October's big book will be Sounding Brass, a memoir of a unique collaboration in musical history — between a Washington politician and a Thai schoolboy.
An extraordinary tale of a collaboration between a composing prodigy and a Washington politician, the story of how a Thai schoolboy came to create the entire oeuvre of an American composer is fabulous in the true sense of the world … a modern mythic journey. A true story … yet one that beggars belief … with cameo appearances by all sorts of members of the Washington “swamp” … and the odd science fiction writer dropping in for a chat.… “It’s a story about the human need to want to break boundaries and exceed limitations. It’s about dreams and aspirations, and in the end we need to ask questions about the very nature of art and about why we as humans need art in our lives. “It is also the story of two people from vastly divergent cultures, two people who both, perhaps, felt alienated from the people and situations that surrounded them, and who came to share a strangely intimate bond.” A never-before-told secret history, this memoir by the first Asian to be awarded the European Cultural Achievement Award is an eye-opener.
INQUESTOR TALES No. 2
A Woman Cloaked in Shadow
The second installment of Homeworld of the Heart presents us with the mysterious Éluma — priestess? whore? the real mother of Sajit? and a troupe of itinerant actors who meet the dopplings as a new civilization springs up on the ruins of an old one.
Includes the original version of the Edmond Hamilton Award winning story The Dust in its original magazine form (not seen since 1982 in Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine) and a fascinating interview by Darrell Schweitzer.
IN PREPARATION • NEW EDITIONS OF THE INQUESTOR TETRALOGY
More Kindle-friendly versions of the four already published Inquestor novels are being readied and will start appearing during September. The first collector hardcovers are also being planned.