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I'm writing a detective story set halfway between San Francisco and the internet. And the more people who reserve a copy, the better each one will be! Read more

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I'm writing a detective story set halfway between San Francisco and the internet. And the more people who reserve a copy, the better each one will be!

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    1. Creator comfortndrew (deleted) on August 27, 2010

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    2. Creator Erin Siegal on July 13, 2010

      Robin, I just wanted to tell you how amazing & inspiring your entire Kickstarter experience is. I just launched my own book here last week (http://kck.st/c533wf) and I'm looking to your fantastic project to learn. You are an inspiration, thank you! <3 Erin

    3. Creator Basti Hirsch ッ on May 9, 2010

      I cannot believe that we fell 30 people short of having it made of PURE GOLD.

    4. Creator Ken Schneyer on April 20, 2010

      Magnificent project, Robin. I loved Mr. Penumbra, and I think this methodology (this "army of angels") may be just what we need. Perhaps this is the future of publishing.

    5. Creator ashish vishwakarma on March 11, 2010

      getting really excited about this!
      congrats on reaching and exceeding your goal - much deserved

    6. Creator ashish vishwakarma on March 11, 2010

      hum. twitter list.

    7. Creator ashish vishwakarma on March 11, 2010

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    8. Creator ashish vishwakarma on March 11, 2010

      I can't believe I missed out on this! Looks really awesome. Wish I had found it sooner. Congrats on succeeding (and greatly exceeding!!) your goal! Hopefully you'll come out with another book... and if you do I'll be sure Not to miss out again.

    9. Creator ashish vishwakarma on March 11, 2010

      this is simple test answer don't read and no claim

    10. Creator Traidmark.org (deleted) on January 14, 2010

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    11. Creator Kitty on December 17, 2009

      I can't believe I missed out on this! Looks really awesome. Wish I had found it sooner. Congrats on succeeding (and greatly exceeding!!) your goal! Hopefully you'll come out with another book... and if you do I'll be sure Not to miss out again.

    12. Creator Robin Sloan on December 15, 2009

      @Ryan: The PDF drops this Friday—I'll send out an update. And/or you can watch robinsloan.com.

    13. Creator Andrew on December 14, 2009

      Got my books today, right smack in the middle of exam period; thankfully I have already written my linear algebra exam, so i needn't worry about your book distracting me from my most important exam. That being said once I received the package, ran up to my room and carefully cut open the package, cracked open one of the copies and didn't stop reading till it was done.
      Well now its done, I'm going to have to reread it again and again and again.....

      Right back to studying for my psych exam tomorrow.

      Now that I think of it I'll have to get a friend to lock them up for me, your book is a better (worse?) distraction than the great intertubes (yes i read xkcd).

    14. Creator Ryan Kennedy on December 14, 2009

      Just got my book and all I can say is WOW! The "enclosure" it came in and the extra goodies were just icing on the already quite delicious cake. It really was like getting a package from another world. Well done sir, and thanks a lot. One question: when will the digital copies become available? The physical book looks so sleek and pristine I'm almost afraid to mess it up by reading it.

    15. Creator Robin Sloan on December 13, 2009

      @matt: Email me --> robinsloan at robinsloan dot com

    16. Creator Robin Sloan on December 13, 2009

      @Henri: That. is. so. cool!

    17. Creator Henri Bourcereau on December 13, 2009

      hum. twitter list.

    18. Creator Henri Bourcereau on December 13, 2009

      Hi everybody.
      Waiting for my copies, I've made a tweeter list of 'Robin writes a book' backers.
      Let me know if you don't see yourself in it.

      http://twitter.com/mmai/annabelscheme

    19. Creator matt.saler on December 11, 2009

      Any chance I can still get the Physical Pack, Robin?

    20. Creator Robin Sloan on December 11, 2009

      Woo! Thanks, guys. So glad you enjoyed it.

    21. Creator 4o66 on December 11, 2009

      Got it today.
      Wow.
      Wow.
      Wow.
      Worth every penny.

    22. Creator Micah Saul on December 11, 2009

      Got my copies yesterday afternoon! Devoured it immediately upon getting home. Bravo, sir.

    23. Creator Steve Kowalsky on December 7, 2009

      My books arrived in the mail today!

    24. Creator Mahyad Gilani on December 5, 2009

      Any news on the International pack? Are they getting posted same time as the local version?

    25. Creator Dan Levine on November 19, 2009

      Is it too late to up my contribution? I am thinking about holiday presents and all of a sudden a few extra copies sounds like just what I need...

    26. Creator Robin Sloan on November 15, 2009

      @Will: Ha! Great teaser. I will definitely write something up along those lines. Feel free to message or email me (robinsloan at robinsloan dot com) if you have specific ideas/questions, too.

    27. Creator Will Hutchinson on November 11, 2009

      Robin - Once you have a moment to breathe after the book is produced, I would love to learn more about what things worked and didn't work in terms of using KickStarter. I have a project in mind that involves transport, machinery and race (and that's all I will reveal for now).

      Thanks!

    28. Creator Suw Charman-Anderson on November 7, 2009

      Just FYI, I discovered why I couldn't properly sign up - there's an Amazon Payments glitch for non-US Amazon Turk account holders (I am one, even though I never use it) which means that they are asked for a US address even though one is not needed. Apparently Amazon know, and are "working on it".

    29. Creator Victor Hwang on November 7, 2009

      getting really excited about this!
      congrats on reaching and exceeding your goal - much deserved.

    30. Creator Robin Sloan on November 6, 2009

      @Will: Nope, I have your address! You filled out the info request form, and I see it here in my spreadsheet.

    31. Creator Will Hutchinson on November 6, 2009

      Robin - I'm not sure I got you my address and I have to say, I have not been able to figure out how to get it to you. Do you have an email I can send it to or a direct account?

      Thanks!

    32. Creator Robin Sloan on November 6, 2009

      "Gosh, what's with all these @disposableninja.com addresses? Is that like some new stealth startup?"

    33. Creator BrianDeacon on November 6, 2009

      And to think, for just an extra $32 (plus 32 disposable Ninja email addresses) I could have upgraded all of us to Pure Gold!

    34. Creator Ronda Erwin on November 5, 2009

      I'm so excited ! I can't wait to get my package and lose myself in the story! Do we have an ETA? Not that I'm being pushy. I know the book has to actually be *made* and all....just wanting an idea.

    35. Creator Euan Mclaren on November 1, 2009

      Hurrah!

      Chickpeas for everyone!

      This has been an amazing process, Kudos to you Robin. Looking forward to this continuing journey.

      Loving your work.

    36. Creator Ryan Kennedy on November 1, 2009

      Congrats on crossing the finish line Robin! I'm really looking forward to seeing you get into the design and printing phase. Thank you so much for letting us hold onto your coat tails for a bit and put a foot into the future. I can't wait to read it!

    37. Creator Robin Sloan on November 1, 2009

      Hurrah! Project funding successful. Thank you to everyone -- I just can't say it enough.

      @Micah: That's awesome -- I knew they were doing a story but didn't know when it was going to run. I'll keep an eye out.

      @CommunistPrime, @Kathy, @Trevor, & everyone: I can't wait for you to read it :-)

    38. Creator CommunistPrime on November 1, 2009

      Congratulations on making your goal! I'm looking forward to the book.

    39. Creator Micah Saul on October 30, 2009

      Unanticipated side effect of backing this project. Just did a short interview with the Chron... apparently they are doing a story on Kickstarter and you on Nov 10.

    40. Creator Kathy Zembera on October 30, 2009

      Robin.....I'm highly anticipating your new book on my doorstep! So proud to be part of this journey, what a ride! Congrats!

    41. Creator Trevor Dean Arthur on October 30, 2009

      Robin,
      Thanks for giving all of us an opportunity to be a part of this. Truly courageous and inspiring. It's been a lot of fun, and I can't wait to read the novel!
      All the best.

    42. Creator Budibudio Eko on October 28, 2009

      Sounds like it's going to be an interesting book, I look forward in getting a copy. Good luck!
      Hey can someone send me an invite to connect so I can post a project as well, thanks I look forward in hearing from you.

    43. Creator Robin Sloan on October 27, 2009

      @Louise: Oh man, awesome! I still wear my "Trouble in Myanmar" shirt all the time.

    44. Creator Louise Ma on October 27, 2009

      I thought your name looked familiar! I think you purchased a shirt or two from us at The Shirt Project way back in the day. Glad we meet again, and looking forward to getting a copy of the book! The internets is a wonderful place.

    45. Creator Stacie on October 26, 2009

      ooh, I'm a backer now! Robin, if you want some black and white digital woodcutty artwork for the book, I could do something quick. Or, if you'd prefer we could work together on a matches the book bookplate illustration to send out to your backers...

    46. Creator Suw Charman-Anderson on October 25, 2009

      Argh. I just tried to pay via Amazon Checkout, but it's demanding a US address and I don't have one, given I'm in the UK. Totally perplexed about how to pay. Would you take PayPal instead?

    47. Creator Jen Woodhouse on October 22, 2009

      Intriguing idea... congrats on raising well over your goal! Can't wait to read the book!

    48. Creator Robin Sloan on October 21, 2009

      @4o66: I agree, Saul's idea is totally great. I hadn't thought of including the "your book was here" metadata, too; that way people could take pictures & reassemble the whole thing online! (Too ambitious?)

      PURE GOLD it is. The final package is going to be really artful and (I hope?) fun to receive and read.

    49. Creator 4o66 on October 21, 2009

      Robin: based on some quick math, you have 456 backers, some getting more than one copy... 774 to be exact. Does that mean we will get the ultra rare "PURE GOLD" edition?

      I love the updates, love the The Writer & The Witch, and couldn't stop read 24 hour Bookstore once I started. Thanks! Can't wait for the book!

      P.S. Saul's idea about the mural would be awesome, especially if each book came with a small poster and a "your book was here --->". Please???

    50. Creator The People Speak on October 20, 2009

      Re: uniquification of the package: why not unbox the books, stack them, spine to the wall into a huge wall, then hire a graffiti artist to spray a huge mural of your heroine and her AI onto the exposed paper edge. Then everyone gets a few pixels of the portrait.

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