You can now preorder the Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black. It is a 366 page hardcover with an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.
There is a signed hardcover with a dustjacket, which is limited to 100 copies, and a regular hardcover with a dustjacket. The signed version has special endpapers also.
I quote from the review:
“In my honest opinion it’s one of the best collections of the year.”
“Connell’s language is poetic, both in the sense that he stretches punctuation and grammar to achieve tone and voice, and that sentences or whole pages are sometimes so musical that you have to stop and re-read them out loud to be sure you heard yourself correctly inside your head.”
My Dr. Black book will be out soon from PS Publishing. They haven’t posted a page for it yet, for ordering, but I am sure they soon will. A good bit of the material in it was previously published elsewhere, but the book itself doesn’t indicate where or when. I have therefore decided to post this here on my blog. Mind you, the book also doesn’t have an author bio.
So, here is the table of contents:
1. Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer – previously unpublished
2. A Season with Dr. Black – previously published in Leviathan 3, edited by Jeff VanderMeer and Forrest Aguirre, Ministry of Whimsy 2002
3. Fragment Group A – previously unpublished
4. Dr. Black and the Guerrilla – previously published by Grafitisk Press, 2005
5. Fragment Group B – previously unpublished
6. Dr. Black in Monte Carlo – previously unpublished
7. Red-Haired Man in a Sweater, From the Private Papers of Dr. Black – previously published in Heliotrope Magazine, edited by Jay Tomio, 2007
8. Fragment Group C – previously unpublished
9. Dr. Black and the Village of Stones – previously published in Electric Velocipede, edited by John Klima, 2007
10. Dr. Black, Thoughts and Patents – previously published in A New and Perfect Man, a Postscripts anthology, edited by Nick Gevers and Peter Crowther, 2011
11. Fragment – previously unpublished
12. Dr. Black in Rome – previously published in Album Zutique, edited by Jeff VanderMeer, Ministry of Whimsy 2003
13. Fragment Group D – previously unpublished
14. Dr. Black at Red Demon Temple – previously published in a Dutch translation in Wonderwaan, edited by Marcel Orie. This story appears here in English for the first time
15. Variety – previously unpublished