I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
Uh-huh. Pre-ordered it via Amazon now, because I didn't want to have to deal with shipping and handling on separate packages if I wanted Well's All Systems Red in paperback, too.
Golden Age is something I definitely want in paper for the illustrations, by the way. I was going to skip this. All side characters from what I'd read, and none of them interest me as much as Temeraire.
None other than Novik herself claimed this was like 90% Temeraire. So, I immediately pre-ordered it after Readercon. I tried from B&N because I could have gotten it with my employee discount. I don't want to have to wait and remember - which I'll end up flaking on, especially since it's coming out soon before school - thus the Amazon pre-order.
By the way, she's turning a fairy tale short into a novel, too, but not sure when that'll be ready/out.
I also need to pre-order Akata Witch 2, and Binti: Masquerade both by Nnedi Okorafor. Sadly, this will be the last Binti for a while, but she said she loved this world so it might come back in the future. Fingers crossed.