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Seen in the Wilds of Oslo

May 8, 2010 at 3:43 am

My friend Petter—novelist, screenwriter, science fiction fan and all-around good guy—was passing through the Outland book store at the Oslo Central train station yesterday, where he snapped the following photo.

BS_by_Petter_Naess

That's right… that's my book in Oslo, Norway.  Oslo.  Freakin'.  Norway.  (The American version of the book, incidentally.)

And my friend Heather sent this photo recently, from the library in Schaumberg, IL:

Heather_Marshall_SchaumbergLibrary

I like to think of this as the Pimp My Novel photo.  As somebody who grew up reading his way through the science fiction section of his local library, this thrills me.  It has a dust wrapper!  And stickers on the spine!  It's been Dewey Decimalized!  That's my book in a library.  Where people can, you know, check it out.

Okay, so I realize these photos probably aren't all that exciting to anybody except me.  But hey!  They're plenty exciting from where I'm sitting...

A grateful tip of my cranial electrodes to Petter Myhr Næss and Heather Marshall for the photographs.

Comments

E J Frost May 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm
Wonderful pictures! I'll take some on the other side of the pond . . . if your novel ever ships here. ;)
Sara G. May 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm
I totally get the excitement of seeing your novel in a foreign country and a library and I vicariously share it. I'm still questing after my own photo and I've been leaving the your page up on all the computer terminals in the Borders as I do so.
Ian May 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm
I'll be sure to request it ships across the pond in a brigantine... A slow, leaky brigantine. :-P
Ian May 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm
You'll have to search long and hard to find it at a Borders store. Even my local Borders (there are 2 in my city) aren't carrying it -- all buying decisions are made in New York, and do not acknowledge issues such as regional interest or local authors. Barnes and Noble, on the other hand, does have it on the shelves at many locations. Or did, anyway...
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