Joshua says on his bio that The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon, which won the Nebula Award for Best Novel, is the book he’s proudest of from his quarter century in the business, so we are all extremely delighted to announce that plans are afoot for a Ballantine Reader Circle 10th anniversary edition to be published in April 2013, to coincide with National Autism Awareness Month.
That said, let us make clear that you don’t need to wait until April 2013 to buy The Speed of Dark. It is currently available in its original Ballantine Reader Circle edition which includes an author interview, reading group questions and other bonus features, as well as in a Del Rey mass market edition, and is also available as an e-book and on audio from Audible.
And you shouldn’t wait until April 2013! Often and justly compared to Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Speed of Dark is the kind of novel that inspired Elizabeth Hand to say in her Washington Post review: “A lot of novels promise to change the way a reader sees the world; THE SPEED OF DARK actually does.” Words like “beautiful,” “moving,” “touching” and “enduring” pop up over and over and over again in the reviews.