Total Oblivion, More or Less

All right, time for some bona fide big news. My novel, Total Oblivion, More or Less, is going to be published by Bantam! Juliet Ulman at Bantam Spectra has bought it, and I’m just really thrilled since a lot of my friends and colleagues have had great experiences with her editorial expertise. This is truly going to be a wonderful home for the book. Many kudos also go to my agent, Colleen Lindsay, who has been as trustworthy and helpful a guide as one could hope for in this realm. As well of course for everyone’s who taken a gander at critiquing the book, strengthening it with keen insights.

There’s a lot to do until publication, but I’m sure you’ll be hearing much more about this from me in the future, near and far.

44 thoughts on “Total Oblivion, More or Less

  1. Mike

    Awesome news! And now the comments work, too. Bonus!

    Congrats, man. Can’t wait to read it (great title!).

  2. Alice Kim

    YAAAAAAAAAAAY! This book, if it’s the one I’m thinking of, sounds so goddamn great. I can’t wait!

  3. Haddayr Copley-Woods


    Don’t you want to go back in time to yourself at a Certain Moment and whisper this little secret in your own ear?

    I am so proud of you. This book kicks ASS. It is AWESOME. This is so well-deserved.

  4. Darja MC

    Whoa, congratulations Alan! Fantastic!

    (I assume this is the novel you were telling me about at WisCon, the one that sounded AMAZING?)

  5. S. E. Ward

    Awesome, congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading it!

    Also? You totally have my sympathy with regards to work yet to do. Eesh. 🙂

  6. David J. Williams

    Awesome news. Juliet #$ rules; I can’t even tell you how fortunate I feel to have her as my editor, and I have no doubt you’ll have the same experience. Look forward to meeting you/raising a glass or three if/when our paths cross at an upcoming con. And congrats: there’s no feeling like what you’re feeling right now, and I salute you.

    all best,


  7. jmcc

    That’s wonderful news! When everything comes together, we’d love to have you up here at the store again!
    It’s been quite some time since I read your blog, we just started one for the store and it made me think of the ole goblin mercantile!
    ~john f/ northern lights books in duluth

  8. Nulldude

    I just started reading through this in the bookstore. Don’t know how it got all the way to Boston but it’s great. I was amused to see your reviewer on Amazon has no idea what ‘Scythians’ or ‘The Empire’ are. Crack a history book, dude. Whatever gave you the idea to juxtapose Minnesota with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire? I mean, where did that come from? Wonderfully bizarre. For all the weirdness you get an idea of what it must have been like to be an ordinary Jovius as the barbarians swept in.

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