In case you missed it on social media, there’s a bit of exciting news this week!
The eBook covers are now available in print! Buy one set, or buy the other, or mix and match! Whatever makes you happy. And for fans of the original covers, don’t worry–they aren’t going anywhere. They’ll still be available, and the final two books in the series will also have illustrated covers.
They’ve actually been on sale for more than a week, but it’s been a bit of a nightmare trying to get all the vendors to display the books correctly. Most haven’t entirely succeeded yet, or they split the reviews between the various editions, or they generally did something to make me tear my hair out. But while I keep calling customer service and try to get this sorted, you can find the new paperback versions by clicking the “View all editions” link. Especially at B&N, which is currently showing an out-of-print version of the BROKEN ELEMENTS paperback. *bangs head a lot*
What else have I been doing this week?
Reading: Armada by Ernest Cline. I’m a little ways in, and I admit I’m not yet sure what I think. Like pretty much everyone, I loved Ready Player One, but that hit my 80s pop culture sweet spot. I loved the contrast between the dystopian outside world and the vast possibilities found in the virtual one. Armada treads some of the same geek ground of RPO, but its focus is more on sci-fi video games, which I haven’t played much. This book will definitely have its fans, but I doubt it will have as wide an appeal as RPO.
Watching: The Fall. Yes, I’m about two years behind, but yay, Netflix! If you don’t mind being creeped out, you have to watch this. Gillian Anderson is beyond amazing. I mean, we all know she can act, but some roles are better suited for her, and this one is pretty much perfect. She is, in the best sense of the word, an unapologetic woman. She never apologizes for being better at her job than everyone around her, or for working obsessively. She never apologizes for having a sexual appetite. She doesn’t accept any blame she doesn’t deserve. And, perhaps most importantly, she isn’t punished for these traits. Yes, I basically love her and want to be her friend so she’ll share her wisdom with me. Also, if you’re going to watch something where Jamie Dornan likes to tie up pretty brunettes and torture them, it should really be this one.