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February 13, 2007

Note for Folks Who Ordered "Sagan Diary" From Amazon

I got a note from Subterranean Press saying that there was a little database problem with Amazon concerning The Sagan Diaries, but that copies are going out now. So if your copy hasn't yet arrived, it will soon.

Just want to keep you in the loop with these things.

Posted by john at February 13, 2007 11:32 AM

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Paul Sullivan | February 13, 2007 11:56 AM

After getting a painfully vague message from Amazon about my order the other day I didn't really know what to expect. Thanks for the update - knowing you care when (and whether) we get the book definitely adds to the satisfaction I feel about my purchase.

Tim Walker | February 13, 2007 11:56 AM

Thank you!

*silent, twitchy jonesin'*

John Scalzi | February 13, 2007 12:19 PM

Paul Sullivan:

"knowing you care when (and whether) we get the book definitely adds to the satisfaction I feel about my purchase."

Indeed I do care -- it's not my fault if there are delays or hold-ups, but I don't want people to think either I or Subterranean are sanguine about them. You folks paid your cash, you deserve prompt service. With a smile!

That Neil Guy | February 13, 2007 12:20 PM

D'oh! My copy still hasn't arrived from Subterranean. Grrrrr.

Nathan | February 13, 2007 12:27 PM

My copy arrived today, (18 of 400) and I am indeed delightfully dead in the back. WOOT!

Patrick in the Philippines | February 13, 2007 12:57 PM

I too am still waiting for my copy from Subterranean as I had ordered the deluxe version.

Randy | February 13, 2007 12:58 PM

My copy of TSD from subterranean came Saturday. Nyah!

That Neil Guy | February 13, 2007 01:03 PM

There you go, Nathan. Now we're even. I won the Android's Dream ARC, but you got Sagan Diary first.

Nate Trost | February 13, 2007 01:31 PM

Is Subterranean shipping USPS or UPS?

Nathan | February 13, 2007 01:45 PM

Hey Neil,

Was it you who was supposed to be in the NYC Marathon with the Banner, GPS tracking, helicopter coverage, etc.?

I totally missed all that. You wouldn't have lied to us, would you?

That Neil Guy | February 13, 2007 01:48 PM

No marathoner me.

But, the mail carrier just arrived and, Woo Hoo!, my Sagan Diary is here (No. 101).

Pablo Defendini | February 13, 2007 02:46 PM

Subterranean is shipping USPS (Media Mail- YMMV).

I just got mine this morning. It's beyooooteeeful! I can't wait to get home and crack it open. There's nothing like a nice leather-bound book. I want to do work for Subterranean! LOL

Gwen | February 13, 2007 10:31 PM

Do you want to know what is cool beyond belief? (It just gets cooler as the list goes on.)
1. I got the book today. Awesome! Look, there's where it says that it was number 76 out of 400 numbered editions, there's John Scalzi's signature, and there--right there at the back of the book--is my name, as a fallen member of the 16th Brigade, Company D. Oooooo, cool. Exciting. Dancing around the room.
2. I added it to my LibraryThing catalog right away, after I stopped dancing. And look! Five other people have done the same!
3. So I, like the weirdo that I am, started attempting to derive names from the usernames of my fellow Diary-owning LTers, so that I could look them up in the list to see if I served with them or not. And, lo and behold, I did, with two of them that I can tell.
4. Then I came over here to see if there was a thread suitable for posting this exciting news in, and notice a post by Nathan. Nothing odd there, except that another Nathan was on The List (as Nathan Gendzier) and probably one of the LTers (as ngend). I click on the IMDb link on his name and, lo and behold, it's the right Nathan.*
Isn't that cool? I mean, Whatever readership, avowal of ownership of the Sagan Diary on LibraryThing, and being in the back of the book all relate to each other in obvious ways, but *I* think it's still neat regardless.
*There's nothing stalkerish about any of this, by the way, in case you were wondering. It would only be stalkerish if I decided to hunt down fellow Whatever readers via the Internet, came across the LT account, and then ordered the book to see if Nathan's name was in it or something. Okay? Okay. Weird, maybe, bizarre, not stalkerish.

abi | February 14, 2007 04:32 PM

The copy of the special edition I ordered came today. Sadly, I asked for my husband to be killed off, but found that I was listed as the corpse.

This really buggers up my elaborate murder and time travel plot, since I no longer have retroactive future proof of the cause of death. I guess I'll have to keep him alive.

abi | February 14, 2007 04:34 PM

</romantic thought for Valentine's day>

Nathan | February 14, 2007 06:22 PM

Gwen said,

There's nothing stalkerish about any of this, by the way, in case you were wondering. It would only be stalkerish if I decided to hunt down fellow Whatever readers via the Internet, came across the LT account, and then ordered the book to see if Nathan's name was in it or something. Okay? Okay. Weird, maybe, bizarre, not stalkerish.

But is it OK if I'm a little nervous anyway?

Spencer | February 14, 2007 08:02 PM

My copy came in Monday and I was pleased as punch to be properly memorializied in the back of the book.

Thanks John, now I can honestly say I've had my 15 sec of fame.

Of course now I have to sit down and read the book to see exactly how I bought the farm.

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