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#1 Constantine Singer

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 06:42 PM

UPDATE:  Things happen.  Eventually.  After 18 months on submission, my debut novel has now sold, due in stores sometime 2017/2018.  

 

Literally just off the phone five minutes ago.  Of the 25 queries I'd sent, he was the only one who requested pages -- and there's truth to the aphorism that it only takes one.

 

Here's the letter:

 

When Alex Mata is recruited by his future self to fight in a war to save the galaxy, he’s sure his worst fear has come true – he’s going crazy like his Uncle Chuy.  But when the terrible predictions made by his future self begin to play out Alex figures that, crazy or not, his best chance for survival is joining up.  

 

Alex finds himself working for the Gentry, very real aliens, defending the galaxy against a very real threat.  The Gentry need Alex specifically because the same genetics that make him susceptible to schizophrenia, modified through Gentry technology, make it possible for Alex to be a glistronaut – one who travels forward in time and into the minds of others -- ensuring a future where the Gentry are victorious.   But when Alex discovers that the Gentry plan doesn’t end with the defeat of their enemy, but with the elimination of humanity, he must escape in order to stop them. Escape, though, will mean a descent into schizophrenia.  And stopping the Gentry may doom the galaxy.

GLISTRONAUT, complete at 97,000 words, is set against a contemporary backdrop.  When I’m not writing, I teach psychology and social science to at-risk kids like Alex in South Los Angeles.  This story is inspired, in part, by them and their ability to turn hardships into advantages.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.  The first fifteen pages follow in-line.



#2 Ann Robertson

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 07:33 PM

Congrats!


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#3 LucidDreamer

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 07:46 PM

Congratulations!



#4 spineofiron

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:37 PM

Congratulations!


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:55 PM

Good for you :wink: Enjoy every minute.


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#6 Aightball

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 11:01 PM

Congratulations!!!


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#7 AQCrew

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:30 PM

Congrats to you, and thanks so much for circling back to post your successful query.  Always appreciated by everyone here.



#8 Linda S

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 08:27 PM

Congratulations. I look forward to reading this story.  



#9 IsabelEmilyD

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 12:34 AM

Woohoo! Congrats!



#10 sedoster

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:35 AM

Congrats! :D



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:13 PM

Congratulations! You're an inspiration to all of us.



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:04 AM

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#13 Enoise

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 10:06 AM

Congratulations.



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 09:22 PM

congrats!!!!


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#15 Litgal

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    In between I became a "hybrid" as part of a group of six authors involved in a high concept novel-in-six-parts called "A Day of Fire" which released in November of 2014. The book, "A Day of Fire," tells the story of the final days of the doomed city of Pompeii in a way you've never read it before.

Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:10 PM

Congrats!  Let the journey begin :)


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#16 maria_dlhope14

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:37 PM

Wow this story sounds awesome! Congrats!



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 02:49 PM

Congrats. And, as a life-long science fiction reader, sounds great. To my tooth, contemporary SF is littered with stories that read like video game transcripts. This strikes me as thoughtful. More Le Guin/ PKD than Scalzi. I know I'd read it. 

 

Good luck.


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* Query Letter: http://agentquerycon...ntasy-elements/

 

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#18 Constantine Singer

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 02:53 PM

Thanks! That means a lot.

#19 Billy robbins

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:25 PM

Fantastic. The story sounds very interesting. If you send anymore queries consider a change:

 

  Escape, though,(delete though) will mean a descent into schizophrenia.  And stopping the Gentry may doom the galaxy.

 

If you are interested I have an adventure mystery query posted. Billy



#20 Hakim Hill

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 02:37 PM

Wow, I love that you incoporated the thought of your kids' disabilities into your storyline.

 

It reminds me of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson having ADHD like his son.

 

Congrats and best of luck.






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