Mike Resnick's Starship: Mercenary is starting to appear on shelves both real and virtual. I see that Powell's and Barnes & Noble lists it as in stock, and suspect Amazon will soon follow. Books left our warehouse in two shipments, this week and last, so it should be hitting stores soon(ish) too and may already be in a few.
Like the two previous Starship books, Mercenary features the usual appendices. This time Deborah Oakes supplies floor plans of "Duke's Place," a spacestation casino that factors heavily in the story's events.
Meanwhile, we've posted sample chapters of what is my favorite Starship book to date online for you to peruse, along with a swanky banner courtesy of Prometheus' Amy Greenan. (Feel free to swipe it and post it everywhere.) And in tomorrow's Pyr Newsletter illustrator John Picacio has some exclusive words for our readers on how he created the cover for one of the best looking books we've done to date.