But does contain one of my favorite similes ever (I think we can all guess which one). That being said, I do know some of you are huge fans of the book. Wow, how can you miss this? Camelot Press are good people. I've bought a number of titles from them, and they have such wonderful printings of books I just wish I could afford to buy more of them.
And anyone wanting to buy me this copy of Carbon will be my friend forever. Of course, there's also The Algebraist (which I already own), but had I not bought it the day it came out and shipped it across the Atlantic, I might be tempted to buy a signed copy in this pressing. I like my "Jupiter" hardback, but I love the art and the paper on the Night Shade Books pressing a lot (I bought the un-signed one for my father when he was recovering from surgery).
Lastly, what post with Banks and Morgan would be complete without some Charlie whoring? This copy of Missile Gap won't be around for long.
I do so hate being addicted to the words. Words, words, words, and the smell of ink on paper, the feel of the spine in my hand, and the way it just fits in your hand when you curl up in bed on a Sunday morning to read it. I've consumed more books, more words than any other substance in my life. I've forgone meals to finish a book. I've had the same huge sigh you get when a couple Vicodin pop in your stomach when I finish a book. That deep, nostril-flaring, lungs filling, wow kind of sigh. I finished the second Chanur omnibus last night in bed. Same thing. I'm going to miss the Compact, as I fear Ms. Cherryh won't write any more of those books, and I don't really see any Alliance-Union-Compact crossovers happening. Time will tell. One can hope, can pine.
and no, I have no affiliation whatsoever with Camelot