Friday, October 6

New in October from the UNP includes the first legit English text of The Meteor Hunt, by Jules Verne. I remember Gary (my then boss & general press overlord) handing me this on a floppy to send out for review. It's been just long enough since I was there that the things I handled as big stacks of manuscript are starting to appear, as if by magic, in the form of real books.

It's not that I had any impact on these projects, being but a minor cog in the bureaucratic machine, but I think you feel some kind of ownership regardless. You start to pull for the one about the Canadian indigenous documentary filmmaker, or the desert history with all the first person stuff. You want them to take corporeal form and go out in the world and do good things.