Monday, July 20, 2009

Airborn in Orbit

















I'm thinking of having this picture framed. My book Airborn is floating -- actually floating! --in outer space beside Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk. He brought a copy with him as part of his "official flight kit" on his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

Needless to say, I'm completely thrilled by this. It's amazing to think that something I created is circling the earth in such stellar company.

I wonder if Bob Thirsk will have time to read it -- but my impression is that they keep these fellows pretty busy up there!
Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, who suggested my book to Bob Thirsk, and the Canadian Space Agency who provided this wonderful photo. And of course, thanks to Bob Thirsk himself who agreed to pack it in his luggage!

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I can think of no one more deserving of having one of his books in space.

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  2. Oh that's soooooooo aewsome!!! It would have been cool if he had brought 'StarClimber' too, but I'll not dampen your parade. You completly deserve it, and I hope he reads it too.

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  3. I love your starclimber saga/triologi, well written and a joy to read evertime.
    but when will it be published as e-books so i cna read it on my e-book, have almost all my library there already, it´s your series that is missing as e-book.
    thanks in advanced, rodrigo, sweden.

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  4. Very cool! You deserve it all the way. If Bob Thirsk reads it, I am sure he will love it, Andrew.

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  5. Congrats.have you started writing a fourth book yet?

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  6. oh, that would be so cool if i had a book i wrote in space like that! I bet if you read in space you would get a major headache, like you would when you read in a car or airplane. But i've never read in space before, so i wouldn't know!
    Sincerely
    Meagan

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  7. That's awesome! Your book deserves to be in space. Maybe he should have brought Starclimber because that book is more fit to be in space as the setting is in space.

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  8. Congrats! And I'm just asking but if you wrote another book for the Airborn series, would you write something in Kate de Vries's point of view?

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  9. Will you be making a fourth book? And if you are what is it gonna be called?

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  10. I know that many have already asked you this, but.. Are you making a fourth book to the Matt Cruse series? I really hope you do, the first three are probably the best books I have read.(no, seriously) =)

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  11. i know this is unrelated,but dont kill Panthera!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!*kneels on knees*
    Make her have kits
    carnassiel goes out on revenge
    ALMOST kills sylph
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!*kneels on knees*

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  12. i thought the ending of firewing was to sad. I would really love it if you could write one more sequel to firewing.

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  13. I read airborn and starclimber but i cant find starbreaker

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  14. hi we are reeding your book in class it is so interesting

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  15. Well guess what? You know how Skybreaker mentions Clement Ader? He's my great great great grandfather or something like that.

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  16. That is an awesome picture, You can even see Earth behind him! Are you planning to write a sequel to darkwing? Darkwing was probably my favourite one of your books, and I'm going to vote for it at this year's red cedar awards.

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  17. all AMAZING books. please write another one! :)

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  18. I Absolutely love Matt and Kate. I really hope their will be one more.

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  19. With the technology available today an Airborn movie could be fantastic! Can you imagine Cloud cats, air pirates, and air ships! Awesome writing. My students can't get enough.

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  20. I need another book after starclimber to read. Matt and Kate are the perfect couple

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  21. cool!
    i know that the series was supposed to be a trilogy, but i think i speak for all of your fans when i say that i NEED a fourth one
    the airborn trilogy are my number one fav books
    i also kinda want to see how mate and kate would turn out as a couple
    thx bye

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  22. Cool, have just finished the series and its great, wouldn't mind a fourth book though...

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  23. MAKE A SEQUAL TO AIRBORN AND SKYBREAKER AND STARCLIMBER! THEY ARE MY FAVORITE BOOKS! I LOVE THEM TO DEATH!!!!!!!!

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  24. PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ MAKE ANOTHER BOOK TO AIRBORN STARCLIMBER JUST DOESNT SATISFY ME IT MAKES ME WANT MORE I DONT KNOW WHAT ILL DO IF U DONT MAKE ANOTHER KENNETH OPPEL

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  25. I really enjoyed your books, but I would like it if you made a sequel to the third book. If not, would you consider making a new series based off of this trilogy or perhaps making a sort of "epilogue" to it.

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