Wed 20 Jun 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

In Laurie J. Marks’s fabby new novel Water Logic some of the characters have been known to sit around and drink tea. (Although Laurie says she’s more of a coffee drinker!)

And for those of them that like tea we have, as they say, just the thing: travel tins (1 ounce, that would be 28g) of Evening Escape, a blend of good black teas (with blue cornflower petals for an added dash of color). See attached pics of this morning’s brewery action for more details.

“And?” you say.

Send us a link (or mail us a copy) of your review of Water Logic and we’ll send you a tin of the tea (US + Canada only, sorry: unless your review is in The Guardian or something).

We only have a small number of these left (most have booksellers’ names on them!) but we’ll wait around and send them in a week or two to give people a chance to get their reviews out there.

Early reviews are coming in (no cribbing, naughty tea drinker!):

Frankly, it’s mind-bending stuff, and refreshing…. I haven’t read the previous two Logic books by Marks so this was like a flashback to my childhood. Interestingly, while there was some character history that I missed, from what I’ve seen of Marks’ writing style, I didn’t necessarily miss much explanation anyways. The world is presented as-is, and of course all the people in it know what is going on and why. I found the book quite intriguing, since Marks does have some unusual magic going on, and there’s certainly no overkill in the infodump department.
—James Schellenberg, The Cultural Gutter

* How gifts from the past, often unknown or unacknowledged, bless future generations; how things that look like disasters or mistakes may be parts of a much bigger pattern that produces greater, farther-reaching good results—such is the theme of Marks’ sweeping fantasy, which reaches its third volume with this successor to Fire Logic (2002) and Earth Logic (2004).
Booklist (Starred Review)


No Responses to “Tea!”

  1. heather whipple on June 20th, 2007 12:50 pm

    OH to be a book reviewer! I am consumed with tea lust and tin envy.

    Is Evening Escape a blend you made yourselves? Can we hope for more teas from SBP in the future?

  2. lcrw on June 20th, 2007 1:16 pm

    Hi Heather, it’s a blend from a local place we found — I _think_ it’s a blend of Keemun, organic Darjeeling, and a touch of lapsang souchong (the nose is a lot stronger from that than the taste!). Maybe we’ll sell it, it’s great fun to make other things — cards, shirts, teas, you know.

    Anyway, this offer is up for reviews in blogs, newsletters, papers, wikis, videos, encoded into apple pies … you send it, we’ll check it out, maybe send some tea!

  3. heather whipple on June 20th, 2007 1:31 pm

    I’m thinking another LCRW subscription level or two: one with tea, one with tea AND chocolate…

    I’ll start work on my chocolate-chip-cookie book review platform immediately!

  4. heather whipple on June 26th, 2007 2:47 pm

    I followed my tea logic and came up with this:


  5. lcrw on June 26th, 2007 4:04 pm

    Heather, tea will be sent your way!

  6. The Plaid Adder on August 9th, 2007 12:05 pm

    I’m a day late and a dollar short and I don’t drink tea anyhow, but here’s a link to my review of Water Logic:


    c ya,

    The Plaid Adder

  7. lcrw on August 10th, 2007 1:04 pm

    Dear Plaid Adder, Awesome! Send us your address — or someone else’s… — and we’ll send out some tea.

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