Monday, June 13, 2005

Progress Report

The copyediting of Good Day in Hell is done, at least for now. My style is, apparently, somewhat eccentric to your average copyeditor, so it was a lot of work putting back in the little stylistic touches that had been stripped out: the flashbacks rendered in italics, shouting rendered as ALL CAPS rather than italics(a holdover from all those nights on the Internets, I guess).
I keep thinking back to the books I've read by sci-fi writer Alfred Bester, who liked to use words to literally draw pictures on the page (check out the telepath cocktail party scene in The Demolished Man for example). Now, I keep thinking, "Man, Bester must have given his copyeditor fits."

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