Solarversia Updates and Setbacks
I’ve just heard from Toby Downton, the writer of Solarversia (http://www.solarversia.com) who is writing to let his subscribers know that he is currently 2/3rds of the way through the 2nd draft of this novel. It is proving more difficult than he first thought but is aiming to finish this by the middle of March. Toby has also been frustrated by the lack of announcement on the Occulus Rift eyeset. He was hoping to release the book on the same date as the Occulus Rift but with no whispers or even rumours of when this beast will be on public sale, Toby has had to make some decisions about when the book will be made available. The advance copies (for people on his email list) will be available at the end of June and the book itself will go on sale in September.
Now here’s the good bit.
If you are one of the first 1000 to join the Solarversia email list, you will get one of these advance copies. When the book is released, if you are one of the first 100 to write a review of it, you will get to play the Amazon Reviewers Game where Toby will give away some nice prizes (my hope is that he’s negotiating with Occulus Rift themselves to offer one of their eyesets. We can all dream of course). So if you’re not on Toby’s list (he doesn’t spam you. It’s purely for Solarversia information), pop over to http://www.solarversia.com and sign up. Now would be a good time (after you’ve finished reading this blog of course).
If you’ve no idea what Solarversia is about yet (and Toby has given some good information on his site), then either look around this blog for my other Solarversia postings or pop over to the site and have a look around. He has character art concept pictures and some tips for budding authors. Very nice stuff too. If you like books like ‘ Ready Player One ‘
or movies like ‘The Matrix’ then this is the sort of thing you’ll be letting yourself in for.
Once I have some more clues myself (I’m just a fan of the book concept and I’m not any deeper in Toby’s loop than any other subscriber), then I’ll let everybody know here first and I’m hoping to become a major 2nd stop for Solarversia fans everywhere (after Solarversia.com itself of course).
Feel free to comment on either my blog or Toby’s. I know he reads and replies to as many as he can (as do I) and don’t forget to sign up to the Solarversia newsletter. It could be well worth your while.