Michael Jan FriedmanMichael Jan Friedman last year set up a kickstarter to fund a comic novel called ‘I Am The Salamander’ in which was successful. The article about ‘I Am The Salamander’ can be found here. Now Michael has written a new book called ‘Lost Days’, which he hopes to fund another successful project.

Michael Jan Friedman is the author of 70 books of fiction and non-fiction, about half of them set somewhere in the Star Trek universe. He created the characters that would crew the Star Trek: Stargazer series of books. He also co-wrote the story for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Resistance”. Ten of his titles have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list. Friedman has also written for network and cable television, radio, more than 150 comic books, most of them for DC Comics.

Here is the kickstarter project:

In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII issued a decree that Christendom would no longer count time according to the old Julian calendar, which–over the course of centuries–had allowed movable feasts like Easter to slip back a week and a half. From that point on, Christians would follow a new, more accurate calendar, which–because Pope Gregory was the one who made it happen–would come to be known as the Gregorian Calendar.

Oh, one other thing. To put the holidays back where they belonged, Pope Gregory eliminated ten days in October, 1582. Friday, October 5th became Friday, October 15th. This made landlords happy and tenants grumpy, but there it was.

Now, you might say the erasure of ten days was just a clerical formality, a logistical convenience. We didn’t actually get rid of those ten days, did we?

Or…did we?

What if something happened in the course of those ten days? Something so bad, so horrifying, so breathtakingly evil that the only way the world could survive was if those two hundred and forty hours were wiped from the face of the earth? Which, as you’ve probably guessed by now, is the conceit at the center of my young adult novel, Lost Days.

Michael Jan Friedman is trying to raise $4,000.

Michael Jan Friedman is offering some great rewards for people who back Lost Days’. Here are a few of them:

  • $6 – At this level you will receive an e-book version of Lost Days plus an e-mail in which I will personally thank you for your support.
  • $18 – At this level you will receive a bundle of four of my recently published e-books: Lost Days, I Am The Salamander, Fight The Gods, and Aztlan (both novellas: The Last Sun and The Courts of Heaven) plus an e-mail in which I will personally thank you for your support.
  • $25 – At this level you will receive both the e-book and the limited-edition trade paperback version of Lost Days plus an e-mail in which I will personally thank you for your support. Of course, I will sign and number the trade paperback.
  • $33 – At this level you will receive both the e-book and the limited-edition trade paperback version of Lost Days plus a Star Trek paperback novel that I wrote plus an e-mail in which I will personally thank you for your support. Of course, I will be happy to sign both the Star Trek book, which you will choose from a list, and the trade paperback.
  • $60 – At this level you will be named as a patron on the acknowledgment pages of Lost Days, plus you will receive both the e-book and the limited-edition trade paperback version of Lost Days as well as a trade paperback edition of one of my other novels: either Fight The Gods, Aztlan, or I Am The Salamander. You will also receive an 8″ by 11” color print of the Lost Days cover art by talented, young Brazilian artist Caio Cacau. Finally, you will receive an e-mail in which I will personally thank you for your support. Of course, I will be happy to sign both of the trade paperbacks as well as the color print of the cover art.
  • $80 – At this level you will earn the right to name a business, street, or bystander mentioned once in Lost Days. This is a rare opportunity to become an integral part of the narrative of the novel. You will also be named as a patron on the acknowledgment pages of the book. Additionally, you will receive both the e-book and the limited-edition trade paperback version of Lost Days as well as the eight-issue set of Outlaws comic magazines I wrote for DC Comics. Finally, you will receive an e-mail in which I will personally thank you for your support. Of course, I will be happy to sign both the trade paperback and all eight issues of Outlaws.

Visit Michael’s kickstarter page for more information and to help with the funding of the book.

Follow Michael on Twitter @FriedmanMJ

Visit Michael’s website michaeljanfriedman.net