Book Description

Ben Brown's Flying Machine by Michael Thorp

The Indie Book of the Day for 11th of May, 2015!

Genre: Children’s, Science Fiction

When the first manned spacecraft to Mars disappears and its crew explorer vehicle crashes onto the Brown’s wheat farm, what Ben discovers leads him on an adventure that he could never have imagined. He builds a flying machine and flies off to a planet in another universe where he finds himself fighting free its enslaved people, eighteen foot giants, and then to save his own planet. Ultimately, it’s a story about faith and a young man’s quest for love and redemption for his father’s untimely death.

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 2004 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Free House Studios Ltd; First Edition edition (October 29, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P0USSEA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Michael was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. He has lived in Australia, China, England, India, South Korea, and Cambodia, traveled through over forty-five countries, made two award winning low-budget *feature films, a pilot comedy news satire show, and a few music videos. Ben Brown’s Flying Machine is his first novel.

He is currently seeking $150k in funding to produce a 3.5 minute trailer based on his book, Ben Brown’s Flying Machine, which will be used to raise the $5m required to make it into a 2D 120 minute animated feature film in the style of Hayao Miyazaki’s film The Wind Rises.

*2007: Eight Broken Fingers (79 min.), produced for $10,000 (Best International Narrative Feature, Brilliant Lights Intl. Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2007, Best Foreign Film Award, L.A. FAIF Intl. Film Festival, 2006). *1999: The Lunatics Ball (89 min.), produced for $25,000 (Special Jury Prize, Shanghai Intl. Film Festival, 1999).

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