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JV
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 12:59 pm:   

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The new novel begins to manifest itself. A few artifacts are beginning to show up. For example, here is a photograph taken by Jonathan Edwards of the typewriter Janice Shriek used to type her account. As you can see, she encountered some problems in her usage of it. This is, however, a common problem in Ambergris.

As the new novel continues to transmogrify itself into our world, I'll continue to post snapshots of its progress.

Jeff
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 02:01 pm:   

And a page from the actual manuscript of Shriek, typed in Ambergris, has appeared...

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JV
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 02:01 pm:   

Ooops. I guess it hasn't...
Jeff
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 06:29 am:   

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Here's the rough cover of Shriek for Pan Mac.

Jeff

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John Klima
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 06:40 am:   

Very cool. That's not as 'bricky' as the mass-market CITY OF SAINTS...

JK
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Brendan
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 07:51 am:   

Nice. It takes a minute to figure out what the cover is of...
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al duncan
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 08:13 am:   

Mmmmmm. Fungally luscious.
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neilw
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 08:31 am:   

I was going to say "lovely" but of course it's perfectly horrible - in a totally cool sort of way.

Jeff - are you actually getting younger? I always think of you as "a week older than me" - which is of course true - but in that jacket photo you're coming off like a dashing 18 year old!
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Mastadge
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 09:11 am:   

I can't wait to see how this book ends up, got very excited about reading the final version when I saw that post on your blog a three weeks or so ago.

I think I've got at least one of the profs in my school's English department looking forward to it, as well.
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Robert Devereux
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 09:39 am:   

When can we get our tentacles, wait, hand on the book? Disregard the tentacles comment. I certainly don't have any of those.
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 10:16 am:   

Neil--ha!

Robert--January in the UK, August in the US.
Jeff
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Jonathan
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 05:38 pm:   

I see amazon.co.uk have it listed here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1405053607/qid=1118191035/sr=1-26/ref=s r_1_0_26/202-1444032-7151851) as a January 20, 2006 book. Hmmm. Galleys can't be that far away.
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 07:58 pm:   

No, they can't be. If I would just finish my darn editing. :-(

JeffV
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Anna Tambour
Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 - 09:44 pm:   

Speaking of 'can't be', what's this unattributed statement on the cover back about 'imaginary' city? You can't believe anyone these days, especially people who write stuff and don't sign it. Sure Mieville says on that same cover, 'one of my favourite haunts in fiction' but we can hardly expect him to know fact from fiction.
Next, some anonymous cipher will say the Festival of the Freshwater Squid is fic--no!
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Jay Tomio
Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2005 - 03:21 am:   

That looks awesome. Thanks for the news!



Jay
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JKS
Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2005 - 07:10 am:   

Hey Jeff,

Quick question for you: The Amazon.co.uk site indicates that the first edition is a paperback. Is this so?

Now I'll get back to trying to parse "now fabled imaginary city" from the synopsis.

best,

Jonathan
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2005 - 07:16 am:   

Yes--the UK edition is a trade paperback. The Tor edition for the US/Canada will be hardcover, then trade paper.

Jeff
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Cat
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 - 10:04 pm:   

I love the cover for the UK version. ((I actually went to London to buy it, btw. ... Well, not really, but finding it in a bookstore and buying several copies was a highlight of the trip.)) Of course, I'll have to buy it here, too. The book itself is brilliant. I won't say much else, but seriously, 'Shriek: an Afterword' is probably /the/ book of the year.

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