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I haz a finished cover!

Geez, busy has prevented me from sharing some excitin' news: My editor just sent Transcendence off to the printer! Here's the final cover for the hardcover edition, coming out in TWO WEEKS:


Click the image to see the full-size dustjacket. Click here to see sample chapter stuff.

And check out that quote just above my name, deep in shadow: Jack McDevitt read it and liked it and gave me a blurb (full quote inside the flap). Woohoo! Thank you, Jack, and thanks to Kij, George, Jim, and Ann for their kind words (and to A.J., who passed away a few years ago).

If you're in town on Friday, November 5, come by the University of Kansas student union building, where the Jayhawk Ink bookstore will host my book launch from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. I'll host a reception at my place afterward. Spread the word!

Oh, and you can pre-order now from Hadley Rille Books at a big discount (for either the trade paperback or the hardcover) and get free shipping. Bargain!

Best,
Chris

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nottygypsy
Oct. 21st, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Yay that is SO exciting! I can't wait to read it!
mckitterick
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
gryphonrose
Oct. 21st, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Looks great, amigo! Congrats again!
mckitterick
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Grazie!
roseconnelly
Oct. 21st, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
If you're in town on Friday, November 5

I won't be. Boo. I guess I'll order it now.

What time does the reception start?
roseconnelly
Oct. 21st, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
I ordered it via the super-deep discount, free-shipping method.

You are my first "I will have a paycheck again" purchase! Congrats!



mckitterick
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! I'm special!
mckitterick
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
Phooey! But you can celebrate with me any time ;-)

Reception is 4:00pm - 5:30pm... I should add that.
bogwitch64
Oct. 21st, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Woohoo, Chris!!! I wish I could get one at WFC. Curses! I'll just have to get one from HRB like all the others. ;)

That cover is GORGEOUS! And those blurbs--whew (that's me whistling in awe.) Nice job. Can't wait to read it!
mckitterick
Oct. 21st, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
Good point about not having it done by WFC - it's why I'm not going this year *sigh*

Thank you! That's one of the most beautiful pieces of space art that I've ever seen, and it's appropriate to the book, even ;-)

I feel very fortunate to have such esteemed folks say such kind things about the book. I hope other readers enjoy it as much.
karin_gastreich
Oct. 22nd, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Hooray, hooray, hooray! The cover looks awesome, and it makes me feel all giddy inside just to see it. Congratulations! I can't wait for the opening. Party in Lawrence! Woohoo!
mckitterick
Oct. 22nd, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! We need lots of book-release parties around these parts ;-)
pointoforigin
Oct. 22nd, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh! SHINY!! So much for my moratorium on book-buying . . . . ; D
mckitterick
Oct. 22nd, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
Heeee! And thank you for your kind words about it and letting us use them.
silverfae
Oct. 22nd, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
That looks absolutely fabulous.. and congratulations!
mckitterick
Oct. 22nd, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you!
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