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GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:01 pm

KYLE on the main page broke the news.....thanks KYLE....
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:03 pm

This is kyle's orginal post about gunpowder...


Hey folks,

Joe’s new novella, Gunpowder, is now available for purchase at PS Publishing. There is a slipcased hardcover of 100 copies (signed? I dunno, Mr. Crowther was a little vague) for $92 US, a “jacketed hardcover” for $40-something - I forget how many copies, and a “hardcover” for $22, 600 copies. Publish date end-of-year.

Hard to find on the site, upper-right corner search “Joe Hill” and you’ll find it.
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:09 pm

and from the PS site

Synopsis / Contents:

Because he didn't have The Talent - because of his random, pointless, terrible, irrevocable difference - Charley's brothers could be brutal to him, if they could get him alone. Even Jake could be cruel, could be talked into cruelty, if it was presented properly. Or no, that wasn't right. No one could talk Jake into anything. He was serenely above the persuasive force of social pressure. And yet it was Jake's weakness, that he could talk himself into doing terrible things, if he felt some greater, probably illusory, good might be served.

So it happened one day when she went with Jake and Niles and Charley to service the core, which wasn't its good old self these days. Every few months it would get stuck, just when it was shifting into an automated maintenance cycle, so that it couldn't restore software or optimize the system... or shut down the rods to dump heat. Which meant the cycle had to be completed manually.

"What happens if the rods overheat?" Jake asked Elaine once.

"About a third of the planet would go up in a flash of light bright enough to blind God," she told him.

Welcome to Gunpowder, a 22,600-word novella from Joe Hill... set in the far reaches of space on a small planet that serves as a home for a very special band of children.
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby Nerak on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:40 pm

arrrrgggghhhhhhhhh, how did we miss this?
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:55 pm

u didnt.....not yet
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby Nerak on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:17 pm

i meant miss the announcement! LOL
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:52 pm

Well, I think today was the announcement.
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:49 pm

SLIPCASED EDITION(200 RUN) IS SOLD OUT........WOW..
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby Nerak on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:47 pm

I am soooo confused. I thought, when I read it the other day, that there was only 100 of the slipcased and 600 of the regular version.
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby Betsy_Boo on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:01 pm

Nerak wrote:I am soooo confused. I thought, when I read it the other day, that there was only 100 of the slipcased and 600 of the regular version.


I believe the slipcased signed edition of which there were 200 available is sold out. (Joe explains that "100" was a mistake...there were always going to be 200). I think you can still get the jacketed version as well as the regular HC (which I ordered). There will be 600 of those available. I don't know if the jacketed version will be signed, but I couldn't afford it anyway. Just check the link that Joe has on his blog.
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby grasking on Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:07 pm

I believe the jacketed one is signed. Snagged one of those.
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:42 am

Im fortunate, because i think that i got one of the slipcased editions...another gift for my birthday..plus my wedding gift to myself as well..which is sept 28...thanks to everyone here for everything...
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby grasking on Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:12 am

I'm actually excited for Christmas this year, thanks to this release.
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby sybil on Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:32 pm

oh great...there went some more money out of my paypal...
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Re: GUNPOWDER....

Postby demorganakamark on Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:42 pm

sybil wrote:oh great...there went some more money out of my paypal...

LOL.....no shit, no shit..
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