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    I didn't expect Signal to be back from the printers for at least another few weeks, but a few days ago the paperback copies arrived! :) This means that anyone who has pre-ordered should expect their copy soon...

    For anyone who was waiting, here are a few photographs of the thing itself!


    You can buy a copy straight from me on my site, or if you live in London, I've dropped off copies at both Gosh and Orbital.

    If you've already got a copy, I'd love to hear what you think (especially since I left what story there is open to interpretation) and if you'd like to review it or blog about it, please do, it'd really help!
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    Got my copy while i was in Scotland! So that must have been between Wednesday and Saturday! Will be having a good look tonight! Blog post this week.
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    Congratulations, Paul

    Nothing in my mail yet, but I am mega excited
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2010
    Got my copy from GOSH today, will let you know once I've 'read' it..
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2010
    Had my copy on my doormat waiting for me on Saturday evening. I tore off the packaging and literally sat on the floor just inside the door having a quick look through it. I've not had a full read though yet sop I'll just give you my first initial impression.

    First Impression:

    God it looks amazing. Thanks Paul!
    (though I think we should be referring to you as "Eagle Award Winning Paul Duffield" now..:P)

    I'll probably have chance to have a proper read tonight and I'll let you know what I think.
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    Many thanks! ^_^ I'm really interested to see how it holds up to multiple readings.
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd 2010

    It arrived today!
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
    It looks beautiful. Congratulations, Paul! Save me a copy!
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
    got my copy yesterday and it is gorgeous

    thanks Paul
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
    gah, the 'proper' reading had to be postponed 'til tonight (because I *may* have had a drink and fell asleep at the girl's house..)

    Will get on the case tonight though Paul, definitely.
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2010
    Got it yesterday, really impressed.
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    Beautiful, got my copy a couple days ago. I am going to tell everyone about this (well everyone I know).
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    mine arrived yesterday. it's beautiful. I've re-"read" it twice now. the format lends itself to meticulous inspection of each panel/page and renders one's mind sufficiently and most cosmically blown. when I'd finished my 2nd go and slid it back into it's protective cardboard mailer, I just sat there holding it and basking in the tangibility of it all. here, again, is another example of something that just would not have the same impact in a digital medium. print lives and thrives!

    I, too, have delicately and reverently shown it to everyone I've encountered since it arrived.

    anyone else got theirs yet? I'd love to participate in some speculation as to what may be actually happening here.
    is he really outside, or does he jack into that large panel interface and blast himself through space on "the signal", using those giant satellite dishes that are immediately visible at the start and remain so throughout?
    I mean, Paul's stated (and achieved) intent is a "visual poem" which means "open to discussion" right?
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2010
    I got chance to sit down properly last night and have a proper look through, I think the feelings that summed reading Signal best for me were ones of wonder and inspiration, and a it was also a little hallucinatory - when I turned to the last page I was feeling quite 'emotional' for want of a better word - lifted maybe?

    We were watching the principal going through a transcendental experience - but I'm gonna have to digest further what I think what was actually 'going on'...

    Anyway, maximal kudos for a job very well done - as Professor Imagine said I can just stare at each panel for ages just studying the details of each.
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    It's so lovely to hear that the book is absorbing, especially that it can evoke an emotional response! ^_^ I've honestly got no idea how it reads because I stared at every page backwards and inside-out so many times in the process of making it.

    I mean, Paul's stated (and achieved) intent is a "visual poem" which means "open to discussion" right?

    Absolutely :) I suppose there's technically a "right" interpretation, in that I had specific meanings in mind when putting it together, but they're pretty internally motivated. Hopefully everybody gets their own meanings from it that might overlap a little bit with mine in different places depending on their circumstances and thoughts.
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    Looks gorgeous Paul!

    What's the best way for someone in the U.S. to get one? (also how much is it in U.S. currency, including shipping?) I'd really love one, but I wasn't sure about the best way to go about it.
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    @Indigo Rose: it cost me $12.81 total, including shipping. a definite steal once you're holding it!
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    Was that the hardcover or paperback?
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    @Indigo Rose
    If you buy the paperback and select the "with international shipping" option on this page, it's your best bet :) It'll cost £8 including shipping and handling, which is roughly what Prof Imagine paid in dollars.
    The hardback is a *lot* more expensive, but that's cause it's all hand-made! I don't think there's any printer that would do a hardback with such a small number of pages.

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