|Posted on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 07:29 pm: |
The Ministry of Whimsy Web site has been updated: http://www.ministryofwhimsy.com/
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-The Ministry of Whimsy
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|Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 - 11:55 am: |
The Ministry is proud to announce that it will be publishing Zoran Zivkovic's collected stories under the title Impossible Stories in late 2004--a follow up to the Ministry's publication of The Fourth Circle earlier in 2004.
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 01:29 am: |
IMPOSSIBLE STORIES are my collected story-suits, containing TIME GIFTS, IMPOSSIBLE ENCOUNTERS, SEVEN TOUCHES OF MUSIC, THE LIBRARY and STEPS THROUGH THE MIST.
An identical edition will be brought out in Spain by Minotauro in April 2004.
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 04:53 am: |
So IMPOSSIBLE STORIES is going to be a massive collection of those five collections?
Night Shade Books
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 05:24 am: |
Yep. It'll be a big fat book of Zorany goodness. You'll want lots of copies.
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 06:25 am: |
I like big fat books, can it come out sooner?
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 08:08 am: |
Figures - once I get most of the books in separate editions (I'm only missing Steps Through the Mist) a collection will come out. After getting it, I can use the books I currently have as presents, to let others sample the Zorany goodness.
I just started Seven Touches of Music this morning.
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 08:20 am: |
I second the "sooner" idea.
I'm really looking forward to reading some of these books, but if there's a big collection coming out, that's incentive to wait rather than buying them individually now. But that sounds like *really* long wait, now.
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 01:03 pm: |
I think I'll have to stop offering my editions. I guess this will be stipulated in my contract with Ministry of Whimsy/Night Shade books. Even if not, that would be only fair to do.
It seems that my story-suits are going to be a sort of a rarity for about a year and a half. Collectors' items, in fact. All of you, who have been clairvoyant enough to obtain them in time, could now make a small fortune by selling your copies at an auction...
I hope, Robert, that you'll like Steps through the Mist. If you think you could be interested to read some reviews of it, I would gladly provide you with the links.
|Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2003 - 09:03 pm: |
Nope, can't be sooner. We put out quality books - this takes time. I don't want to short-shrift any of the Leviathan 4 authors by being hasty in my decisions for the anthology, nor do I want to do a rush job on Zoran's books (both of them!), so we'll get them out as soon as we can without compromising the integrity of work that the Ministry is known for. There are other projects in the works and MSS to be read. Patience, patience - all will be rewarded, in time. I promise, every Ministry book will be worth the wait.
|Posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 07:27 am: |
Zoran: I'd be interested in readying reviews of Steps Through the Mist, although I'm sure it will be something I enjoy. Everything I've read so far has been good.
Forrest: I'd rather wait and have a great book. If the book is worth publishing, taking the time to make sure everything is done right is worth it.
|Posted on Friday, May 02, 2003 - 09:41 am: |
Robert: Here are links and references to some of the reviews of Seven Touches of Music:
LOCUS, February 2003, pp. 25/74
The New York Review of Science Fiction, #171
I hope you'll find them interesting and useful.
John William Thiel
|Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 05:43 am: |
There doesn't seem to be any new bites on the Ministry of Whimsey.
|Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006 - 02:28 pm: |
There was about a year where Night Shade was publishing the Ministry titles, but the brand has always been owned by Jeff VanderMeer, who has since put the press on hiatus, to focus on his writing career.
I probably should let Jeff answer the question, but He hasn't... so here I am.
Jeff, register your account already.