Pluralistic: The Lost Cause prologue (part 2) (07 Oct 2023)

Today’s links The Lost Cause prologue (part 2): It’s a small world, after all. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, 2022 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading The Lost Cause prologue (part 2) (permalink) My next novel is The Lost Cause, out on November 14; it’s a hopeful tale of the fights we’ll face after we address the polycrisis. Bill McKibben called it “The first great YIMBY novel”: As with my other books, I’ve had to produce my own audiobook for this one. Amazon won’t carry any of my audio, so I make my own and pre-sell them through Kickstarter, along with ebooks and hardcovers (including signed, personalized hardcovers). The Kickstarter’s going really well, and there’s still time to back it: Yesterday, I kicked off a serialization of the book’s prologue, which jumps straight into the action: And now, here’s part two: He was so surprised he fumbled the sledge, then squinted at me. I held the flash under my chin, squinting. “It’s me. Brooks. Palazzo. Richard’s grandson.” That was when the siren blatted down on Verdugo, blatt blatt, two toots, and a crackle of PA. “On the roof, this is Burbank PD.” He did drop the sledge then, said, “Fuck,” and produced a water pistol from the suit’s marsupial pouch. He handled it with extreme care, shedding a glove to delicately peel away a big blob of some kind of plastic or wax…Pluralistic: The Lost Cause prologue (part 2) (07 Oct 2023)

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