Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coming Attraction

Coming in paperback and available August-ish, quite possibly at a bookstore near you:

Catalogs have been shipped and an Amazon page created, so I can talk about it now. Paperback. $14.95. Exactly the same size and content as the hardcover, including the cool pulpy comic book paper. A new cover designed by me, Abrams graphic artist Sara Edward-Corbett and Art Director Chad Beckerman, with valued input from Editor Charlie Kochman.

Funnily enough, despite producing all the art and working on the cover with Abrams for weeks, I just realized now that the only version I have of the final composition is this relatively low-res image from Amazon. The sticker at top left is the American Astronautical Society's Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award; the quote at top is from The Village Voice: "A hopelessly optimistic moon-age daydream," which I've always chosen to take as a compliment.

Much more later!


Anonymous said...

YAY, Congrats!
Nurse Sis

Marion said...

I've seen that spaceship somewhere before...

Brian Fies said...

It gets around.

My scheme is to make the spaceship so ubiquitous and iconic that people pay me big bucks just to make handcrafted copies of it for them. Then I'll license the rights to a toy company and retire on the royalties.

I just made that up on the spot, but it actually sounds like a pretty good plan....

sligo said...

YESSSSS! Finally. Really happy for you, and love the cover. A future poster, perhaps, followed by T-shirts?