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PostScript 6: Beyond Ephemera

Good news, everyone!

Now that we've reached the end of availability for the limited edition Simon of Space hardcover from Ephemera Bound, I'm pleased to announce that the complete novel is now once again accessible via the Web to read for free.

Of course, if squinting at a computer display isn't your 'druthers, a brand new softcover third edition is also on sale now, featuring a freshly edited manuscript and all new cover art.

Simon of Space - a novel by Cheeseburger Brown, all-new third edition

Finally, the highly creative experimental electronica combo Syntax Error has released an overture and complete symphonic suite of incidental music composed to accompany your read. All tracks are available as free MP3 downloads.

If you enjoy supporting independent artists, please buy my book. If you simply enjoy a thrilling, engaging and amusing story, please read it online. If you like to bop while you read, please feel free to download and share the new musical score.

Cheeseburger Brown


PostScript 5: Publication

Ephemera Bound's hardcover edition of Simon of Space is available now via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Simon of Space - a science-fiction novel by Cheeseburger Brown, new hardcover edition

This new edition was re-edited by Marsha Rogers, and features original cover art by Ashley Bosch. Many thanks go out to Derek and Deanna Dahlsad for pulling everything together.

Please buy my book. In return, I'll trade you a story-world suitable for full imagination immersion without any assembly required; narrative hooks are included at no additional cost. Order now.

Cheeseburger Brown


Post Script 4: Hardcover, Ho!

Simon of Space - a science-fiction novel by Cheeseburger Brown
Dear readers,

It's finally happened: the free version of this science-fiction novel has been taken offline in order to make room for the hard-cover printed edition from Ephemera Bound Publishing, on sale in stores and online beginning Valentine's Day, 2008.

I regret any disappointment. I kept the free version available as long as I could. Pleasure be sure to check out the new edition! See Cheeseburger Brown.com for more information and updates.

Cheeseburger Brown

P.S. You can read more of my free fiction via my weblog or in the complete story achives.


Post Script 3: Revisions Rendered

Hi friends. You know me. I'm your befuddled typographic host, Cheeseburger Brown.

A lot has happened over the course of the past year, including but not limited to the birth and subsequent colic of a second child, starting a new job at a bigger studio, an exciting lawsuit over water drainage, the launch of a new storytelling blog, and a load of tribulations automotive, fiscal and familial. Whee!

Despite all that hooplah, I've finally managed to finish revising the manuscript of Simon of Space for the publication of the second edition. Just moments ago I sent off the last attachments to my cheerful and charming editor, Marsha Rogers. I wish her good luck and godspeed in sorting my muck of tweaks back into a coherent novel.

I just thought you might appreciate an update. Publication details will follow as they're made available to me. Stay vaguely tuned.


Post Script 2: The State of Simon

Simon of Space has been picked up for publication by the nice people at Ephemera Bound. As a consequence, the first edition of the book self-published by me is no longer available for sale. A heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who troubled to buy a copy. You sweet people are keeping me out of debtors' prison.

The text on this weblog has won a stay of execution, and will remain on-line and freely available for the time being. (You are safe, do not panic.)

As requested, I have set up a discussion board for announcements about the progress of the hardcover second edition, criticism and speculation, fanfic and inspired artwork, and general chit-chat. It's a bit experimental right now -- a bit bare bones. User registration isn't yet automated, for example. If things go well I'll upgrade to the commercial version of the discussion board software, which has niftier features.

Don't forget to check out Simon of Space: The Merchandise. You know it never really happened unless you have a T-shirt about it. Or at least a mug. (And who knows? In a few years you might be able to eBay it for a dirty sum. Keep your fingers crossed, friends.)

This post concludes the Simon of Space weblog.

Thank you, and good night.

[ Curtsy & Exit ]


Post Script 1: On Publication

Dear readers,

Yes, I am negotiating the fate of Simon of Space with an actual publisher. If everything proceeds the way we all hope, the manuscript will receive the attention of a professional editor to help me polish up the rough spots and bang out the worst dents. The book will then be re-released with broader distribution and some attempts at real marketing.

A further consequence of the agreement would be that existing versions of the novel would cease to be available.

Thus, for those of you who planned to buy a copy of the current printed edition but have not yet done so, don't procrastinate too long. It may disappear without warning, along with this weblog's archives.

Such is the way the winds of commerce blow.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who troubled to purchase signed copies of the first edition of Simon of Space. Your books are being printed now. Unfortunately, no further orders for signed copies can be accepted at this time as the volume has become unmanageable and I don't have a secretary.

Some Simon of Space stuff is now available through Cafe Press, including shirts, mugs, and a poster. I hope to offer other illustrations as posters in the future...as soon as I get some time to draw I'd love to render a version of the Neago, for instance. But for now it's just the familiar profile of Jeremiah and the slogan of Fellcorp Mercy. Send me your design requests -- all suggestions will be considered.

Announcements relating to the release of the second edition will be posted here on this weblog, along with bits of new Simon of Space-universe content exclusive to the Internet. Stay tuned.


Cheeseburger Brown