This past weekend was crazy busy for me because of two events: Orbit’s third anniversary in the United States, and New York Comic Con. I wasn’t sure until the last minute that I’d be able to attend NYCC, but a friend helped me out — so I got to wade through packed aisles full of cosplayers and creative reenacters, fans and professionals, and all kinds of booksy goodness. NYCC isn’t just about comics anymore; there’s a growing SF/F-writer presence there, and all the big publishing houses were out in force promoting their stuff, including Orbit. (And a few lucky people may have snagged free copies of the mass market edition of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms there, signed by Yours Truly.) It was a lot of fun.
But never mind all that. Let’s talk about something important. Looklooklooklook!
The Orbit folks had a little present for me: The Broken Kingdoms, hot off the presses. This is the first physical copy I’ve seen, and it’s looking a little worn already because I keep taking it out to show it off to people. It’s not out yet, officially, and won’t be for several more weeks — November 2 is the big day. But it’s real, and I haz it, and see? I touches it. We likes it, Precious.
(Damn, I need a manicure. But anyway…)