The last year has been wild, deeply rewarding, and even bewildering (in that it's-really-happening way). So, as the paperback edition of The End of Absence comes out August 4, exactly one year after the hardcover, I'm getting little hits of nostalgia for those way-back days I was writing the thing. Anyhow: for those who were waiting for that sweet paperback pricing, you can check it out everywhere from Walmart to Barnes and Nobles. Details here.