Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero is a project with a long history. It’s been in the works for nearly three years, going through several stages of evolution along the way. But its final form, a combination book and CD, will be released on February 21st, 2012—well before the Mayan Long Count calendar runs out and the next big apocalypse craze comes to head. Meanwhile, as of today, this thing can be preordered in the aforementioned VUA store.
And it comes in two flavors!
The Open Edition: This is a full-length CD with music from 11 musicians, mixed and produced by VUAgents John LaSala and Bilian, mastered at The Vault. This music served as the launch point for the accompanying book, which contains 15 short stories and a 4-part serialized novella. A total of 18 authors came together to write this book, including the likes of Keith Baker, Robert J. Randisi, and Ed Greenwood (creator of The Forgotten Realms!) The book itself is a hefty 6×9 quality paperback, features cover artwork by Michael Komarck, and includes 19 illustrations by the immensely talented Talon Dunning. This monster sells for $36.
The Limited Edition: This version features foil-stamped lettering on the book cover, is signed by all 29 musicians and authors, and is limited to only 100 copies. Particular limitation numbers can be claimed on request (such as #19 of 100), on a first-come-first-serve basis. And we’ll even hand-write a dedication inside up on request! This beaut sells for $99…while supplies last, of course.
LE Upgrade Bonus! Anyone who pre-orders the open edition between now and December 21, 2011 earns a chance at having theirs freely upgraded to the Limited Edition. How about that!