We're taking a journey. A journey into alternate pasts and speculative futures. Adventure, crime, dark comedy and sci-fi. Hot tunes fading in fast from forgotten dance halls and vintage radio. Fedora hats with a snap brim. And, of course, Gothic lurks in the narrative shadows: tippet for a tulle, the dead once again stroll amongst the decaying temple colonnades. Stories always written out of love - or perhaps necessity? Like the murder of Miss Fromm, one can never really be sure...
Friday, 31 October 2014
Zen and the Art of the Teddy Boy
I've recently launched a satirical blog aimed at
providing a peculiarly 'Jack Fielding' take on films, books and anything else
that wanders into my sights. I hope my readers enjoy it as much I've enjoyed
putting it together!
Currently working on a brand new
edition of Neville Changes Villages after buying the rights back from Bangkok Books. My aim is to streamline the narrative,
inject more pace and crank up the comedy dialogue to full volume. About halfway through. The story already feels as if it has stepped into a higher gear. Neville is finally beginning to shine. Really, really pleased.
Following Matt Carrell's
advice, I'm also going to start posting Zen-related content on my blogs.
The idea will be to explain some of the Zen and more general Buddhist ideas
that permeate the One Hand Clapping novels (Shadows and Pagodas too, thinking
I've given all my blogs a
makeover, including new background art, links and more gadgets.
After Neville I'm going to make a start on putting the finishing touches to that
collection of retro sci-fi stories...