Micheal Cobley

Interstellar Tactics




Ascendant Stars: Stage Penultimate!

…which is another way of saying that the proofread is nearly done, mi amigos! Yes, the 5th (or maybe 6th) round of revising is almost over – I went through the full page stack of the galley proofs with eagle eyes, picking up minor glitches and typos and curious dropouts and strange letter rearrangements (as well as catching the occasional duff sentence construction which I really should have nailed earlier…). And once Orbit’s own proofreader reports back, the last batch of corrections will be applied to create – tadaa! – the final, glittering version of the story which will be pinging off your eyeballs from November 3rd onwards (and with any luck the audiobook version will be available from around then as well).

Next on the drawing board is the growing assemblage of story ideas for the next big project, which will hopefully be another novel, standalone this time, set in the Humanity’s Fire universe. Can’t reveal any details at this stage, save to say that it will knock yer socks off!

Also, I’ll be preparing some unique and tasty giveaways for a wee competition in advance of TAS’ publication date, which will come to the fore round about early October.

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Other Posts of Potential Interest:

  1. Humanity's Fire Vol 3: The Ascendant Stars – Interim Report
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  3. Humanity’s Fire Vol3: The Ascendant Stars Cover
  4. Seeds Of Earth review: SciFi Now mag
  5. Status Report: I Can Breathe Again

2 Comments already, do join in...

  1. 2theD Says:

    September 13th, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I’ve just cracked open the first book in the series in preparation for the release of book three in two months time. I just finished 270 pages yesterday alone but now I’ve go to focus on some Grad school ongoings and other such frivolities. Looking forward to finishing book 1, first of all, then diving into book 2 before purchasing my copy of book 3 in November (hopefully, on November 3, if it arrives at the book store here in Thailand on the same day of release as the UK).


  2. rockitboy Says:

    September 13th, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Glad you`re enjoying the story, Mike, and here`s fingers crossed that copies of book 3 filter through to Thailand in time for publication day. Stranger things have happened…

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