According to Lois McMaster Bujold’s Myspace page , Borders has decided not to stock Horizons in the store. It will be available online only. This is really sad because I think that Bujold is an author that really deserves a broader audience. This will obviously not help.
It’s hard to say what is the decision behind this. Bujold seems to be a frontlist author of EOS, a division of HarperCollins, and for her not to have physical stock at one of the largest chain stores in the US says something, but I’m not sure what. Perhaps its an indicator of the illness of Borders. Perhaps an indicator of a wider systemic industry illness.
Bujold has a beautiful writing style and readers who like fantasy and romance would be hard pressed to find a better blend than in Bujold’s Sharing Knife series.
Thanks JMC for the tip.