Terry Jones: EVIL MACHINES

THE PITCH
How do you feel about your phone? Or your car? I bet you don’t think about them much, except when they go wrong. But what if they go really wrong and turn properly bad… evil, even?
Join Terry Jones on a journey into the dark heart of machines. Over the next six months you will get to lounge in Terry’s shed as he writes about the lift that took people to places they didn’t want to go, the vacuum cleaner that was too powerful and the terrifying train to anywhere. Brisk and cheerful on the outside but as dark as Roald Dahl’s finest within, Terry Jones’ collection of thirteen cautionary fables will be finished for November 2011.
Fortunately, this is just before Christmas, so you may want to order the beautifully stitched, bound and illustrated Hardback edition (if we can find a non-evil printing press to play ball). Early-bird patrons can even get a personal dedication from Terry.
In the meantime, here’s the beginning of the very first story, 'The Truthful Phone'. If you would like to listen to Terry reading the second ('The Nice Bomb'), you’ll find it in his shed once you've made a pledge.
November 2011
Fiction (suitable for all ages. Particularly good for Luddites or those who like a bit of an edge to their silliness)

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Paute: And Jonesy is on Twitter!!!! @PythonJones

YESSSSSSSS!!

Lvndr HppE at 10:33 am June 26

I just searched for him, and twitter says that user does not exist! WTH?!?!

Paute at 9:48 am June 27

I follow him!

Here Comes Another One: Ahahaha! I read "Truthful Phone" and it was awesome. I laughed heaps! It kind of reminds me of Neil Gaiman except a totally different style of writing. I'm definitely supporting this - tossing up between e-book and hardback/e-book.

katithepythonfan: I wish I had an extra 250 quid to support that!

Tanya_Birklid19: Just watched it. Love it how he still goes high-pitchy and then to his normal register.

Paute at 9:38 am May 29

Hahaha yes, still have a kid voice. The better is thing is if you support his book, you can go and lunch with him. I hate not live in London.

Tanya_Birklid19 at 9:40 am May 29

WHAT??? Oh jeez. I live in the middle of nowhere in southeast North Dakota, NOW it makes me wanna live in London.

Paute at 11:08 am June 22

Well... Buenos Aires is so so far... Maybe I can sell my house and travel to talk with him. :(