I fear I am going to be lonely at my book signing of ARIA: Left Luggage even though it won the ‘Best science fiction novel of 2012′ at the P&E Readers’ Poll. If you or your friends live in Lancashire or Merseyside, please point them in the direction of Wigan Library, Life Centre North, The Wiend, WN1 1NH where on Monday April 8th between 2-4pm I’ll be signing copies of ARIA and other books.
Yes, I have sweets!
It would be fantastic to meet with fellow writers and readers there. In fact I’d give you one of my books for free if you turned up if you mention this blog. Or your family and friends – so there!
My signing is part of the Leigh & Wigan Words Together Festival 2013, which is being organised by a former BeWrite buddy Michael Hunt. The train station is only a few minutes away.
The famous writer and raconteur, Will Self, will be there too – well, at the festival, not with me in the library, at that time but hey ho.
I had a story acceptance today from Futures – a management non-fiction academic journal. The issue has a focus of the relationship between science fiction and technological development. It seems that for every invention dreamed up by a science fiction writer, there is some archivist who will discover it already thought of by a scientist or engineer in the past. However, there is no way any archivist can know this for certain. Creative people imagine ideas all the time, whether they are scientists, engineers, poets, artists or scribblers like me. To keep tabs and track through a particular idea will never be perfectly accurate and does it matter anyway? I doubt if any science fiction writer is upset at the notion that their oeuvre has been discussed already because the process is individualised by them. I believe that the notion of infectious amnesia hasn’t been used before my ARIA trilogy but the uniqueness of that idea astonishes me. Hence I won’t be overwhelming surprised when some wag one day points me in the direction of a novel that already used it in the past. Every story is unique – the characters make it so. (see what I did there with Captain Picard’s famous line in every of his Star Trek episodes? You have to be a Trekkie to appreciate or to groan). The accepted story is Auditory Crescendo, which has been revised since its first publication. Funny because I had announced its acceptance months ago but I should have waited for the official say so today.
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Exit, Pursued by a Bee is at http://geoffnelder.com/exitbee.htm Several readers have pointed out recently that a principle notion in that book is being proved true. Ie that the universe might be chaotic but that the Earth is in a kind of bubble of stability. In Exit that stability is shaken when alien artifacts leave. Just shows that fiction might not be so unbelievable after all.
ARIA: Left Luggage continues to sell copies to wise readers. Links areKindle – Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/ARIA-Left-Luggage-ebook/dp/B008RADGYC/Paperback Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/ARIA-Left-Luggage-Volume-1/dp/1905091958/Kindle – UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/ARIA-Left-Luggage-ebook/dp/B008RADGYC/Paperback UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/ARIA-Left-Luggage-Geoff-Nelder/dp/1905091958/Publisher’s website with more details and formats. http://www.ll-publications.com/leftluggage.html Buy it quick before you run out of memory!
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