Monday, July 02, 2007

Hurry, hurry, while stocks last ...

A knock on my office door an hour ago, and the porter brought in two boxes, with half a dozen pre-publication copies each of the hardback and the paperback of my Gödel book.

It looks terrific. Even though I did the LaTeX typesetting, I’m happily surprised by the look of the pages (they are symbol-heavy large format pages in small print, yet they don’t seem off-puttingly dense).

As for content, I’ve learnt from experience that it’s best just to glance proudly at a new book and then put it on the shelf for a few months -- for if you start reading, you instantly spot things you don’t like, things that could have been put better, not to mention the inevitable typos. But of course, the content is mostly wonderful ... so hurry, hurry to your bookshop or to Amazon and order a copy right now.

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