Bad Cow (2)

And here’s the cover, for those of you who have yet to see it. I made some sample chapters for Worldcon, with the cover attached and Gabriel Gajdoš’s details added so people would be encouraged to hit him up for some work, because he really is going from strength to strength. I’m thrilled to have played my part in nurturing his talent and giving it … if not the funding it truly deserves, then at least the funding he generously agreed on charging me, and which I am grateful to be able to afford.

Anyway, as I was saying, I already “released” this at Worldcon so it’s not exactly spoiling it to post it here. The twenty or so people who grabbed a copy there, with any luck, will be waiting for the book and this won’t be a surprise to them. The story itself will hopefully be ready for publishing by the end of September, as I have given my editors until the middle of September to read and comment.

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Absolutely phenomenal.

Of course, this is a cover that just raises even more questions than the book’s title already did, but they’re unlikely to be brought to light on the blog, on account of a few of my main commenters also being editors, and hopefully not wanting to spoil the surprise.

Anyway, that’s the weekend.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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2 Responses to Bad Cow (2)

  1. brknwntr says:

    Nobody told me middle of September, good thing I read the blog.

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