Setting aside any other issues I might have with Tor Publishing, they do know how to put together a beautiful hardcover book. I’m not including the cover image in my praise because that’s an entirely different issue. But the books themselves, separate from the dust jacket, are lovely, sensual examples of the book binder’s art, perfectly sized, opening easily, with the text artfully laid out, and all on acid-free paper so they will presumably age well.
And as it turns out, by some fluke I have a significant stock of the hard cover edition of Memory, originally published by Tor and now officially out-of-print.
After Vast, Memory is my favorite of my books thus far published, and I think it’s also the most accessible for readers who are new to science fiction.
So if you’re looking for a literary Christmas present this year, how about a signed, hardcover edition of Memory? Cost is $25, which includes shipping in the USA.