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There Goes the Galaxy Twitter Chat Event Transcript


On Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 8pm EST, please join Libdrone Books as we host author Jenn Thorson, whose laugh out loud funny science fiction novel 
There Goes The Galaxy, on sale now. Compared by critics to the late greats Douglas Adams and Robert Heinlein, Thorson is one of the most exciting new talents in the #indie writing scene. Please visit http://libdrone.info/ to read a review of the book. You'll also find a link to a free copy of Thorson's short story The Hyphiz-Deltan Job, which is a prequel to There Goes The Galaxy. I look forward to seeing you on the 21st.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson how long did it take you to write TGTG, Jenn? (check out Jenn's book at http://t.co/fekNmKjS)

Jenn_Thorson This was a work I did over about a decade on and off.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson wow. 10 years is a real labor of love it seems to me 

Jenn_Thorson I came up with the idea in college and it was revised over a number of years. The college material was pretty awful.  But I felt there was something there.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson So the story kept drawing you back as a writer and your published book is the result of a long creative process?

UberECOcool WOW! 10 yrs straight out of college?

Jenn_Thorson A long process, but I know a lot about the universe now which helps so much for new material.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson so you plan to continue writing about the settings 
and characters introduced in TGTG and your earlier short story?
Jenn_Thorson Yes, I an working on a sequel, called The Purloined Number. That should be done in a year or so.
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson Susan took the next question right out of my mouth 
How do you react to be compared such greats as Adams and Heinlein?
Jenn_Thorson It's flattering certainly but I'm still learning. I think people are going to bring what they want to the work. I appreciate the enthusiasm. 
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson I have to ask of course.were you a fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.....is Bertarm an Arthur Dent for GenY?
Jenn_Thorson I am a fan of the Guide. Bertram I think is a little bit of all of us trying to find our way today.
libdrone So Bertram is your everyman?
Jenn_Thorson An Everyman with his own faults and fears, certainly. The universe is so strange, we need that normalcy to get acclimated.
UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson You've got a lot of story packed into one book. 
How did you decide to put it all out at once?
Jenn_Thorson There were certain points I wanted to hit with this book. The 
next one takes a different path. It was a logical breaking point. I've felt 
pretty fortunate to have the reception I have with it.
libdrone About that oh so striking universe, Jenn...how the heck did you choose the proper names in it? ... some sound almost like things we all say. Others....wtf??
Jenn_Thorson The names are a combination of jokes, clues, scrambled words, Latin names... 
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson I'm embarassed to admit that sometimes I didn't get 
some of the names  Were any of the clues essential? Or do you have a favorite in joke you would share?

Jenn_Thorson And that's all right because none of the names affect the plot. If someone gets a pun, great, if not, it's okay too.

Jenn_Thorson You had asked about Adams, but my influences actually included 
works from writers like Wodehouse and Lewis Carroll, too. Also Jean Shepherd. Space has just given me a chance to play around and make things more surreal.

UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson Sounds like you read a lot when you were younger. How old were you when you started writing?

Jenn_Thorson I got serious about writing when I was 11. I wrote a mystery book for a class project. I wanted to create the next Nancy Drew.

UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson It's absolutely fabulous! How did u decide to go #independent with #publishing, if I might ask?

Jenn_Thorson I chose to do it because the story felt relevant to today, and because humorous scifi isn't a huge market for traditional publishers right now.
 
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson to me you seemed reluctant at first to go the #indie 
route, but then BOOM.... was expecting your next question to be about how to use smashwords....next I hear from you you're sending me a review copy!

Jenn_Thorson Yes, I wasn't sure until I did some more research and realized 
I would be missing out on an opportunity that was a good fit. Like Bertram Ludlow, I don't make decisions lightly. 

On Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 8pm EST, please join Libdrone Books as we host author Jenn Thorson, whose laugh out loud funny science fiction novel 
There Goes The Galaxy, on sale now. Compared by critics to the late greats Douglas Adams and Robert Heinlein, Thorson is one of the most exciting new talents in the #indie writing scene. Please visit http://libdrone.info/ to read a review of the book. You'll also find a link to a free copy of Thorson's short story The Hyphiz-Deltan Job, which is a prequel to There Goes The Galaxy. I look forward to seeing you on the 21st.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson how long did it take you to write TGTG, Jenn? (check out Jenn's book at http://t.co/fekNmKjS)

Jenn_Thorson This was a work I did over about a decade on and off.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson wow. 10 years is a real labor of love it seems to me 

Jenn_Thorson I came up with the idea in college and it was revised over a number of years. The college material was pretty awful.  But I felt there was something there.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson So the story kept drawing you back as a writer and your published book is the result of a long creative process?

UberECOcool WOW! 10 yrs straight out of college?

Jenn_Thorson A long process, but I know a lot about the universe now which helps so much for new material.

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson so you plan to continue writing about the settings 
and characters introduced in TGTG and your earlier short story?
Jenn_Thorson Yes, I an working on a sequel, called The Purloined Number. That should be done in a year or so.
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson Susan took the next question right out of my mouth 
How do you react to be compared such greats as Adams and Heinlein?
Jenn_Thorson It's flattering certainly but I'm still learning. I think people are going to bring what they want to the work. I appreciate the enthusiasm. 
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson I have to ask of course.were you a fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.....is Bertarm an Arthur Dent for GenY?
Jenn_Thorson I am a fan of the Guide. Bertram I think is a little bit of all of us trying to find our way today.
libdrone So Bertram is your everyman?
Jenn_Thorson An Everyman with his own faults and fears, certainly. The universe is so strange, we need that normalcy to get acclimated.
UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson You've got a lot of story packed into one book. 
How did you decide to put it all out at once?
Jenn_Thorson There were certain points I wanted to hit with this book. The 
next one takes a different path. It was a logical breaking point. I've felt 
pretty fortunate to have the reception I have with it.
libdrone About that oh so striking universe, Jenn...how the heck did you choose the proper names in it? ... some sound almost like things we all say. Others....wtf??
Jenn_Thorson The names are a combination of jokes, clues, scrambled words, Latin names... 
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson I'm embarassed to admit that sometimes I didn't get 
some of the names  Were any of the clues essential? Or do you have a favorite in joke you would share?

Jenn_Thorson And that's all right because none of the names affect the plot. If someone gets a pun, great, if not, it's okay too.

Jenn_Thorson You had asked about Adams, but my influences actually included 
works from writers like Wodehouse and Lewis Carroll, too. Also Jean Shepherd. Space has just given me a chance to play around and make things more surreal.

UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson Sounds like you read a lot when you were younger. How old were you when you started writing?

Jenn_Thorson I got serious about writing when I was 11. I wrote a mystery book for a class project. I wanted to create the next Nancy Drew.

UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson It's absolutely fabulous! How did u decide to go #independent with #publishing, if I might ask?

Jenn_Thorson I chose to do it because the story felt relevant to today, and because humorous scifi isn't a huge market for traditional publishers right now.
 
libdrone @Jenn_Thorson to me you seemed reluctant at first to go the #indie 
route, but then BOOM.... was expecting your next question to be about how to use smashwords....next I hear from you you're sending me a review copy!

Jenn_Thorson Yes, I wasn't sure until I did some more research and realized 
I would be missing out on an opportunity that was a good fit. Like Bertram Ludlow, I don't make decisions lightly. 

On Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 8pm EST, Libdrone Books hosted author Jenn Thorson on a Twitter chat event to discuss her humorous science fiction novel There Goes the Galaxy. Check out http://libdrone.info/ to read a review of the book. There, you will also find a link to a free copy of Thorson's short story "The Hyphiz-Deltan Job," which is a prequel to There Goes the Galaxy


The transcript of the Twitter chat event is as follows:


 

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson How long did it take you to write TGTG, Jenn? (check out Jenn's book at http://t.co/fekNmKjS)

 

Jenn_Thorson This was a work I did over about a decade on and off.

 

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson Wow. 10 years is a real labor of love it seems to me

 

Jenn_Thorson I came up with the idea in college and it was revised over a number of years. The college material was pretty awful. But I just felt there was something there.

 

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson So the story kept drawing you back as a writer and your published book is the result of a long creative process?

 

UberECOcool WOW! 10 yrs straight out of college?

 

Jenn_Thorson A long process, but I know a lot about the universe now, which helps so much for new material.

 

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson So you plan to continue writing about the settings and characters introduced in TGTG and your earlier short story?

                       

Jenn_Thorson Yes, I'm working on a sequel, called The Purloined Number. That should be done in a year or so.

                       

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson How do you react to be compared such greats as Adams and Heinlein?

                       

Jenn_Thorson It's flattering certainly but I'm still learning. I think people are going to bring what they want to the work. But I do appreciate the enthusiasm. I've felt pretty fortunate to have the reception I've had with it.

                       

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson I have to ask, of course: were you a fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.....is Bertarm an Arthur Dent for GenY?


Jenn_Thorson I am a fan of the Guide. But I wasn't thinking of Arthur Dent when I wrote Bertram. Bertram I think is a little bit of all of us trying to find our way today.

                                               

libdrone So Bertram is your everyman?

                       

Jenn_Thorson An Everyman with his own faults and fears, certainly. The universe in the book is so strange, I felt we needed that normalcy to get acclimated.

                       

UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson You've got a lot of story packed into one book. How did you decide to put it all out at once?

                       

Jenn_Thorson There were certain points I wanted to hit with this book. The next one takes a different path. It was a logical breaking point. 

                       

libdrone About that oh-so-striking universe, Jenn...how the heck did you choose the proper names in it? ... some sound almost like things we all say. Others....wtf??

                       

Jenn_Thorson The names are a combination of jokes, clues, scrambled words, Latin names...

                       

libdrone @Jenn_Thorson I'm embarassed to admit that sometimes I didn't get some of the names. Were any of the clues essential? Or do you have a favorite in joke you would share?

 

Jenn_Thorson It's all right if you didn't catch some of it because none of the names affect the plot. If someone gets a pun, great, if not, it's okay, too. I didn't want to hinge anything important on someone getting a joke or pun...

 

Jenn_Thorson You had asked earlier about Adams, but my influences actually included works from writers like Wodehouse and Lewis Carroll, too. Also Jean Shepherd. Space has just given me a chance to play around and make things more surreal.

 

UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson Sounds like you read a lot when you were younger. How old were you when you started writing?

 

Jenn_Thorson I got serious about writing when I was 11. I wrote a mystery book for a class project. I wanted to create the next Nancy Drew.

 

UberECOcool @Jenn_Thorson How did u decide to go #independent with #publishing, if I might ask?

 

Jenn_Thorson I chose to do it because the story felt relevant to today, and because humorous scifi isn't a huge market for traditional publishers right now.


libdrone @Jenn_Thorson To me you seemed reluctant at first to go the #indie route, but then BOOM.... was expecting your next question to be about how to use smashwords....next I hear from you you're sending me a review copy!

 

Jenn_Thorson Yes, I wasn't sure until I did some more research and realized I would be missing out on an opportunity that was a good fit. Like Bertram Ludlow, I don't make decisions lightly. :)