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By Adam Roberts | September 21, 2011
Categories: Book News, Chitchat

That time of year again: a new academic term, which will (of course) soak up the lion's share of my time and energy until Christmas. I'll try not to go wholly silent here (or over here, either; here will keep on plodding its daily plod, regardless), but posting may de-frequentify.

Still: news is -- I've now written a first draft of this title, with some changes (the Captain is now called 'Cloche' instead of 'Mason', for instance). The plan -- if I can persuade him, and he has the time -- is for the most excellent Mahendra Singh to illustrate it, in his initmiable, wonderful way: check out his Carroltastic Snark blog for some examples of what he does. I'm toying with the notion of translating it into French and seeing if les gens Bragelonne would be interested in it. Otherwise, I'm adding a couple more goodies to what will be the e-edition of Jack Glass, my 2012 Gollancz title.

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  1. Mahendra Singh Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you for the kind words and yes, the thought of doing something quasi-Vernian with Adam Roberts makes this illustrator drool (in a genteel manner, naturally). I doubt if most readers know how genuinely rare it is for illustrators to get good, contemporary texts to work with anymore.

    Just finished "By Light Alone" and really liked it. The ending is particularly good … open and closed at once.

    I like the name Cloche, a certain Snarkian ring to it. Speaking of Verne, I just finished the L'étonnante aventure de la mission Barsac and it was quite curious to see the hard-core pulp influence in the Master (and son's) later work gaining the upper hand.