October 14th, 2009

temeraire uk paperback

Significant Objects of various kinds

I've done a short piece for the Significant Objects challenge, for this peculiar little item:

which is now up on ebay, through the 21st. It now makes me feel plaintive to look at it; I at least managed to invent meaning for myself, although that is not really the point of the challenge. *g*

Meanwhile, in OTHER significant objects news, I just had this lovely thing put into my hands:


In His Majesty's Service, the new omnibus edition of Temeraire books 1-3 (His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War), with the new Lien short story, which comes out October 27 -- in hardcover mostly, but Borders will have an exclusive trade paperback edition in stores.

Shawn Speakman of The Signed Page is being awesome and coming out here to New York for me to do a signed edition of the book, and what's really nice is he only adds a couple extra dollars on top of the cover price (& I believe will ship anywhere in the world, so you don't have to be in the US only). There's no limit on the numbers, but I think he's only doing enough to fill preorders and then a bit extra, because he has to ship it back to his office from NYC, so if you're interested, you want to order soon -- he's coming the first week of November.

Finally, I also want to put out a word for the Organization for Transformative Works' biannual fundraising drive, running this week -- this year we are testing out an experimental round of shiny swag, including this very shiny spillproof mug which goes both ways (no lefty discrimination!), helps protect the fair-use rights of fan creators and also keeps your drink hot! *g*