The Story of Spikez

Spikez is an exciting children's novel published by Burton Mayers Books in 2012 about an unlikely group of animal cyborgs.  In 2019, the book got a technological upgrade.  All of the bonus content associated with the book is now free to access online here.  There is also a range of downloadable media, including images, video and sound files to share. 

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Check out some of the original artwork created for Spikez by the illustrator, John Burton.  When the book was published, many of these images were never used, so we're giving them a home. Check them out! 

You can see the full range of black and white sketches here

Real-Life Animal Cyborgs
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What is a cyborg?  By definition, any living thing merged with electronic components is a cyborg.  The Spikez series of books are full of crazy animal cyborg creations.  See some of the concept art and what readers have been creating themselves.

You can also find some interesting news stories about real-life cyborgs and fun animal stories on this site. 

 
 

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