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French Monkeys, aka Matt goes to Paris

I also just got a scan of the cover art for the French translation of Bad Monkeys, which is due to be published early next year:

French monkeys

I will be coming to Paris during the last week of January to help publicize the book. The nice folks at 10/18 have even agreed to book me a nonstop flight, which will cut my travel time substantially, although if the plane goes down en route I may have to kill and eat a polar bear to survive. But hey, given a choice between that and a six-hour layover in Chicago, which would you pick?


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Nov. 13th, 2007 02:04 pm (UTC)
Mmm, polar bear. But yeah, you probably made the right choice.
Nov. 13th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
I love the book cover.

What about baby seals?
I hear you get to eat them AND keep the pelt if you manage to club your own.
I only say this because, well, polar bear may be a bit tough or gamey.

Have a safe flight and a great time in Paris.
(jealous - party of one)
Nov. 13th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Nov. 14th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
I've thought the book evoked 12 monkeys just a little. Not just the monkeys. Someone who is locked up spinning a wild, impossible tale to a psychiatrist wherein they are field operatives for a powerful organization working to help humanity. Of course, their mission justifies their crimes.
Nov. 13th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
That's really a KILLER cover.

Nov. 13th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Try to make sure they buy you a nice dinner at Tante Louise, too.
Nov. 13th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Think you'll have more luck with the baby seals. You might be allowed to take a club on the airplane, but knives are verbotten. I wouldn't want to try to club a polar bear to death.
Nov. 14th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
I like the new cover, but is there any interesting reason they didn't use the Rorschach-Mandrill image?
Nov. 14th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
I wasn't consulted on the art for this edition so I don't know why they decided to go this route, though I do like it. I agree with the earlier comment that it's slightly evocative of 12 Monkeys, and of course that movie was a remake of La Jetée, one of the coolest French SF flicks of all time (featuring, among other things, an assassin who wouldn't look out of place as a Bad Monkeys operative), so that might have something to do with it.
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