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Conclusion of BookExpo America

I didn’t get the only book I wanted from the BEA today. The signing was from 11 to 12 instead 1 to 2, like I thought. Silly me. Could have sworn it started at 1.

The book was After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia, edited by Ellen Datlow. I really like the anthologies she edits.

I did get a lot of others. I’ve already given away some and I expect I will give more away before I am done. I am only actually interested in keeping a handful.

Out of all them, the science fiction football book looks the most interesting. The writer sold a lot from his own website apparently, but I never heard of it before. The author sounded familiar, though, which is why I read the blurb and thought: this sounds good!!

I am hoping I have found a new writer to love.

I wish I’d been able to get more science fiction books. I really didn’t get any of the books I planned on getting, but you know what? I am not complaining. I am happy I got to go at all. I am really happy about the books I did get.

Especially Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin, which was probably the highlight of BookExpo America 2012 for me.