Word on the street is that Amazon and Barnes and Noble online have Blood of Ambrose in stock (with brick-and-mortar stores to follow shortly). Used copies are running $17.00 more expensive than new copies at Amazon–I have no idea what that’s about. Used bookstores trying to snare a few bucks from
injudicious collectors, possibly.
My author copies came yesterday, and it was much just like that scene in Back to the Future where George McFly (2.0) receives the copies of his first novel. Except we have fewer but cooler kids than the McFly household, and my spouse wasn’t there, and Biff was not being so much a character as he usually is, and I’m somewhat less suave but also less greasy than Crispin Glover… Well, maybe it wasn’t just like that scene.
It was unspeakably cool, though: the book itself is a beautiful thing, between Dominic Harman’s great cover and the design and the typography. (Fritz Leiber should have had it this good.) I’ve heard good things about the story, but the source is a little biased, so take that with a grain of salt.