Dec 13 2010

the Lost Steersman — out of print, but somewhat available…


The illustrious Skwid has pointed out in the comment thread that The Lost Steersman is out of print.

There are still copies available online, through Amazon, but they’re mostly second-hand.

However, I do have a number of copies, pristine and uncirculated, that I’m willing to sell. I’m figuring $20, which would include priority mail shipping.

Anyone who’s interested — email me at and we can work out the details.

hard to find!

Dec 13 2010

nine shopping days left


I have risen up from my cold/flu thingie long enough to remember that:

a) there are nine shopping days left before the most popular gift-giving holiday
b) sometimes people give books as gifts
c) I actually write books!

You’re here because you like my books; and you like your friends; so why not put them together?

Also: In general, the more of my books that get sold, the better I look to my publisher, and the more likely they are to buy & publish the next book in the series.

It’s win-win all around!

Plus: Several people have told me about the Amazon Associates Program, and yes I have signed up. (This means that if you click to Amazon from any link on my page and buy anything, not just my books but anything at all, Amazon pays me a small advertising fee. Which adds up, if enough people do it. Hint. Hello, trying to make a living, here!)

Frequently asked question: Hey, why does The Steerswoman’s Road cost twice as much as the other books? What’s up with that?

A: It’s two books in one. It’s twice as big. It’s The Steerswoman and The Outskirter’s Secret in one volume.

Q: Yeah, but I remember that it used to be the same price as the others!

A: True. When Del Rey first released this combined volume, they priced it the same as The Lost Steersman and The Language of Power
, and got it into stores just before those two books hit the stands. Thus to tempt readers, and get them hooked on the whole series. Alas, that time has passed. But when they increased the price, they did something else too: It’s a better edition. Seriously: better paper, larger size, nicer all around. I went and bought a copy myself, just to check, and it really is better.

Seriously, take a look:

old edition left, new edition right

old edition left, new edition right

Here's where you can see the diff

Here's where you can see the diff

new edition has brighter paper, too

new edition has brighter paper, too

So, there’s my obligatory mercenary post…

But I’d like to remind you, too, of the books not by me that have been mentioned here — these are all fine authors, so why not share them with your friends?

Authors like:

Catherynne M. Valente
Chad Orzel
Laurie J. Marks
Ann Tonsor Zeddies
Geary Gravel
Delia Sherman
Ellen Kushner

Ack! I’m out of time — I’m doing this over lunch at work (yes, I dragged myself to work).