01/08/2012 at 6:04 pm #7839
Infectious amnesia. Yep, that’s the original idea that snarled into my brain years ago. After I’d written the novel I was desperately scared someone else would think of it too, but apparently not. Now ARIA: Left Luggage is published today. Details on my blog along with Amazon links. http://geoffnelder.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/the-day-has-arrived/
ARIA was crtiqued through the BSFA Orbiters – almost, then, an inside job!
Give it a go if you’re hard enough.02/08/2012 at 9:57 pm #7842
Please watch this vid trailer of ARIA and tell me what you think?
A ‘like’ click would be wonderful!16/08/2012 at 12:17 pm #7868
Anyone seen it yet? Bit quiet here. Everyone caught amnesia?03/10/2012 at 8:18 pm #7990
Umm, I’m talking to myself, aren’t I? Oh well, another sentence or two.
I’ve been organised by LL-Publications into a blog tour that starts today with the delectable Suzanne McLeod’s blog at
Please help us to get the hit rate up!04/10/2012 at 6:16 pm #8006
Hi Geoff, and thanks for the link to Suzanne’s blog – I’ve just been over, and really enjoyed the discussion!18/10/2012 at 6:09 pm #8120
I’m on a blog tour with pieces related to ARIA: Left Luggage even if distantly. I’m really pleased to say that today my piece on The Lure of Bridges and their role in fiction – and life – is hosted by that award-winning, Bridport-short-listed author, and Write Idea member, Jonathan Pinnock at http://networkedblogs.com/DAag9
There’s even a cartoon of mine.
If you have five minutes do have a look.
Geoff19/10/2012 at 9:34 pm #8122
Another interesting blog post Geoff – thanks. And I do like Jonathan’s blog site – nicely designed and some interesting content. Cheers!18/01/2013 at 4:19 pm #8583
Well it looks like this bit of the forum is just me and Patrick – thanks for not making me lonely!
ARIA: Left Luggage won first place in the P&E Readers’ poll for best SF novel of 2012. I was up against 84 other books.
The final tally page is at http://critters.org/predpoll/final_tally_novelsf.ht
The Preditors & Editors Contest is no Pullitzer or Man-Booker and is aimed more at independent and small press so this win isn’t going to set the world on fire but every accolade helps in promoting ARIA.
Even though the contest is meant for small press I did beat competitive books from DAW, Angry Robot and Bean Books.
Thanks again for any votes from BSFA members and encouragement.
Now you’d think ARIA could have been nominated for a BSFA award considering its original premise and other unique characteristics but it was published just too late into 2012 apparently. Oh well.
Even so if your interest is piqued, details on ARIA including ebook and print are at the publishers at19/08/2013 at 1:30 pm #9458
the poet / judge and good egg, Mandy Pannett wrote a insightful review of ARIA: Left Luggage here
She kind of picked up on aspects that I hadn’t realized I put in – haha. It’s all in the mind.
There’s no poetry as such in ARIA – but there’s plenty of poetic justice.
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