OT: Announcing ONLY SUPERHUMAN, my first original novel!

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Christopher, May 24, 2011.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    ^Sorry, I don't know that. Greg, any ideas?
     
  2. Greg Cox

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    Oh Lord, I'm confess I'm clueless where ebooks are concerned. I have no idea.

    Sorry not to be more helpful, but I'm just a freelance editor. I don't know anything about Tor's ebook policies.
     
  3. Sho

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    No problem, I was just being lazy and looking for a shortcut ;). I'll look into it myself, and then report back once I find what I'm looking for (DRM free + supporting PayPal would be ideal).
     
  4. Sho

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    OK, it turns out that Kobo, where I purchased some Vanguard installments in the past already via PayPal with no problems, is selling the DRM-free epub version of Only Superhuman for 12,72€ and I went ahead and grabbed that. For fun:

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    Congrats on your professional accomplishment, Christopher! Now let's hope I like the novel :).

    (Mini-edit: Replaced the screenshot, the original had a glitch from hasty snapping.)
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    ^ Cool. Thanks for looking into that!
     
  6. Sho

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    And just in case anyone is that curious about this game change as I am, here's the blurb that TOR/Macmillan have chosen to go with on their DRM free book:

    That's inserted between the title page and the dedication page.
     
  7. Christopher

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    ^Thanks for that.
     
  8. Judith Sisko

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    Downloaded! (And my doctor just put me on 24 hour vocal rest. I get to stay home tomorrow and read. How fortuitous is THAT?)
     
  9. Sho

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    ^ Gute Besserung for your 'cords.
     
  10. JD

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    It's probably going to be quite a while before I get to this, but I am certainly looking forward to this when I get around to it. I'm very interested to see what the people here who read it think of it.
     
  11. Judith Sisko

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    Thanks. I'm a middle school choir director, so I'm getting some flak from my colleagues (not to mention the betting going on whether or not I can be quiet for 24 hours.)
     
  12. Turtletrekker

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    Got notification of shipping today! :)
     
  13. TerraUnam

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    It arrived today, amazon.ca shipped it yesterday and I always get their packages overnight from Toronto.

    A most excellent book, I'm halfway through. It has everything I wanted in a sci-fi book. In fact, it was just the book I was looking for personally at this time.

    I never realized just how much Star Trek books keep to a certain "rating" in the movie theatre sense until I read Only Superhuman.
     
  14. Sho

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    ^ Are you indicating violence or sex or both with that last sentence?
     
  15. Christopher

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    I'm not much for violence... ;)

    But yes, my original work, at least in my default universe, does tend to feature more sexual content and language than my Trek work.
     
  16. Sho

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    Good point actually, I should have recalled e.g. the boxing discussion not so long ago :). It's terribly late over here ...

    Edit: Just found this chuckle-worthy description in a Goodreads review: "There's also a fair amount of sex and nudity in the book. None of it overtly graphic in its description, but what it may lack in description, it makes up for in quantity."
     
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  17. Greg Cox

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    ^ Maybe we should put that quote on the paperback edition! :)
     
  18. TerraUnam

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    So, Mr. Bennett, how does it feel to be a published author in your own right, with a hardcover original work to your name?
     
  19. Christopher

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    ^Ask me again when we see how well it sells... ;)

    It is certainly more fulfilling to have a published novel that's purely mine, especially one I've been working on for more than half my life. And it's awesome to have a hardcover.
     
  20. TerraUnam

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    I did my bit. ;)

    Just finished it. Seems to belong on the same shelf with The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, which I read in high school.

    To Mr. Cox:

    May we please have more from this author? :)
     
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