The Intersection

…three copies of the hardcover edition, anyway. I’m not sure when new hardcovers will be in stock. But in any case, this is as good a time as any to make another mention that the new paperback version, due out in roughly a month, is available now for preorder. It’s an updated version of the hardcover, with a lengthy new introduction, edits, and so on.

So if you are planning to get a paperback, let me remind you again that now’s the time to put in a preorder. Last time around, we managed to get the hardcover edition on a top 25 list at Amazon.com for preorders. I sure would like to see that happen again for the paperback over the course of the next month. The issues dealt with in RWOS certainly haven’t gone away since the hardcover came out; if anything, with Bush’s stem cell veto and the new wave of attention to global warming they have magnified and deepened.

And now, allow me to exit sales mode. But I’ll have more to say as the paperback release time approaches….

Comments

  1. #1 Davis
    July 24, 2006

    I took this as a kick in the pants to finally go buy a copy this afternoon. I took the last copy on the shelf at my university’s bookstore, and it’s excellent so far.

  2. #2 Lance harting
    July 25, 2006

    Chris, I have concluded that our political philosophies are somewhat divergent. I must however applaud your capitalist tendencies. The shameless plug that is the kernel of this thread gives me hope that you are not beyond the reaches of rational self-interest.

    I read your book courtesy of the public library. I may purchase the paperback to reward your laudatory salesmanship.

  3. #3 RickD
    July 25, 2006

    Thought I’d take the oppurtunity to say I got your book for Christmas and thought it was very good.

  4. #4 evolvealready
    July 25, 2006

    Lance, some thoughts.

    “I have concluded that our political philosophies are somewhat divergent.” Too wordy. Could easily and more concisely have said, “Politically, you and I think differently.”

    “I must however applaud your capitalist tendencies.” Excessive. Chris, like everyone else, must make a living. He has never pretended otherwise. Oh wait. Maybe that was humor! Ah, yes, there it is, very funny.

    “The shameless plug that is the kernel of this thread gives me hope that you are not beyond the reaches of rational self-interest.” “…kernel of this thread?” First of all, as I write this, the “thread” is all of 3 posts long. And secondly, “kernel”? I think you’re trying a little too hard to sound bright. The “thread” is simply responses to his post. Don’t try to make it more than it really is.

    “I read your book courtesy of the public library. I may purchase the paperback to reward your laudatory salesmanship.” “Laudatory”? I think you meant “laudable”. Again, maybe you’re trying too hard.

    Just a few helpful hints. You’re welcome.

  5. #5 Lance Harting
    July 25, 2006

    evolvealready, thanks for the writing critique. I agree that the best writing is the most simple and elegant, so I’ll keep it simple.

    Get a life.

  6. #6 evolvealready
    July 25, 2006

    Ah…well said, Lance.

    And likewise for you!

  7. #7 Lance Harting
    July 25, 2006

    Hehe, evolvealready, truth is that we both probably spend too much time writing these little declarations that maybe eight people will ever read.

    I was embarrassed to see that I had used laudatory when, as you so kindly pointed out, the correct adjective was laudable.

    Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

    See you in Hell!

    Regards.

    P.S. Still looking for that life. I know I left it here somewhere.