Still Life With Cat and Book

Because who doesn’t like cats? And books? Illiterate dog-fanciers, I suppose, but there’s not much chance of them coming here.

Aside from giving the increasingly unruly Ghans ogh Ghlaghghee a gheline ghix, this post also serves notice that according to Subterranean Press, who would know, the print version of METAtropolis is now out and shipping. So if you preordered yourself a copy, it’s on its way (also: Thank you). And if you didn’t preorder yourself a copy, you should know that now there are fewer than 100 copies still available and you really need to get yourself motivated to pick one up, because when this edition is gone, it’s gone. So get cracking, folks. Ghlaghghee wants you to have a copy of your own.

18 Comments on “Still Life With Cat and Book”

  1. My copy of MEATropolis is on its way.

    So, is this about a particular kind of meat used to make the city? Or did each writer take on a different kind of meat?

  2. Maybe this will expose my legendary ignorance even more, but this is how I learn:

    METAtropolis is clearly (pre)selling well. Assuming the 100 remaining copies sell out quickly, why wouldn’t Subterranean print more? Do they have a policy against making too much money?

    Not being snarky; genuinely curious.

  3. Subterranean’s primary business is short-run, high-end editions of books, basically. The book’s nearly sold out because Bill Schafer (the publisher) knew his market well enough to gauge the right amount to publish. You’re looking at someone hitting his target spot on.

    There’s a possibility that there might be a more mass-market edition of METAtropolis down the road, but that’s another issue, unrelated to this particular release.

  4. OK, I know how this is gonna sound, but:

    Is there any way to find out if I pre-ordered a copy of this way back when? I honestly can’t remember – it would have been months ago – can I ask Subterranean Press?

  5. CaseyL –I’m glad to see that I’m not the only person whose former self tends to order things without informing his current self. The plus side of this is that I am often delightfully surprised to randomly receive “gifts” that are of great interest to me.

  6. O Great Scalzi, how wonderful it is to finally have a picture of the Beauteous Ghlaghghee.

    However, it is clear you require a brief refresher on improving your photographic technique.

    a) Magnificent She must be centered in the frame. Props are unnecessary and should not be used.
    b) Her Glorious Shimmering Radiant Perfection must be well-lit and properly in focus. Please compensate correctly for Her Inner Illumination. You usually overcompensate and underexpose Her.
    c) Please leave interpretations of Her Desires to the experts of the Executive Committee of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club. She does not want people to buy this book. What She wants is for you to reward Her Infinite Efforts by actually winning a Hugo for Best Novel. Finally.

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  7. Shit, I was going to order the limited version but it was already sold-out. Doofus. Then I checked my mail from around 6 months ago there was a nice acknowledgment from Sub Press for my order. Maybe not as big a doofus as I thought but I still forgot I’d done it.
    Crisis averted.

  8. Thanks, John; done.

    Thomas: That’s what happens when there’s a gap… a lapse… a *lacuna* of time between when one orders something and when one can expect it to arrive.

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