In our first panel from DemiCon 24, Jupiter Garden Press founder, Mary Wilson leads a discussion on many interesting facets of creating a solid currency system in your story world, namely within science fiction.
What types of currency is valuable in space? What have our favorite science fiction books and T.V. series used for their currency. Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom uses a “woofy,” which is similar to a Facebook “like,” as wealth created by being socially liked by other people. Should you, like David Weber, write your tech-Bible before writing word one of your series? Bitcoin? Ripple Technology? Have you read a book that used counterfeit credits in space? I’m dying to know how that would work, seriously.
World War Kaiju –Kickstarter Campaign–
World War Kaiju is the story of an alternate history, one in which the atom bomb was never created and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction is the kaiju—fifty foot tall radioactive beasts spawned from the mysterious KAI-235 isotope. Follow the journey of one journalist as he teams up with a retired CIA operative to uncover the truth about the conspiracy behind the monsters and the men who plan to use them to dominate the world.
World War Kaiju is a tribute to the kaiju genre in all its forms (both high and low). The brainchild of sci-fi author Josh Finney, WWK is a love letter to the golden-age of kaiju cinema. It looks back to an era when the world loved atomic monsters, but feared the atomic bomb, and warps history in ways that only men in rubber suits can.
THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
World War Kaiju is currently seeking support on Kickstarter. The campaign will be running from June to August. Team Kaiju needs a total of $15,000 to complete production of the art, and then print the book at the best quality possible. Our ultimate goal is to supply fans with a 200+ page hardcover edition of book one.
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