Adam Lane Smith

is creating heavy metal Christian pulp fiction

8

patrons

$110

per month
I’m creating a new subgenre: Christian Pulp Fiction. Christian fiction so brutal and punchy you can listen to heavy metal as you read it and the music still won’t be intense enough.

My goal with Deus Vult Wastelanders is to bring new life to the Christian fiction genre by:

  • Introducing fierce characters with no moral relativism
  • Showing faith problems, spiritual exhaustion, and doubt in realistic ways instead of glossing over struggles real Christians face
  • Setting the battle lines between clear good and evil, not shades of gray
  • Using punchy writing with bite in the style of the old pulp stories like Conan the Barbarian
  • Drawing new readers to the genre by also targeting other genres, especially post-apocalyptic and military scifi audiences
  • Removing the fetters saying that Christian fiction must be timid and tame

To make this happen, I need funds. I work an office job to provide for my wife and three kids but publishing costs can be expensive: editing, cover art, formatting, software to check keywords, word processor costs, equipment costs, and the sheer number of hours in a week outside of my full-time job and parenting toddlers.

Every patron who signs up funds my process. In return, patrons can watch stories unfold, get the inside scoop on writing, editing, and publishing, and even provide feedback during the writing process.

On the first Saturday of each month I will send out monthly installments of my next Christian fiction novel. These installments will measure approximately 10,000 words in length, and possibly more.

The first of these novels will be Neon Knights, a Christian cyberpunk story set under the ruins of Los Angeles. The demonic apocalypse ravaged the surface, and now humanity huddles in 9 neon-soaked layers of descending caverns deep within the earth where scraps of technology barely hold together. Jaxon Vega, a grim man with a dark past, spends his perpetual nights as a bouncer at a zero-gravity strip club run by the local syndicate. "Day and night, I’m haunted by the ghost of the stripper whose corpse I helped bury," Jaxon says. When the ghost returns, this time armed with heavy firepower, Jaxon's neon world turns blood red.

I need your help to revitalize Christian fiction. Let's work together to give Christians new heroes to look up to.
Tiers
Pit crew
$2 or more per month

Buy me a cup of coffee to fuel the writing process.

Crusader
$5 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process.

Digital Knight
$10 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy.

Paperback Hero
$20 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments , plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a paperback copy.

Paladin
$50 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy. You'll also be thanked by name inside the book.

Business Sponsor
$100 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy.

Your company will be thanked by name in the front of each book in a special Business Sponsor section. Included will be: Your company name, a 100-character business description, and a link to your website (all to be provided by the business). Content must be approved by the author. 

Advertising Partner
$200 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy.

You can run one full-page advertisement in the back of each book to advertise your business or your own books. Content subject to author approval.

Master and Student
$250 or more per month only 3 left

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy. You'll also be thanked by name inside the book.

We enter into a working relationship wherein I read your works and provide feedback on possible improvements. I will be available to you for ongoing questions on the writing and publishing process for as long as you maintain this tier. Arrangements are subject to scheduling. I will work to get the feedback to you within 3 weeks or less. 

Goals
$110 of $1,000 per month
At $1,000 a month I'll be able to shift more time from my office job to writing. Monthly installments will double, so folks will get two big chunks of story instead of one. This means I'll be pumping out the books twice as fast, and Christians will have a flood of new material to read and be inspired by.
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I’m creating a new subgenre: Christian Pulp Fiction. Christian fiction so brutal and punchy you can listen to heavy metal as you read it and the music still won’t be intense enough.

My goal with Deus Vult Wastelanders is to bring new life to the Christian fiction genre by:

  • Introducing fierce characters with no moral relativism
  • Showing faith problems, spiritual exhaustion, and doubt in realistic ways instead of glossing over struggles real Christians face
  • Setting the battle lines between clear good and evil, not shades of gray
  • Using punchy writing with bite in the style of the old pulp stories like Conan the Barbarian
  • Drawing new readers to the genre by also targeting other genres, especially post-apocalyptic and military scifi audiences
  • Removing the fetters saying that Christian fiction must be timid and tame

To make this happen, I need funds. I work an office job to provide for my wife and three kids but publishing costs can be expensive: editing, cover art, formatting, software to check keywords, word processor costs, equipment costs, and the sheer number of hours in a week outside of my full-time job and parenting toddlers.

Every patron who signs up funds my process. In return, patrons can watch stories unfold, get the inside scoop on writing, editing, and publishing, and even provide feedback during the writing process.

On the first Saturday of each month I will send out monthly installments of my next Christian fiction novel. These installments will measure approximately 10,000 words in length, and possibly more.

The first of these novels will be Neon Knights, a Christian cyberpunk story set under the ruins of Los Angeles. The demonic apocalypse ravaged the surface, and now humanity huddles in 9 neon-soaked layers of descending caverns deep within the earth where scraps of technology barely hold together. Jaxon Vega, a grim man with a dark past, spends his perpetual nights as a bouncer at a zero-gravity strip club run by the local syndicate. "Day and night, I’m haunted by the ghost of the stripper whose corpse I helped bury," Jaxon says. When the ghost returns, this time armed with heavy firepower, Jaxon's neon world turns blood red.

I need your help to revitalize Christian fiction. Let's work together to give Christians new heroes to look up to.

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Tiers
Pit crew
$2 or more per month

Buy me a cup of coffee to fuel the writing process.

Crusader
$5 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process.

Digital Knight
$10 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy.

Paperback Hero
$20 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments , plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a paperback copy.

Paladin
$50 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy. You'll also be thanked by name inside the book.

Business Sponsor
$100 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy.

Your company will be thanked by name in the front of each book in a special Business Sponsor section. Included will be: Your company name, a 100-character business description, and a link to your website (all to be provided by the business). Content must be approved by the author. 

Advertising Partner
$200 or more per month

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy.

You can run one full-page advertisement in the back of each book to advertise your business or your own books. Content subject to author approval.

Master and Student
$250 or more per month only 3 left

You get the monthly story installments, plus a look inside my writing process. When each story completes, you'll receive a polished digital copy and a signed paperback copy. You'll also be thanked by name inside the book.

We enter into a working relationship wherein I read your works and provide feedback on possible improvements. I will be available to you for ongoing questions on the writing and publishing process for as long as you maintain this tier. Arrangements are subject to scheduling. I will work to get the feedback to you within 3 weeks or less.