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Little Bigger

An update on progress toward the 25th Anniversary Edition of Little, Big, with which this journal  began --


Ron Drummond, publisher, tells me they're about to do a print test at the Stinehour Press to fine-tune the reproductions of Peter Milton's art; this should result in the creation of a hundred-odd copies of a poster-like object which will likely be made available to enthusiasts.  I saw John D. Berry's preliminary design for it -- the text of "Suppose One Were a Fish" from the book, surrounded by Miton's exquisite and very sexy imagery.


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May. 14th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's quite some news about the new Edgewood story! Paradise regained?
May. 14th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Excellent news - and on the same day I got my hands on a bound copy of Endless Things.
May. 14th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
I'd been wondering what was happening with this...Thanks for the update.
May. 14th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
why do you make spelling errors?
It seems a strange habit for a published author.

Inquiring minds, and all that.
May. 14th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: why do you make spelling errors?
Contrary to popular belief, *everyone* needs a spelling checker. (And an editor, but that doesn't necessarily apply to the likes of blog posts or personal correspondence.)
May. 15th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: why do you make spelling errors?
Well, this can't refer to the comment to which it's attached, which as far as I can tell is free of errors.

I do make spelling errors in my posts, and the reason for that is not because I'm a bad writer; I'm actually quite a good speller, with some lapses (I always get cheif and gaurd wrong), but I'm a very bad typist. In the last few years I have learned to type with more than two fingers at a time, but to this day I can't watch the screen and type at the same time, which means I can't correct as I go (mostly) and have to proof after writing. And as everyone knows, professional writers above all, it's quite difficult to proof your own writing. You see not what you wrote but what you thought.

Meanwhile, fortunately, publishers supply proofreaders, so that even bad spellers can write books free of errors -- famed bad spellers include F. Scott Fitzgerald and D.H. Lawrence.
May. 14th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
That does sound rather wonderful. I can feel my hand raaching, Strangelove like, for the buy button.
May. 14th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
I'm an enthusiast! Please do keep me informed about the availability of the poster.
May. 14th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
fairies on the brain
...a copy of the UK hardback edition that i found online from an Australian bookshop just arrived in the mail yesterday. Apparently it had spent a portion of it's life in a ship's library - complete with a Marine Society bookplate on the first page. I'm very curious to see what sort of art Peter Milton has conjured for the special edition :)
May. 14th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
. . . surrounded by Milton's exquisite and very sexy imagery.

May. 14th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)

-nick a.
May. 14th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
This is unspeakably exciting.

May. 14th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Wow,I'll have to start saving up then.
May. 15th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)

May. 15th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)
Exciting, frustrating as I was hoping to have my hands on it by now, and doubly frustrating that the new story won't be available to those of us who can't afford the deluxe editions. Oh well, I look forward to re-reading my all-time favourite book in the shiny new edition. Just have all 4 Aegypt books to read (again for 3) first :-D
May. 19th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Are subscriptions for the new editions closed?
May. 19th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Not at all. The lettered and numbered deluxe edition is sold out, but the "trade" edition is still available, and as the publisher says, despite its designation it's as splendid as most limited-edition fine-press issues. Follow the "Little, Big site" link on this page for more info.
May. 23rd, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)
Since I first discovered the existence of the Little, Big 25th anniversary edition (just before my own 29th anniversary), it's been a hell of a frustrating existence for me.

For my 29th anniversary, my gift was already bought (and I loved it ever since because it allows me to sip delicious coffee while daydreaming myself as George Clooney...). Then, each following month therafter water, electricity, rent, other books distracted the money I always wanted to put in this satisfaction of a (totally and essentially capricious) desire -- a deluxe edition of Little, Big.

So, now my questions:

1) Do you think that if I manage to put some money in reserve to purchase my dream it will still be here for me to buy? Is there a closing day for the 25th anniversary edition?

2) Is there any chance that the new text about Edgewood will be ever published. available in any other format?
Jun. 14th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
1) Yes, there are still copies of both the Numbered and Trade editions available, though the Numbered will likely sell out relatively soon, within a month or three. The only "closing day" for ordering copies is when they sell out -- I imagine the Trade edition might take a year or more to sell completely out, unless there's a run on them as soon as folks see how beautiful the edition is, always possible.

2) No.
Jun. 14th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
Actually, both the Numbered and Trade editions are still available -- only the Lettered is sold out.
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