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ColinBurgess
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posted 09-15-2015 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is with great pleasure that I announce the signing of a publication contract with Springer Books for a book on the Mercury flight of Gordon Cooper. "Faith 7" will be the last in this series of six books on the manned Mercury missions, and is due for submission by next July.

I am currently finalising work on the "Sigma 7" book prior to submission in a couple of months. Meanwhile "Aurora 7" is due for release in the next couple of weeks.

rjurek349
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posted 09-15-2015 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, Colin -- I'm looking forward to owning (and reading) the whole set!

Ronpur
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posted 09-17-2015 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great!! I actually received an email that Aurora 7 is already shipped to me!

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posted 10-02-2015 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoKepler   Click Here to Email JoKepler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats, Colin. A great series of books!

ColinBurgess
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posted 10-02-2015 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I'm still waiting to see my first copy of "Aurora 7," but from all accounts it's turned out very nicely. Almost finished putting together the "Sigma 7" book and have started some preliminary work on the final one in the series, "Faith 7."

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posted 02-15-2016 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Faith 7: Gordon Cooper Jr.: the Final Mercury Mission
by Colin Burgess
  • Paperback
  • Springer-Praxis (Jan. 7, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 331930562X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3319305622

ColinBurgess
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posted 02-15-2016 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As usual, that's a very extended publication date offered by the publishers. I expect to submit the manuscript and photos for editing in just a few weeks, and I would expect the book to be on the shelves around about August.

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posted 02-16-2016 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am really looking forward to the last in the series! Too bad Deke doesn't get a book!

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posted 02-16-2016 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ronpur:
I am really looking forward to the last in the series!

Not half as much as I am....

cspg
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posted 03-14-2016 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tired of the series?

Ronpur
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posted 03-14-2016 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just want to read another great book! This is definitely a series I wish could go on, but we are out of missions!

hermit
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posted 03-14-2016 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Faith 7 entered the editing phase today.

hermit
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posted 03-26-2016 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's almost out of edit now and next week it will be shipped for layout!

Printed copies might appear in July.

ColinBurgess
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posted 03-26-2016 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, "Faith 7" will conclude this particular series of books, which has been a tremendous experience for me, if not for my overworked and harried but understanding copyeditor.

I have no interest in continuing the series into the 10 Gemini crewed missions, but another well-respected author (with my permission) has decided to look at this as a future option and has begun the proposal process.

ColinBurgess
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posted 03-28-2016 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today the edited "Faith 7" manuscript left my hands and will go to the production team along with all the images for the book. It's a very special feeling to have completed this series of books, but one also tinged with a little sadness, as the stories of the crewed Mercury flights have occupied me for quite some time now, and I'll miss writing about the guys and those amazing pioneering NASA missions.

In associated news, the copyeditor and I will shortly be receiving the page proofs for "Sigma 7" to allow us a final pre-publication check of the contents and style. These should arrive on or before April 15, so that book is well on track with possibly a May or June release, all going well.

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