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Topic: A First this far out...Can you presell a book by its cover?

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego
Date: 01/26/2008

Hi Greg:

I was up on Amazon looking for some Giger work and saw an Alert on my preference for Greg Bear Books, and it looks like THE CITY AT THE END OF TIME is being presented with at least a "working" cover now.

So I took a deep breath and did what I've been thinking of doing for over two months now, when I saw the first teasing description of the book: I pre-ordered it!

This is the furthest out I've pre-ordered a Novel, before that it was just three weeks out, and I'd only gotten wind of it that day.

And it was the cover art that triggered the buy.

Mike

Re: A First this far out...Can you presell a book by its cover?

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/28/2008

Very good! The cover is striking--and incorporates an object key to the plot, an "impossible armillary." We'll post it here as soon as I get the final design.

Re: A First this far out...Can you presell a book by its cover?

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 01/31/2008

A twist (um, hahah) on the old Gordian Knot there, eh?

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