(from Cory @ BoingBoing)
“It’s a kind of “Little, Big”-meets-“Crypotonomicon” story, a contemporary fantasy about free, unlicensed wireless networking, set in Toronto’s bohemian Kensington Market.”
Amazon’s put up their sell-page for my next novel, “Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town,” offering a 32% discount off the cover-price of $24.95 ($16.97 in total). The book’s out in Februrary, and coincidentally, I just a couple hours ago overnighted the final version of the manuscript to my editor in NYC.
Someone Comes to Town is longest thing I’ve ever written — longer than Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and Eastern Standard Tribe put together. It’s a kind of “Little, Big”-meets-“Crypotonomicon” story, a contemporary fantasy about free, unlicensed wireless networking, set in Toronto’s bohemian Kensington Market.
I’m going to be posting the full text of this one under a Creative Commons license again when the time comes, and I’ve got some beautiful supplementary artwork to go with the gorgeous Dave McKean cover; McKean provided five digital paintings to Irene Gallo, Tor’s brilliant, award-winning art director, and he’s kindly granted me permission to use them all on the book’s website when I ship it.
In the meantime, there’s an excerpt or two online already. Enjoy! – Cory Doctorow