The Beauty has now been published in mass market paperback in the US and Canada, and I was sent a few copies by Titan Books to stick on my own bookshelf. It’s a handy, smaller version of my mushrooms. It’s very strange to think of it popping up in all sorts of places again, like an ongoing fungal growth.
Here’s the great cover again:
The bonus novelette – Peace, Pipe – is still available at the back of this version. I loved writing that tale of future quarantine and a sort of space-beaver extinction. Plus creating a new language out of water. I’ve been writing longer stuff for most of this year but there is something about the 10,000 – 30,000 word story that I really enjoy. Maximum impact, minimum stopping to worry about where it’s all going.