Notes from New Sodom

... rantings, ravings and ramblings of strange fiction writer, THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

In Other News...

RHAPSODY: NOTES ON STRANGE FICTIONS, my non-fiction book exploring strange fiction, its culture and nature, will be coming out from Lethe Press in April next year. If you've been reading this blog over the years, if you followed my Notes from New Sodom columns over at Boomtron, you'll have some idea what to expect, but don't be looking for a simple collection of accreted essay material. I've gathered together the core of those writings and reworked the material pretty damn thoroughly in best literary cubist manner. There's the figurative sociography, for want of a better term, of the SF Café. And there's the literary theory of narrative modalities, my unified field theory of genre, to all intents and purposes. But I'm out to make this as bugfuck mentalist fierce as VELLUM and INK. Think Disch meets Delany in a dark alley and shit gets real. Keep your eyes peeled here for a peachy cover to be unveiled.


ERRATA is now available not just in the print edition of the chapbook but also on Kindle Direct, from the UK store and the US store and most any of the stores there are, I believe. (Sorry, I'm too lazy to link them all.)

Collecting for the first time, and revising for this edition, all four stories in the Errata sequence-"The City of Rotted Names," "The Prince of End Times," "The Whenever at the City's Heart," & "The Tower of Morning's Bones"-this chapbook is a cubist collage of wordplay and worldblazing, a mosaic narrative of the battle for the city of the soul. Here, fans of Vellum & Ink can delve deeper into the mythos of The Book of All Hours, while new readers will find a stand-alone story, a wild ride into the world of a work described as "the Guernica of genre fiction."

I've set the MatchBook thingy on, so anyone who bought the paper edition from Amazon should theoretically be able to buy the ebook for free. If this does/doesn't work for you, do let me know. I'm not sure if I've got it set up right, so it'd be good to know either way. If you bought it direct via Lulu, send me a proof of purchase, and I'll send you through an epub.

ESCAPE FROM HELL! will be on a Kindle Countdown Deal from midnight tonight (i.e. the 30th November) until the 7th December, with a hefty price reduction. I forget exactly how hefty, duh, and can't seem to check it on Amazon, so I'll update later with the details. But it's fricking cheap. Again, you can get it from the UK store and the US store.

A hitman, a hooker, a homosexual kid, and a hobo suicide make the ultimate prison break...escape from Hell itself! But when news of their attempted escape gets out, the souls of the damned are transformed into a rioting mob, and all Hell truly does break loose. It's Escape from New York meets Jacob's Ladder, by one of fantasy's rising stars.


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