Even More Available!

by wjw on July 2, 2008

Implied Spaces is even more available!
Powells.com has restocked!
Even Amazon has copies now!!! (And what the hell was their problem, anyway?)
And, even cooler, in order to raise anticipation along with your level of salivation, Night Shade has made an excerpt available online!
But that’s not all! You can also read an interview with me, and download an absolutely free copy of my Nebula-winning novelette, “The Green Leopard Plague.”
How many more exclamation points must I include in this post before you go buy or download something?
Implied Spaces is your oyster! Go crack it!
Geoffrey July 2, 2008 at 11:16 am

I loved “The Green Leopard Plague”. My own copy of “Implied Spaces” shipped last night, so I’m glad Amazon finally got some in stock.

Rebecca July 2, 2008 at 11:19 am

My copy from amazon.com will be delivered to my home in Oregon today. Yay. I, alas, am stuck in Florida until the end of the month. Boo. But at least I can read the interview!

mindseas July 2, 2008 at 11:51 am

My Powell’s copy arrived yesterday! Good old local bookstores–better than amazon any ol’ day! I need to read “The Green Leopard Plague.”


SpeakerToManagers July 2, 2008 at 1:21 pm

My copy of “Implied Spaces” showed up on my doorstep Monday, where I found it when I came home from work, but between disasters at work and having to pick up my wife at the airport last night, I’ve only had time to read 5 chapters. So far, so very good.

xardoz July 2, 2008 at 3:19 pm

I found a copy at Borders in St. Louis – great novel! Any plans for a followup? I’d like to know if Aristide succeeds in taking over Pablo’s “quest,” and what he’d find if he did.

brad July 2, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Two copies… now one copy… at Border’s in Pleasant Hill, CA…

Thras July 3, 2008 at 1:24 am

“Implied Spaces” hit my office door today.

Starting it now…

brad July 3, 2008 at 3:14 am

OK… Now why is the sword named “XXXXXXXX” when it is clearly Morgaine kri Chya’s sword “XXXXXXXXXX”?

S.M. Stirling July 3, 2008 at 3:48 am

Not bad numbers on Amazon, either.

dubjay July 3, 2008 at 4:17 am

Numbers on Amazon mean very little, I’m led to suspect. Numbers on tne NYT bestseller list, however, mean a lot.

Brad, who is this “Morgaine” person?

brad July 3, 2008 at 5:27 am

C.J. Cherryh, Gate of Ivrel, Well of Shiuan, Fires of Azeroth…

Morgan July 3, 2008 at 2:46 pm

I loved The Green Leopard Plague. Have read through it twice since getting it. Implied Spaces is on it’s way and should be here Monday! Yay!

Ralf the Dog July 3, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Just started reading the book. I love it! I do have a question about writing down to the average reader.

Several of your books start in a complex world that your reader does not understand. Arostoi and Metropolitan are two of my favorite examples. I love the way the world unfolds from page to page. The fun of exploring the culture as well as the charectors makes these books the best of the best.

Does this writing style turn off some readers, and did you try to start this book in a more conventional style? I can see how starting with things the reader would be familiar with and adding new concepts one at a time might keep some readers heads from spinning.

Please understand, I am not criticizing. An author who does not appeal to the general readership does not eat. I am just curious as to how you maintain your extraordinary high quality and sell books at the same time.

Thanks for the great book!

dubjay July 4, 2008 at 5:21 am

Ralf, the structure of this book is a whole lengthy series of big reveals, showing the reader over and over again that All Is Not What It Seems. The movement is from simplicity to complexity, so starting simply with one guy in the desert seems an appropriate way to start.

Of course this may be after-the-fact rationalization. The truth is that the first 80 or so pages came to me in a dream, along with some of the background. Since I had the first part of the story handed to me, as it were, that’s where I started building the plot.

Mathew July 5, 2008 at 2:27 am

I have been reading your books since I found a copy of Hardwired in bookstore as a 12 year old, while shopping for Transformer toys @ the local mall.
I am really, really smitten with the new book.
I just read it all in one sitting, and now am sitting down to read it again @ a more leasurely pace.
My hat is off to you, Sir.
I am greatly enjoying the new book

Ralf the Dog July 8, 2008 at 4:02 pm

I just had a chance to finish the book. Fantastic. It was the best tribute to Robert A. Heinlein I have read.

It made me think of Steal Beach without that books flaws.

Again, THANKS!

dubjay July 9, 2008 at 6:20 am

Heinlein? Ooh, hurt me again!

Reminds me of the time I got a Locus review that began something like, “Williams is going to get tired of being compared to Roger Zelazny.”

Howard Waldrop, reading the review, raised an eyebrow and asked, “You tired of being compared to Roger yet?”


“Didn’t think so.”

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