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  • You know, when I first saw that on Onyxneon's Web site, I wondered if that was you, but then for various reasons I won't go into, I thought it wasn't. Good luck with it!

  • How about donating a copy to the Washington County Library? Lots of people watch the new releases area, and if someone picks it up and likes it, they may blog about it or tell others.

    Maybe you could get something going with Powells? They seem to have lots of author speaking/signing events, and a Science Fiction Book discussion group.
  • Personally, I think writing fiction is at least an order of magnitude more difficult than writing technical books (at least it always seems to be when I try to do it), so congratulations on a huge accomplishment. I'm also quite impressed with the fact that you were able to buckle down and self publish it, and if you ever find the time I'd love to see a blog post or article about the details of how you did it and what you learned about publishing in the process.
  • Well done at finishin (Coming from somebody who has miserably failed to finish a novel twice now. I total fail at Heinlein's second rule :-)
  • Well, sorta. You (and a few other tech people I know who also work on -- or think about working on -- novels) were part of the inspiration for a song I wrote (not yet recorded) called "Ideas for My Novel." A portion:

    There's this guy who lives and works at home
    He types all day, talks on the phone
    One day he looks o'er his computer screen
    He peers at the people across the street

    Then something happens, I'm not sure what
    It's not important to the story, but
    It makes him think about his life
    About his kids and seco