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18 September 2012 @ 12:11 pm
The Writing Life, cont.  
Russell Farr of Ticonderoga Publications has made my morning by passing along the following item from Publishers Weekly.

The 400-Million-Year Itch
Steven Utley. Ticonderoga (www.ticonderogapublications.com), $13.99 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-921857-17-1
For the first time, 18 of Utley’s intriguing Silurian Tales (and an additional original offering) have been collected and placed into chronological order, starting with the introductory “All of Creation,” in which a link to the mid-Paleozoic Siluro-Devonian era grants present-day people a unique opportunity to study the Earth of 400 million years ago. These stories range in tone and style as they explore a wide variety of topics. Utley eschews action in favor of character-driven tales and weighty discussions, tackling the many-worlds hypothesis in “The Gift Horse,” time travel in “The Age of Mud and Slime,” and theology in “Half a Loaf.” The real focus is on Utley’s thought-provoking exploration of the concept from every angle, since the sprawling cast and lack of obvious connecting narrative leave each story standing alone. The result is subtle but powerful, and will leave readers wanting to do their own research into prehistoric eras. (Nov.)
Snuffy LaRuejess_ka on September 18th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yay! Excellent.
Douglas PotterDouglas Potter on September 19th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)