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Whippleshield updates


Whippleshield Books continues in its mission to take over the world, although at its current rate this may take a millennium or two. At present, I could probably afford a couple of pebbles from the beach on the desert island where I plan to build my secret hideout in an inactive volcano…

Book two of the Apollo Quartet, The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself, is coming along. Back at the beginning of July, I posted a blurb on the Whippleshield Books blog here. And at the beginning of this month, I posted the first 500 words as a teaser – see here. This book is  turning out to be a bit more ambitious than Adrift on the Sea of Rains. I’ve yet to decide if that’s good or bad, but it’s certainly resulted in more research than I’d expected.

Book three might be titled Then Will The Great Ocean Wash Deep (Above My Head For Ever). It’s a bit unwieldy, even without the part in brackets, so it could change. For the record it’s from a Homeric Hymn to Apollo. And it does sort of fit the plot. I’ve not started writing it yet, but I like to have a title as a focus for when I do begin. Even if I decide on a different title later…

The title for book four, however, is definitely fixed. It will be All That Outer Space Allows. One of my favourite films is Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, which is why I chose it. At least it’s not a Lowryesque title like books two and three.

I have also published the first in what I hope will be a series of extremely limited chapbooks. The story Wunderwaffe was originally published in the e-anthology Vivisepulture published by Anarchy Books, and was described by Pornokitsch as “exceptional”. There are only a dozen copies available. Or rather, there were. I’ve sold some already. If you want one, get in there now.

2 thoughts on “Whippleshield updates

  1. “all that hard vaccuum allows” would sound more edgy!


  2. Pingback: Whippleshield Updates « Panglossian Hubris

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