OT: The Bestseller Job by Greg Cox

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Greg Cox, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Greg Cox

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    Can't resist pointing out that that Amazon has finally posted the cover of my upcoming LEVERAGE novel, based on the very fan-friendly TV series . . ..

    And, yeah, there may be a Trek joke or two in the book.

    Age of the geek, baby!
     
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  2. Defcon

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    [​IMG]

    I'm only an on-and-off viewer of Leverage, but will definitely check out your and Keith's contributions.
     
  3. Greg Cox

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    Thanks for posting that! A very snazzy cover, if I do say so myself! :)
     
  4. Miss Lemon

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    Congrats Greg, that cover looks very snazzy indeed!

    I'm afraid I've never even heard about this TV series. You'd probably say it's a must-see. ;)
     
  5. Lonemagpie

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    It *is* a must-see, the modern Mission Impossible with more laughs. Or, if you prefer, Hustle done with a lot more verve and action.
     
  6. Greg Cox

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    The show is in its fourth season, but it's very accessible so feel free to jump aboard. It's basically about a team of crooks and con artists who run elaborate scams to help out people who have been screwed over by the system:

    "The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you."

    And, yeah, the scifi jokes fly fast and furious sometimes, as well as guest-spots by some of our favorite genre actors. Did I mention that both Wil Wheaton and Jeri Ryan play recurring characters, and that some guy named Frakes has directed several eps?

    (Wil plays an outlaw hacker, btw. Jeri plays a sexy grifter who helps the Leverage crew out on occasion.)
     
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    Will have to see if it becomes available after I straighten out my cable issues with the landlord (it's supposedly included with my rent, but it seems the previous tenant ran off with the cable box...).
     
  8. nightwind1

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    That's a very distinct cover.
     
  9. Defcon

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    You're welcome.

    In case anyone is wondering, these are the covers for the other two Leverage novels:

    The Zoo Job by Keith R.A. DeCandido

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    The Con Job by Matt Forbeck

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  10. Christopher

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    They're all kind of generic and not at all plot-specific, but I think the one on Greg's book looks the best. It has the best team pose, composition, and background.
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Well, I admit to being biased, but I really like my cover, too. The red-and-white color scheme strikes me as very eye-catching.
     
  12. Miss Lemon

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    So is that girl's dress. ;)
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    That would be "Sophie Deveraux" (NOT her real name), failed actress and notorious con artist . . . .
     
  14. Sho

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    Gotta hope it will live up to its title, I guess? :)
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    Please admire the cheeky way I got "Bestseller" onto the cover in big letters!

    For the uninitiated: all Leverage titles are "The [Something] Job." My book involves a scam set in the world of big-time published, so . . . .
     
  16. Christopher

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    My favorite Leverage episode title is "The Bottle Job" -- which was a bottle show (limited to standing sets to save money) revolving around a scam to save a bar. So it's a dual-meaning, punny title, and one of those meanings is metatextual!
     
  17. Greg Cox

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    I believe the title of Matt's book has a double meaning--in that it's about running a con at a convention.
     
  18. Christopher

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    ^And of course you're hoping your title has a double meaning...
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    You betcha!
     
  20. Greg Cox

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    If you'll indulge me a bit of self-promotion, this book finally went on sale yesterday!

    And, yes, there may be a Star Trek reference or two . . . .