Kickstarter: Frozen Hell: The Book That Inspired The Thing

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  1. zbinks

    zbinks Beset by Creatures of the Deep

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    Happened across this on the DVD News Flash page. Goal has already been surpassed, so this is happening.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wildsidepress/frozen-hell-the-book-that-inspired-the-thing

    A newly discovered, expanded version of the classic sci-fi story "Who Goes There?" (THE THING) by John W. Campbell, Jr.

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    What is the book and why is it so amazing?
    In 1938, acclaimed science fiction author John W. Campbell published the novella Who Goes There?, about a team of scientists in Antarctica who discover and are terrorized by a monstrous, shape-shifting alien entity. The story would later be adapted into John Carpenter's iconic movie The Thing (following an earlier film adaptation in 1951). The published novella was actually an abridged version of Campbell's original story, calledFrozen Hell, which had to be shortened for publication. The Frozen Hell manuscript remained unknown and unpublished for decades, and it was only recently rediscovered.Frozen Hell expands the Thing story dramatically, giving vital backstory and context to an already incredible tale. We are pleased and honored to offer Frozen Hell to you now, as Campbell intended it. You will be among the first people to ever read this completed version of the story.

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    Frozen Hell will include an introduction by Robert Silverberg, a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winning author, Grand Master of Science Fiction, and member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

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    In addition to Frozen Hell, the Thing story is continued in a new sequel by award-winning author John Gregory Betancourt. An exclusive preview of the sequel is included in theFrozen Hell book, available only to backers of this Kickstarter.

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    Bob Eggleton is a multiple Hugo Award-winning sci-fi, fantasy, and horror artist. He has illustrated countless iconic book covers, and has worked on cards for Magic: The Gathering. Eggleton has also done concept work for films such as Jimmy Neutron and The Ant Bully, and was a creative consultant for the 1998 film Godzilla. If this campaign reaches $5000, we will be able to commission a new exclusive cover for Frozen Hell, drawn by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton.

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    The author of numerous acclaimed novels and short stories, including the iconic and chillingWho Goes There?, which was later adapted into the movie The Thing. Campbell began writing science fiction at the age of 18, and later became editor of the magazine Astounding Science Fiction (now called Analog Science Fiction) for more than thirty years. Isaac Asimov once said that Campbell was "the most powerful force in science fiction ever," and Campbell's tenure as an editor helped shape the careers of countless major sci-fi authors, including Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clarke.

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    This Kickstarter offers Frozen Hell, the original, uncut version of the Thing story, in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats. In addition, backers will get a set of ten ebook MEGAPACKs from publisher Wildside Press, including the John W. Campbell MEGAPACK. Each MEGAPACK includes numerous exciting stories by some of the finest authors in sci-fi, fantasy, and other genres.

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    • Includes ebook versions of John W. Campbell's Who Goes There? (the first published version of The Thing story) and Frozen Hell, Campbell's original full-length version. This bundle also includes ten classic science fiction megapacks. Hundreds of stories by some of the finest authors in sci-fi, fantasy, and other genres, including the John W. Campbell MEGAPACK.
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    • A paperback copy of John W. Campbell's Frozen Hell. This reward also includes everything from the Ebook Bundle reward.
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    • A hardcover copy of John W. Campbell's Frozen Hell. This reward also includes everything from the Ebook Bundle reward.
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    • We will be able to commission a new exclusive cover for Frozen Hell, drawn by Hugo Award-winning artist Bob Eggleton.
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    • Bob Eggleton will also create a set of original interior illustrations for Frozen Hell.
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    More Stretch Goals To Come.....

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    Wildside Press is a publisher of both new and classic sci-fi and fantasy fiction. Wildside has published the likes of Anne McCaffrey, Robert E. Howard, Greg Bear, Alan Dean Foster, and Paul Di Filippo. For many years, Wildside also published the iconic weird fiction magazineWeird Tales, which won the Hugo Award during that time.

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    Risks and challenges
    Your support helps us make Frozen Hell the best version it can be, including our stretch goals to include new art. However, the book itself is ready for print, so there are no risks or challenges standing in the way.
     
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  2. KGBRadioMoskow

    KGBRadioMoskow Makes any meat boneless!

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    Rarely have I seen a Kickstarter I had as much interest in the core product yet absolutely no interest in any of the side offerings.
     
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    They've added a $20.00 audiobook perk.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/project...he-book-that-inspired-the-thing/posts/2331163
     

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