Business first! If, for some reason, you should happen to need, or want, a "press kit" regarding upcoming Liaden Universe® novel Alliance of Equals, you may find it here.
You will note that the information states that Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore will once again be the sole source for signed and/or personalized copies. You will also note that Uncle Hugo's has not yet opened pre-orders for this title.
Uncle Hugo's is an independent bookstore with limited resources and staff. Right now, they're very busy (as you might imagine) coping with the orders for signed copies of Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen (go here, if you want one of those, too). They would rather not get mixed up -- and you -- and we! -- would rather they didn't get mixed up.
Since we don't want to break the staff, and the staff wants to give good customer service, and also bearing in mind that Alliance. . . has a publication date of July 5, we consulted with Mr. Blyly, who consulted with staff, and!
Uncle Hugo will open pre-orders for signed and/or personalized editions of Alliance of Equals by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, on March 1.
So, hold onto your horses, and your credit cards. Mark your calendars. We will, of course, shout it from the rooftops, when the pre-orders open.
Thank you for your patience, and your enthusiasm. Steve and I appreciate it immensely.
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In other news, Steve and I have started to read Terry Pratchett's Mort to each other in the evening.
Also, I discovered yesterday that the piercing in my left ear had closed up, and I had to break a thin layer of skin in order to insert an earring. I've gotten out of the habit of wearing earrings -- actually have lost my taste for long, dangling earrings, but I don't want to give up the option of wearing studs -- or, yanno, even return to long, dangles of a day or evening. So! I guess I'd better remember to put in earrings -- I have a pair of pearl studs that are the most comfortable earrings I've ever had, and a pair of aquamarine studs that Steve gave me. Other than that, I would appear to be studless.
Oh, wait! I'm going to Boskone next month! Perhaps I will be able to solve this tragic wardrobe deficiency.
I think that's it -- well, no. We here at the Cat Farm currently abide under a Winter Storm Watch, until 10 am tomorrow. Predictions are for snowfall from four to twelve inches, depending on where we exist in Mid-Maine's ever-shifting geography. I'm hoping to see four inches, which might not cause a cancellation of Tai Chi and pickleball, but will not be surprised to see eight inches, which might make it more problematical for the Y to open.
And that? really is all I've got.
Here, have a picture of Belle, being awake:
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