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December 04, 2007

Praise indeed ....

This morning I opened my copy of Navy News and discovered to my delight that they have reviewed "Out of Time" very favourably. In fact the comments about the people and the Fleet are, from this source, praise indeed. When they say that the - "author's dark blue take on starship fleets of the 23rd Century works well" - I take that to mean that they (professional seamen) found it believable. I think it is very complimentary when they add - "there is more than a hint of the 21st Century Navy present as the crew voyage through a hostile environment in their metal ship, just as 21st Century submariners do in their own HMS Vanguard, to which the starship bears a more than passing resemblance."

To say that I am delighted is to understate the case - especially as the Editor has this morning asked that they be given a review copy of the sequel as soon as it appears. He tells me that several of their people have read it and want to know when the next book will be out .....

Now THAT is praise indeed.

Posted by The Gray Monk at December 4, 2007 09:39 AM

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Congrats!!! I'm thrilled for you!

Posted by: Cindy at December 4, 2007 12:15 PM


Posted by: vw bug at December 4, 2007 01:56 PM

Well done, Gray Monk! Congratulations!

Posted by: Mausi at December 4, 2007 05:30 PM

I am so chuffed, but not surprised, having read "Out of Time" and had a peek at the sequel. Well deserved!

Posted by: Nan at December 5, 2007 02:56 PM