Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Good news, good news

Through the Asking the Wrong Questions blog I find an interview in which I read that the last book of John Crowley's Ægypt quartet is finally going to be published next year. This is great news, as I've been waiting anxiously for this book to come out. I've been happy to pick up the books Crowley's published in the meanwhile, but puzzled why he didn't finish the Ægypt books. Turns out he's had the complete manuscript ready for three years. Three flipping years, and no publisher was interested.

There are some things about this world that I just don't understand.

But at least I'll have the Ægypt books to read while I puzzle over it.


Anonymous said...

Ah, Matt, far stranger things happen in the publishing business. Ask Claude for some stories. But doesn`t it feel great when suddenly you have some book in particular to look forward to? Boy, am I glad to no longer be in the retail end of the book industry...or any industry, actually!

Best, Keith

Matthew Surridge said...

Keith? Keith!

How are you? It's been ... well, since the year 2000 or so, I guess. Are you still downstream? What's been happening? I don't have your e-mail. And I just noticed you posted a month ago. Hmm. Perhaps something else to ask Clause about.

Otherwise, you can get ahold of me at Querent at (replace at with an ampersand, and there you go).