It would be fine if only you and Brad showed up. I have done bookstore appearances where nobody showed up at all. But...there are always compensations...usually bagels. The edition of 5 NOVELS you got is the Science Fiction Book Club hardcover, which comes with a poster based on the jacket which is by a famous Italian cover artist I never heard of, but it's a pretty decent cover/poster. There is talk of doing another collection like 5 NOVELS, only I don't know if it's for certain, and I don't know when. I do know that it will not be published by Farrar Straus and Giroux. To help the new publisher decide, a burst of sales on 5 NOVELS would be most useful. I would very much appreciate it if everyone who reads this post purchases at least one copy. It's a good Christmas gift for friends who can read, and if you go to barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com, it's a pretty inexpensive one. I only wind up with 54.5 cents per copy, and many publishers hold up the money (without paying interest) for as much as a year and a half, so I do not feel too greedy in making this plea to buy some.