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July 17th, 2007
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Books Received and Read
Mainspring Cover by Stehan Martiniere

Kage Baker's The Sons of Heaven came in the mail this week, thanks to Dot Lin at Tor. This is not an ARC - you can all get it through your local book store if you like; it came out on July 10. The cover art by Paul Youll is straightforward in theme and composition and yet delightfully well-rendered. I look forward to reading it.

Speaking of reading, this week I finished off Territory, by Emma Bull, The Last Colony, by John Scalzi, and before those, Mainspring, by Jay Lake (all from Tor as well -and speaking of cover art, Stehan Martiniere did an absolutely gorgeous job on Mainspring's, as you can see). Now I just need to get off my butt and drop a sheaf of reviews in the general direction of Bill Shafer, and then you'll know what I think of them.

:)

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From:dionysus1999
Date:July 18th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Is Sons of Heaven the latest cyborg book?
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From:kreie
Date:July 18th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Looks like I have a reliable source of sci-fi recommendations now on my f list. :)
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From:netmouse
Date:July 19th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
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:)

I shall try.
From:childe
Date:July 19th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
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I may be a little... er... biased, but I hear that there's a book called The Remembrance by some schmo named Crampton.

/shamelessplug
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From:netmouse
Date:July 19th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
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Oh! are you saying there are advance reading copies (or regular copies) available for reviewers? ;)
From:childe
Date:July 19th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Hrm. I don't have any -free- copies available, if that's what you're getting at. Is not having that available for reviewers a faux pas?

I'm still such a n00b at this. :)
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From:netmouse
Date:July 19th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
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I don't know about a faux pas, but if you're promoting your own book, it is customary to provide copies for various reviewers out there. At the very least, you should make sure a copy is forwarded to Locus (the magazine).
From:childe
Date:July 19th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Well, would you stoop to an electronic copy?
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From:netmouse
Date:July 19th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
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I would be honored to have an electronic copy.

Odds that I'll read it are admittedly lower compared to a paper copy, but I'd be delighted anyway. (I've had an electronic copy of Scalzi's Android's Dream for over a year now. Have a I read it? No, not the whole thing. I spend too much time online reading things for work (either research or copy editing).
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