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Old 11-28-2017   #51
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Re: Looming Low Available for Pre-order

Re. Joshi's quote: "This may be the last piece you see from me for a while, because I have a momentous announcement to make. Because of all the cruel and vindictive attacks on me of late, which have truly hurt my feelings (*sniff sniff*), I am giving up all literary work for the foreseeable future. I can already hear the cries of jubilation ululating from the throats of my enemies."

Unless this is a joke, it’s a damned shame that someone not brought up all his life with the cut and thrust of a cyber-world’s potential misunderstanding and battle is inveigled into such a self-destructive stance as this possible posture or deep sincerity.


I believe that if one reads the blog post in question, it is clearly intended to be a joke, especially as he goes on to mention the "small matter" of the 35 or so books that he has forthcoming over the next 3 years.

Apparently this was an attempt at a satirical response to some comments that he received about "shutting up and going away." Not defending his biting comments about other authors, but in this case it appears that it was indeed an attempt at humor.
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My god, I imagine the man's hand must get sore from signing all of those book contracts.

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Re: Looming Low Available for Pre-order

I'm convinced it's all satire.

"In a less scientific age, he would have been a devil-worshipper, a partaker in the abominations of the Black Mass; or would have given himself to the study and practice of sorcery. His was a religious soul that had failed to find good in the scheme of things; and lacking it, was impelled to make of evil itself an object of secret reverence."

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I'm convinced it's all satire.

I wonder why he put “I am giving up all literary work for the foreseeable future.” in bold?
And used the word ‘truly’ in being hurt?

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Re: Looming Low Available for Pre-order

Des, I think you can rest easy. That post seems pretty evidently satirical. He lists "thirty-five books of [his] that are forthcoming". And then spends the rest of the post talking about how devastated he expects all his critics to be by his exceptional output.

Also, is it weird that he calls them "his" books when he isn't the author of virtually any of them? I think editorship is a noble endeavor, particularly as the curator for new anthologies, where there's frequently a vision being shaped that borders on authorial. But most of those titles listed in the blog post seem to be single-author collections. I can't imagine a museum curator hanging "Starry Night" and referring to it as "his painting".

Anyhoot, there are definitely some titles there that have piqued my curiosity. I wish Hippocampus were more consistent in which books it published digitally...
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