- Cover art reviewed and approved? Check!
- Cover blurbs? Check!
- Final copyediting? Check!
- Print copy coded and accepted? Check!
- E-books coded and submitted?
o ePUB file? Check!
o Kindle? Check!
o Barnes and Noble? Check!
o Kobo? Check!
- Authors and contracts? Check!
- Marketing plan? Active!
The clock ticks loudly as everyone worries, “Will this baby fly?” “Did I forget something?”
Your stomach knots; your mouth is dry. The countdown clock marches inexorably toward that moment.
5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Ignition… Liftoff! “Far Orbit Speculative Space Adventures was successfully launched into the literary cosmos at 00:00:01 on April 29, 2014!” CAPCOM announces loudly. There is a grand “Hurrah!” from the control room; beaming authors, anthologist, and friends in the gallery.
You log in to Amazon and there it is! Your baby has attained orbital velocity. It’s exhilarating and scary at the same time.
As excitement fades into reflection, I freely admit that the Far Orbit anthology is special project for me. It represents a renewal of vows; public acknowledgement of a decades-long love affair. The anthology presents us with a collage of digitally enhanced snapshots – modern stories in a vintage frame. These are the wonderful stories that captured the imagination of an entire generation of readers, writers, and editors. I hope they capture yours too.
Anthologist, Far Orbit
Musings on NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Project and Sam Kepfield’s “Open for Business”
Bear Essentials by Julie Frost
Composition in Death Minor by K.G. Jewell
Spaceman Barbecue by Peter Wood
Far Orbit Interview on SciFi4Me.com
Great News from Sporadic Reviews!
Guest Blog on Fantasy Café (they wanted to hear about Grand Tradition SciFi
Good Choice Reading Interviews Far Orbit Authors Tracy Canfield, Jacob Drud, and Kat Otis
My intro for the Far Orbit Anthology
Inspiration… perspiration… exhilaration…