October 18, 2010
Just a quick update for everyone who has been poking us with pointy sticks. Team Godchecker have been extraordinarily busy lately. Here’s a quick update:
Our new book is OUT NOW from all good outlets. Details here: http://wp.me/PU6Cw-5C. Feedback so far has been brilliant. If you can’t find the book on the shelves of your local store, please ASK!
If you’d like to help promote the book, we’ll be offering some very special posters and other goodies shortly. Requests for review copies, interviews or book signing sessions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The London Fortean Times Unconvention looms. If you are going, let us know. We will be there to promote the book dressed as Aztec Gods. Or perhaps not. Do you know how hard it is to obtain flayed skin costumes nowadays?
Gods aside, Chas Saunders is also working on new project involving dinosaurs, while Peter A is secretly writing a historical comedy about potatoes.
That’s all for now. Thanks for your support and may the Gods smile upon you.
June 13, 2010
The Book of the Gods front cover. Click for larger view
And here in all its glorious glory is the FRONT COVER of the forthcoming Godchecker hardback The Book Of The Gods, published September 2010 by History Press.
We had a small meeting today and decided to release the image to our loyal followers. Some of you have been waiting a long time for this! Hope you like it.
Click the thumbnail for a larger view.
More book previews soon!
May 25, 2010
Peter A watches the skies in hopes of flagging down a passing spacecraft. Click for gallery.
Today, May 25th, is Towel Day – the annual celebration of the life, works and bathsheets of Douglas Adams.
We at Godchecker have much to thank Douglas for. His writing has always inspired us with its invigorating mix of jokes, robots, intellect, tea, no tea, pocket fluff and philosophical headscratching. He also created several interesting Gods, discovered the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything and, many moons ago, was kind enough to give us a publicity blurb for use in a creative project.
Douglas predicted many things and in some ways the planet is still catching up. Take the iPhone. He not only wrote about such a device in the 1970s, he even predicted the ‘i’ part – the internet – without even trying.
Douglas gave the world more wise sayings and literary catchphrases than perhaps any other writer of the late 20th century. He even invented the number 42. How on earth did we manage without it?
So to remember his achievements – the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide series, the Dirk Gently books, the chapter about the kakapo and the anecdote about the broken nose – we joined in with International Towel Day and carried our towels with us at all times. Click here for photos of Peter A and his towel!
We will soon be adding a section of Modern Gods to the Holy Database, including several by Douglas Adams. The Great Green Arkleseizure, Zarquon, and so forth. If you have any more suggestions for literary/fictional deities please let know.