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manticore
December 7th, 2002, 01:25 AM
Sorry I havent been posting at all of late, but my teachers are making me run around with video cameras and stuff.

Anyway, this is to tell everyone that my first novel, called The Simoqin Prophecies, is getting published sometime next year by Penguin (India). Hopefully they'll sell it abroad so you guys can read it!

As far as I know, Im the first Indian getting published by an Indian literary publisher writing fantasy in English.

smirk, smirk.

I started posting on sffworld.com after finishing my book, to try and ease the strain of waiting...heres hoping all of you find your ways into print as well!

Aik Haw
December 7th, 2002, 01:42 AM
*Sets up the stage for a firecracker display*

Congratulations Manticore :).

*Pssst, someone light the firecrackers please!!*

Erebus
December 7th, 2002, 01:47 AM
Well done, Manticore! :)

Holbrook
December 7th, 2002, 02:13 AM
Wonderful!!!!!!!

Hereford Eye
December 7th, 2002, 07:27 AM
Congratulations!!!

James Barclay
December 7th, 2002, 08:10 AM
That's great news, Manticore, many congratulations - let's hope it's the first of many.

Miriamele
December 7th, 2002, 08:35 AM
Congratulations, Manticore!! :)

Can you tell us what your book is about?

I, Brian
December 7th, 2002, 10:13 AM
Superb!

manticore
December 7th, 2002, 11:49 AM
thanks all.
whats it about? hmmm...you know its funny, this friend of mine asked me what it was about and i had honestly forgotten, its been doing the publisher rounds for a while!
but this is how i described it in my mails to publishers, will copy and paste...


'The Simoqin Prophecies' is a fantasy novel. It draws
from most of the important myth traditions in the
world but is most linked to Indian mythology (I'm
Indian). It relies mostly on the direct reworking and
reinterpretation of well-known myths - from the Indian
epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, as well as
Greek, Norse, Chinese, British, Arabian, Zulu and
Egyptian mythology - brought together in a new world.
It also contains elements of literary parody, a
different perspective on world history, contemporary
books and movies and the fantasy/epic genre as a
whole. It should appeal to younger readers and to
adults as well.


sounds slightly pompous, i admit...but i hope you all will get to read it one day

(ie i hope it gets published all over the world one day and i become stinking rich and can write a never ending series with an average book length of 10000 pages, muwahhahahahaha)

Holbrook
December 7th, 2002, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by manticore
(ie i hope it gets published all over the world one day and i become stinking rich and can write a never ending series with an average book length of 10000 pages, muwahhahahahaha)


Don't forget the 1 million () film deal with dreamworks inc and 10% on all the cuddly toys!!!!