An Embarrassment of Riches: Booklife’s Here

Jeff VanderMeer • October 8th, 2009 @ 3:00 pm • Writing Tips

Well, a box of them reached my house, at least. I don’t know if the book will be in stores by October 14, but I would imagine within the next two weeks. You can also, of course, always order it from either Amazon or Indiebound.

It’s perhaps some indication of just how busy I am that my first reaction on opening the box was, “yep, that’s it all right–why isn’t it gold-plated?”, and then I went back to this playlist feature I’m writing for Large Hearted Boy.

Took me a few minutes to circle back to the box and look at them again and squint, pinch myself. “Are these real? Surely I’m destined to be in pre-production purgatory with these suckers for all time? Surely this isn’t the finished book.”

Went back to work, picked up a copy on my break, brought it back to the table. Wondered again why it wasn’t gold-plated or have starship engines to propel it. Put it down. Picked it up. Looked at it like the apes did at the monolith in 2001. Went back to work.

I’m still not sure what to make of this mirage of an intruder.

Anyway, booklifenow.com will go live by around October 21.

2 Responses to “An Embarrassment of Riches: Booklife’s Here”

  1. Bill Ectric says:

    Whoo-HOO!

    Already got mine on order, along with Finch. Looking forward to both.

  2. Jonathan Wood says:

    Congrats, sir. It’s a great book (mired only in one place by an idiotic comment about crack-juice…) and gorgeous looking too.

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