"Reads like Zelazny with a good handful of badlands grit in his inkwell." - Kage Baker, author of The Graveyard Game
"Few in or out of SF are as enjoyable to read as William Sanders. And no one anywhere is as outrageous." - Rick Bowes, Lambda Award winning author of Minions of the Moon
"This novel features three involving and believable main characters, some fine SFnal speculation that is reminiscent of some of Poul Anderson's work, and some of H. Beam Piper's, and an always compelling plot." - Rich Horton in SFSite
My first, and last, novel of the 21st century. J. was originally published by iPublish, a disastrously ill-conceived and short-lived venture by the unspeakable AOL Time Warner monster, and has been out of print for years.
Now it is once again available, in a new and better edition, with a much better-looking cover, and with various minor corrections and updates to the text; this time, too, in both trade paperback and a really handsome hardback as well.
Here's what noted SF writer Susan Matthews, author of Colony Fleet and the widely-acclaimed An Exchange of Hostages, had to say when J. first came out:
"This is a seemingly simple story: girl meets girl meets girl, and she is them. There's action and adventure, violence, nudity, sexual experimentation, chase scenes, post-nuclear dystopia, and quantum mechanics, not to mention a woman so butch that she defines her type - the boots, the eyepatch, the heavy artillery...is it just me, or is it getting warm in here? But nothing is as simple as it looks, and the structural and psychological resonances of this book only start with Sanders' provocative choice of a title that invokes some of the most famous linear narrative issues of our time.
"Will Sanders' ferocious technical discipline is all but invisible beneath the ease and mastery of his story-telling. This novel moves like a late model German import luxury car on a freeway in Montana - smooth, persuasive, and when it pulls up in front of your doorstep to let you back out into your life again you'll be surprised that you're there already...sorry that the ride's over...and ready to do it all again."
And SF reviewer Tom Easton, in Analog:
"Buy this one, folks. Sanders knows how to plot, how to put believable, sympathetic characters on the page, and how to laugh. You’ll have fun."
Published by Norilana Books, 280 pages. $9.95 for the paperback, $22.95 the
hardback. Such a deal.
Words and numbers on almost every page
This is the only authorized edition of this novel. All other editions are out of print. This includes the e-book edition, which some people are still offering for sale even though there is no authorized e-book edition.
How To Get It
This book can be ordered from Amazon. I wish you wouldn't - they are still publishing an unauthorized and illegal edition, in their "Kindle" format, despite my best efforts to make them cease and desist; I wish you'd get it from Barnes & Noble or somebody - but it's up to you.
Oh yes, one more thing:
This book contains scenes involving sex and violence, explicitly described.
If such things offend you, you should not buy or read this book. It would also
be inappropriate for the average juvenile reader.
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This book contains scenes involving sex and violence, explicitly described. If such things offend you, you should not buy or read this book. It would also be inappropriate for the average juvenile reader.
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