Book covers for The Tinker and The Fold, Part 1, The Problem with Solaris 3
1 book cover for The Tinker and The Fold: The Problem with Solaris 3
Designs must be of full book jacket (Front Cover, Back Cover, and Spine) – Text for back cover and spine will be provided.
Book Trim Size – 5” x 7”
To design a book cover that will tee up the reader so the book has maximum impact. The cover should draw in the target audience and creatively depict the essence of the book.
Young Adult Readers interested in Science Fiction, generally between the age of 10 and 18, although this has appeal to older readers too. Website will provide insight into target audience – http://www.lagunalanternpublishing.com
Project for Part 1 must be completed May 30 , 2016
The Tinker and The Fold series is co-authored by father and son team, Scott and Evan Gordon.
Their first title, The Tinker and The Fold: The Problem with Solaris 3, is the story of Jett Joseph Javelin Junior, an eighth grader, whose scientific tinkering attracts the attention of The Fold, an extraterrestrial federation, tasked with keeping peace in the galaxy.
When The Fold comes to collect him, Jett's life is thrown into chaos. From alien abductions, to life in Tower 100, to becoming a castaway on Lanedaar 3 and savior to the Boonans, to flooding the White House with living alien pom-poms that eat everything in sight, Jett’s adventure to save Earth from The Neutralization Protocol and integrate it into The Fold is fraught with peril and will keep you guessing all the way to the end.
In their second book (yet to be titled), Jett, his brother Jack, and his friend Abcde, a female companion, decide to rescue Jett’s father from a rehabilitation colony on Solaris 9 when their Quantum Swap is intercepted and they are rerouted to Tower 100 by The Fold. Jett’s atoms are lost in transit and when they are finally located and reassembled, Jett discovers he has a whole new set of abilities that allow him to matter shift from one state to another (metal, liquid, gas, stone, etc) only he can’t control this on his own so The Fold provides him with a Quantum Suit to help him harness his new power. While in Tower 100, Hazbog (from Book 1) steals the Quantum Swapper and kidnaps Jack and Nukii. He takes them to Alipour 5 where Hazbog installs himself as god to The Boe (a local tribe). Jett and Abcde go to Alipour 5 to save his brother inciting a war on the planet between two rival tribes. During a pitched battle, Jett and The Skowe overwhelm Hazbog and The Boe and Hazbog swaps to Earth with a contingent that enslaves the now defenseless planet. He is pursued by Jett and team, but they are unable to stop him this time. You’ll never believe who shows up to save the day!
Excerpts from Books
The Tinker and The Fold: The Problem with Solaris 3
Jett again turned toward the low mesa and gasped. Before him stood a large creature. It was at least seven feet tall with a squarish head sporting twelve squarish eyes. The sides of its body were covered with long rusty orange tentacles that stuck out of its silver metal suit like play dough pushed through a spaghetti press. In the center of the suit were four squares resembling a checkerboard. (Description of Tii-Eldii)
Tii-Eldii’s tongue retracted back into his mouth in a flash. “Jett wait!” he cried.
Suddenly a large rock rose up on six long legs and pivoted around. It had the look of an Alaskan king crab, but stood nearly three meters tall and had two enormous fang lined mouths stacked one above the other. The monster’s shell was burgundy red with thin yellow stripes organized in a V-shaped pattern across its underbelly. The monster shimmied toward Jett. Jett, paralyzed by fear was glued to the ground.
“Um, ah, Tii-Eldii...!” Jett wheezed. Drool, now dripping from each of the creature’s two mouths, collected in large puddles.
Before he could utter another sound, Jett was lifted off the ground by its giant claw. His feet dangled a meter off the cavern floor. The monster held him so tightly he could hardly breathe. (Scene from Tii-Eldii’s cave Chapter 17)
The Tinker and The Fold 2
“We are not sure, but we will need to follow the plan exactly if we are to save them both and recapture Hazbog before he can do any real damage,” Le-Wa continued, “As you know, the tribe we have selected for you to lead is called The Skowe. Your ability to phase shift should be sufficient to impress your godliness upon them, but in case they need more convincing we have included some other items that will not fail to establish your supremacy. Abcde, you will be in charge of these. Do you remember what they are?”
“Yes, I have a multipurpose wand that manipulates water and temperature,” Cyd said holding the device up for all to see, “Oh, and I also have this image generator that can make me appear much larger, or as many of myself as I want, or allow me to disappear entirely,” she continued demonstrating the device to the point of showing off.
“Thank you, Cyd,” Jack mocked, “but nobody here is impressed,” he said as he morphed into rolling waves of water.
“Show off,” Cyd said, “but can you do this?”
Abcde pulled the multipurpose wand out again and hoisted Jett up in the air and stirred him around and around.
“Cyd, as amusing as this is, we need for you to put Jett down and allow him to gather himself,” Chi-Col interrupted her fun.
“Okay, fine,” Cyd mused as she powered the wand off and splashed Jett down onto the floor in a big puddle.
Jett quickly regained his form and complained, “What the hell did you do that for?”
“I dunno, kinda funny, I sure hope Hazbog doesn’t have one of these.”
“Unfortunately, there is a very good chance Hazbog has many Aaptuuan technologies in his possession including a multipurpose wand which would have been standard issue for a maintenance worker.”
“So best to avoid water then,” Jett offered.
“Indeed,” Chi-Col said, “your phase morphing abilities will be enough to spook The Skowe and even to protect you from their weapons, but phase shifting alone will not be enough to protect you from Hazbog.”
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