I recently finished reading a recent release of a major SF author. In the book I noticed a major physical production flaw which I think would make an interesting question.
The flaw is of a nature that makes it unlikely to be a one-off, more likely through the entire print run.
It has only passingly to do with the story itself, but people might be interested in it in the same way numismatists get excited over mis-struck coins. (I can provide the specific details in an actual question; but there's no point in asking it if it's going to be VTC'ed).
And IMO the FAQ (or rather the tour which is all you ever get anymore) is depressingly vague on the subject.
So, do such questions have a place on SF&F SE?
Since the responses have convinced me the flaw in my book isn't really for the main site, I 'll spill the beans:
My trade paperback copy of Neal Stephenson's Seveneves has a single color plate at the beginning of Part III.
On one side
the plate shows an annotated diagram of the Habitat Ring, and on the other is an illustration of the Eye.
But the problem is,
the plate was put in the book upside down. The way these books are put together, there is no chance that this is the only copy with this problem. It's likely to exist in at least half, or even all, the copies in that print run.
But yeah. All part of the letdown.