Ordered new book

I came across this book while browsing Locus Online this morning. The name of the book is called It’s Superman: A Novel by Tom DeHaven. Being a Superman fan, I couldn’t resist. The great thing about this book is that it is not any kind of media tie-in. It’s not a Smallville book or anything like that. I’ve never liked media tie-ins. It’s just some authors attempt at retelling the tale of Clark Kent’s younger days in his own way. I should be getting it Wednesday and I look forward to reading it.

Incidentally, I noticed something new on Amazon when I looked at this book. For newer books, it looks like they have a new feature, which they call “Text Stats”. Among other things, this gives the actual word count of the book, which means I can cull this information programmatically into my reading list in some cases, rather than have to calculate it manually as I have done over the last 10 years. (See text stats for It’s Superman).

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.