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Gerry Anderson's son launches campaign to fund final books

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Sep 05, 2013 | 5:55am EDT

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson's son has launched a Kickstarter.com campaign to help fund the release of his final books. The TV mogul, who was famed for his puppet-based adventure shows, passed away in December (12), and his son Jamie revealed a number of projects were discovered on his father's computer. One was Gemini Force One, a book series about a secret organisation he began writing in 2008. Top author MG Harris has been brought in to complete the first manuscript, as Anderson's battle with Alzheimer's disease forced him to abandon his work. Jamie has set up a fundraising drive on the website to help get the project to print and is looking for $36,525 (£24,350) in donations. The amount raised as WENN goes to press stands at $1,866 (£1,244). He also hopes to transform the franchise into a TV series. Anderson, who was 83 when he died, also created hit shows Stingray and Captain Scarlet.

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