Terry Jones is crowd-funding his new book 'Evil Machines' through unbound.co.uk. If he gets enough pledges then he'll write it, if not then he won' t so we need to get folk pledging. Whilst he's writing it you get access to his online 'shed' where he'll keep us updated on progress and post exclusive stuff. As a thank you helping you'll even get your name printed in the book!
This is what the site says about the book:
"How do you feel about your phone? Or your car? I bet you don’t think about them much, except when they go wrong. But what if they go really wrong and turn properly bad… evil, even?
Join Terry Jones on a journey into the dark heart of machines. Over the next six months you will get to lounge in Terry’s shed as he writes about the lift that took people to places they didn’t want to go, the vacuum cleaner that was too powerful and the terrifying train to anywhere. Brisk and cheerful on the outside but as dark as Roald Dahl’s finest within, Terry Jones’ collection of thirteen cautionary fables will be finished for November 2011.
Fortunately, this is just before Christmas, so you may want to order the beautifully stitched, bound and illustrated Hardback edition (if we can find a non-evil printing press to play ball). Early-bird patrons can even get a personal dedication from Terry.
In the meantime, here’s the beginning of the very first story, 'The Truthful Phone'. If you would like to listen to Terry reading the second ('The Nice Bomb'), you’ll find it in his shed once you've made a pledge.
Fiction (suitable for all ages. Particularly good for Luddites or those who like a bit of an edge to their silliness)"
Details are at: link
I've signed up at hardback level (with free ebook thrown in).