by wjw on February 19, 2019

IMG_5113More boxes of books have arrived.  They’re coming faster than I can give them away!

Be that as it may, this photo should tell you that the revised edition of The Praxis is finally in print!  (It’s been available as an ebook for some time.)

It’s the “Author’s Definitive Edition.”  It says so right there on the cover!

It will be followed in due course by the revised editions of The Sundering and Conventions of War.

So how much of this definitive edition, you might ask, is actually new?  And the answer is, well, not a lot.

You see, my deadlines on the original three books were severe, and the writing suffered.  So I’ve generally cleaned it up, which may be more like copy-editing than a revision, but so be it.  In any case, it should read more cleanly.

I’ve corrected some scientific and technical errors.  (Hint: never use a ten-year-old astronomy text as your primary research.)

I’ve fixed a plot problem that, so far as I know, nobody else even noticed.

On the other hand, it’s a handsome trade paperback, so you’ll want it for that reason alone, particularly if you’ve read the original mass-market paperback to death.

And if you’re a collector, you’ll want to collect the new edition.

So as for whether you’ll pick up the new edition, I’ll leave that to you and to your conscience.

I’m sure you’ll make the right decision.

John Appel February 20, 2019 at 8:18 am

Holy smokes, Walter, that cover is bad ass. I suspect you’ll collect new readers with that, and the current up-cycle for space opera.

wjw February 20, 2019 at 10:54 pm

It echoes (deliberately I assume) the cover for Leviathan Wakes. Probably a good commercial decision.

Robert Sulentic February 21, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Awesome. Ordered. (Because I have read the mass market paperbacks to death).

Jerry March 5, 2019 at 2:12 am

WJW, do we buy hard copies from you directly? When I click on “Books/Excerpts” at the top of your page, and then on “[buy it!],” it takes me to Amazon in England and tells me that it’s “Currently Unavailable, We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.” It does say that “The Praxis (Author’s Preferred Edition)” is available for Kindle.

wjw March 5, 2019 at 2:19 am

Jerry, perhaps unfortunately I’m not in the retail business. Try checking out the links in my ebook store, and clicking from there to available hard copy. Amazon US has most everything.

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