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Old 01-17-2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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Stealing Light by Gary Gibson

Just finished reading Stealing Light by Gary Gibson and it was pretty good.
Set in the future where only one alien race , The Shoal, possesses the secret to Faster-Than-Light travel that they are graciously letting the human race use but don't want them to have.
Then a derelict spacecraft is discovered that contains Faster-Than-Light of non-Shoal origin and the race is on to salvage it.
Quite interesting to read and I loved the artificial skin technology that envelopes the wearer when there is no atmosphere.
Don't think it is available from US ebook stores but I bought it from WH Smiths during their recent sale.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:51 AM   #3
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WH Smith only has ePub. They are an OverDrive retail site, and OverDrive has a retail locator. It identifies the only format as ePub and the only retailers as WHSmith and Waterstones, but:
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Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States
I wonder if US is a mistake.

On the other hand it is available as a MOBI directly from Pan Macmillan. They also have Adobe ePub and PDF. This is also advertised on Gary Gibson's home page:
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Now available as an ebook (DRM-free version available exclusively from Pan MacMillan).
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:15 PM   #4
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Here's the link of the other post reference Pan's DRM free ebooks.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:12 PM   #5
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Well I don't know if it was illegal or not, but I bought a copy from pan's website. I figure if their site knows I'm in Canada and doesn't care then neither do I.
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Old 01-18-2009, 01:21 PM   #6
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Just bought it from here without a problem. (Here=Luxembourg)
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