Erin Kellison
Erin Kellison asked Lois McMaster Bujold:

My mother and I share a love of your books. I have all of your Penric novellas in ebook, but she only reads print. I would love to give her the novellas for her 80th bday, but Penric's Demon is not in I can't even get her started. Do you know if it is going to be back in print any time soon? I have searched online and can only find one used copy for $190...which is a little out of my price range :)

Lois McMaster Bujold A print edition is planned, or rather, two collections of three novellas each, but they will likely not be in time for a birthday before late next year. I will post on my blog when all is finalized and there are more details to impart.

Speaking as an older reader, I'm adoring my tablet computer (an Android Pixel C, in my case) with Kindle app for most of my own reading these days. It turns every e-book into a large print book (eye issues, argh), and is lighter and easier to hold than any paper book (arthritis issues, also argh. I prop mine up on a cushion on my lap and don't have to hold it at all.) The initial learning curve -- tap where? -- was as usual maddening, but with a few days' practice became entirely worthwhile. (Mine taught me some moves to manage my soon-added Smartphone, as well.) And a general-purpose tablet is not limited to the Kindle app. For a gift that keeps on giving, you might, if your budget extends (or can be combined with siblings') think about giving her a tablet for reading. And, if you are especially good and techie children, setting it all up for her. (My son did mine for me, heh.)

Other advantages: being able to check out or return library e-books for free, any time day or night, without having to drive anywhere; ditto buying books, pulling them out of the air. There are also thousands of older classic books up for free, many also readily accessible through the Kindle app.

Ta, Lois.

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