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  • Moorcocks Miscellany Book Delayed

    According to Constable, who had asked me to work all hours to get the book ready for September, Moorcocks Miscellany is not coming out until April. As can be imagined, I'm none too pleased about this. Although I think the book will be interesting, I must say I've never had my time wasted quite so thoroughly.

    Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
    The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
    Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


    Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
    The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
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    And after you had to chop out a good part of the book... :x
    'You know, I can't keep up with you. If I hadn't met you in person, I quite honestly would NOT believe you really existed. I just COULDN'T. You do so MUCH... if half of what goes into your zines is to be believed, you've read more at the age of 17 than I have at the age of 32 - LOTS more'

    Archie Mercer to Mike (Burroughsania letters page, 1957)

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    • #3
      I had to put other important work aside to work on that bugger in July when I was also having health problems. I am very, very upset... The reason I worked on it then was because they asked for it in a hurry so it could come out this autumn. Now they blandly tell me it was because of the excisions and so on that it has been delayed. See that steam coming out of my ears ? :x I don't ever intend to make the mistake of doing anything for that firm again. This whole project has been a righteous ballsup. I submitted the original selection some two years ago, asking if they thought it was too long to let me know before I sent out contracts etc. etc. They said it would be fine. I thought it was long, but since the original title had included the work 'Mammoth' I assumed they would go to that number of pages. Out of the blue in June they asked me to cut it, originally by half, then by a third. Hard work, for which I'm not being paid (I have a principle of not taking a fee to do anthologies) -- though this time I might not be so bloody principled! The rest, I think, you know. I've never dealt with such an unprofessional company before.

      Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in Europe:
      The Whispering Swarm: Book One of the Sanctuary of the White Friars - The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction
      Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles - Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - Modem Times 2.0 - The Sunday Books - The Sundered Worlds


      Pre-order or Buy my latest titles in the USA:
      The Laughter of Carthage - Byzantium Endures - London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction - The Sunday Books - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles
      Kizuna: Fiction for Japan - The Sundered Worlds - The Winds of Limbo - Modem Times 2.0 - Elric: Swords and Roses

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      • #4
        B ds!
        \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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        • #5
          I knew these new smilies were going to come in handy.
          The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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          • #6
            B ds is right, dammit! I was looking forward to that book. Sorry to hear about the strife they put through Mike (especially when you needed to concentrate on your health! B ds.)
            You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.

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            • #7
              That's gotta make you feel :yuck:.

              :(
              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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              • #8
                Why those low down, dirty...

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                • #9
                  And I paid in advance for my copy! Tchoh! :roll:

                  Never mind.

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                  • #10
                    Call me a fool, but I've never heard of this anthology. Anywhere I can go for some info on it?

                    My sympathies Mike - some clients don't have any appreciation of the time and effort that can go into writing. I hope you've told them you're not happy.

                    All the best - hope you're feeling better too.

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                    • #11
                      http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...833861-2481227
                      _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                      _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                      _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                      _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the link demos - much appreciated.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by demos99
                          http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1845291093/qid%3D1127913860/026-9833861-2481227

                          Mmm. Looks tasty. Any table of contents we can eyeball?

                          Interlibrary loan, perhaps....


                          BUT I AIN'T GONNA :down: BUY IT CUZ DEZE GUYZ MADE MIKE CROSS! :x

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                          • #14
                            Sorry, dat wuz me....





                            I gets so ANGRY sometimes.... :(

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Anonymous
                              Sorry, dat wuz me....





                              I gets so ANGRY sometimes.... :(

                              Carter has transcended the anonymity of "i forgot to log in".
                              The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords

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