I haven't been writing much here lately, as my time has been taken up not just with other writing projects (a script, and the planning of a new novel), but also with the forthcoming publication of Airtight as well as new editions, both as ebooks and trade paperbacks) of my previous five novels.
What I've been doing lately is reviewing the cover art. Though I had very definite ideas on Airtight's cover, and it was beautifully executed by the publisher's graphics division, they came up with another that rose right to the top of the list for me. Part Saul Bass, part Mad Men in look, it's been given a slightly distressed look, as if it were a movie poster that had been around the block a few times.
Because Thomas & Mercer want to have a more uniform look for all of my titles, we're sticking with the concept all the way through. So far I've seen the covers for Body and Soul and Breathless (both of which, as well as that of Airtight, can be seen on Amazon's pages for each title), and they look terrific. The remaining three, The Blue Hour, The Man from Marseille, and The Discovery of Light, should be coming in this week.
It's four months until all of these appear (November 20th, 2012), but I've also gotten a head start on a new novel, something very different for me that has a foot not only in literary fiction, but also in the crime category as well as in science fiction. It deals with memory, but that's about as much as I want to say about it for now.
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