Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Atwood’

Library Addition: Signed, Ltd. Edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Not particularly an Atwood fan, but I got it very cheap for a signed, limited edition by a major author:

Atwood, Margaret. The Year of the Flood. Bloomsbury (UK), 2009. First edition hardback, # 653 of 1,000 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in decorated boards with silver gilt edges, in a Fine slipcase, sans dust jacket, as issued. Bought for $7.50 at Half Price Books, marked down from $15 with a 50% off coupon. (I suspect that Half Price got a few copies quietly remaindered from the publisher, as they often do for UK books.)

Atwood Flood

That’s a picture of the front of the slipcase, as there’s no writing on the book itself except on the spine.

According to the ISFDB, this limited edition is a true first (simultaneous with the trade hardback and trade paperback states), and was originally issued at £75, so I got it for less than 1/10th cover price…

My April 1st Piece for 2012 is Up at Locus Online

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

My April 1st piece, detailing Margaret Atwood’s new science fiction magazine, is up over at Locus Online.

My many previous April 1 offerings include:

  • Neil Gaiman One Step Closer to Sainthood
  • Doctorow and Stross to write authorized sequel to Atlas Shrugged
  • Peter Watts and Paolo Bacigalupi collaborate of a depressing dystopian shared-world anthology.
  • Greg Egan, Kelly Link Collaborate on Novel
  • 12 Killed in SFWA Flamewar
  • Lucasfilms announces “Adult” Star Wars Novel Line
  • Now If They Could Only Make Them Talk

    Monday, May 16th, 2011

    The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour will be carrying baby squids into space.

    I’m sure that both Margaret Atwood and the staff of Space Squid are delighted at the news.