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Author Topic:   FS: Al Worden-signed "Falling to Earth" w/extra
Fezman92
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posted 09-03-2011 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got mine in today. When I got back from a car show (got to drive my dad's 63 Lincoln. So much fun to drive) I saw a USPS box and I knew what it was. Haven't read it yet but I did open it. The Rising from Earth poem and the layout of it is a jewel itself. Thank you so much to Col. Worden, Steve, Francis French and everyone else who made this possible.

farthestreaches
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posted 09-05-2011 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just an FYI for everyone who has ordered Falling To Earth. I've been shipping like a madman since the signing on the 27th. Many of you should have received your books and others, any day now. I will continue to ship aggressively until everyone has their order in hand. The reaction to the poem has been most positive for which I am quite gratified. Thanks to all for your ongoing support...

Jurg Bolli
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posted 09-12-2011 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy from Farthest Reaches arrived today, and I couldn't be happier: beautiful signature, beautiful poem, carefully packed so my book arrived in pristine condition. A sincere thank you to ALL involved!

space4u
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posted 09-13-2011 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve: Are they shipping via US mail or UPS in USA? Thanks, Marcy

divemaster
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posted 09-14-2011 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived, too. Perfect condition. A wonderful addition to the bookshelf. Very tempted to frame the poem. (Mine came via USPS priority mail.)

farthestreaches
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posted 09-17-2011 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to everyone for the kind words about the poem and packaging for the books you have received. I continue to ship at a frantic pace and if you've not received yours, not to worry. I'm processing your orders as fast as these two hands can.

This "special edition" was so well received that we are repeating it again with Colin Burgess's latest title, "Selecting the Mercury Seven" but more on that by visiting my home page or by watching this board for an upcoming post.

Thanks to all for your ongoing support...

John K. Rochester
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posted 09-18-2011 06:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't received my book yet... but am not concerned. Steve and Farthest Reaches are top-notch and am positive they are working extremely hard to please everyone! By the way... I counted, and "Falling to Earth" will officially be my two hundred and fiftieth book on the manned space program!

farthestreaches
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posted 09-18-2011 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John, thanks for your kind words and patience. Yours will ship today. Yes, here in LA there IS a post office that is open 7 days per week and they have become my newest best friend (lol). A number of other orders have also been shipped out this weekend. I hope you are all enjoying the included signed poem...

contra
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posted 09-20-2011 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for contra   Click Here to Email contra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy from arrived last week. FANTASTIC.

David Bryant
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posted 09-20-2011 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! My copies of Al's book finally arrived: WELL worth the wait! Beautifully signed, beautifully wrapped and most welcome!

Many thanks, Steve! You're a star!

dss65
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posted 09-20-2011 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy arrived yesterday in perfect condition. The extra is very nice. I've barely started reading the book, but I know it's going to be good. Thanks for offering this, Steve, and for all of your efforts!

machbusterman
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posted 09-21-2011 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived safely in Scotland today Steve... in PRISTINE condition.... bullet-proof packaging and GREAT service from you as always!

arjuna
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My copy arrived yesterday in perfect condition. Looks like a great read.

Many thanks, Steve (and Al and Francis).

Andy McCulley
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posted 09-21-2011 07:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Andy McCulley   Click Here to Email Andy McCulley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For what it's worth, I think Falling to Earth is an excellent book; well written and informative as well as holding your interest. A signed, 1st edition will be a great addition to anyone's book collection.

As a community, we are fortunate to have a number of terrific people available to fill our space related needs. There are several of these collector/dealers offering signed copies. And normally, it wouldn't matter who you got your copy from - they all provide first class service from the products they provide to the shipping and handling.

However, in this particular case I think it would be worth a phone call to Farthest Reaches and see if they have any copies left with the bonus insert.

I suspect those who have already received their copies will agree, the insert is worth the effort.

A previously unpublished poem by Col. Worden, printed on heavy, "linen" type card stock and signed by Col. Worden as well. Its really a very nice stand alone piece; in my opinion, suitable for framing.

space4u
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posted 09-22-2011 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine arrived today but it will remain sealed until my birthday in a few weeks. Told my husband to make it a gift!

ea757grrl
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posted 09-22-2011 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is great news. Can't wait for mine...but Steve, having recently had my own adventures as a one-person order fulfillment force, I sure appreciate what you're going through!

divemaster
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posted 09-22-2011 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We'll have to teach Steve to gift wrap.

GACspaceguy
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posted 09-23-2011 05:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes and instead of normal wrapping paper how about using a mylar space blanket!

John K. Rochester
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posted 09-24-2011 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As promised, I received my copy on Thursday. In my opinion there are four top writers on the subject of space exploration, Michael Collins, Andy Chaikin, Francis French and Colin Burgess. In "Falling to Earth" you can hear the words of Al Worden being painted with the literary brush of Francis French! I finished it in a day and a half... and found myself wanting more.

woodg2
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posted 09-24-2011 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for woodg2   Click Here to Email woodg2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear they are still trickling in. I'm still anxiously waiting for mine to show up and you guys have been killing me by saying how awesome they are.

I was walking through the Orlando airport this morning and walked into the NASA store. I couldn't wait to read it so I picked up a copy for the plane ride home. I got on the plane, opened it, and realized my "reading copy" is also signed!

farthestreaches
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posted 09-24-2011 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok George, you've shamed me into it. Your box is packed and ready to mail (lol). For everyone else, please know that I'm packing and shipping with all possible speed. I AM a one man show but promise to get everyone's books to them as quickly as possible. Forty packages have been sent out in the last two days and more will be mailed this weekend.

woodg2
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posted 09-24-2011 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for woodg2   Click Here to Email woodg2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not intended to be a poke at Farthest Reaches. I was just excited to discover I had accidentally bought a signed book! It was not marked as signed and was on a back shelf tucked in with a variety of older space related books. The guy next to me on the plane thought I was a complete geek when I opened it realized it!

farthestreaches
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posted 09-24-2011 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Didn't consider it a poke at all but since you took the time to post, thought it would be nice to put your books in hand. You'll have them in the next few days... Enjoy!!

divemaster
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posted 09-25-2011 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've had many more strange reactions about my choice of reading material when I'm on a plane from my seat mate(s) than I can remember. Since I get bored on planes very easily, and I have done my fair share of east coast to west coast trips, I usually read something I enjoy - which, 9 times out of 10, is some obscure space book.

My next planned trip actually is going to be the audio book "Packing for Mars". There was also the 22 CD version of "All American Boys" that was on my [then] iPod, which covered a couple of long trips and several short ones. No comments on those since no one knows what you're listening too - except when you let out the occasional giggle.

Too bad Al's book isn't available as an audio book. I think his voice, telling the stories, would make an excellent download. Whoever voiced "Schirra's Space" ruined it just by not being Wally. Cernan did a great job with "Last Man on the Moon", too. Maybe Al needs some encouragement after his book tour.

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posted 09-25-2011 01:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by divemaster:
Too bad Al's book isn't available as an audio book. I think his voice, telling the stories, would make an excellent download.
I'm glad you brought this up... I too enjoy listening to audio books that are read by the astronauts themselves. Listening to John Glenn's book is almost like sitting on the porch with him while he tells his story. Same for Gene Cernan and Walt Cunningham.

If Al's book doesn't get picked up by an audio book distributor, I would certainly buy it as an audio download — I'm sure many others would as well.

skippy in space
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posted 09-28-2011 07:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for skippy in space   Click Here to Email skippy in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Haven't received my copy yet in Scotland not panicking yet but also have emailed Steve a couple of times to see if he had a record of my order and so far haven't had a response.

Looking forward to this read.

cspg
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posted 09-28-2011 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hasn't made it (yet) to Switzerland either, if that reassures you!

Not worried either.

fredtrav
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posted 09-28-2011 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hasn't made it Birmingham AL yet either. I assume it will be here soon.

lordolsen
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posted 09-28-2011 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lordolsen   Click Here to Email lordolsen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And also not in Denmark... Yet! But soon it will.

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posted 09-28-2011 03:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jemmy   Click Here to Email jemmy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hasn't made it across the Athlantic to Ireland yet but I have no doubt Steve is working as hard as he can to get all the books out well packaged so they arrive safe and sound.

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posted 09-28-2011 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine on Monday, in Durham, NC. Very nicely packaged, as others have said. And the poem insert is a very nice extra. Thanks, Steve!

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posted 09-28-2011 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hasn't made it to Arkansas either!

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posted 09-28-2011 10:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to worry if your book(s) have not arrived yet. I promise they are being shipped as fast as these two hands can pack them. The large majority have been shipped but not all, so bear with me a little longer and promise you'll have them in hand...

Daugherty54
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posted 09-29-2011 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem Steve! I am looking forward to it though

Daugherty54
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posted 10-06-2011 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got my book - and my goodness, it was wrapped totally bullet proof and was in impeccable condition. The poem insert is striking and I definitely plan on matting and framing this as well. Long wait, but so worth it!

carl walker
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posted 10-08-2011 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Reassuring to see other folks haven't received books yet, so it's likely not lost in the mail. Hanging in there, from Noordwijk!

Gilbert
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posted 10-08-2011 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Still waiting on mine in Georgia.

GACspaceguy
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posted 10-08-2011 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too Gilbert, so our zip codes must not be up yet.

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posted 10-08-2011 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for farthestreaches   Click Here to Email farthestreaches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Carl, Gilbert and Fred, thanks for your patience. Thankfully, I'm getting down to the nitty gritty with regard to filling the balance of orders. That being said, yours are now packed and ready to go. Thanks for your patience. Books are being packed and shipped almost every day. Feel free to email offlist if needing to inquire about your order. Almost there...

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posted 10-08-2011 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve runs a mighty fine -one-man operation, but I hope he has a chance to take a few deep breaths and have a coffee before he then tackles wrapping and sending out dozens of copies of the "Selecting the Mercury Seven" books with those multi-signed inserts after he and I sit down for a mass signing of the 300 books on 1 November. It certainly pays to be patient, but in the end you wind up with a quality product, that's for sure.


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