A few years back I decided that from now on, whenever possible, I would only purchase eBooks. I was tired of lugging around boxes and boxes of books whenever I moved and I was tired of having physical books taking up space in my home. eBooks seemed like the perfect solution, and hopefully they’ll have less of an impact on the ecology of our planet.
Waiting for the publication industry to catch up with my desires, however, has been a drag. I think I have a list of 50 or so books that I’m patiently (and, in some cases, impatiently) waiting to be released as eBooks. It’s not for the publication industry’s lack of effort, though. I imagine it’s mostly an issue of licensing agreements being hammered out. But I’m a consumer and I want those books now.
One such book is Walter Jon Williams Aristoi. Classic space opera with a 90s spin, chock full of nanotechnology and God-like beings with multiple personalities. I’ve retread this book a number of times and I expect to read it again a few more times and thankfully it finally has been released as an eBook on Amazon. And only $4.99!
I’ll miss the original cover art by Jim Burns and the experimental narrative layout in the book. That’s a rare trade-off that I’m willing to live with.
Anyway, if you’re looking for a good yarn you might want to give Aristoi a read.