Category Archives: science fiction

In which I finally buy an ebook

In my last post, I discussed why I wanted to buy ebooks I could truly own, and my subsequent attempts to buy such a  copy of John Scalzi’s Redshirts from a readers’-rights-friendly retailer.  I initially had a hard time finding … Continue reading

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In which I try to buy an ebook

Not long ago I went to the bookstore and bought some books. This is how: I found some books I liked on the shelves, brought them to the front counter, and handed the clerk some money.  The clerk put my … Continue reading

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Two exciting bits of online book news

Well, exciting to me, anyway. I was thrilled to learn, via Open Access News, that the University of Pittsburgh Press is going to digitize most of their backlist and make it available online for free open access, with the help … Continue reading

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