Ah, those intermittent bloggers and their pathetic excuses for long absences... What to make of them?

It's a good while back that I guest-blogged on Mr Stross's fine site, and my more modest contributions dwindled even further after that experience, when I glimpsed just how much ongoing effort it takes to keep that kind of high-octane blog going.

Well, I'd said some time back that I was going to teach two massive, bootcamp-style graduate programmes this year, pretty much back to back, and that's exactly what I did. Thanks ever so much, guys... You and the Monster were awesome!

So that was my summer, and a fine one it was too.

Writing-wise, the Satellite 4 Souvenir Book features a YA story set in the Pilots universe, and called Jonquil's Ray. I hope all you Eastercon 2014 attendees like it.

I suspect it's my final piece of science fiction to be published, twenty-two years after my first story appeared in Interzone. Like Charlie Stross, who's written about the same thing on his blog, I've no desire to write more SF. All done, and it's been magnificent.

I'm working harder than ever on the new book, of course. It just ain't SF...


Blogger LyleD4D said...

Sad that we won't see more in the Bone Song genre

But as Edge and Point weren't really SF, can we retain some hope of a return for Josh?

November 24, 2014 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger John Meaney said...

Hmm... I've no plans for Josh, except for a possible reissue of Edge and Point next year. If that were to take off, maybe, maybe...

OTOH, anyone who likes those books will probably like the next one!

November 24, 2014 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

As one of your constant readers, I don't care what genre (if any) in which you write, so as long as you write. I will buy and read whatever you publish, so as long as I can import it to the USA.

November 26, 2014 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger John Meaney said...

Bless you, Mark!

The new book is winging its way to editors in New York as well as London, and my agent has high hopes for it.

There's also the question of the pseudonym... I'll just have to make sure you know it's really me! That's a detail to be dealt with later, though.

Have a great 2015!

December 31, 2014 at 1:01 AM  

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