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Storyteller October Update 2021



We got several things for this October update.

  • Bridgeway's 2nd Anniversary sale
  • 21 Ghost Stories
  • Norfolk's physical editions in detail.
  • New PCM section for Storyteller.pw

Its the 2nd Anniversary of A.E. Firestone's graphic novel, Bridgeway. 

The science fiction epic is 25% off, making it a perfect Christmas gift to a friend or family member.

https://www.lulu.com/shop/a-e-firestone/bridgeway-volume-one/paperback/product-24271829.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Description: Somewhere in a star cluster in an unknown time, whether it's the past, present or future comes a tale about a young man named, Ivan Gallagher, an ex-pilot with PTSD who self-exiled himself into isolation after a training accident that left his co-pilot dead. One night he is offered a second chance to turn his life around when he discovers the call to adventure that makes him leave his ordinary world into an unknown one that's completely xeno to him. He stumbles upon an unorthodox journey to find these mysterious "sacred amulets" that were made by an ancient civilization. An alien dystopian empire called "The Consortium" wants the amulets for themselves, to rule all of the Cluster under a horrific nightmarish dystopian rule! Ivan must find them first before they do! A series in a mix with adventure, romance, humor, and Interstellar Warfare. No SJW/woke crap.


A word from the author:

"Bridgeway was a science fiction epic that failed to seek an audience even with the marketing done right. People just don't read comics anymore, especially with the bad reputation from mainstream comics from the West. It took me two years to make it, and I kind-of felt miserable when it failed with low sales, but I didn't care and I'm proud to put my life and soul to the writing and artwork of this story.I loved science fiction and I wanted to make something that was outside of the box from typical sci-fi tropes."

"After the overwhelming low sales and failed marketing, I decided it was best to cancel the series even with the pre-planned script and world building for future volumes. That day I realized, comics and books in general are a really hard market to get readers. There's this one dude, that spent 4 years created a full color 24 page comic-book (forgot the name) and it field and he felt miserable.

Maybe one day I'll release the pre-planed scripts and rough sketch panels like a published movie script that hasn't been filmed.

On the bright side, I loved the unique world and the characters that I carefully crafted and maybe it will get adapted into another medium like a video game or something. Who knows?"


A.E. Firestone's web serial, Crimea will conclude in late 2022, but you can check out all 11 chapters to read.

The story: In the mid 1800's, a young boy is forced to leave his homeland for a wild journey to the Crimean peninsula making a few friends, a few acquaintances and a few enemies. 

https://www.storyteller.pw/search/label/Crimea?updated-max=2021-04-02T21:03:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=8&by-date=false


Halloween is just around the corner, checkout 25 Ghost Stories, an anthology collection of scary stories.

Storyteller Presents: 25 Ghost Stories, an anthology collection of scary stories about ghosts and ghouls that will spook and captivate readers for hours. There are ghost tales from the masters of literature within these pages of the book including Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Eleanor F. Lewis, Arnold M. Anderson, Frederick P. Schrader, and many others!

This is a great Halloween gift and you can purchase it exclusively on Lulu.com! ORDER NOW. 



Norfolk, a mecha/kaiju web comic with manga influence by A.E. Firestone will be in two physical editions, a standard paperback version and a hardcover collector's edition. Each edition will contain 7 issues from the web comic as it was originally presented in glorious premium ink paper in it's highest resolution possible. 



Synopsis: In the dystopian future of 2084 in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk is the last line of defense for Western Civilization, and the Globalists want to destroy it and claim it for themselves. So, they threaten them with these ancient gigantic titans called Fathoms.

In response, the Virginian Government made their own called, Machinmas, humanoid mechanical giants designed to serve and protect the city from any threat, both foreign and domestic. The Globalists have sent waves of them, and the Machinmas are standing-by and ready, One Machinma, the Legionnaire, with his allies try to fight off the hordes of Fathoms!  

Who will win, giant or machine? 


There's two types of readers, ones that like trade paperback for it's portability and ones that like hardcover for it's durability. So, why not both?

These include

  • #1 "Legionnaire vs. Invidia (Original and Redux Versions) | Street Date: 10/31/2019*
  • #2 Legionnaire vs Gula  (Original and Redux Versions)       | Street Date: 11/20/2019*
  • #3 Acedia rules the Chesapeake!                                           | Street Date: 12/30/2019
  • #4 Crisis on Mars!                                                                  | Street Date: 2/20/2020
  • #5 Giant-Size Norfolk                                                            | Street Date: 5/5/2020
  • #6 Luxuria attacks!                                                                 | Street Date: 12/22/2021
  • #7 The Story So Far...                                                             | Street Date: 2/22/2022

* Redux Editions were released on 12/20/2020 and 4/24/21

No one likes bare-bones, so what's a book without extras?  Both editions will have:

  • Rough sketch/Art Gallery
  • Q&As
  • Character Bios and Lore explanations. 
  • All Mech and Kaiju Bios
  • Maps
The hardcover collector's edition will have.
  • Production Notes/Commentary
  • All covers and exclusive pages in premium full color
  • Exclusive back and front cover
  • Norfolk: The Tactical Tabletop Role-playing Game
Approx. 250 pages • B&W/Color • Glossy Cover •  Paperback • English Only




The standard trade paperback edition will be released on 2/22/2022, but date is subject to change. For the hardcover edition that will come in a later date due to its complexities. Stay tuned for upcoming changes and details.


Tryout the new dedicated page for Pulse Code Modulated Audio (PCM). Showing links, technical stuff and more. It's still under construction so things might change unexpectedly. Check it out!

http://lpcm.storyteller.pw/


Don't forget about the Storyteller Anniversary sale!

https://www.storyteller.pw/2021/09/dont-forget-storyteller-anniversary-sale.html


That's all for now, folks!


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