If you're a little confused here, believe me you have my sympathies.
As it turns out the general release of The Rats and the Ruling Sea is October 29, not October 15 as earlier announced (ours not to reason why...).
BUT FEAR NOT:
London's wild and wonder-packed SFF store Forbidden Planet will have a large number of copies available for sale on Friday, October 16. The reason? I'll be appearing at the bookstore to sign, chat and hang out with readers (I'm seriously psyched) from 6:00 to 7:00 PM that evening.
Hoping to meet a lot of you there. But if you can't drop by the megastore (179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR) you can order a copy from Forbidden Planet, and it should reach you well before the general release.