Okay, here’s the deal: when Eric Meyer on CSS arrived at the New Riders warehouse, it apparently wasn’t a full shipment. This led to the book being taken off the “coming soon” list without actually landing on the “available now” list. I guess it landed on the “incomplete shipment” list, and the New Riders Web site took that to mean “no longer available.” Or something. Either way, the book is now available for order from the New Riders Web site! Let the bells ring out in celebration!
As for Amazon, Borders, etc., the Web sites still claim the book will be published on 15 August 2002. Not true: it’s already been published. Somehow the data feed got polluted. In fact, the book should be available for shipping somewhere around 9 July, as the Barnes & Noble site correctly states (or did when I wrote this). So feel free to pre-order! You won’t have to wait six weeks, but more like one or two.
And the book really is gorgeous. I keep flipping it open to random points just to admire its design. This means that I have to get moving on an update of the companion Web site. Soon to come: project files for all 13 projects, bonus material that was cut from the theatrical release, and more!