Hey, remember the “Robotic Edition” of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? That was the project of Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine to release a version of Mark Twain’s classic that replaces “n-word” Jim with Robot Jim, a response to a publisher’s intention to publish a version of the book that revised literary history by simply editing out the offending word. We reported on it in February, when Gabe and Etta were raising money for the publication through Kickstarter. And now, the book is available, complete with lovingly redrawn versions by Denise Devine of the original E.W. Kimble illustrations that include everyone’s new favorite character, Robot Jim. A boy, a robot, a classic.
Click here for all the details, including a free sample for downloading. The book is available as an eBook in ePub/PDF and Kindle versions for $5.99 each as well as in a deluxe hardcover edition that comes with the ePub/PDF version; you can get that package here, and it’ll start shipping December 10th, they say. And you can also get illustration prints, “ROBOT” necklaces, and handmade Robot Jim sculptures, each solo or in bundles with the hardback book. Again, all the details you need are at this link.
Please join Diani & Devine for the official launch party of Robot Edition Huck Finn at NerdMelt in LA, December 19th @ 7p!