Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The End has Arrived!

Chris Roberson's End of the Century is now in stock at Amazon. And at B& as well. Expect it on retail shelves soon too.

Oh, and look, Kay Kenyon's City Without Endis too.

(Reports of sightings in the wild appreciated.)


John D. said...

Is Ian McDonald's City Without End anything like Kay Kenyon's City Without End? :)

Lou Anders said...

Sorry. Corrected.
I originally had Ian's book, then noticed Amazon doesn't officially ship it till Friday, so switched out with Kay's, which is shipping, but forgot to change the name. You're the second one to point it out. Or maybe there's a book out there somewhere called "Without without End of the Century."

John D. said...

If I had a nickel for every cut & paste mistake I made...

Lou Anders said...

Too many things going at once.

ces said...

OK, here's my report. Today I went to the Barnes & Noble in University village (Seattle) - not the one I usually go to in West Seattle. Here's what I found:

SF Section "Endcap" (the display at the end of the aisle, right?) - The Stormcaller, at the top of the endcap, paperback.

"New SF" section in SF Section - The Blood Debt, paperback; Scott Westerfield's The Killing of Worlds, paperback; Weis & Hickman's Bones of the Dragon, hardback; Glen Cook's A Fortress in Shadow, paperback, which hubby told me he'd already read. Shelved in the actual SF books section - Kay Kenyon's Bright in the Sky, paperback, 1 copy only & the only book by her; Stalking the Unicorn, paperback, 2 copies & the only book by him (By paperback I mean the 5x7-ish size.)

Oh yes, I got my copy of Stalking the Unicorn yesterday evening! But today was dentist day - oh, joy unconfined!

Lou Anders said...

Thanks so much for this.
Roberson's End of the Century just hit two of Ingrams 4 distribution hubs yesterday, and shows in three today, so I'd expect it in stores next week. (My local B&N seems to stock the new books on Tuesday, for what that's worth.)

Kay's paperback of A World Too Near should be hitting stores right about now, with the hardcover of City Without End on it's heels. And as of this morning, Ian McDonald's Cyberabad Days, which IMHO is one of the best looking books we've ever printed, is in one of the three Ingram warehouses, so should be coming out in a week too, give or take.

Rene Sears said...

Summit B&N claims to have a copy, but the help desk guy couldn't find it.

Are you considering ebooks this year, or did I make that up?

Lou Anders said...

Weird. Someone must have carried it off to read.

Yes, we are. Ebooks got delayed when an emergency took resources elsewhere, but they are still happening. Just slower than I'd like.

Meanwhile, I am *thrilled* with the news Kindle may develop an iPhone app!

Rene Sears said...

It was weird. I was hoping there was a display somewhere that I missed.

The iPhone app will be fantastic. Hopefully the app will trickle down to the G1, too. I'm curious as to what direction eReaders will take- I'm betting on something multifunctional like the phones or iTouch.

I got to use my mom's Kindle a few weeks ago and it was killer. The eInk screen was very easy on the eyes. DRM's a bugger, though. My mom has several friends with whom she trades books regularly, and that's putting a damper on her enthusiasm.

Lou Anders said...

DRM is on the way out. iTunes getting rid of it for music by end of the year, I suspect ebooks will follow.

I'm using Stanza to read in the iPhone and love it. It scores over eReader in that I can upload my own manuscripts much easier.

I'm curious about Random House's iPhone app - where each app is it's own book, but would prefer a book(store) app that delivered using iTunes

Rene Sears said...

I'll have to try stanza. Mobipocket is the other one I was thinking about.

There are individual books as apps on the G1 right now, which sounds like the random House app -- I have Through the Looking Glass on there now. But it's just public domain works, and not as intuitive to use as I'd like.

The iTunes method of delivery would rock. Fingers crossed for iBook.

Lou Anders said...

The single-book-as-app method is what Random House does. I see the advantages for distribution on the iPhone, but I don't want 50 different app icons, and I think readers want to be able to carry their library around, right?