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Howard Hughes Puzzles

It's sunnyish out there, blue between white clouds. Wind came sweeping in last night, and the house is still, being buffeted. It's cold, only 50˚F. I miss those balmy early March days we had there for a bit, when it looked as if spring were coming very early.

I have some news: Over the past few months, I grew increasingly uncomfortable with the idea of actually releasing Cambrian Tales: Juvenilia into the world. Even as I was editing the book back in January, I was deciding I didn't want to see it published. It was a strange, disconcerting state of affairs. Anyway, I spoke with Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press yesterday, and he has agreed that we'll shelve Cambrian Tales indefinitely. I'll be replacing it with my next (as yet untitled) short-fiction collection, to be released early in 2017. It will include The Aubergine Alphabet as a hardback chapbook. Details TBA. Someday, we'll come back to the juvenilia collection, but, to be honest, it will be many years from now.

And that's a huge load off my mind.

Also, I finished "Objects in the Mirror" yesterday, which revealed itself to be, structurally, an odd tale, indeed. Finishing that story, it's another load off my mind.

Onward to Sirenia Digest #122. No rest for the wordy.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

Comments

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Kiki Lang
Mar. 29th, 2016 08:18 pm (UTC)
White Fanged.
Back in the mid twenties, Jack London wrote a story about a Russian who came to America, and start a murder incorporated organization to deal out justice. A friend of a disposed, felt the murder was unjust, so he went to the Russian, an pointed that out. The book turned into a big knotty mess, so Jack shelved the story. Jack's estate hired a writer to finish the book, and it was published in nineteen sixty three. Not one of Jack's best works. The problem with death, just or not, is you lose control.

Edited at 2016-03-29 08:20 pm (UTC)
greygirlbeast
Mar. 29th, 2016 11:10 pm (UTC)
Re: White Fanged.

Unless you take steps to prevent such things.
everville340
Mar. 29th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
I'll be replacing it with my next (as yet untitled) short-fiction collection, to be released early in 2017.

Cheers to forthcoming untitled short-fiction collection.
aarongp
Mar. 29th, 2016 10:03 pm (UTC)
and he has agreed that we'll shelve Cambrian Tales indefinitely.
Sounds like an agreeable plan. And yay for a new collection.
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