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Tue Dec 15th, 2015

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08:19 pm - Schroedinger's Book
Possibly this is owing to the lingering effects of that stubborn stomach bug, which fuzzes the brane enormously. (Semi-fasting for three days does that to you). However:

I came home to an amazon package in the mailbox. 'Oh good,' thought I, 'there's The Masked City, amazon.uk was out a week on their delivery estimate.' Put it on kitchen table. But trash goes out tomorrow, so OK, I'll unwrap it so I remember to take it to my aunt's on Saturday. But very oddly, my pre-ordered copy of The Masked City is gift-wrapped. And has a card from incandescens. Who has evidently sent me another signed copy of her book for Christmas. Hasn't she? I compare wrapped book with unwrapped book. Same height, same width, same thickness. There's an 'in case you don't want to spoil your present' envelope containing the book's name. But if I look at it I will spoil my present. So under the little xmas tree goes the wrapped book which simultaneously is and is not The Masked City.

And thank you very much, incandescens.
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Date:December 16th, 2015 01:47 am (UTC)
a) My pleasure.
b) It _shouldn't_ be The Masked City. The book I ordered for you was something else - admittedly bulkier in the UK edition, but I don't know what the US/Canada edition's like.
c) Totally my pleasure. ;)
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Date:December 16th, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
Can only say the edition of Mystery Book has the exact dimensions of your book. 'Trade paperback' over here covers a multitude of dimensions, but the UK version of same (you, Aaronovich, Dodie Smith) is usually different from the American (Max Gladstone.)

I await the 25th with impatience.

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