Whispers that official-pre release reviews have been drastically cut this time? in Wheel of Time Books Posted December 27, 2012 Pat got a copy after all. He wasn't on the reviewer list Tor sent me, so I assumed he wasn't getting one. My memories of events back in October 2010 gave a more formal spin to things, but checking my old emails, my memory is faulty. Tor never formally said back then that they wouldn't send Pat a copy. Also, Justin was the publicist at the time, and he has since left Tor to go work for Amazon, so the current publicist wouldn't necessarily be aware of what went on then. [EDIT: I should also say that when review copies started going out, I had totally forgotten about Pat's October 19th, 2010 post until someone else mentioned it. And that I now have reason to believe the crap Pat caught for that post was undeserved.] I don't know that he really caught much crap for it. Some frustration, yes, but most of the ire was directed at Larry, and most of the crap Pat caught was for some snide remarks he made about the WoT fandom in general (which were definitely undeserved).