I wasn't expecting to be in your in-box again quite so soon, but there's a been a big change to the release of The Long Man.
It will now be appearing alongside The Point Man in early 2010 - not on its own this July.
The reason is simple. Retailers around the country, most prominently Barnes & Noble and Borders, told Tor they wanted both books at the same time so that people who bought the new one could easily satisfy their curiosity about the old one, and people who bought the old one could easily make the leap to the new one. It remains true that you can read either one without needing the other, but the retailing consensus was, people will want both. And I have to say, I can't argue with that. I made sure you wouldn't need the other book, but I know what the collector's mind is like, and how much fun it is to have everything.
Now, if this were comics, you could just ship The Point Man earlier than scheduled, alongside the previously-scheduled Long Man. …