steampunk Take On Peter Pan
Artist Kev Crossley’s Steampunk Take On Peter Pan

Peter Pan gets a Steam Punk face lift in this new gamebook by Fighting Fantasy Gamebook Guru Jonathan Green.

About NEVERLAND – Here Be Monsters!
It’s Treasure Island meets Jurassic Park! It’s Cutthroat Island meets King Kong! It’s Pirates of the Caribbean meets The Land That Time Forgot! It’s Pirates versus Dinosaurs! And you can play as either shipwreck survivor Wendy Darling or automaton avenger Peter Pan. Anybody who has read and played The Wicked Wizard of Oz or Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland will have a very clear idea of what to expect!
Jonathan Green is multi talented being an author, editor and games designer, he is “The modern master of the gamebook format”, author of  the Pax Britannia steampunk series and multiple Tie in titles including Warhammer, Sonic the Hedgehog and Doctor Who.

In NEVERLAND, you play as either shipwreck survivor Wendy Darling or automaton avenger Peter Pan. You decide which path to take, which risks to brave, and even which of the strange inhabitants of Neverland, you will meet along the way, to engage in battle.

Success is by no means certain and you may well fail to complete the adventure at your first attempt. However, with experience, skill, and maybe even a little luck, each new attempt should bring you closer to your ultimate goal.

But whether survive your quest and escape Neverland, or succumb to Captain Hook’s ruthless scheming, will be down to the choices YOU make.

NEVERLAND is available initially via Kickstarter in three different formats – eBook (which will include hyperlinks), paperback, and a special limited edition collector’s hardback.

The gamebook contains an introduction, all the rules you need to play, the adventure itself (which runs to over 500 numbered sections), a host of illustrations, and an Adventure Sheet for recording your stats as you work your way through the story.

The NEVERLAND – Here Be Monsters! Kickstarter is now live

Fighting Fantasy Companion Vol 2 Funds on Kickstarter in Under 24 Hours

Fighting Fantasy You Are The Hero Vol2 Kickstarter

The follow up to Jonathan Green’s 2014 You Are The Hero has just completed funding on Kickstarter within 24 hours.

You Are The Hero celebrates the Fighting Fantasy game book and the culture around them. Approaching the 35th anniversary this new volume covers the more recent developments in the Fighting Fantasy brand. These include the Graphic Novel interpretations of Steve Jasckson’s Trolltooth Wars and Ian Livingstone’s Freeway Fighter (available from Forbidden Planet).

Another twelve chapters of new content planned and would like to be able to fill the book with as much original artwork from the series as possible. Legendary fantasy artist Chris Achilleos – who painted the covers of Out of the Pit, Titan – The Fighting Fantasy World, Space Assassin, Temple of Terror, Armies of Death, and the novel The Trolltooth Wars – has agreed to produce the cover art for YOU ARE THE HERO Part 2

You can check out the Kickstarter page here will full details.
You can check out Jonathan Green‘s back catalogue of work on Amazon here.

You can check out other Fighting Fantasy titles on Amazon here.

Fighting Fantasy You Are The Hero Vol2 Kickstarter
Fighting Fantasy You Are The Hero Vol2 Kickstarter

Sharkpunk 2 Comes To Kickstarter!

Sharkpunk 2 Kickstarter

SHARKPUNK 2 is the sequel to 2015’s SHARKPUNK, an anthology of killer shark stories by a host of genre talent, and published by Snowbooks. SHARKPUNK 2 features brand new SF, F and WTF? stories from the likes of James Lovegrove, Gavin Smith, Gav Thorpe, Guy Haley, Michael Carroll, Jonathan Oliver, and many more.

The inspiration behind the original SHARKPUNK was such classic shark movies as Jaws, Deep Blue Sea and The Reef – as well as such B-movie delights as Sharknado, Sharktopus and Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus – and SHARKPUNK 2 contains more of the same.

SHARKPUNK 2 will also feature a brand new, original Sky Sharks story, set within the same universe as the forthcoming movie, directed by Marc Fehse, which was also funded via Kickstarter.
The book’s editor is Jonathan Green, who is most well known as an author of adventure gamebooks and steampunk novels, and whose previous anthologies – SHARKPUNK, GAME OVER and Shakespeare Vs Cthulhu – have won both critical and popular acclaim.

The Kickstarter to fund production of SHARKPUNK 2 launches on Saturday 28 th January 2017 at 12:00pm GMT (7:00am in New York, 11:00pm in Melbourne) and features a number of exclusives rewards. Included among these are signed Sky Sharks postcards, signed books, and the chance to have your name appear in print. There are also a number of reduced price rewards which will only be available during the Kickstarter’s first week, to encourage early backing.

Sharkpunk 2 Kickstarter
Sharkpunk 2 Kickstarter

The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter by Jonathan Green

14079730_10154358637730140_5936691117517791780_nTHE WICKED WIZARD OF OZ is a brand new nightmarish gamebook – a multi-path book, very much in the style of Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, in which you choose the course of the story – inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, and the Dieselpunk aesthetic movement.

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There are Early Bird Backer rewards, so we will post a newsletter as close to the launch as possible.

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The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter Rewards

DOROTHY is your basic physical copy of The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter reward. It includes the eBook edition, exclusive digital wallpapers, free P&P inside the UK, and a set of four exclusive bookmarks! (And who doesn’t love bookmarks? And four will make sure that you can ‘save’ your progress as you work your way through the adventure.)

The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter - Dorothy Reward Level
The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter – Dorothy Reward Level
The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter - Scraps Reward Level
The Wicked Wizard of Oz Kickstarter – Scraps Reward Level

Other bonuses to be announced include:

The Wicked Wizard of Oz Colouring Book featuring the artwork of Mr Kev Crossley. Mr Crossley previously did the art for the Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland Colouring Book.

There are some very special limited rewards, including the EMERALD CITY reward (early pre-release play-test copies of the book), the DOWN THE RABBIT-HOLE reward (where you can nab yourself a special edition copy of Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland as well, if you missed out last year), and the CYCLONE reward (where you get to help name a character in the book).

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Abaddon Books introduces a new direction for genre publishing

Abaddon Books is delighted to announce a bold new venue in genre publishing ? one where the readers are in charge!

Time?s Arrow will be the latest book from the world?s longest continuously running Steampunk novel series, Pax Britannia. Set in a world where the Victorian age never ended, Pax Britannia is an insane world of high technology and rip-roaring adventure.

The big difference with Time?s Arrow? Each instalment will be published as an ebook and, at the end of each of the first two, readers will be able to vote on where THEY want the story to go. Once all three instalments have been published, they will be bound together into a print edition.

The first part of the book will go live online on October 11th, with the vote for what happens next closing on December 11th.

Merging the best of print and online, Abaddon is proud to engage in such an exciting experiment ? one where readers actively have a say in how the book is written.

Jon Green has written titles in the legendary Fighting Fantasy series and created seven of the critically-acclaimed Pax Britannia books for Abaddon.

?Pax Britannia is one of Abaddon?s most established series,? said Jonathan Oliver, editor-in-chief of Abaddon Books, ?so it seemed like the natural choice for such a unique venture in publishing. This adventure is sure to reach out to new readers while giving established fans a say in the rich universe they have come to love.?

?I am passionate about the whole Steampunk milieu, and the world of Pax Britannia in particular, while my first forays into writing professionally were adventure gamebooks,? says Jonathan Green. ?To marry elements of both is a fantastic opportunity for me as a writer and I, for one, can’t wait to see how the story pans out!?

More Nazis in Scifi in Anno Frankenstein

Could Hitler?s ultimate weapon be our hero?s nemesis?

Anno Frankenstein

Time travelling Nazi terrorists, flailing steampunk fisticuffs, dapper swashbucklers facing Hammer Horrors from before they were born ? Ulysses Quicksilver may have travelled into the past, but has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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Release 12 May 2011 ? ?7.99 (UK) – ISBN 978-1-907519-44-4

Release 17 May 2011 ? $9.99/$12.99 (US & CAN) – ISBN 978-1-907519-45-1

Also available as an eBook

It?s temporal trouble for Quicksilver as he travels back in time to stop the ultimate weapon falling into Hitler?s hands just at the crucial moment of his defeat in the Second Great War but must infiltrate the most heavily-defended fortress on the planet to stop this malignant gift from the future from changing the past ? and erasing Quicksilver himself from history!

In the world of Pax Britannia, series creator / author Jonathan Green crafts another storming Boy?s Own steampunk adventure where Mary Shelley meets Kim Newman meets The Terminator.

About Pax Britannia

Pax Britannia was Abaddon?s fourth shared world, launching with Jonathan Green?s Unnatural History in February 2007. A steampunk alternative history set in a late twentieth century in which Queen Victoria ? now nearing the end of her sixteenth decade on the throne, and wholly dependent on steam technology for survival ? rules over the vastly wealthy, powerful and decadent Empire of Magna Britannia. Airships ply the skies overhead as gentlemen of leisure admire the dinosaurs in the London Zoo, while the Empire has extended to the Moon. Across the pond, the United Socialist States of America, loosely allied with the might of Magna Britannia, is home to dreamers, poets, madmen, and heroes, poised to usher in a new era.
The series has included six books by Jonathan Green, featuring the adventures of Ulysses Lucian Quicksilver, dandy and adventurer and agent of the throne; an omnibus collecting the first three is currently available.

About Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green is well known for his contribution to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks as well as his novels in Games Workshop?s world of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000. The creator of the world of Pax Britannia, Anno Frankenstein is his seventh novel for Abaddon.