Saturday, March 15, 2008

MOO Delivery

Yesterday I delivered the manuscript for my second novel, MIND OVER OSHIP, to my editor at Tor. Two-and-a-half years in the making, 119,000 words, a whole lot of exercising my imagination muscle. I'm glad to complete this project and am literally collapsed on the couch by the effort. I'm going to take a little time off, and in two weeks I drive back to Fairbanks to figure out what comes next.

The photo above is a view of the Homer Spit from my yard. The spit extends halfway across the Kachemak Bay, 4.5 miles.


adrien said...

That is very exciting news!
Counting Heads is AMAZING and totally renewed my interest in Sci-Fi. Probably because beyond the Sci-Fi aspects you are just a great writer, period.

I have yet to get my hands on 'Getting to Know You'. It seems that one is ripe for a paperback pressing, no?

David Marusek said...

Thanks for the good word, Adrien. You are correct about the paperback. GTKY will come out this fall in paperback from del Rey. Exactly when, I don't yet know.

Renelle said...

Woohoo! Or should I say MOOhoo?!? Can't wait for it to be published. Congratulations.

Again, what a beautiful view. I don't know how you get anything done with all that beauty just outside your window. Then you go some place else to write that also has a gorgeous view. What a great way to unwind after a day spent writing.

Richard Jasper said...

Dear David:

I just last night finished reading "Counting Heads" and I totally loved it. I've always thought great Science Fiction was the result of GREAT characters and I'm inclined to think Samson Harger, Ellie Starke, Bogdan Kodiak, and Mary Skarland are going to remain as vivid in my imagination as Manuel Garcia O'Kelly-Davis, Hazel Meade, and Saxifrage Russell, among others! I'm very much looking forward to your next book!

All the best...

Richard Jasper
East Amherst, NY