Here we go! The second launch day is upon us, and all is still strange and surreal. But I’m really happy with all the push and publicity that Goldilocks has had so far, and I can only hope that that enthusiasm continues once the supply chain opens up again.
Purchase links yet again. Amazon has not been great at stocking the hardcover so far, so your best best is to shop elsewhere for the hardcover until things calm down and they can re-prioritise books. Bookshop is a great one because it helps raise money for indie bookstores who need help.
Forbidden Planet (signed bookplate edition) / Toppings Edinburgh (signed bookplate edition) / Portal Bookshop (signed bookplate edition) / Waterstones (a book to watch for April 2020) / Book Depository / Hive / Foyles / Blackwells / Amazon UK / Amazon US / Bokus / Barnes and Noble / Apple / Kobo / Google / Booktopia /Bookshop
First up, lots of events this week:
Anne Leckie are I are on Crowdcast tonight at 3 pm EST / 11 am PST / 8 pm GMT answering your questions! You can register here.
May 6th: Second Life Book Club Panel with Anne Charnock, Antoine Wilson, and Yvonne Battle-Wilson, 10 am SLT.
May 7th: #OrbitTavern with Creative Director Lauren Panepinto via Orbit’s Instagram, 5 pm EST.
May 8th: Cymera event through the BBC Big Books weekend with Temi Oh for Culture in Quarantine. 1 pm GMT.
May 14th: Science Panel with Dr. Heidi DeBlock, Dr. Sinead Collins, and Dr. Peta Freestone, in conjunction with Cymera. Free but ticketed! 6 pm GMT.
The last few days saw Goldilocks get somewhat mixed but widespread coverage in USA Today, Metro, and The Times, and more (the last of which called it book club fiction for people who get mad on Facebook and once read a Margaret Atwood novel, which I found funny but also proved my point about sexism not being a “historical consideration”).
“Through the novel’s fascinating premise Lam gives us plenty of food for thought about gender dynamics in our own world. The image of five women taking back what’s rightfully theirs from five less-qualified men, and literally freezing them in time to do so, is a symbol that will stick with me for some time. The viral pandemic that plays out off-page also feels eerily prescient.” – USA Today
I had an interview on the Chicago Review of Books, and they also said: “I was rooting for them the whole way, even as secrets and alternate motives corroded the mission. I couldn’t help but feel like this was the way the real-life Mercury 13 story should have really gone, and it was satisfying to watch these women take what they knew they deserved.”
I wrote a guest post about the Gut Punch of Accidentally Predicting the Future on Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds because we both know what that feels like.
“Goldilocks belongs on the shelf right between The Martian and The Wanderers, the hyper-mechanical and the ultra-psychological novels about deep space … its greatest strength is its ability to reflect on the political realities of the modern world.” – Nerd Daily
I also did an Interview for Nerd Daily.
Craig, my husband, made a timeline about events in the world of Goldilocks: (no major spoilers). It also has the book trailer in it.
Okay, I think that’s everything. As usual, I would appreciate any help spreading the world because this is a terrible time to launch a book with so many stores closed, people out of work, people ill, Amazon taking reduced stock of books, etc. If you’ve read the book, please consider leaving a review on a retailer website like Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones, etc. Thank you very much. Ad astra, Goldilocks!