An online friend just sent me a question about the paperback of Prospero In Hell…but LJ would not let me reply to the message, so I am putting my answer here:
Re: the paperback of Prospero In Hell–I wish there was something I could do to help you. Unfortunately, Tor is not releasing Prospero In Hell in paperback until NEXT summer.
My only suggestion is to try your local library. It does help authors for readers to express interest in our library editions, as it makes libraries more likely to buy our books. Then, if you like it and are feeling really generous, you can buy your own copy next summer. Otherwise, at least you will have a chance to read it, which, really, is the most important thing. ;-)