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New Blaylock book - Digging Leviathan sequel? (Read 17571 times)
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Reply #15 - 30. Jul 2004 at 20:19
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Many years ago (about 1987) "Books in print" listed "Voyage to Balumnia" as a new Blaylock book.  Having no luck finding this at the bookstore, I called the publisher to check on this title (giving ISBN number, etc.).  The customer service rep checked, and then told me that "Voyage to Bulemia" was not yet available...
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Reply #16 - 30. Jul 2004 at 21:22
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The "Voyage to Balumnia" reference in Books In Print from way back is a vestigial entry which has never been deleted or updated as it should have been.

That was a working title for the book that is now called "The Stone Giant".

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Reply #17 - 10. Aug 2004 at 10:22
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 Has anyone considered the fact that "Digging Leviathan" is already a sort of sequal to "Lord Kelvin's Machine" which is itself a sequal to "Homunculous", through the character of Ignatio Narbondo, who becomes Dr. Frosticos, as well as the St. Ives family.
 I think, therefore, it might be appropriate to name the new book something like "Homunculous 4: Night of the Zeuglodon", or perhaps "The Digging Zeuglodon: A Young Adult's Journey to the Center of the Earth".
 Better yet, if the main character, Giles Peach could be somewhat transformed into a sort of underwater superhero, along the lines of "Aquaman", it could continue as a series, like "Harry Potter."  "Gill-Boy verses the Zeuglodon", followed by "Gill-Boy and the Secret Submarine Base", and "Gill-Boy and the Dolphin Snatchers".
 The possibilities are endless...

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Reply #18 - 18. Aug 2004 at 00:01
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i'm leaning more towards
"Zeuglodon, The True Adventures of Kathleen Perkins, Cryptozoologist. "
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Reply #19 - 18. Aug 2004 at 22:56
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[quote author=lili  link=1080178438/15#18 date=1092798118]i'm leaning more towards
"Zeuglodon, The True Adventures of Kathleen Perkins, Cryptozoologist. "
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Kathleen Perkins?

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Reply #20 - 19. Aug 2004 at 09:27
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It's been years ( and a relocation to Texas) since I've checked this board. Thanks for the "something to do with the unfinished machinations..." aka Digging Leviathan sequel updates! I'm really looking forward to this.

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Reply #21 - 20. Aug 2004 at 08:47
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[quote author=lili  link=1080178438/15#18 date=1092798118]i'm leaning more towards
"Zeuglodon, The True Adventures of Kathleen Perkins, Cryptozoologist. "
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I ran a search on Google for this name and, well, there's a lot of them out there.  None of the Kathleen Perkins' I found seem to be very famous though.  Perhaps this is just an obscure reference which was not meant to be understood.  

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Reply #22 - 30. Aug 2004 at 06:01
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Blaylock reports that this Leviathan sequel is now "in the hands of the publishing gods", so we must hope that the editors choose to purchase and publish it.

I'd bet $ that they do!

The only other issue will be how long it takes it to make it into print...  typically, it can take books about a year to make it into print after being contracted by a publishing firm.  Ugh! One really hates the snail's pace of the publishing world!
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Reply #23 - 19. Oct 2004 at 06:32
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UPDATE:  Blaylock reports that the book is still under consideration by publishers of Young Adult books, and he continues to wait to hear back from them.

Also, he had such a good time writing it that he is now writing a sequel to it.
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Reply #24 - 16. Dec 2004 at 19:03
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These updates are very nice, and no doubt, important, but the subject at hand was Kathleen Perkins.
I would still like to know what was meant by the inclusion of her name in a recent comment...any ideas?  Should I just give up?
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Reply #25 - 03. Jan 2005 at 20:47
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I'd assume that perhaps that contributor was referring to this Kathleen Perkins:
http://www.flvs.net/_about_us/staff/kathleen_perkins/

...an award-winning teacher who claims that to learn science people must unlock the scientist that exists within all of us...

I could be wrong, though.  It was a completely random mention, it seemed to me.

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Reply #26 - 04. Jan 2005 at 01:08
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Howdy:  I thought I'd toss in a couple of things.  First, I hesitate to say that Zeuglodon is any sort of real sequel to The Digging Leviathan.  I'll say that certain of the characters and machinations underway back in the DL days are still operating in the world today.  Certainly the book has a DL cast to it.  Primarily, however, it's got its own cast to it.  As for the YA thing: I have to agree that the category has an insulting ring to it.  All fictional categories are insulting to some extent.  Writers, I believe, simply write what's going on in their heads at the moment, and then publishers, looking for a market, invent categories.  No reader worth his or her salt, I think, reads according to someone else's notion of a category.  Some books have famously been written, say, as "boys' books" -- like Tom Sawyer.  Then Twain undertook to write another one, but it didn't work, because Huck Finn rose above the designation and refused to be categorized.  Still, it was published as a boys' book, and I read it as such when I was 11 years old.  Since then I've read it half a dozen times, several times as an adult.  That I read it as a boy obviously doesn't diminish it.  As for Zeuglodon, whether it's good enough to de-categorize itself remains to be seen.  Any readers, however, who can't tolerate the idea of a first person narrative from the pen of an eleven year old girl had better keep their money.  Do I think of it as a YA book?  Of course not.  It's merely a term of convenience that happens to be irritating, now that I think about it.  Publisher's jargon -- words like "science fiction" or "fantasy" or "suspense" -- can be equally irritating, to my mind, and are primarily marketing terms.  Librarians and booksellers certainly find them useful, however.  I used the term in the spirit of a librarian.  Cheers
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Reply #27 - 04. Jan 2005 at 02:10
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Potato, potatoe! Tomato, tomatoe!

A bit of writing from a respectable author and the rest will sort itself out rather nicely.

Can’t wait to read Zeuglodon.  

By the way, the eleven year old girl wouldn't happen to be named "Kathleen Perkins," would she? Smiley

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Reply #28 - 04. Jan 2005 at 05:29
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I have always felt that with a favorite author, you should travel on the journey he/she is taking you. If you don't care for it, then get off. Stop reading it. But I have found that if I like an author, I really want them to take me on strange new adventures whatever the genre or whatever the supposed age level is.  It is interesting that two of my other favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, who has written 2 Discworld books starring Tiffany Aching, who is 11 years old, and also Neil Gaiman, who wrote Coraline, who is, again, around 11 years old. Great fun books all of them and I am sure that Jim Blaylock's will be also.  Would like to hear that someone has bought the book and is going to publish it this year!  Dave
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Reply #29 - 04. Jan 2005 at 16:32
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I was in Borders over the holiday, and was looking for an unabridged CD of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe series.  I have to drive long distances for work, on occasion, and enjoy listening to audio books while on the road. It's been many years since I read the series, and I thought it would be fun to read (listen to) it as an adult.  

I asked a clerk if such a thing was available, and he took me over to the YA section near childrens lit.  I was browsing the section, when several young girls wandered over and began talking in excited whispers about some new book by a favorite author of theirs.  As I stood looking at the available CD's, I began to feel distinctly uncomfortable for no logical reason. Who was this 30-something guy looking through the young adult literature? What sort of dire reasons could he possibly have for being there, and why wasn't he shopping with the rest of the adults where he belongs?

Well, I quickly dismissed the discomfort and grabbed a couple of CDs to purchase. It's actually quite funny looking back at it, and it demonstrates  the sort of effect categories can have on perception.

No worries, Mr. Blaylock.  We know better and will be buying the books regardless of where they decide to stick them!
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