A large duck (burger_eater) wrote,
A large duck
burger_eater

What we talk about when we talk about gorillas who teach at Oxford

Over on the LiveJournal version of yesterday’s post, I had someone say they were surprised to hear that I was working on a project called KING KHAN. I thought, Have I not talked about this?

Let me give you a quick rundown on this project, what it is and what it will be.

Back in April, indie rpg company Evil Hat was having a pretty good run on a Kickstarter. They were trying to fund a trilogy of books based on their Spirit of the Century game, which is a pulp-adventure game with an emphasis on the 1920-30s, and it was doing well enough that they set some stretch goals. One of those was for me to write a book featuring a particular reader favorite character: Professor Khan, an intelligent gorilla who teaches at Oxford.

After some discussion, we decided that I was going to write a book that had Professor Khan visit Los Angeles in the studio era. There’s a mysterious death, a stolen weird-science maguffin, and lots of high-strangeness of the lightning gun/shrink beam/hopping ghost variety.

And it’s funny. At least, it’s supposed to be funny. There’s action, naturally, but I’m hoping the characters and situations will be amusing and uplifting. Did I mention that it stars a gorilla who teaches at Oxford?

Anyway, I’m nearly finished with the first draft (it’ll be a short book, probably 70K or less) and, after a polish, will send it off and get back to EPIC FINALE WITH NO DULL PARTS. No rest for the weary.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.

Tags: king khan, progress
Subscribe

  • Randomness for 1/14

    1) The Chinese government’s extensive “social credit” surveillance system rewards loyal citizens and punishes whistle blowers.…

  • Randomness for 10/10

    1) Honest Kathleen Turner is best Kathleen Turner. 2) A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote ‘In My Life’.…

  • Randomness for 7/31

    1) The Legend of John Arthur, the Toughest Man in America. 2) Don’t Feed The Trolls and Other Hideous Lies. 3) What the Data Says About…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment