Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Wanted: Beta Readers for a Novel

I have completed a draft of Brothers, my third novel, the sequel to Salamander, and am looking for beta readers. Both books are fantasies of the sort where magic is a science.

Beta readers may, but need not, have read Salamander. I am interested in how well the sequel works both for those who have and those who have not.

12 Comments:

At 6:10 AM, March 21, 2018, Blogger Francisco Garrido S. said...

Hi, I have not read Salamander, but I would've interested in reading the Beta version of Brothers.
Just to give some background. I am an economics PhD student specializing in econometrics and industrial organization, but I am generally interested in science, political philosophy and moral psychology and science fiction.

 
At 6:40 AM, March 21, 2018, Blogger Steamboat Lion said...

Sign me up. I haven't read Salamander though I would be happy to do so first.

 
At 8:07 AM, March 21, 2018, Blogger Pedro Silva said...

I would also like to read it. I have not (yet) read Salamander. How soon would you need feedback on the draft?

 
At 8:13 AM, March 21, 2018, Blogger Chris Hibbert said...

David, I'd definitely be interested. I've enjoyed your both your previous novels.

 
At 8:55 AM, March 21, 2018, Blogger David Friedman said...

I'm happy to send the draft to all of you. Just email me at ddfr@daviddfriedman.com.

When you finish it send me your comments and I'll send you a list of questions--mostly specific ones along the lines of "did this passage make sense to you."

 
At 7:03 PM, March 22, 2018, Blogger Peter Gerdes said...

If you're still looking I'd love to beta test the novel. No I haven't read Salamander. I'm a mathematician (logican ... computability theory) and generally big fan of both scifi and fantasy but don't usually read much crossover. If you'd be interested in my opinions send me a draft at gerdes@invariant.org

 
At 5:45 AM, March 29, 2018, Blogger Micah Odor said...

I read Salamander, but it's been quite a while. I'd be interested in being a beta reader for the sequel.

 
At 2:53 PM, March 29, 2018, Blogger David Friedman said...

Micah:

Send me your email and I'll be happy to send you the draft. I'm at ddfr@daviddfriedman.com.

 
At 2:06 PM, March 30, 2018, Blogger stellastruck said...

I read Salamander and enjoyed the magic system. I'd be interested in being a beta reader though I'm quite busy so there's a good chance I'd end up flaking out.

 
At 4:29 PM, March 30, 2018, Blogger David Friedman said...

Stellastruck:

I assume that a fair number of the beta readers will end up not finishing, either because they decide they don't like the story—no book works for everyone—or because they find they don't have enough time. So if you think there is a significant chance you will finish and send comments, send me your email address and I'll send the draft, along with some associated materials.

 
At 2:46 AM, May 10, 2018, Blogger whatisthis said...

I'd be willing to read it. I found your blog from a link you posted in an SSC comment.

I have the advantage of being a fast reader.

 
At 9:57 AM, May 10, 2018, Blogger David Friedman said...

If you would like to read it, email me at ddfr@daviddfriedman.com.

 

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