Hedy+Lamarr+1938So I’m continuing to make progress on Lazarus Gray Volume 12 – I’ve talked before about the strain of doing this one due to the fact that it wraps up so many outstanding plot threads so I won’t go into that again. Suffice to say that there are some very good sequences in here and it’s definitely going to be a major event in the Reese Unlimited universe. I had planned for this one to be novel-length but I think it’ll be more like volume two – we’ll have a lengthy novella of maybe 40k and then a shorter story to round out the book so that it clocks in at around 60,000 total.

The second story ties in to the origin of another long-standing character in the universe (not Lazarus himself) and will introduce a hero that might have legs to launch his own series. Maybe. You can be sure with things like that – sometimes they capture the public’s imagination but fail to ignite my own or often it’s the opposite.

Currently reading The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons, an unusual book that pairs Sherlock Holmes and Henry James on an adventure with the added difficulty that Holmes has deduced that he is a fictional character. I’ll post a review once I’m done.

Our accompanying image today is of the lovely Hedy Lamarr.

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