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Old May 25 2011, 02:39 PM   #31
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Re: OT: Announcing ONLY SUPERHUMAN, my first original novel!

As I commented on your blog, congratulations.

You'll definitely have a customer here. I look forward to seeing how you have developed space habitats and the other worldbuilding you've put into this.
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Old May 25 2011, 04:52 PM   #32
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Awsome I hope it's available for the if nit I will buy the actual boo this sounds awsome to me kind if Bladerunnerish!
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Old May 25 2011, 05:34 PM   #33
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That's fantastic news Christopher!! There are still so many of your Trek novels I still can't wait to read, and now an original story by your hands? That's just icing on the cake!
Congratulations!!!!
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Old May 25 2011, 05:49 PM   #34
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Awsome I hope it's available for the if nit I will buy the actual boo this sounds awsome to me kind if Bladerunnerish!
Nnno, not very much like Blade Runner at all.
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Old May 25 2011, 05:57 PM   #35
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Awsome I hope it's available for the if nit I will buy the actual boo this sounds awsome to me kind if Bladerunnerish!
Nnno, not very much like Blade Runner at all.
Yea ok I just meant the lack of aliens and different Androids or synthetic lifeforms not really storywise
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Old May 25 2011, 06:02 PM   #36
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Who said anything about androids?
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Old May 25 2011, 06:38 PM   #37
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Who said anything about androids?
lol sorry I miss read you said AI's
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Old May 25 2011, 06:53 PM   #38
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Congratulations Mr. Bennett! I've enjoyed all of your Trek work and love to pick up my favorite Trek author's (of which you head the list) non-Trek work, as much as possible. However, I have noticed that Tor doesn't seem to have much of an e-book presence. I run both the Nook and a Kindle, but whenever I look for Tor books on either platform, I can never find them. Do you know if Only Superhuman (great title, btw!) is going to be available as an e-book? And for the record, I have DTI on both platforms, and in "regular" paperback, just to be safe. A wondrous, fantastic novel, that I plan to read over and over, and is on my list of 5 novels to be stranded with.
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Old May 25 2011, 07:25 PM   #39
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Do you know if Only Superhuman (great title, btw!) is going to be available as an e-book?
Since that's on the publication end of things, I'll again have to defer to Greg.

Glad you like the title. It's a good fit thematically for this book, although this is actually the third novel concept I've applied it to. I first came up with it as the title for a story idea in another planned series (the same one for which I created the characters who became Torvig and Chaka in Star Trek: Titan), but one that would've been a centuries-later followup to the original version of the Troubleshooter milieu. (I really liked to plan far ahead back then, because I had no confidence yet in my ability to come up with ideas on demand.) Then, when I was doing my last revision on my initial Troubleshooter spec novel, I decided the book needed a less generic name, so I swiped the Only Superhuman title from that other (vague) concept. Then I abandoned that novel halfway through the draft when I finally realized it just wasn't working, and when I rebooted the whole thing and came up with this new novel, I decided the title worked well for it, so I kept it.

Good grief... I've spent so much of my life trying to put this one book (or its predecessor) together... and now I'm nearly done with that process, aside from copyedits and such. Once that's done, then I'll be moving on to something else, whether it's a sequel or something different. This book will finally be behind me. That's going to be weird. But hopefully liberating, because it'll free me to come up with more new stuff.
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Old May 25 2011, 10:40 PM   #40
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Congratulations. I'm looking forward to this very much.
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Old May 26 2011, 02:44 AM   #41
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Fantastic news, Christopher! Congrats and I look forward to seeing it!
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Old May 26 2011, 03:14 PM   #42
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Definite sale here. Cool news!
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Old May 26 2011, 04:02 PM   #43
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Congratulations! I'm adding it to my shopping list for whenever it comes out.
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Old June 22 2011, 05:26 PM   #44
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Re: OT: Announcing ONLY SUPERHUMAN, my first original novel!

Christopher, will you be doing annotations for Only Superhuman?

I'm interested in learning about space habitats and how they would work for my own science fiction stories, though mine are more on the mining side than just habitats.
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Old June 22 2011, 06:27 PM   #45
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Christopher, will you be doing annotations for Only Superhuman?
Ohh, I'm sure I'll be posting lots of behind-the-scenes and supplemental material on my website. I've got years and years of worldbuilding behind this.


I'm interested in learning about space habitats and how they would work for my own science fiction stories, though mine are more on the mining side than just habitats.
Well, my main source was The High Frontier by Gerard K. O'Neill, which is maybe a little dated but still has valid ideas at its foundations. Another valuable source was this site, which offers some nice technical detail on the subject, though filtered through the Mobile Suit Gundam universe (which drew on The High Frontier for a lot of its worldbuilding). And this John Cramer essay helped me figure out the Coriolis force.

Here are some other links I have bookmarked:

http://www.artificial-gravity.com/Di...n/Contents.htm

http://www.permanent.com/ (Has a focus on mining)

http://www.moonsociety.org/publicati...s/reinv_so.htm

http://space.mike-combs.com/spacsetl.htm

http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/75Sum...Contents1.html


Oh, by the way, we just reached another milestone. Greg's approved the revised manuscript, which means we're one step closer to publication! (And it means I'll be getting another check soon!)
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