Notes from New Sodom

... rantings, ravings and ramblings of strange fiction writer, THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Praise for VELLUM:

"Overwhelming in its complexity, sumptuous in its recitation, this is a truly monumental work."
-- The Good Book Guide

What you have been taught, lover of the sublime, is a lie that made you live a lie...

In the 21st century, a scalpel slices bible pages, passages spliced to restore lost truth. In the days of King Herod, the messias rises, calling to black sheep: walk with me. Now, here, between two aeons and across Æternity, a beloved student rebuilds his Gospel for the era of Anonymous: anarchist, socialist, atheist, revolutionary. Forget the tale you were spun and open your ears to the teacher who said, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. From the Hebridean fishing village of Capernaum, to a Jerusalem under Il Duce Pontius Pilate.

The Empire ends today.



Blogger Siavahda said...

I have the hardcover on my shelf! I think I love it as much as Vellum :D

Just noticed that there's a paperback edition now. Any word on there being an e-book edition eventually?

6:22 pm  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

Hi, Siavahda. Glad to hear ye like it so much! :D

I'm certainly aiming to put out an ebook edition, and not so far down the line that folk hae forgotten about it, but it'll be as and when I figure out how best to deal with the two narrative threads, I fear, so I don't know when that might be. The formatting tricks used in the print edition will be negated by a standard ebook approach, I'd think, but at the moment all I can think is to put commentary in square brackets, which is a bit of a poor substitute, I reckon. And I'm loathe to shortchange readers on that platform.

10:22 pm  
Blogger Jamie bell said...

Just ordered this, cant wait to read it. Many thanks for creating some amazing worlds

2:22 pm  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

Cheers, Jamie. Hope you enjoy. :)

1:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, any chance to get it in French language soon?
Thanks a lot! I loved Vellum and I'm eager to read this one.

1:08 pm  

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