J. I. Rogersis creating Science Fiction & Art
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Your support makes you eligible for random digital swag (short stories and art). This reward requires that you maintain your patronage at this level.
The content at this level is digital only.
This tier gives you access to all of the previous rewards and guarantees that your name will appear in each novel in the acknowledgment section for as long as you are my patron at this level. You also have access to the discord server.
I will also mail out random swag, so I'll need your address.
Do you want more? Excellent; I've prepared a monologue!
Well, the biography on my website starts off like this:
"I am a green-eyed, ginger-haired, caffeine addict who is currently working on The Korpes File Series. When not acting as a conduit for the voices in my head or pursuing something artistic, I'm a poster child for Gen X and the Queen of most boondoggles that lead to eye-strain and tinnitus."
In The Korpes File Series, I blend dystopian elements, hard science fiction themes, and multi-dimensional characters to create a unique mix; I know you've heard that line before, but it's true. The first two books have been described as an epic story of future humanity reminiscent of the Golden Age of science fiction where authors like Asimov and Clarke covered wide sweeping panoramas of future worlds. Issues of racism, classicism, and medical exploitation weave through the narrative as the main protagonist, Nash X. Korpes, first fights to survive then begins to agitiate for positive change.
Book one, The Korpes File, has received multiple 5-star reviews on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, Goodreads, and on a variety of highly-regarded book blogs.
The Korpes File was chosen as:
- First Place winner in the 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest - Science Fiction Category.
- Solo Medalist in the Sci-Fi Category of The 2018 New Apple Indie Summer E-Book Awards
- Official Selection in The 2018 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing,
- The 2018 CYGNUS -Science Fiction Grand Prize winner from the Chanticleer International Book Award's.
- A finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards - Science Fiction Category.
- A semi-finalist in the 2019 Kindle Book Award Contest.
Book two, The Korpes Agenda, was published in March 2019 and has begun to garner some attention.
For updates on the rest of the series, visit: jirogers-author.com/
I'd like to give people the opportunity to contribute to my creative process... and send them unique loot for doing so.
I contemplated becoming a Patreon Creator for over a year, but I held off; I didn't know if I could generate enough content to keep people interested. A friend convinced me that I could and... they were right. This page has been up since 2017.
What do I need the funds for?
I'd like to produce more books, an atlas, bestiary, more maps, a series of graphic novels and eventually an animated feature using The Korpes File Series as the source material. These ventures are costly, both financially and in the amount of time they'll take. As a patron, you'll be making it possible for me to take these concepts from drawing table to reality. This brings us to...
Do I have samples?
This map also appears in the first three books.
Nash X. Korpes - main protagonist in books one through three.
At present (Sept 2019), I am 3 issues behind, so I'm hoping to create a big issue and catch up.
"Breaking The Fourth Wall" Podcast:
When I reach this level I'll start a podcast relative to "The Korpes File Series"; this includes the nitty-gritty of my process as a writer/artist. I'll answer fan questions and co-opt guests for some episodes, so if you're a beta-reader consider this fair warning.