Because fungus was growing on this blog. Again.
So. About a month to go to Turbulence. Proofs are done. Covers are in. There’s going to be a limited edition hardback, with an extra section ( a cluster of very short stories set in the world of the novel, with the few compulsory drastic reveals) with cover artwork by that noble pair, Sarnath Banerjee and Bani Abidi. The paperback cover is by Peter Cotton, a most splendid cover designer from the UK and probably not the author of Practical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, which is one of the early Google results for his name. Both Turbulence covers feature some very nice and incredibly kind things said by two writers I admire greatly, Mike Carey (about whom I have burbled enthusiastically and fanboyishly several times before on this blog) and Ben Aaronovitch (Doctor Who fans will be familiar with his name – and his first novel, Rivers of London, is superfantastic and will be out early next year). Thanks again, gentlemen.
My to-do list is still far from empty at this point – I’ve been working with The Tadpole Repertory (if you’re in Delhi and like English theatre, or have been following the Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Awards you probably know them already) to make a bunch of very short films set in the world of the book. These should be out over the course of the next month as well.
There’s also going to be a trip to Sweden for the Sodra Teatern autumn festival, where I’ll be in a panel with that other noble pair, Zac O’Yeah and Anjum Hasan. Zac’s book is out soon from Hachette. If it is half as cool as his name, it will be very cool. Plus a couple of workshops and events and things. There’s also a film and a GN to write, but then, there always is.
Haven’t been doing much except proofs, cover design work and video edits since the Morningstar tour, which ended, alas, in illness and thus in having to miss a bunch of cities I really wanted to go to. Touring is fun but crazy. It is a good thing I did not become a rockstar. Not that it was ever an option, but you know what I mean.