Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sterben zum leben

(I'm actually not sure if it should be "zu" or "zum" - my German's pretty rusty)

I just signed to have Dying to Live produced in a mass market German edition, with Festa Verlag -

Yay me!


Blogger William Freedman said...

Yay you!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Bobbie Metevier said...

This is too awesome. You've been translated!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Sabledrake said...

Ich glaube das es "zum" wollen sein ... aber Ich habe Deutsch nicht in vielen Jahren gestudieren :)

But I want a copy! Congrats! You international sensation you!

1:51 AM  
Blogger Kyle said...

I know someone who lives in Germany, and I will be coaxing them into shipping me a copy when it hits. And then I will learn to be fluent in German. Well, maybe I'll just oogle it and read the English version again instead...

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woohoo, translated!

Okay! I'm blaming you, Kim. I fell asleep two nights ago with Dying to Live on my brain. I had just finished reading of Enders' and the stillborn's funerals--sad(I'll leave it to you to take out any spoilers before posting)--and in the middle of the night, my miniature Aussie, Benny, woke me with a howl. He must have been dreaming about zombies, too.

Yes, I was officially freaked out, and I kept imagining Milton with Blue Eye in the Paradise Lost dark of my room. Luckily, I imagined Truman with them, too, and could coax myself back to sleep. Thanks for the brain zombies, Kim!

Love the twists and depth. Zombies worshipped as if gods--very nice. Truman is my kind of zombie, and Piano Girl is a sweet mix of teenage angst and kick ass, and yes, I am intrigued as to Milton's status. Is he just immune? No, otherwise, the zombies would be after him. Is he immortal? Well, this is Milton, and given your literary background, I'm guessing you didn't choose the name "Milton" by accident. Yes, this is "a thinking [wo]man's zombie story."

Thanks for the read, Kim. The literary allusions and philosophical treatments are really what zombies are all about, in my opinion. I'm a true believer in Campbells' "monster myths." We fear the worst in ourselves. I would say well done, but you already know that, don't you?

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finished it. Want more . . . in English, preferably. I don't speak German.

Of course, Dante and zombies is giving me goosebumps. I'm just hoping that you aren't writing it in Italian.

2:59 PM  

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