Linda Nagata: the blog at Hahví.net

The Nanotech Succession — highly discounted!

July 10th, 2017

UPDATE 7/13/2017: The full sets are sold out. I have copies of some of the books though. I’ll post details soon.

$25 plus the cost of Priority Mail postage can get you print editions of all four books of the Nanotech Succession.

Gorgeous cover art by the amazing Bruce Jensen.

PLUS I’ll include a bonus copy of my related middle-grade novel, Skye Object 3270a. (If you have a middle-grade reader in your life, this could help hook them on science fiction!)

These are the Mythic Island Press trade paperback editions. Size is 5.5″ x 8.5″.

$25 is roughly what it cost me to print the four Nanotech books.

All five books will fit into a medium flat rate box. Postage on that is $13.60 in the USA. Sadly, it’s much more internationally.

You can pay via PayPal or via a check drawn on a US bank.

I will sign and date the books!

If interested, email me: linda at mythicisland dot com

I have at least three sets. Maybe four.

Check back for more books!
I am determined to clear off some shelves, so if you’re interested in signed copies of some of my older titles, check back here. In the coming weeks and months I’ll be offering more HIGHLY discounted print titles along with a few giveaways.

Posted on: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 4:00 am
Categories: Publishing.

7 Responses to “The Nanotech Succession — highly discounted!”

  1. allynh Says:

    I have an odd book design question about The Last Good Man.

    For the POD: How many words is it. What font did you use for the body text, and what was the font size and spacing.


  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Allyn — you asked just in time, because I’m about to end my InDesign subscription until that distant time when I have another book to layout. Anyone, I checked the file for The Last Good Man, and here are the settings I used:

    Font: Adobe Caslon Pro
    Font Style: Regular
    Size: 11pt
    Leading: 14.1pt
    Tracking: 5

    A pro would probably improve on this, but it works for me.

  3. allynh Says:

    I’ve never seen Caslon Pro, I’ll have to wait until the book gets here from Amazon to check it out.

    I found a font called Big Caslon, in both Word for Mac and LibreOffice, I can experiment with. I like to try and duplicate the look of a book page to see how others do it. I usually have to do trial & error to get close. I would never have guessed Caslon. From Wiki, Big Caslon and Pro are different, so we’ll see what I can do.

    One of these days I want to take _When the Sleeper Wakes_ by Wells and break the massive paragraphs that he has into shorter. I have the Dover paperback, that I got decades ago, and there are whole pages covered with one paragraph. Page after page of one paragraph. Glug! I’ll have to clean it up then turn it into an ebook so I can read it again without going crazy. HA! Check it out on Project Gutenberg to see what I mean.

    BTW, What’s the word count on the book. I think that you mentioned 130k in a past post, but I want to be sure. Thanks…

  4. allynh Says:

    A ton of stuff came in the mail. I now have The Last Good Man and the latest Laundry book. I can now read through all of the Laundry books again and all of your stuff. The Last Good Man paperback is heavy. It’s heavier than most hardbacks that are the same size.

    On top of all the reading, I’m trying to understand Hexaflexagons, and all of the related forms. All the ones over on are burning my brain. HA!

    Now to read all of your books again. Thanks…

  5. Linda Says:

    Thanks Allynh! I hope you enjoy it. To answer your earlier question, as I recall the length is just under 140,000 words.

  6. allynh Says:

    It took me two nights reading to finish the book. Each time I went well past my “sell-by-date” and had to force myself to go to bed. HA!

    – The book fits cleanly in the same world as Tech-Heaven.

    I’ll have to read it a few more times before I can see if it would work as a six part miniseries like _Tinker, Tailor_ or _Smiley’s People_. Definitely too much is happening for it to be a movie. The movie version of _Tinker, Tailor_ utterly failed, too much of the book was missing from the screen. The miniseries took the time to tell the story.

    Well done.

  7. Linda Says:

    Thank you, Allynh! And I certainly wouldn’t object to a miniseries. 🙂