I had, in fact, expected to be doing a book launch post today, but it’s slightly delayed due to idiosyncrasy. So instead, we’ll just shamelessly tease.
And while we’re teasing, I began what I’m, for now, calling Secret Project. Actually, no, I like Warren Ellis’s method lately of just assigning codenames to projects he can’t talk about yet. So we’ll call this project Butterscotch. Here’s a paragraph of Butterscotch with roughly 80% of the words removed. Butterscotch will be finished and unveiled in 2014.
Shortly commissioned science television. Amis attention days spearheaded Michael BBC, types interest try conclusion literary, really families special suggested subject variety report six months starts evening program Juke calls appealing adults existing timeslot. program staff department.
January 7, 2014 @ 1:43 am
That book really does look like it's 50 years old. Nicely done.
January 7, 2014 @ 7:26 am
Some guesses: Shortly commissioned science FICTION television. KINGSLEY/MARTIN Amis attention days spearheaded Michael GRADE BBC, types interest try conclusion literary, really families special suggested subject variety report six months starts evening program Juke BOX JURY calls appealing adults existing timeslot. program staff LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT department.
January 7, 2014 @ 9:13 am
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January 7, 2014 @ 10:22 am
That's a beautiful cover, man.
January 7, 2014 @ 11:47 pm
January 8, 2014 @ 12:01 am
An unofficial critical analysis of the Generation Game.
January 8, 2014 @ 1:02 am
Absolutely adore the cover. Old, new and blue. Look forwards to getting that pressie in the post!
January 8, 2014 @ 1:45 am
An exploration of British culture through a chronology of the occupants of the Saturday teatime television slot?
Oh, wait, that's pretty much something this blog does already….
January 8, 2014 @ 5:09 am
Excellent cover, makes me a little sad I'm trying to avoid buying books that physically exist and sticking to digital ones. (I'm out of bookshelf!)
January 8, 2014 @ 8:20 am
An exploration of British culture through a chronology of the career of Noel Edmonds. It includes a redemptive reading of Mr Blobby and exploration of the depiction of ultimate evil on children's television via an interview with Keith Chegwin.
January 8, 2014 @ 2:22 pm
Actually that is the digital cover. The print version is ever so slightly different.
Glad you like it though 🙂
January 8, 2014 @ 3:08 pm
Am I the only one who initially mistook the cover image as being a blue-coat Colin Baker? :-/
Also… hmmmm. Blake's 7?
January 9, 2014 @ 12:42 am
I'm changing my guess a little – substitute KINGSLEY/MARTIN for JOHN Amis.