Greg Cox wrote:
On other hand, there was never any talk of changing Only Superhuman,
which I always thought was a great title.
Although that title went through a journey of its own. My original spec novel about Emerald Blair was just called Troubleshooter
, and I came up with Only Superhuman
as the title for a possible indirect sequel set centuries later and revisiting some ideas from the Troubleshooter era. Then, I eventually decided that Troubleshooter
was too vague and not sufficiently science-fictiony for that novel, so I renamed it Only Superhuman
when I did the umpteenth major revision of it -- but midway into that revision, I realized the book just wasn't working and I needed to abandon it and start over from scratch. But the new novel that resulted was called Only Superhuman
from the get-go.
I think the title that's come most easily to me, of my published works, may have been Forgotten History
. That occurred to me in my first half-hour of thinking about the concept and it never changed.