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27 October 2015 @ 11:20 am
I iz about to be a published author!!!  
Obviously I already am a published author of articles with exciting titles like A Semantic Framework for Socially Adaptive Agents: Towards strong norm compliance and Plan-indexing for State-Based Plans but as of very soon I will be a published author of fiction for which I will have earned the princely sum of enough to buy two books on Ancient Sumeria (tangentially relevant to the story) and a glass of Lidl champagne.







For those interested in knowing more, it is a short story in Furthest Tales of the City (available for pre-order from http://obversebooks.co.uk/product/furthest-tales/). The City of the Saved stories are, well, a spin-off of a spin-off of a spin-off of Doctor Who*, published by Obverse Books and edited by infinitarian (otherwise known as Philip Purser-Hallard) who created the concept. All of humanity has been resurrected in a vast city that exists at the end of our universe and in which death is impossible. Furthest Tales of the City seeks to showcase stories of inhabitants of the city who chafe against even its apparently limitless possibilities.

*put like that its amazing my fee ran to two books and a glass of champagne. Though, given where the money ended up, I think it actually all got spent on yarn.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/176187.html.
 
 
 
parrot_knightparrot_knight on October 27th, 2015 11:41 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on October 27th, 2015 11:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm ridiculously excited - all things considered.
(no subject) - parrot_knight on October 27th, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
lukadreaming: Pencilslukadreaming on October 27th, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
Ooh, spiffing!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 27th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
eve11eve11 on October 27th, 2015 12:10 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 27th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on October 27th, 2015 12:26 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 27th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
a_cubeda_cubed on October 27th, 2015 12:39 pm (UTC)
How is the concept different from Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld?
louisedennislouisedennis on October 27th, 2015 12:44 pm (UTC)
Well it's a long, long time since I read a Riverworld book, but the city is a lot more connected. My memory of Riverworld is that it forms a sequence of communities with separate governance and minimal links between them - just the river. The City is one large city with a city-wide government, modern communications and an interconnecting train-like network.

Also, if memory serves, in Riverworld you can die, you just get resurrected again while the City's protocols completely prevent injury (and time travel - though it is not immune to the effects of people time travelling outside the city).

However, at heart, I'd say the basic concept is the same but the City is about a city while Riverworld is about communities linked by a River and that makes a big difference to the world-building.
(no subject) - louisedennis on October 27th, 2015 01:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - a_cubed on October 28th, 2015 01:36 am (UTC) (Expand)
hiddencaithiddencait on October 27th, 2015 01:37 pm (UTC)
Congrats!!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
bunnbunn on October 27th, 2015 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yay! Well done you, that's really exciting (and two books and Lidl champagne seems quite an achievement!)
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, given its more or less glorified fanfic, I feel two books and a glass of champagne is a good return on the time invested.
shivver13: Nineshivver13 on October 27th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely amazing! Congratulations!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Kargicq: Neuromancerkargicq on October 27th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
Well done you! -N
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
athene: atlantis pythagoras triangledeinonychus_1 on October 27th, 2015 07:40 pm (UTC)
Ooh, awesome! Congratulations.
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
knitekatknitekat on October 27th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
Congrats
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
fredbassettfredbassett on October 27th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
Well done! It was a great story.
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your help with the pitch. I was going to thank you in the author bio, but I've not been asked to supply an author bio, so I'm a little mystified and suspect you mayl not be receiving any official thanks, which is a shame.
Cordelia Delayne: [marvel] inhuman skyecordeliadelayne on October 27th, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
the little creep: sidewisenyarbaggytep on October 28th, 2015 11:42 am (UTC)
Well done!
louisedennislouisedennis on October 28th, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
wellinghallwellinghall on October 30th, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Er - wow! I shall look forward to reading this.
louisedennislouisedennis on November 2nd, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks!