If there is one thing the movie Spaceballs has taught us (and there probably isn’t), it is when you need to suck the atmosphere out of a planet sphere, a space-station-sized Megamaid with a vacuum cleaner is the way to go.
But when it comes to getting sucked into exciting new sci-fi and fantasy storyworlds, Viction Fortex is your best bet. (Like how I made that connection? Thought I couldn’t do it, didn’t you?)
What’s Fiction Vortex?
Myself and six other writing buddies have been hard at work for the last nine months developing what has evolved into Fiction Vortex–a digital, serial fiction platform designed to harness on-going collaborative efforts from multiple authors in order to generate weekly episodes of fiction for readers.
The brainchild of a ragtag, vanguard of indie authors, Fiction Vortex emphasizes imagination and fun. Tired of industry standards, we’ve decided to no longer take crap, so you don’t have to read it. We are creating collaborative universes doled out via weekly episodes–each a jam-packed story boiled down to its juiciest goodness. Multiple authors and multiple serials means constant content pouring from lavish, continually-evolving story worlds.
These collaborative storyworlds are known as serial boxes. Multiple serials exist within each serial box, and the only rules for each serial is that they take place within the shared storyworld of the serial box and that they be predominately science fiction or fantasy in genre. The only rule for each serial box is that it publish a new episode (from one of its serials) at least once a week!
Now envision multiple serial boxes each publishing one or more episodes a week. That’s the power of the vortex to suck you in. Our initial boxes are the Hiberverse and Schism 8, but we’ll be launching more throughout 2016 based on reader feedback.
How can I buy FV episodes?
Fiction Vortex will open with the ability for readers to buy each individual episode ala cart for $1. (The first episode of each serial is free.) Soon, we plan on creating a subscription option that will allow readers to subscribe for an entire serial, and most serials will run around 10 episodes. That will give the reader the ability to read the first episode for free, decide they like it and subscribe to the rest for a discount of around 50% when compared to the $1 an episode price tag.
What do I do now?
The best thing to do now is jump over to www.FictionVortex.com, sign up for a free account, and start reading the free episodes available in our catalog. Make sure you click the option to receive email updates if you want to be kept in the loop with our upcoming specials, geeky swag offers, etc. (Word on the street is that we’ll be offering hand-crafted, etched, steel “Commander Jaeger Survival Swords during a promo.)
As always, I love to hear from you guys. Let me know what you think. Is serial fiction the wave of the future, or something that should die with Dickens? Are genre subscription platforms piquing your interest? Will you give Fiction Vortex a try?