Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Christopher, May 24, 2011.
Fantastic news, Christopher! Congrats and I look forward to seeing it!
Definite sale here. Cool news!
Congratulations! I'm adding it to my shopping list for whenever it comes out.
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.
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.
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.permanent.com/ (Has a focus on mining)
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!)
^That's great news.
Thanks for all the information.
I have a lot of reading to do tonight.
Congrats again, Christopher. I usually don't read sci-fi, except Star Trek and Star Wars, but since it's yours, I'll probably be ordering it when the time comes.
Congratulations Christopher and good luck with the novel.
I've just learned that the publication date for Only Superhuman will be October 2012. Too late for next year's Shore Leave, alas, but just in time for the New York Comic-Con (assuming they don't move it).
Cool, that's great news, Christopher. Will Tor be releasing it as an eBook as well?
I don't see why not, but Greg or Marco could answer that question better than I could.
Cool! This is definitely a must read for me.
^ Me too. I love Christopher's stuff.
Oops, turns out the publication date I gave above is tentative. We'll have to wait and see if it sticks.
Does that mean it may never see the light of day then?
^No, it just means the release date might be different.
Absolutely not. It's just that the Fall 2012 schedule hasn't been officially finalized yet, so it's always possible that some pub dates might get shifted around a bit, depending on whatever. Maybe the book will come out in September or November instead. Or, worst case scenario, bumped to January . . . which is unlikely.
It all depends on what the overall list ends up looking like.
"Hmm. Another book is running late and we have an open slot in September. Christopher's book is ready, right? Let's move that one up a few months."
That kind of thing . . . .
So it's "October 2012, give or take a month, probably," eh?
WHAT? You mean that publishing schedules are not planned out years -- if not decades -- in advance by the Gods of Publishing? You mean publishing works like any other business, and adapts to take advantage of last-minute changes and conditions?
I'm shocked, I tell you. Shocked.
BTW Greg, you didn't, by any chance, edit Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation, did you? If not, can you reveal who did? (Just to satisfy my curiosity, I don't have any stalkeresque motives.)
Congratulations! consider it added to my "to buy" list.
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