So. World Fantasy had this fantastic dealers room.
I didn’t buy anything in there.
The reason I didn’t buy anything is actually logistics, not finances; I brought plenty of money with me so I could buy what I wanted, but the convention gave me a stack of books (see this earlier post for details) that I barely had room for so buying more? I’d have to ship them home!
SO, the only book I bought was a little something that John DeNardo at SFSignal.com couldn’t stop raving about. We even had lunch with the author.
S. Andrew Swann’s Prophets came out in 2009, it’s sequel, Heretics hit book shelves in 2010 and, over lunch, he explained to us that the third book would be out soonish, a fact that thrilled DeNardo to no end.
DeNardo kept going on about the book. Everytime we’d see the author, stop, pause, chat with him, he would press me on how I NEEDED to read these books.
So when we came to the mass author signing on Saturday night, I saw S. Andrew Swann sitting at a table with his books arrayed before him and Prophets staring back at me. I asked DeNardo, jokingly, if that was the book I should read and he emphatically said yes. I offered, “Should I just buy it from him?”
“I don’t know that you can. Can you? Are they selling books?”
“Why else have them here?”
So I walked up, reintroduced myself, told him that DeNardo had convinced me I needed to read this book and asked if I could buy it from him.
“Do you want it personalized?” he asked.
I shall start this book this week.