Notes from New Sodom

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Thursday, November 19, 2015


Praise for VELLUM:

"Overwhelming in its complexity, sumptuous in its recitation, this is a truly monumental work."
-- The Good Book Guide

What you have been taught, lover of the sublime, is a lie that made you live a lie...

In the 21st century, a scalpel slices bible pages, passages spliced to restore lost truth. In the days of King Herod, the messias rises, calling to black sheep: walk with me. Now, here, between two aeons and across Æternity, a beloved student rebuilds his Gospel for the era of Anonymous: anarchist, socialist, atheist, revolutionary. Forget the tale you were spun and open your ears to the teacher who said, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. From the Hebridean fishing village of Capernaum, to a Jerusalem under Il Duce Pontius Pilate.

The Empire ends today.



Blogger Siavahda said...

I have the hardcover on my shelf! I think I love it as much as Vellum :D

Just noticed that there's a paperback edition now. Any word on there being an e-book edition eventually?

6:22 pm  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

Hi, Siavahda. Glad to hear ye like it so much! :D

I'm certainly aiming to put out an ebook edition, and not so far down the line that folk hae forgotten about it, but it'll be as and when I figure out how best to deal with the two narrative threads, I fear, so I don't know when that might be. The formatting tricks used in the print edition will be negated by a standard ebook approach, I'd think, but at the moment all I can think is to put commentary in square brackets, which is a bit of a poor substitute, I reckon. And I'm loathe to shortchange readers on that platform.

10:22 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

Just ordered this, cant wait to read it. Many thanks for creating some amazing worlds

2:22 pm  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

Cheers, Jamie. Hope you enjoy. :)

1:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, any chance to get it in French language soon?
Thanks a lot! I loved Vellum and I'm eager to read this one.

1:08 pm  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

I'm afraid there's no interest from any French publishers at present, sorry. If translation rights are picked up, you can be sure I'll post about it here, but I wouldn't expect it any time soon.

4:54 pm  

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