Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Week 2 of the Megastructures Kickstarter

So we just finished week 2 of the Megastructures kickstarter, and we passed a bunch more goals. 

We surpassed stretch goal #2 ($20,000) and so everyone who buys a book now gets a free pdf copy with their order as well. 

Then we blew past stretch goal #3 yesterday ($25,000), and so now everyone who contributes to the kickstarter will get their name in a special thanks section at the end of the book.

And we're well on our way to stretch goal #4, which will be a megastructures postcard included with every book, a random 1 of 6 possible.

Thanks to all who have pledged so far, and for those who haven't, feel free to check the book out here!


- Neil

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Megastructures Shell World 1


A Shellworld would be an artificial planet made up of nested spheres, like a Russian Matryoshka doll. Each sphere would be called a shell, or level, like a floor in an enormous skyscraper. Shellworlds could have a single layer, or dozens of layers.

The shells would be held up by enormous towers, which could also serve as elevators for movement between levels, and could pump out waste heat to the upper layer.

Each shell could be set up to have a completely different environment and atmosphere in order to accommodate different lifeforms on the different levels.

And if you like this sort of artwork, please check out my new book project "Megastructures: The Visual Encyclopedia" here:


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Week 1 of the Megastructures Kickstarter

So a lot has happened in the week since we started the kickstarter for "Megastructures: The Visual Encyclopedia". First off, we fully funded ($10,000) in a day, which we couldn't be happier about! Then we blew past our first stretch goal ($15,000), and are well on our way towards stretch goal #2 ($20,000).

For those of you who have already pledged, thank you so much for making this possible! For those who haven't pledged, this is your chance to pre-order the book. While we will likely have a couple of extra books for conventions after the kickstarter is done, stock is going to be super limited. So basically, if you want to be sure to get a copy, join us in the kickstarter!


Here's a bunch of never before seen artwork from the book, and a few other odds and ends you may find interesting. Thanks again to all who pledge, you completely rock!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Megastructure Kickstarter is Live!

The Kickstarter is LIVE! The definitive visual guide to scifi Megastructures, Hardcover, 120 pages, 9"x12". Thanks for the support, and please share this with anyone who would love the book too!


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Announcing the Megastructures Kickstarter

The decision has been made, and rather than going the publisher route, we're going to self publish and kickstart the book next Tuesday, June 15th 2021!

"Megastructures: The Visual Encyclopedia" will be hardcover, 120 pages, and will be a larger format at 9"x12". It will come in both Regular and Premium Editions, and kickstarter rewards will include megastructure prints, one of a kind spaceship sketches, and many other tiers for you to check out.

The first book, "The Story of Inc" was a big kickstarter success, and we're going with basically the same team for this book. The book is fully written, illustrated, laid out and edited, so all we need are the funds to have the printer pull the lever and get it printed. Expect a ton more details next week when the kickstarter goes live, and I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks again for everyone's patience making our decision on how to best get you the book, and I hope you'll join us next week and help make this project a reality!

For more info, visit: