Dude, I am HUGE in Germany + METAtropolis Review
Look at this kickass ad for the German version of The Android’s Dream, off the German iBookstore, in Germany:
I love it when publishers spend money advertising my books. Makes me all warm inside, it does. I mean, above my normal metabolic rate (Update: Someone noted that in the US at least the iBookstore doesn’t do “co-op” payments, so if that holds true in Germany as well, its presence there means someone at Apple in Germany is a fan. WHICH IS EVEN BETTER). Thanks to Yannick Posse for sending it along so I could geek out to it.
In other me-related news, here’s a nice Bookgasm review of the Tor edition of METAtropolis, which as you all know is out now in the bookstores and pining for your touch. Money quote:
Tor is now releasing the work for the first time in a general trade format, and fans of the post-recession-apocalypse genre should rejoice at that… [This] is an impressively cohesive story collection, offering a varied sample of post-recession literature. Not quite post-apocalyptic, in that the world has not ended, and yet definitely set in the post-recession years, the tales provide a frightening glimpse into what could very well be our future if events continue as is.
I will say it’s been sort of unsettling to watch parts of METAtropolis come into phase with reality over the last couple of years; it’s not necessarily one of those times you want to be able to say “told you so.” But it does make for interesting reading, if I do say so myself.