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October 12, 2006


Messages from the Lost Continent    The Happiest Guy in the World

I realize now that working on two book projects at the same time has a somewhat adverse effect on the inspiration needed to keep up writing a weblog.

So if you were wondering, the above two books, hopefully in shops by early December, are currently keeping me from updating this site more often. I am currently in the final stages of revising them and expect to send the manuscripts to the publisher next week or so.

Messages from the Lost Continent is the printed, edited version of the fiction weblog (now offline) that Richard, Mig, Gina, Sabine and I wrote from June to December last year. The book will have 396 pages and will cost €24.90.

The Happiest Guy in the World and Other Stories About Sex and Pain is the short story collection that I have been announcing to everybody since October last year, but never got around to revising and layouting. It is now done. I have added two more stories to come to a total of nine, and the book will now have 160 pages and cost €11.50.

As I said, both books should be available by December. Expect me to keep you updated as soon as the books are available from online bookshops such as Amazon or Libri.

Posted by Horst on October 12, 2006 06:25 PM to books & bookkeeping | Tell-a-friend

dd said on October 12, 2006 09:41 PM:

great news indeed! please accept my pre-order for one copy of each.

scotty said on October 13, 2006 02:25 PM:

Nice covers! Congratulations.

I received my copy of Cursed just yesterday via our friends as and, I must say, first glances were impressive -- it's far more diverse in content than I had anticipated.

Anything fun going on this weekend?

Horst said on October 13, 2006 03:59 PM:

Yes, 'Cursed' is a retrospective of lots of things I did between 1990 and 2004 -- poems, photographs, collages, films, installations, weblog entries, the lot. So I guess 'diverse' is a good description.

I'll be reading some poems tonight at replugged Vienna in Lerchenfelderstrasse as part of the Viennalit Festival. That'll be only five minutes or so, but I'm certain the evening could be fun. See for details.

Jann said on October 14, 2006 02:48 AM:

This is very good news, and the covers look great! I'll be ordering my copies from as soon as they become available.

dieter said on October 16, 2006 09:13 AM:

I'd like to follow dd. Direct order, no intermediaries. But I really need the Lost continent before Christmas :-)

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