This blog follows the progress of Mostly Harmless - and Elite: Dangerous novel by Kate Russell. This project achieved funding through Kickstarter to write, produce and record as an audio book. Estimated delivery beginning 2014...
Good morning travellers, traders and
Commanders. I hope you are enjoying the view from Slough orbit and apologies
once again for the delay in this Space Station being open for visitors. We are
still working hard to get the video comm-link online so we can start
broadcasting news updates from within the station. Engineer bots currently
estimate a few more weeks. We thank you for your patience.
A few technical notes following queries
from those waiting to dock who have already filled out their Kickstarter
Several requests have been made for the
audiobook file to be delivered as a FLAC, as this apparently is easy to
convert to the format of your choice and offers a higher quality raw file
than the .MP3 file proposed by station management. We do not see a problem
with offering this format as an alternative and you will be asked via the
email address provided which file-type you would like prior to
It should also be noted (thanks to technical input
from Commander Timothy Giles) that delivery of the audiobook will be a
fairly big file and so unlikely to actually be delivered via email
directly. Instead you will be directed to a download link where you can
access the file and import it to your own comms terminal at your
Some note has also been made about popular
e-book format .mobi, which is required by users of the Kindle (a bit of a
relic from the 2000s, but we have no objection to antiques). Once again
the management see no issue with extending the delivery choices of the
ebook to this format and you will be asked prior to fulfilment which
format suits you best.
For those who missed the opportunity to pledge
for an audiobook, paperback at cost option, or even the ebook option, we
would like to confirm that all formats will be available to purchase at
market prices though the usual distribution channels once the
pledge fulfilment cycles have been completed.
In closing, and following a request to station command from
Crispy Leper, please see below the previously posted “16,666 With Thanks”… enjoy!
Welcome to Mostly Harmless Headquarters... We are just in the process of setting up the space station and making it ready for visitors so I'm afraid you will have to remain in orbit around Slough for a little while longer. While you wait why not tune in to LAVE RADIO and enjoy interviews and features from the Elite: Dangerous universe?
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