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Author Topic:   Into That Silent Sea (Outward Odyssey series)
ColinBurgess
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posted 01-12-2007 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The University of Nebraska Press has now added a list of contents and a lengthy extract from "Into That Silent Sea" on their website.

Francis and I have been told that the book will be in the Press's warehouse next month and will be distributed to booksellers soon after. It can also be ordered directly from the Press using the link above.

This will be the first of ten books overall that tells the entire social or human history of space flight. It's a massive undertaking, and one which we hope will be widely supported.

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posted 01-12-2007 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacepsycho   Click Here to Email Spacepsycho     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Colin and Francis. I'm sure your book will be a huge success and I can't wait to read it.

Colin, how much will you be charging to autograph your book at the next UACC show?

ColinBurgess
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posted 01-12-2007 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Ray, sadly in this regard, my wife and I will be on a Trans-Siberian rail trip heading for Moscow while the UACC is on this year. It's a bit of a shame, as I really enjoyed San Antonio last year, but hopefully I'll be there in '08. However Francis will likely be there representing the writing team, and I know his signing fee is the same as mine - just a cold ale at the end of the day.

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posted 01-15-2007 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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However Francis will likely be there representing the writing team, and I know his signing fee is the same as mine - just a cold ale at the end of the day.

I have helped out at the UACC show for the last three years, and have enjoyed it a lot. But I haven't heard from Steve or Nolan since last August, so I'm not sure if I am needed this year. I'm always happy to help out when asked - would love to get the book into the hands of people who want it - and, unlike the Aussies, I don't even require a beer...

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posted 01-27-2007 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book has been released and is available for purchase from the University of Nebraska web site.

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posted 01-27-2007 05:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The excerpt looks great. I just ordered my copy. Also the chapter on the 2 Wallys -- is that for Wally Schirra and Wally Funk? Thanks and best of luck with this new book.

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posted 01-27-2007 05:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, you're quite correct; that chapter discusses the dream of spaceflight fulfilled by Wally Schirra and lost by Wally Funk.

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posted 01-27-2007 07:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just placed my order.

Sy Liebergot
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posted 01-27-2007 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Much congratulations, Francis and Colin!!

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posted 01-27-2007 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for those good wishes, Sy, and for those of you ordering copies!

By the way, the Amazon.com page for the book has a "Search Inside" feature active where you can pull up almost any page based on key words.

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posted 01-27-2007 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've ordered my copy. Thanks to Colin and Francis for capturing more about the history of space exploration!

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posted 01-27-2007 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine via Barnes & Noble. I think I can bribe Francis into signing my copy at autograph show in June at the Cape (I'll still offer the beer!). But I suppose I'll have to send the book all the way to Sydney to get Colin's autograph, eh?

ColinBurgess
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posted 01-28-2007 02:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be in the States in September. I might see if I can tee up some way of signing books for those who want them autographed or inscribed without the expense of sending them to and from Sydney. Leave it with me. Don't forget that our follow-up book "In the Shadow of the Moon" (not related to that new documentary) is also due for release around then.

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posted 01-29-2007 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by bruce:I ordered mine via Barnes & Noble. I think I can bribe Francis into signing my copy at autograph show in June at the Cape (I'll still offer the beer!).

Thanks Bruce! No bribe needed. And I had a good, long chat with Steve Hankow on the phone today, and I'm now planning to be there assisting Dee once more.

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posted 02-05-2007 10:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first copies of the book arrived today from the publisher. Would those of you who ordered copies via various methods (publisher, Barnes & Noble, Amazon) be so kind as to tell us when you receive yours? It would be great to know when people are getting them. Thanks!!

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posted 02-06-2007 01:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Francis, I've ordered my copy via Amazon.com which gives a release date of April 1 (!) for the book, so I guess it won't be here before mid-April!

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posted 02-06-2007 06:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for polheiney   Click Here to Email polheiney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I receivd mine from the University of Nebraska on 02/05/07.

mdmyer
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posted 02-06-2007 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My order from Amazon has an estimated shipping date of April 5th-April 7th with an estimated delivery of April 12-April 13th.

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posted 02-06-2007 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks so much!

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I received mine on Feb. 3 from the Univ of Nebraska Press. I went straight to the Two Wallys chapter and am about halfway through. Lots of good and new information about Wally Funk's past. Can't wait to read it all. Thanks to Francis and Colin for an excellent job!

ColinBurgess
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posted 02-07-2007 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've noticed that Amazon is doing a 2-for-1 promotion with "Into That Silent Sea." For $46.14 you get this book plus my other latest book with Chris Dubbs, "Animals in Space." I was fortunate in having great co-authors on both of these books, so it's nice to see them teamed in this way.

Incidentally, Francis and I have been given a sneak preview of the cover of our follow-up Outward Odyssey series book, "In the Shadow of the Moon," which looks simply terrific. It will be released late this year.

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posted 02-07-2007 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy from Barnes & Noble shipped today!

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posted 02-07-2007 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Bruce - great to hear that both Barnes + Noble orders and UNP orders are shipping already.

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posted 02-08-2007 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered both 'Silent Sea' and 'Animals' today from Amazon; they're saying April 28th for the ship date. Look forward to seeing them both!

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posted 02-09-2007 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon.co.uk still announces the book for April 2007. Somebody should tell'em.

Still, I have ordered my copy straight away.

Are you guys planning a signing tour through Central Europe (for Brits: the continent) anytime soon?

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posted 02-09-2007 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Colin and Francis.

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I posted a comment about the book in response to Francis' Buzz Aldrin clip, but thought I would post one here too. I just finished "Into That Silent Sea" and was very impressed. Not only did it give some little-known tidbits about well-known Americans but it went into delightful detail about some little-known Americans as well as Russians. When my memoir of my father, Paul Purser, gets published, you will see this book referenced and quoted because I found so many things in it that I haven't found in other publications or NASA archives. Everyone should pick up a copy ASAP.

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Anyway to order one signed? Or send it to have it signed?

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posted 02-09-2007 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe Francis is coming to some arrangements in regard to signing for (and at) certain outlets, but it's just a little more difficult for me living here in Australia. I won't be in the States again until September, and by then things should be in place to allow me to sign individual copies plus a large number of copies for book sale outlets such as buySPACE. Until then, if anyone is desperate to get my signature on their copy, just contact me off-forum and I'll see what can be organised.

I still haven't received my first copies of the finished book, but they should arrive early next week. I'm looking forward to seeing it as a completed book, and of course this is just the first volume in a ten-book series on the history of space flight that will be published over the next five years. The copies I'm waiting on are already set aside for a couple of friends and some major helpers, and won't be available for sale, unfortunately.

As for Europe, Juergen, I'm not sure if Francis has any such plans, but I'm already thinking about being in London sometime next year - perhaps to coincide with an Autographica event, or maybe a BIS event, plus a couple of things I'm currently working on.

And thank you Peg for your wonderful words about the book. It's always nice to be complemented on a project involving several years and a lot of hard work. Francis has been a tremendous and very knowledgeable guy to work with, and I'm pleased to report our friendship, one of long tenure, managed to survive a sometimes-difficult and exhausting process of research and writing.

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posted 02-09-2007 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Colin Burgess:
I believe Francis is coming to some arrangements in regard to signing for (and at) certain outlets

I am - and will be sure to announce them here, of course, when arranged. It may be a while for some opportunities, though.

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As for Europe, Jurgen, I'm not sure if Francis has any such plans, but I'm already thinking about being in London sometime next year - perhaps to coincide with an Autographica event, or maybe a BIS event, plus a couple of things I'm currently working on.

Could be a good excuse for me to visit my home country!

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I'm pleased to report our friendship, one of long tenure, managed to survive a sometimes-difficult and exhausting process of research and writing.

Indeed, this has been a great collaborative journey. I've known Colin since I was 17, and as this was my first book project, it was great to have an experienced and respected book author to work with all the way. And to have a colleague to fall back on in the tougher times was always wonderful!

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posted 02-10-2007 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Peg Purser:
I just finished "Into That Silent Sea" and was very impressed. Not only did it give some little-known tidbits about well-known Americans but it went into delightful detail about some little-known Americans as well as Russians. When my memoir of my father, Paul Purser, gets published, you will see this book referenced and quoted because I found so many things in it that I haven't found in other publications or NASA archives. Everyone should pick up a copy ASAP.

Thank you so much, Peg! As most people here will know, Peg's father, Paul, was there when NACA became NASA, and during the 60s was Special Assistant to the Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center. So just to read such a recommendation from her makes writing the book all worthwhile!

I can't wait to see her biography of her father in print, too - should be quite a read.

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Originally posted by FFrench:
My first copies of the book arrived today from the publisher. Would those of you who ordered copies via various methods (publisher, Barnes & Noble, Amazon) be so kind as to tell us when you receive yours? It would be great to know when people are getting them. Thanks!!

I just received an updated estimate of a delivery time of Into That Silent Sea from Amazon. They are now saying that I should expect delivery between the 19th and 21st of Feb.

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Originally posted by Mike: I just received an updated estimate of a delivery time of Into That Silent Sea from Amazon. They are now saying that I should expect delivery between the 19th and 21st of Feb.

Thanks for that info., Mike, and glad to hear you have ordered a copy. We've heard from the publisher that, despite still having that April date on their website, Amazon has shipped a number of pre-orders, before they sold out of our book (a good sign!) and are now getting more in.

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posted 02-18-2007 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon now has copies of the book available for order and immediate shipping, so go to it, folks!

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posted 02-19-2007 01:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and here's a direct link.

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posted 02-19-2007 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just ordered one from Amazon today. It says they are in-stock, however, for some reason in check out it says that it will not ship until April. Let's see what happens hopefully just a technical gitch.

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posted 02-19-2007 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same here. Changed my order so to have Into that Silent Sea with another "in stock" book, but that didn't change the shipping estimate (April 23). But again, don't believe what's on Amazon pages...As long as the books arrive in perfect condition, I'm happy!

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posted 02-19-2007 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My order with amazon.co.uk gives a shipping date of 2 - 4 May (!) 2007.

Now somehow these books must haven fallen into this Silent Sea that separates the UK from this new continent.

Can anybody tell them the book is out and how to get it?

ColinBurgess
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posted 02-19-2007 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree; things can be fairly slipshod at Amazon, and it takes ages to have any information on one's book changed or updated. Anyway, if anyone in doubt, just order the book through the publishers, the University of Nebraska Press who have immediate shipping.

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posted 02-19-2007 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
True about Amazon, although I seem to have more success with their French subsidiary (but they are not diversified as their US parent company!).

Regarding the publisher, it's a 8-week delivery for Europe, if I remember correctly, so even if you order it through them, you still won't get it before end of April!


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