Elizabeth Haydon, THE MERCHANT EMPEROR, Deborah Coates, STRANGE COUNTRY, and the second volume of William H. Patterson Jr.’s biography of Robert A. Heinlein.
I have no intention of reading the Patterson: aside from the fact I haven’t read the first volume, I’m reliably informed that Patterson has done a terrible job of writing biography. If anyone should like this copy, if you’re willing to pay postage, I’ll send it to you. (About eight euro, I think, for international postage, unless Patterson’s brick is heavier than anything I’ve ever posted before.)
I have no intention of reading the Haydon either, because I read Rhapsody and lo, it was terrible – I was still in my “Finish every book you start” phase of readership, and I very nearly didn’t make it to the end. So same goes. Postage and I’ll send it on. First come, first served.
As for STRANGE COUNTRY: it’s a lovely book, the conclusion of Coates’ excellent debut rural fantasy series set in North Dakota. I recommend it highly, and I have already discussed it in a Sleeps With Monsters column this spring. It was the ARC I discussed, but this hardback is very shiny. You can’t have it. It’s MINE.