July 21st, 2008

singular destiny

she rides!

I have received excellent comments from all the beta readers, who both rock and roll, and incorporated many of them, and A Singular Destiny has been sent off to the editor, finally clocking in at about 88,000 words.

I am quite pleased with how it turned out. With luck, you will all feel the same come the new year.

And now, to bed.......................
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    "17" by Jethro Tull
sucks, penguin5

xnamkrad, RIP

xnamkrad has lost his battle with cancer.

I never met Frank, but we exchanged many an e-mail and he was hoping to get terri_osborne and I out to Ireland for P-Con, the convention he chaired, one of these years. Now he won't get to.

He was a good person, and he will be sorely missed. *raises glass of Guinness*
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fo' shizzle, rifftrax

I'm sorely tempted...

There's a thread in the Trek Literature board of the TrekBBS called "What's Keeping The God Thing From Being Published?" and every time I read that subject line, I keep thinking the same answer to the question: "Common sense."

I'm this close (hold up thumb and forefinger close to each other) to posting that in the thread in question.....

(Seriously, there's no way to publish it at this point. So much legend has grown up around the book over the past 30+ years that there's no way the finished product can possibly be in any way satisfying. Conversely, the time to publish this pretty much passed with the changeover to the new millennium; not enough people now are really going to give a shit about Roddenberry's drunken ramblings on the subject of organized religion. It doesn't help that, as per this wonderful page put together by the good and noble steve_roby, there are about half a dozen incomplete versions of this thing by various potential collaborators....)
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    "Midnight Special" by Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie