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Author Topic:   Into That Silent Sea (Outward Odyssey series)
ColinBurgess
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posted 10-08-2008 01:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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And I have been heard. Am I not cool or what?
Yes, when news of the paperback edition came to us, Francis suggested we ask about having an index added in light of criticism of this point in a number of otherwise very positive reviews, and the folks at Bison agreed. So yes, you've had a bit of an influence in this decision I'm pleased to say.

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posted 10-08-2008 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The lack of an index is the ONLY criticism I can make about the books! (ok, I still have to read "In the Shadow of the Moon"). Just finished "To a Distant Day" (which has an index!). It's as good as the first opus. I'm sure the third and fourth volumes will be of same quality. Great stuff.

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posted 10-11-2008 03:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I have been trying to find video reviews of this book online in places such as YouTube and I have unfortunately had no luck. Does anyone know where I could see one?
I have only seen this one fleeting appearance of the book on YouTube, and it was not a book review. I'd be interested to see one too if they are out there!

ColinBurgess
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posted 10-20-2008 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As noted on this thread, this book, along with its companion volume "In the Shadow of the Moon," was named as a finalist for the 2007 Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature, as awarded by the American Astronautical Society. Both Francis and I are extremely pleased and honoured to have received this most eminent nomination and recognition for our work, and it is our sincere hope that other books in the Outward Odyssey series might receive similar recognition in the years to come.

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posted 10-31-2008 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bernasconi   Click Here to Email Bernasconi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I have been trying to find video reviews of this book online in places such as YouTube and I have unfortunately had no luck. Does anyone know where I could see one?
Here is a Halloween special video review of the second book In the Shadow of the Moon. Look to see the stormtrooper hitting his head on the door!


Stormtrooper Reviews a Book from Brent Bernasconi on Vimeo.

Jay Chladek
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posted 11-01-2008 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seeing as how Scotty apparently did that at his hall of fame appearance, I have a feeling that Francis had just a little something to do with this.

Besides, since when could Stormtroopers read anyway? They can't even shoot straight. But they are good dancers.

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posted 11-01-2008 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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LOL, Seeing as how Scotty apparently did that at his hall of fame appearance, I have a feeling that Francis had just a little something to do with this.

No, Brent also works at the same museum. Certainly gave me a big laugh! A good Gotcha movie - especially the very end!

But (as Colin mentions a couple of posts up) hard to beat the smile I had when I heard both books were named as finalists for the AAS 2007 Emme Awards. That made my month...

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posted 02-16-2009 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Colin, I recently purchased "Into That Silent Sea", and I have to say it is one of the best space history books I have read in a long time! The amount of information that you give to the stories behind the flights, and most importantly to the people behind the missions, is something to behold. There was a lot of information that I didnt know, and I couldn't put the book down!

Thank you again for such a wonderful work that definitely needs to be in any space enthusiasts library!

ColinBurgess
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posted 02-16-2009 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for your kind works and also for the great review you placed on Amazon. Much appreciated. I'm actually currently staying with my old chum and co-author Francis French outside of San Diego, and this coming weekend we'll be attending the Spacefest convention, signing copies of our books. So we both thank you and send our best regards to you.

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posted 02-17-2009 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I liked the Stormtrooper's review!

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posted 04-03-2009 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's a paperback edition planned for September.

ColinBurgess
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posted 04-03-2009 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's correct, Chris. The paperback edition (released by Bison Books, an offshoot of the University of Nebraska Press) will be slightly revised, and best of all - it will contain an index!

There are plans for all of the Outward Odyssey books to be eventually released in paperback editions.

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posted 05-11-2009 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bernasconi   Click Here to Email Bernasconi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I have been trying to find video reviews of this book online in places such as YouTube and I have unfortunately had no luck. Does anyone know where I could see one?
Here is an astronaut reviewing Into That Silent Sea:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-24-2009 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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There's a paperback edition planned for September.
I received an e-mail from University of Nebraska Press today announcing the availability of the paperback version.

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posted 08-08-2009 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I received an e-mail from University of Nebraska Press today announcing the availability of the paperback version.
As Colin mentions, this paperback edition does not only add an index, but there are also some very minor tweaks to photos and text. These are not major factual amendments, but on the whole are minor clarifications of detail as new information came to light (especially as more information comes out of the Soviet Union). Hopefully, the index and these amendments will make the paperback edition even more useful to researchers, as well as the general reader.

ASCAN1984
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posted 11-05-2009 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw last night that the book is dedicated to Scott Carpenter and Gherman Titov and i was just wondering is there a story behind this?

ColinBurgess
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posted 11-05-2009 04:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the next line of the inscription says it all. "Sometimes being next is tougher than being first." We just wanted to give a nod of recognition to the two men who flew the less-heralded second orbital missions for their respective nations.

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posted 11-05-2009 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great dedication. Gherman Titov. What a guy. "You have barbecue you burn down house" So sad he has left this earthly realm. Loved the chapter on him. How he managed to get selected and fly the second flight with his habit of being prone to argue I do not know. Real shame he did not fly any more flights. Would have been brilliant to see. Was sad to hear he was a little more subdued when you met him Colin. By the way, totally jealous. Being second is truly harder than being first. Again fantastic dedication.

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Wally Funk signing copies of “Into That Silent Sea” at Grossmont College, El Cajon, California, last week.

bruce
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Just found this on my radar! Mark Williamson's review of "Into That Silent Sea" on the Satellite Evolution Group website here.

FFrench
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posted 08-05-2011 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Into That Silent Sea was quoted by Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine in a story about Gherman Titov today.


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