Friday, September 25, 2020

Here And Now

I recently wrote the last words of the patchwork draft of a novel I have been working on for the past six months or so. It isn't the novel I intended to write this year -- that has been put on hold because it deals with problems that spring from our common now, and for obvious reasons it's not possible to know how the current great changes will work out. Instead, I've been working on something located in the cloudy heights of a distant future shaped by, and trying to escape from or at least make sense of, the multidinous legacies of the Anthropocene. It started out as a throwaway idea, a fun little notion that developed and deepened in the telling along lines and themes that may be relevant to some of our concerns in the here and now. Those last words will almost certainly change in the redrafting, but they'll do for the moment.




Blogger Francis Spufford said...

Has it got a title yet?

September 26, 2020 5:51 pm  
Blogger Morrison2525 said...

Mr. McAuley,
One good thing to happen in 2021 would be if Cowboy Angels, Of the Fall, The Secret of Life, and White Devils were to become available in US ebook editions. While Cowboy Angels, The Secret of Life, and White Devils do appear in this website’s Ebooks – Novels and Non-Fiction column, the Amazon page for Cowboy Angels states that the title is not currently available for purchase and the other two link to an Amazon “Sorry we could not find that page”.

January 09, 2021 2:21 pm  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

All the titles you mention are OOP in the US and the UK. Taking time, I'm afraid, to revive them. Cowboy Angels isn't officially OOP in the US (but doesn't seem to have been reprinted) and is still in print, electronically, here.

May 24, 2021 2:38 pm  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

PS from my viewpoint here in the UK Cowboy Angels does appear to be available, on Kindle. But that might be because of Amazon's regional control...

May 24, 2021 2:42 pm  

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