THE MACHINERY OF LIGHT enters 2nd printing!

Just got back from readings in New England (more on that later) and while on the train got the word from my editor that two weeks to the day after release, THE MACHINERY OF LIGHT has gone into a second printing. More details to follow when I have ‘em.

6 Responses to “THE MACHINERY OF LIGHT enters 2nd printing!”

  1. Brian Says:

    Excellent! The Machine rolls on!

  2. MikeCollins Says:

    That’s awesome Dave!!

  3. Joni Says:

    Not bad Dave, not bad at all!

  4. Jess Horsley Says:

    Great news – I’ve been asking for it at all of my local book stores and asking them to stock the first two AR books too. Great to hear it’s selling well!

  5. Richard Nixon Says:

    We live in a consistent world, even given Heisenberg and the fundamentalists viewpoint. What is, is, though there are different viewpoints depending where you stand looking for information.

    Given this, it seems there should be at least a vague idea of what the future brings, given that in the macro world there are few quantum incertaincies (though there are some) having an effect on human lives.

    I would posit that science fiction is a very valid way of exploring what might happen, if we are dumb enough, or smart enough, to try and do things right.

    David’s future seems all too likely to me.

    It’s a rockin’ good tale, told in fast forward . . . which our lives are these days. Hemingway on acid and meth (He said that long sentences and punctuation got in the way of a story. No one doubts he was great; there will be a point when no one doubts David is either.) and paying attention to the currents of politics, science, technology and big business.

    You can get there from here. (You don’t HAVE to.)

    In my opinion, which is just my opinion, David J. Williams is in a league with a few new hard science fiction (a dying breed) authors: Alistair Reynolds, Charles Stross, Richard K. Morgan and . . . well I want to include Baxter, but he’s not new. I’ll include him anyway.

    This man is destined for something, which ain’t necessarily a good thing for the author, but could be good for people who like to read, as well as people who want to understand what the world is doing.

    On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 6 or 7. I can’t be more accurate as that, as I need to re-read it in 6 months or so; I’ll notice things I missed, but would likely score it higher. It was the same with Gibson, Varley, Sterling and Vinge, and that’s high praise.

  6. Polter Says:

    I’ve enjoyed the ride, but am new to the world of ‘hard SciFi’… I’ll try to look into others.

    Only one that might qualify is ‘enders game’ long ago – ahead of its time for sure, just as David’s works are