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okasha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:26 PM
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May I brag a bit?
My first novel came out last month--The Growing, co-written with Suzanne Beck. It's science fiction, from PD Publishing.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:28 PM
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1. congratulations!~ can we find it on amazon?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:36 PM
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5. Please don't use Amazon. Use Powell's or Barnes & Nobel
Amazon is evil.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:40 PM
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7. Here's the link on Powell's
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:31 PM
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2. Hearty congrats to you! Did you know
there's a Books:Fiction group? We love to hear success stories, there, too! :toast:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:32 PM
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3. why that gets a little woo-hoo if i do say so my self.
:woohoo:

congratulations and good work.
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:34 PM
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4. How wonderful!
I am "polishing up" my first novel, trying to remain postive about the possiblity I might find a publisher. Your news gives me hope. Congrats!

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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:38 PM
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6. You call THAT braggin'?
If I were a published novelist, I'd tie up every thread on the board!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!

:applause: :applause: :applause:
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justice1 Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:40 PM
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8. Congrats
Maybe we can keep talking about it, so it will replace another book that's been popping up.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 05:43 PM
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9. Congrats! I hope you'll be selling it at Gaylacticon 2006?
http://www.spectrumawards.org/whatis.htm

The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards honor outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy and horror which include significant positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.

<snip>

The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are presented annually and honor works premiering in the previous calendar year. In their first year (1999), the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards were presented in three categories: Best Novel, for the best novel; Best Other Work, for the best work in any format other than novel (including movies, TV, short stories, art, gaming materials, etcetera); and Hall of Fame, for a work premiering prior to 1998. Currently, the Awards are given in three categories: Best Novel; Best Short Fiction; and Best Other Work. In addition, a limited number of works released prior to 1998 are inducted into the Hall of Fame each year.

More:
http://www.spectrumawards.org/whatis.htm
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 06:13 PM
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10. Post on DU's SF group
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Do you have the intro blurb?

I'll look for it. Do you know when it'll hit bookstores?

:woohoo:

Congratulations! Yyou must be on Cloud 9. 109!
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 07:16 PM
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11. Congratulations. I will definately buy it.
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okasha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-27-06 07:21 PM
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12. Thanks to everybody! :)
Here's the cover blurb:


It's 2012.

Do you know where your androids are?

In the near future, the world will grow complacent and a brilliant, if misguided, mind will seek to capitalize on that complacency by providing the common man and royalty alike with just the convenience he needs to aid him in his day to day labors.

But what if suddenly those companions were to turn on their masters, sowing the seeds of destruction and death across the land?

What if man's helper became his killer, and no one knew why or how to stop it?

The Growing is the story of such a post-apocalyptic vision, and of the brave men and women who give everything they have to save the world from its eventual destruction.

It is also the story of two lonely hearts, bitter enemies at first, who learn to trust and to love again in a world falling down all around them. Koda Rivers is a Lakota veterinarian and shaman whose roots run deep in her culture and in the soil of her native Black Hills. Kirsten King, Ph.D., is a brilliant cyberscientist and the sole surviving member of President Hillary Clinton's Cabinet. Each drawn by her own mission to destroy the androids, they meet in fire and blood at the North Dakota facility where the insurgent machines are manufactured.

The Growing has all the bells and whistles of a classical epic: sweeping battles, a heroic love story, Amazon warriors, a blind bard, the gods of the land and a monster or two. The challenges present are met by our two heroes and their companions. These include Dakota's remarkable father and her warrior brother, Tacoma; Maggie Allen, USAF Colonel and crack pilot; an extraordinary German Shepherd named Asimov; and the spirits of the land in their various forms.


It can be found on the PD site at: http://www.pdpublishing.com/growingendpage.html
which links to several online sellers.

The publishers may be at the con; they have a couple more sf titles on their list. I'm not sure whether I can get off the 9-5, though. I think I have some grant deadlines about then.

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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-28-06 05:36 PM
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14. sounds great!
I look forward to it!

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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-28-06 01:43 AM
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13. Ordering it tomorrow...I love sci-fi.
...and I'm happy to support a fellow DUer.

:toast:
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