Although the softcover's been available on the net for a little while already, I held off until I could approve the hardcover before I called it a launch. Well, I got the hardcover, and approved it, it's darn purdy. I'm really glad I did it.
Those of you who know me personally and live nearby can order from me now, before I put in my big batch purchase. Hardcovers through me will cost only $30, as oppose to the 40 I'm kinda forced to sell it for online, AND, I'll be eating those shipping charges for ya.
Those of you who live elsewhere would have to resort to buying it from the publisher. Shipping to Canada costs way too much, IMO, but to the US is very reasonable.
Softcover $19.95: http://www.lulu.com/content/2853707
Hardcover $39.95: http://www.lulu.com/content/3163628
As usual, you can also go to my site, www.ozero.ca to read about it, and check out the related posters. All the links have previews of the book attached to them.
It IS confirmed that I am going to be at VCON (Vancouver Sci-fi Convention) and be selling there, (Hey, no shipping for people that buy direct form me!) October 3-5, in Surrey. (bonehead errors fixed thanks to jenni from the blo- er, the con.)
Caitlin news: 15 steps for a freewalking record now. She gets 12s off pretty regularly now and is beginning to see walking as a viable mode of travel, not jsut a stunt that makes grownups happy.
She and I also had a big adventure on monday, downtown to be filmed playing for part of a DVD for other parents who aren't confident with their kids, or just play inappropriately. (Too much roughhousing, or too nervous to interact, etc) Thanks partly to my wife's influence I suppose, I was told I was a natural, and a very good play-buddy for a 1 year old. Also, my being in a wheelchair should show some parents that they cant whine about being tired at the end of a day, or having a bad back! hehehe.
We then popped over to GF strong, where I spent 6 months after my accident, and introduced Caitlin to some of the staffers who still work there. We also got to show off our custom baby-carrier. Then we had lunch at the GF strong cafeteria.. mainly for nostalgic reasons. The food was better in 2001. Darn cutbacks.
Form getting on the bus at 7:30 am, and getting home at 4:30pm, we had a LONG day. She fell asleep in my lap for a bit on the way home, the the skytrain woke her up. She wasn't fond of the skytain's sounds on the way in either. Still, despite that, and coming home tired as heck, I think it's safe to say we both had a pretty good day.
Braveheart and FraidyCat have gone home, and all is well there. We have a little bit of quiet for a while. But Lo and behold, yesterday, PING magically appeared! She can drive a person nuts sometimes, but in small doses, she's lots of fun. She brought a china-made barbie ripoff for Caitlin, (with the words SUPERIOR GIRL on the side of the box) and olympic cell-phone dangly charms for me and Michelle. I filled her in on how things were going here, and she told me bits of what's going on in Beijing, and her impressions of the 'creepy' police presence that normally isn't there. She also checked on the stuff she's storing here until she finds an apartment downtown. Right now she's staying with family friends.
On the 27th, our 'usual' Korean student 'Radar' comes back, (doing her grade 12 and graduating here) then on my Bday, the 30th, the new german girl (no nickname so far) will arrive. We've been in correspondence, and she seems quite nice. She only stays for 5 months and then we're to get a new german.