[LMB] title brainstorming

Ursula uleubner at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 9 21:27:24 BST 2009



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> From: Lois McMaster Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com>
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> ... because y'all may as well be doing something useful
> while you wait.  
> And you're going to be waiting quite a while, yet.
> 
> We can't call it _NewEgypt_, its file name for lo these
> many months, 
> because people will think it's something about the
> contemporary Middle 
> East.   And we can't call it _Miles
> Vorkosigan and the Cryochamber of 
> Secrets_, sorely tho' I am tempted.
> 
> Suggestions already rejected include:
> 
> Voicing the Dead
> Voices of the Dead
> Pyramid Schemes (already used by Baen)
> Lost Souls
> Frozen Dreams
> Web of Ice
> Lady Murasaki's Web
> Miles in Denial
> Miles on Ice
> 
>  ... The Big Chill probably doesn't work either, sigh.
> 
> Some of the key concepts include, but are not limited to,
> Inheritance,
> proxies, the dead versus the living, cryocombs, corpsicles,
> frozen and 
> waiting,
> defrosting, "burn the dead," rebellion against the dead
> overlords,
> corporate greed, cryogenics and politics and economics,
> generation gap 
> and generation... war is too strong a term... generation
> competition.  
> The book's mode is mystery-thriller-character/social
> study.
> 
> 
> The two least wince-worthy candidates so far are
> 
> Inheritance
> 
> and
> 
> Cold Breath
> 
> with Web of Ice trailing.
> 
> 
> I've been trying to come up with Cryo-something, but no
> sufficiently 
> satisfactory Something has emerged.  Cryoworld,
> CryoCon, CryoNix, The 
> Cryo Game... they just keep getting worse, but surely there
> is a Cryo-* 
> somewhere that would work...
> 
> Brain hurts.  You all have a go at it for a while.
> 
> Ta, L.

Going with the "Egyptian" theme (and of course, I don't know how "Egyptian" the culture in the book is) perhaps some reference to Osiris or Anubis?  Bringing in references to the god for resurection, or the god of funerals?

Osiris's Heirs?

Osiris's Ice?

The Anubus Revolt/Rebellion? 


Ursula L



      




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