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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-26-2017 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Editor's note: This topic has been started to post news and post-event reports from Scott Kelly's book signings for his new books Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery and My Journey to the Stars.

A calendar of these events and other Kelly appearances is under Sightings.

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posted 04-26-2017 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pre-orders for signed copies of "Endurance" can be placed through Scott Kelly's website.

His website also notes that a "Fall 2017 book tour schedule [is] to come."

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posted 05-24-2017 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pre-orders for signed copies of "Endurance" are now also available from Barnes & Noble.

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posted 08-05-2017 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Scott Kelly on Twitter:
Saturday morning signing palooza! 50 down, 27,950 tip-ins to go.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-21-2017 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sightings has now been updated with Scott Kelly's complete book signing tour (as of Sept. 21). Per Scott (via Twitter):
Will post tour dates in the UK soon.

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posted 10-09-2017 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just received an email stating the signed book has shipped.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 10-11-2017 03:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For what it is worth, I placed an order today for a signed copy of "Endurance" using the link at the top of this thread. While the offer appears to have finished, when I enquired the retailer confirmed I would receive a signed copy and at the advertised price.

Anybody else who uses the link might want to check too, just in case supplies are limited.

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posted 10-17-2017 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my copy signed by Capt. Kelly today at a Barnes & Noble just two blocks from work; while waiting in line I noticed that, minus the acknowledgements at the end, the book is exactly 365 pages long!

A nice touch is he asked each person in line to leave comments and sign on an open page inside a copy of his book nearby.

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posted 10-18-2017 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You would think they would have edited it down to the actual days he spent in space on this mission of 340.

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posted 10-19-2017 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today received my signed copy of "Endurance."

The front cover jacket has a gold circular sticker stating "signed first edition." It is signed on a blank page after one opens it, then a page stating "Endurance," and then the cover page, where most signed books are preferred to be signed.

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posted 10-19-2017 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As pictured above, Kelly signed blank tipped-in pages for the pre-orders and for the events on his tour where pre-signed books are being distributed.

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posted 10-26-2017 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NeilPearson   Click Here to Email NeilPearson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just received my pre-signed copy in the post. Does anyone else have a copy which is, shall we say 'rough around the edges'?!

On mine, along the outer edge, on the opposite side to the spine, half the pages don't seem to have been trimmed giving a kind of saw tooth effect. The text all lines up perfectly from one page to the next but it already looks like an old book. Perhaps this was a style choice but it just looks half-finished to me!

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posted 10-26-2017 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the "unfinished" look is prevalent among most published books these days.

I have a copy of Kelly's book like this; what matters most, at least to me, is the contents and his personalized signature inside.

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posted 10-26-2017 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is called a deckle edge.
An artifact of bygone days, the "deckle edge" is part of the modern fetishisation of the past, much as Instagram glorifies the 1970s snapshot camera. An artifact that might have annoyed the makers of the day turns into a trait intended to evoke the whole experience and emotion associated with the original, but without any of the baggage.

The deckle edge was unavoidable until the 19th century, a byproduct of the papermaking process. Since it became unnecessary, the rough edge gradually turned into a status symbol.

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posted 11-20-2017 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Barnes & Noble stores will have a limited number of "My Journey to the Stars" and "Endurance," signed, for sale on Black Friday.

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posted 11-20-2017 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have booked tickets to an evening event in Bath on the 25th of November which is an evening with Scott Kelly promoting his brilliant book "Endurance." I was just wondering if anyone else was attending?

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posted 11-26-2017 11:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Enjoyed the Scott Kelly talk and book signings in London and Bath this week. Some great incites, plenty of humour, great to hear yet another perspective from the inside. I'm sure many career astronauts would not opt for a near year long mission. Radiation in the order of numerous chest X-rays per day... hey two weeks for me would be fine. Just have to raise the £30/40 million.

Would be great to get similar thoughts and experiences from the Russian crew members. They know long duration too.

Met some collectSPACE posters at the Bath event last night, Dave and Lindsey Salisbury and Apollo Alex and Simon Goddard at the London event. Doubtless there were many more there too (submit a message here).

Found some time to start reading "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery" today. Also managed to pick up a copy of Scott's children's book too ("My Journey to the Stars").

Just Tim Peake left for this year in the U.K. before Christmas but a great end to an astronaut filled year.

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posted 11-28-2017 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was good to see you Nick and I too greatly enjoyed Scott Kelly's talk in Bath, the hour simply flew by.

Anyway I hope to attend any of your future endeavours in the future also Nick.

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I had "Endurance" delivered from America but do regret not being more patient as Scott has recently been over here on a book signing tour and feel sure that he would have signed on the title page rather than on a blank page of my copy.

His autograph was also much better on the special Time edition "A Year in Space," which he signed for me at his joint lecture with his brother in Pontefract last year.

I suppose that is what happens when they sign a huge amount of books in advance. None the less a welcome addition to my personal library.

Editor's note: Threads merged.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-28-2017 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As noted above, Kelly signed blank tipped-in pages for the pre-orders and for the events on his tour where pre-signed books are being distributed, hence his signature being on a blank page.

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