Crucified???

A place for Sladists to share their thoughts on Michael Slade and his work...

Crucified???

Postby spamalope » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:34 pm

this is showing on the main page of the site, and yet, other than speaking of 13 Tombes and the 'unfinished business started so long ago' i can't find anything about it.....and usually slade hints a little more at the next book.....

am i missing something? if so, a thousand apologies, but if not, what's the skinny on this???
User avatar
spamalope
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:21 pm

Postby Mbwun » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:43 pm

I imagine that Slade just hasn't gotten a chance to update us, as it looks as if the updates to the mainpage were only done yesterday.

It is listed on the Chapters/Indigo website though. The release date they have for it is July 1, 2008, and it appears to be the same length as "Kamikaze".

Looks very, very, intriguing though:

Image
How hard can it be? - Jeremy Clarkson
Make no mistake, this is a Supercar. Looks good .. goes fast .. nothing else matters. - Jeremy Clarkson

Image
AMBITIOUS, BUT RUBBISH!
User avatar
Mbwun
 
Posts: 2957
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:41 am
Location: The left coast of Canada

Postby Slade » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:53 pm

Sladists,

13.

This is the 13th novel.

It completes the project I began in Grade 7 with 13 TOMBES.

Jesus plus 12 disciples = 13.

There are 13 members to a witches' coven.

Friday the 13th.

Do you know the origin of "devil's advocate?"

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01168b.htm

His duty requires him to prepare in writing all possible arguments against the raising of any one to the honours of the altar. The interest and honour of the Church are concerned in preventing any one from receiving those honours whose death is not juridically proved to have been "precious in the sight of God."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_advocate

I'm a lawyer. Through more than a dozen appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada, countless others in the Court of Appeal, and over a thousand trials, I've played "devil's advocate" within the black-and-white confines of the law.

So - for Novel # 13 - let's bring back "Daryl Tombe." He has a different name, but he's the same character concept I dreamed up in the summer of 1959.

Now he needs a case that's big enough to mark completion of a cycle that began fifty years ago.

CRUCIFIED.

Slade
User avatar
Slade
 
Posts: 3073
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:42 am

Postby raasnio » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:19 am

This novel sounds very promising. :D
User avatar
raasnio
techno-guru / co-administrator
 
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:24 am
Location: KC, MO

Postby WaywardSoul » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:41 pm

Yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss!

It looks like it will be Christmas in July, this year!

Man, I'm just no good at the guessing games.

I was thinking that Slade was going to actually put out his first collection of short stories (Well, the first with a printing of more than one copy, anyway).
Last edited by WaywardSoul on Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"Remember, there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over." - Frank Zappa
User avatar
WaywardSoul
 
Posts: 244
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:14 pm
Location: North Carolina

Postby TBLightning492 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:51 pm

Wow, I disappear for awhile, and look at what I get when I return: a new Slade book!

Happy New Year indeed!
User avatar
TBLightning492
 
Posts: 87
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:56 am
Location: Swanton, Ohio

Postby e_taylor » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:04 am

The only question I have now is - will THIS one be published in hardcover?! The Canadian dollar IS doing a lot better making books more affordable.... :wink:
We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight. - HP Lovecraft in From Beyond
User avatar
e_taylor
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:21 pm
Location: London, Ontario

Postby Slade » Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:11 am

e-taylor,

I'll have the answer to that for you soon.

Slade
User avatar
Slade
 
Posts: 3073
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:42 am

Postby Brad Smith » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:41 am

I'm really looking forward to this one, Slade. I'm just curious who will be the last one standing . . . .
User avatar
Brad Smith
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:24 am
Location: Citrus Heights, California/Southern Oregon

Postby Slade » Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:32 pm

Do you want another clue? Try this puzzle. Look at this drawing and what do you see?

I see two words.

The first word begins with L.

The second word with R.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/halifaxs.html

Slade
User avatar
Slade
 
Posts: 3073
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:42 am

Postby WaywardSoul » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:02 pm

Slade wrote:Do you want another clue? Try this puzzle. Look at this drawing and what do you see?

I see two words.

The first word begins with L.

The second word with R.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/halifaxs.html

Slade


Since I'm Captain Obvious, I'll take the direct approach.

Is it Life Raft?
"Remember, there's a big difference between kneeling down and bending over." - Frank Zappa
User avatar
WaywardSoul
 
Posts: 244
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:14 pm
Location: North Carolina

Postby Bombz Away » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:02 pm

Life Raft???? ....
User avatar
Bombz Away
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:53 pm
Location: Buntingford, Herts

Postby Slade » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:56 pm

Good try, but no cigar.

Remember, this thread continues on from what we were discussing in "So...what's next?"

Instead of closing in on the drawing, pull back and put the image in perspective.

Another clue?

Look at the alternative below and what do you see?

I see two words.

The first word begins with L.

The second word with R.

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/uboattypexxiiicw_1.htm

http://www.uboataces.com/uboat-type-xxiii.shtml
User avatar
Slade
 
Posts: 3073
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:42 am

Postby moonflee » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:58 pm

Well Slade all I could come up with is a Lonely Ride.

I know it's wrong, but my head is going to explode.
Nothing’s so loud
As hearing when we lie
The truth is not kind
And you’ve said neither am I
- toad the wet sprocket
User avatar
moonflee
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:40 pm
Location: Detroit, MI

Postby Slade » Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:45 am

moonflee,

You don't win the Kewpie doll, but your answer is close to the concept I'm after, so I'll give you a purple balloon.

Slade
User avatar
Slade
 
Posts: 3073
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:42 am

Next

Return to Sladists Welcome!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron