I just realized I’ve never mentioned that Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom now has a release date that we can believe. It’s June 13! That’s the day we need to think about.
Okay. I’m thinking about it. I don’t know what you’re doing.
We’ve been through the line and copy editing passes, and though I’ve yet to see a galley with all the illustrations in place it seems like the book has begun to make its stealthy, mysterious passage through the world. If you define “the world” as “people who know my editor”.
The reason I think this is true is that there’s a new review in the book’s feed from Macmillan.
“Schenck presents the best future from our past. Robotastic and charming.”
― Lawrence M. Schoen, author of Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard
So, yep. Robotastic. And charming, a word that’s been used to describe the book before. I never suspected that it was charming, and the idea took some getting used to; but I’m on board with it now. Charm away. Get all charming, book. Go forth and be charming. On June 13. In bookstores, and everyplace else.
Oh finally! I have had to re-read Clockwork Book and Toaster again and again while waiting for word about Switchboard. Now, where do I sign up to pre-order a copy?
The preorder pages have actually been up for months, at the likely places (Amazon, Barnes & Noble) and at unlikely ones (Target?).
I haven’t linked to them much because they’re still showing the preliminary cover instead of the final cover art. I hear that’s changing soon.
But you can find it at Amazon, here: http://amzn.to/2iLBHXG – where there’s even a discount.