Advance copies of Anathem are out
I didn't read these -- just glanced at -- for fear of spoilers. I also read that there's a fuller description of the story up at Amazon.com that I will also stay away from. My plan is to know as little about the book, other than the name, before buying it. Ideally, I will enter Borders when they unlock the doors at 9am, immediately order a coconut latte from Seattle's Best, walk over to the register, grabbing the book without breaking stride, pay for it, and pick up the latte just as it's being poured. By 9:05am the cover should be cracked and I should be reading. That's the plan. Note to self: must call Borders and verify that the book will be out when they open the doors and not in a box in the back room waiting until someone decides to unpack it...because that would result in excessive latte cooling.
- Threat Quality Press. Appears to be an early review so I quickly closed my eyes.
- Andrew McKie just started and reports that it's big and he doesn't have to write about it until September.
- Has also finished the book.
- Another copy and will the novel come with a CD?
Somehow I missed the fact that Boingboing posted a video about Neal Stephenson lecturing on literary genres.