Notes from New Sodom

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Lookee, lookee, how the next issue of Interzone is a special Hal Duncan Issue 25th Anniversary Issue, with a novella by ME and an interview with ME. Hoorah!

And, lookee, lookee, at the nice Agony Column review of INK where some very nice things are said, indeed, like...

Put aside your pre-occupations, and prepare to focus your attention. Hal Duncan's 'Ink' is here to articulate the ineffable, to build with words worlds that cannot otherwise be imagined. It's not simply future this or fantasy that. Duncan operates well beyond the confines of genre fiction even as he skillfully deploys the tools of genre fiction. So you will find future this in 'Ink'. You will see fantasy that. But they're just beads on a string, words in a sentence, even though each "word" itself may consist of thousands of words. So yes, 'Ink' is a big book of Big Thinks. Only in such a form can a writer provide the sort of deep and intense reading pleasures that one will find in 'Ink'.


Blogger paul f cockburn said...

Seriously though...

Two years ago, would you really have imagined seeing your name on the cover of Interzone?

Above that of M John Harrison?


3:14 pm  
Blogger Jim Steel said...

I can beat Paul in the "who would have thought..." There's a so-so Ballads of the Book review (which doesn't even mention you but... who would have thought two years ago that your album would be getting reviewed in Mojo next to the new Stooges album.

6:15 pm  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

It's kinda cool, I must say.

To put it mildly.

6:40 pm  

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