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Old January 22 2012, 05:43 PM   #91
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That's a really kick-ass cover. Okay, never judge a book by its cover and all that ... but a lot of people who don't already know about the book or writer are definitely going to pick it up when they see it.
That's certainly what one wants in a cover.
And it fits the book, IMHO.
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Old January 22 2012, 07:12 PM   #92
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And it fits the book, IMHO.
Oh, yeah. I never would've thought a single image could convey so much information about what's going on inside the book.
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Old January 22 2012, 07:15 PM   #93
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Does that mean it has tentacly things and robot arms?
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Old January 22 2012, 07:17 PM   #94
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Does that mean it has tentacly things and robot arms?
Sort of...
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Old January 23 2012, 04:49 AM   #95
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^Well, I get more royalties if you buy it in hardcover, so I think it's justified...
A guaranteed sale is a guaranteed sale.

I have recently bought KRAD's two Precinct books and his SCPD novel, and I also intend to buy Dayton's The Last World War books as soon as I get paid next. A sale is a sale, isn't that a Ferengi Rule of Acquisition or something?
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Old January 23 2012, 02:42 PM   #96
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A sale is a sale, isn't that a Ferengi Rule of Acquisition or something?
Rule #2: The best deal is the one that brings the most profit. (The 34th Rule)

Rule #242: More is good... all is better. (The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition)

(Although you could counter in turn with Rule #3: "Never spend more for an acquisition than you have to," from "The Maquis, Part II.")
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Old January 23 2012, 02:44 PM   #97
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Eminently logical
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Old January 24 2012, 07:56 AM   #98
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At last, the contracts are signed, the wait is over, and I can finally make the biggest announcement of my career to date. My first original novel, Only Superhuman, has been purchased by Tor Books! Not only that, but it will be my first hardcover novel as well! It hasnít been scheduled yet, but it will probably come out sometime in mid- to late 2012.
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Old January 27 2012, 06:42 AM   #99
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Although we will hopefully have some library sales as well . . . .
I can guarantee that the library that I work at will be getting a copy, and I am pretty sure at least one other in my area will as well.
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Old March 19 2012, 10:59 PM   #100
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Looks like Only Superhuman is starting to show up online. A book database called Risingshadow.net has posted the cover blurb for the novel (though it may be tweaked a bit before publication):

In the future, genetically engineered superhumans, inspired by classic Earth comic book heroes, fight to keep the peace in the wild and wooly space habitats of the Asteroid Belt

2107 AD: A generation ago, Earth and the cislunar colonies banned genetic and cybernetic modifications. But out in the Asteroid Belt, anything goes. Dozens of flourishing space habitats are spawning exotic new societies and strange new varieties of humans. It’s a volatile situation that threatens the peace and stability of the entire solar system.

Emerald Blair is a Troubleshooter. Inspired by the classic superhero comics of the twentieth century, she’s joined with other mods to try to police the unruly Asteroid Belt. But her loyalties are tested when she finds herself torn between rival factions of superhumans with very different agendas. Emerald wants to put her special abilities to good use, but what do you do when you can’t tell the heroes from the villains?

Only Superhuman is a rollicking hard-sf adventure set in a complex and fascinating future.
That cover copy is courtesy of our own Greg Cox, and I think he did a really nice job summing it up.

And we’re starting to see some pre-order links showing up too! I think there are rules about posting direct links to purchasing sites on this BBS, so I'll just link to the blog version of this post, where you can find the ordering links; or you can click on the ordering links on the Risingshadow page.

ONLY SUPERHUMAN now available for pre-order! (from my blog)

Both the big vendors have the book at a considerable discount, currently marked down to $14.50 from the list price of $24.99, but don’t worry — my royalties are based on the list price, so I still earn the same amount even when you pay less (as long as you buy it new rather than used).

So far only the hardcover edition is available for pre-order, but I’m told there will be an e-book version released the same day as the hardcover.
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Old March 19 2012, 11:44 PM   #101
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I made the decision a long time ago to buy dead tree versions of books I'm likely to read again from Star Trek authors. Thus far only David Mack belongs in that elite league, but this book will join it.
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Old March 20 2012, 01:56 AM   #102
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So far only the hardcover edition is available for pre-order, but Iím told there will be an e-book version released the same day as the hardcover.
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Old March 20 2012, 01:56 AM   #103
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Both the big vendors have the book at a considerable discount, currently marked down to $14.50 from the list price of $24.99, but donít worry ó my royalties are based on the list price, so I still earn the same amount even when you pay less (as long as you buy it new rather than used).

So far only the hardcover edition is available for pre-order, but Iím told there will be an e-book version released the same day as the hardcover.
At that price, the hardcover is probably cheaper than the ebook will be.
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I just pre-ordered the hardcover version from Amazon Canada. October is a long time to wait...but know it will be worth it. Also it is very reasonably priced for a hardcover at just over twenty bucks Canadian right now.
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Old March 21 2012, 04:34 AM   #105
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Sounds cool, I'll definitely be keeping an eye on it. Hopefully by October my to read pile will be small enough I'll be buying books again.
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