Amazon is now carrying the new biography of George R. Stewart: The Life and Truth of George R. Stewart. The price is the same as that of McFarland. I’d still recommend buying directly from McFarland, but for those of you who prefer Amazon, you may now use that source.
For some strange reason Amazon is cancelling the pre-orders for The Life and Truth of George R. Stewart. But there’s no need to order from Amazon: Since the price is the same when you buy from the publisher, and service is very fast, please order directly from McFarland. Those who’ve already ordered from McFarland have their copies (including folks in England). Best of all, you can call McFarland and talk with a real human being at the ordering desk.
McFarland, the well-regarded independent publisher who’s preparing the George R. Stewart biography for publication this summer, is under the Amazon gun. Amazon is asking for a huge cut in the amount they pay McFarland for the book, which means that McFarland will be unable to use Amazon as a distributor. This should not affect the publication of the biography but may hurt sales.