Friday, 13 May 2022

Eversion approaches

 Eversion will be out in a couple of weeks in the UK, and I've already seen my author copies. It looks very nice, with a distinctly different design to my other titles.

Some early reviews have begun to appear. Writing in the Daily Mail, Jamie Buxton called it "gripping, exciting and clever, as well as a deeply moving story about truth, sacrifice and how to be human."

In New Scientist, Sally Adee wrote: "it isn't every day you get to experience a perfect collision of the Romantic macabre of Edgar Allan Poe and HP Lovecraft with The Usual Suspects and 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Finally, writing in The Guardian, Lisa Tuttle called it a "wonderfully entertaining puzzle wrapped inside an adventure story, which turns out to be science fictional after all."

13 comments:

  1. Looking forward to it Alastair. Ordered from Amazon UK as the hardcover won't be available in the US. I don't get Amazon US doing things that way, but as long as I can order from the UK, that works for me.

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  2. Fantastic, can't wait. Preordered it on Amazon, where the blurb notes that "Doctor Silas Coade joins his fellow exploders..." I _think_ that's a typo, but part of me badly wants it not to be :D

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  3. Norayr Gurnagul14 May 2022 at 09:30

    Eagerly waiting for this to arrive. I love the hardcover art of the UK version. A while back I think you had mentioned that you will be putting out a new novella this year; is this still in the works ? Thanks

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    1. I'm not sure what I said, it may have been that I was working on a novella, but that's on hold for the time being.

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  4. I should have two copies (one for me, one for my father) waiting for me in Cardiff when I fly in next weekend.

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  5. I doubt people will have an aversion to Eversion. 😁

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  6. I was discussing Zima Blue with a friend, and I noticed that Carrie Clay's memory is compared to a room full of furniture. I also noticed that there is a part where Clay goes through a room in Zima's cabin, which is full of ancient furniture and items.

    Is this some reference to the memory palace or Luci's method of storing memories? I found a curious way of talking about memories and I bet with my friend that this was a reference to the luci method but he fervently disagrees with me

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    1. No, I don't think so - I can't say I knew enough about Luci (or know enough now) to imagine that I put that in deliberately back when i wrote the story in 2004.

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  7. Any thoughts on who might be offering signed copies?

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  8. Hi Orin - Goldsboro and Forbidden Planet at least, as I'm going to London to sign them next week.

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    1. Thanks for the info! Preordered! Also, sidenote, but am a Penny Arcade reader (general nerd webcomic), and one of the authors is a fan. Funny one about you a little bit ago: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2022/05/09/books-and-their-covers

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