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06 August 2012 @ 07:07 pm
The Writing Life, cont.  

Russell Farr of Ticonderoga Publications (way yonder on the far side of Down Under) has e-mailed me galley proofs of both volumes of Silurian tales, The 400-Million-Year Itch and Invisible Kingdoms, and even as I write my little Hewlitt Packard All-in-One office machine is steadfastly chugging along, printing out the 287 pages of 400MYI.  This will be the first time I have actually read the three dozen tales in proper narrative sequence (see below), because I wrote them all out of order, as they occurred to me, over a period of almost twenty years.

Here are the contents for both volumes, assembled from all over.

All of Creation
The Woman Under the World
Walking in Circles
Beyond the Sea
The Gift Horse
Promised Land
The Age of Mud and Slime
The Wind Over the World
The Tortoise Grows Elate
Cloud by van Gogh
Half a Loaf
Chaos and the Gods
Chain of Life
The End in Eden
Lost Places of the Earth
A Silurian Tale
The 400-Million-Year Itch

Invisible Kingdoms
The Real World
"Another Continuum Heard From!"
The World Within the World
The Despoblado
The Wave-Function Collapse
Treading the Maze
Slug Hell
There and Then
Silv'ry Moon
The World Without
Five Miles From Pavement
A Paleozoic Palimpsest

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