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The Next One
Posted by: EgonSpengler (
Date: October 10, 2014 09:49AM

I've lost track. Just what is the next Fforde book anyway? And any news on progress?

Re: The Next One
Posted by: OB (
Date: October 10, 2014 07:40PM

I think the great panjamdrum seems to have lost the plot as well but we hear he has been busy.

Re: The Next One
Posted by: EgonSpengler (
Date: December 15, 2014 03:04PM

Maybe it'll be the legendary rope walking trapeze detective finally. With the pet seal.

Re: The Next One
Posted by: steeljam (
Date: January 13, 2015 11:14PM

According to
Title (possibly) Early Riser
Fforde actually read from this book and talked about it at BristolCon, and con reporter extraordiaire Cheryl Morgan was there. She reports that it's actually set in a world where humans hibernate, the way bears do, sleeping through the winter. Except that a handful of humans, known as Sleep Marshalls, stay awake and keep watch while everybody sleeps and the main character of the book is one of these people. And one of the people at the convention was a biologist, whom Fforde was excited to ask for more insights about the process of hibernation.


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Re: The Next One
Posted by: OB (
Date: January 18, 2015 07:56PM

Apparently it still goes on in northerly parts of Russia.

Re: The Next One
Posted by: EgonSpengler (
Date: January 19, 2015 07:27PM

I think that might also be alcoholism or beaver wrestling syndrome kicking in there.

Re: The Next One
Posted by: delacuesta (
Date: January 05, 2016 07:30PM

The Great Panjandrum has announced and promised to spend on day per month on maintaining the website.

The number of additions this year to date amounts to 2 (two), an overdraft that drains all possibilities of hearing further until February 28, no 29.

No statement has been made on the number of days (not sure whether the plural is justified) per month being spent on the new book, whatever its title.

O, and a happy readingfull 2016 to all of you.

Re: The Next One
Posted by: delacuesta (
Date: April 24, 2016 11:13AM

More news from The Wall:

Sky1 have greenlit the production of Dragonslayer to begin filming pretty soon, and to be broadcast at Christmas 2016, Sky1.

Early Riser to be 2017.

Re: The Next One
Posted by: Lycanthra Pod (
Date: August 01, 2016 09:20PM

I had a message from Amazon today that said Early Riser will be out 27 June 2017

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