Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
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Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas is quite expensive on amazon.co.uk and Abebooks - no copy under 10 quid. Surprising it is out of print, it was her breakthrough novel (after the suppressed detective novels). More perplexingly, Amazon seem to be selling 'new or used' copies of the German edition which is called Troposphere (the name of the irk-space the brave irkonauts travel to), without any hint that it is the German edition.

In other news, a coincidence that SF Diplomat coins the term Barleypunk http://www.sfdiplomat.net/sf_diplomat/2008/08/some-thoughts-on-barleypunk.html on a day that I mentioned to pmcray my term "tweedpunk" for things set amongst scientists in the 1950s, my mentioning of it was inspired by this fine article http://bbceng.info/Designs/designs_reminiscences/David_Birt/Third_Time_Lucky.htm
I cannot say that the 4 novels reviewed or referred to in the Strange Horizons article http://www.strangehorizons.com/reviews/2008/08/everything_is_s.shtml look appealing, I think the voices in my head do the heavy handed satire well enough without needing to actually read any.

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