September 27th, 2011


Little Big viva voce

A deal has been struck with Blackstone Audio for a complete audio version of Little, Big with myself doing the reading, working with Peter Acker at Armadillo Audiogroup in Amherst. I'll be recording in October with a release date in November.  It's a very long book (nearly twoce as long as my former effort in reading aloud, The Solitudes, or Aegypr as it was then called) so if there are any parts anyone doesn't care to hear, let me know and I willskip them.


My article in the Lapham's "Future" issue now available on the website.  Also to be found there a podcast interview with me offering furhter wisdom.  The entire Future issue is as beautiful and provocative as its foregoers.

Its little epigraph is from a book called The Future of Science by J.B.S. Haldane, the man who said "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine."   Haldane was a friend of Huxley's, from whom Huxley got the information, if that's what it was, about raising babies in bottles.  HAldane was one of a kind of person less present today -- though hardly unknown -- in science, the bluff, smiling teller of simple truths both brutal and hopeful,(most of which have turned out to be less or more than the truth.)  His predictions in that bookare a wonderful mix of the likely and the impossible.