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ecmyers
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on: December 9, 2011, 07:40
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Hey Viewscreeners,

I just got permission to share the cover for my first young adult novel, FAIR COIN. More details over on my other blog, image below. The illustration is by one of my favorite artists, Sam Weber.

http://ecmyers.net/2011/12/cover-reveal/

I do think some Trek fans will appreciate this one when it comes out next March. Since I haven't been able to talk about it much before now, here's the plot synopsis:

While examining his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim discovers a strange coin that makes his wishes come true each time he flips it. Before long, he’s wished his alcoholic mother into a model parent, and the girl he’s liked since second grade suddenly notices him.

But Ephraim soon realizes that the coin comes with consequences—several wishes go disastrously wrong, his best friend Nathan becomes obsessed with the coin, and the world begins to change in unexpected ways.

As Ephraim learns the coin’s secrets and how to control its power, he must find a way to keep it from Nathan and return to the world he remembers.

I can guarantee that it's better than first season TNG, at least :)
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toryx
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on: December 9, 2011, 11:45
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Nice cover and interesting concept! I'll be sure to pick it up when it comes out.

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on: December 9, 2011, 16:52
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Cool! I'll definitely find the dosh for a copy when the chance comes. :)

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on: December 9, 2011, 17:34
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Sounds interesting, and I really like that cover. It is evokative. I look forward to reading it. (and I will cause it sounds that intersting)

ecmyers
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on: December 14, 2011, 10:25
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Thanks, folks! :)

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on: December 14, 2011, 23:30
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Eugene,
That cover reminds me of an odd yet fun cold war era "Loose Lips Sink Ships" kind of poster we have in the collection at the air and space museum. Next time I'm out there I'll try to remember to photograph it and send you a jpeg.

From your description I'm sure I'll be reading this one when it comes out.

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on: February 19, 2012, 20:21
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I've pre-ordered the book. :)

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on: March 6, 2012, 15:59
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My Review of Eugene's book,Fair Coin, offically released today but my bookstore got a copy over a week aog. http://www.robertmitchellevans.com/2012/03/02/book-review-fair-coin-by-e-c-meyers/

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on: March 7, 2012, 07:21
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Thanks for the kind review, Bob! I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Torie thought there could have been more Star Trek references, so I've worked some into the sequel.

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on: March 7, 2012, 10:00
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@ Eugene
Nathan should've had a goatee, is all I'm saying.

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on: March 7, 2012, 10:08
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@ Eugene how many words is Fair Coin?

ecmyers
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on: March 7, 2012, 10:12
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@ Torie
I'm pretty sure Nate had some stubble. That was as far as I was willing to take it! :)

@ bobsandiego

I think it was a little under 90,000. Maybe 87K or 88K. I can double-check later.

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on: March 7, 2012, 10:21
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The book is featured today on the Big Idea feature on John Scalzi's blog (whatever.scalzi.com). It's Eugene's words again and probably nothing we haven't seen him say about the book elsewhere, but it's good exposure. Scalzi's blog readership is huge. Congratulations to Eugene.

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on: March 7, 2012, 10:28
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Thanks, DemetriosX! I even put a Star Trek reference in there. I HOPE YOU'RE ALL HAPPY.

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on: March 7, 2012, 17:19
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I'm happy. I got an enjoyable read and a little marker on where the YA market is currently. (I have a YA SF waiting its turn to be written. (A good old fashioned action adventure spanning planets in out solar system with humanity hangin in the balance.)

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on: April 20, 2012, 10:22
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Now this is a review!

http://io9.com/5903462/warning-this-book-is-pure-awesome-crack

Wow.

Torie
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on: April 20, 2012, 11:54
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She's only telling it like it is.

DemetriosX
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on: July 17, 2012, 06:19
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Eugene, you've been holding out on us. John Scalzi posted a pic of all the books that arrived at his house while he was on vacation/at ComicCon and right there in the middle was Quantum Coin by E.C. Myers. I'm guessing it's an ARC, but either way it means your second book is written, accepted, and in the publishing pipeline. Way to go!

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on: July 17, 2012, 15:12
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Thanks! I certainly wasn't trying to keep it a secret, I just don't talk about my other writing much over here. But after Torie's criticism of the last book, I was sure to work some fun Star Trek references into the sequel! The finished book should be out in October. I'm going through the copyedits this week.

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on: July 17, 2012, 16:03
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Only 6 or 7 months between releases? That's pretty good. Sounds like the publisher is hearing enough demand for more that they're willing to shorten the usual cycle.

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on: July 26, 2012, 11:56
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I got an ARC from the publisher. I plan on a review closer to publication date. I am looking forward to it.

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on: February 20, 2013, 11:08
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Woohoo!!! Eugene just got himself a Nebula nomination! This is a big f-ing deal, since these are nominations made by writers. Way to go, Eugene.

ecmyers
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on: February 20, 2013, 15:00
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Thank you so much! It's still sinking in.

Torie
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Post Re: Novel news
on: February 21, 2013, 00:42
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WOOO go Eugene!!

toryx
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on: February 21, 2013, 12:44
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Congratulations, Eugene! Very big deal indeed.

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on: February 21, 2013, 17:17
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Very good show, old man, very good.

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Post Re: Novel news
on: March 2, 2013, 10:46
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A little late to the party here, but congratulations sir, well deserved!

ecmyers
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on: March 4, 2013, 11:57
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Thank you!

ecmyers
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on: March 26, 2013, 12:40
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Hey! More good news for FAIR COIN! It's a finalist for the 2013 Compton Crook Award for best first novel, selected by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.

http://www.bsfs.org/CCA/bsfsccnu2012.htm

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on: May 19, 2013, 06:45
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WOOOOOO!!!!

Eugene won the Norton!As I mentioned when he got the nomination, these are voted on by writers (technically members of the SFWA, but to be one you have to have sold within the genre market), so that means the pros think he's pretty darn good. Plus, he had competition from names like Holly Black and China Freaking Miéville. Congratulations Eugene.

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on: May 19, 2013, 16:28
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Congratulations, Eugene! Quite an accomplishment so early in the game!

ecmyers
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on: May 20, 2013, 15:18
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Thanks, DemetriosX and toryx! This has been an incredible experience!

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