Re: RARA-AVIS: Derek Raymond Reissues

From: John Williams (
Date: 21 Apr 2006 wrote:
> Here's hoping they also publish his other French-only novel, Le Soleil
> Qui S'Etient (which even my rudimentary French knows doesn't literally
> translate to Sick Transit, the English title I've seen attached to it).
> Then I'll have all of his post-Sabbatical novels.
> How are his pre-Sabbatical novels? I have several, but have only read
> Crust on Its Uppers.
For now we're going to reissue all the Factory novels plus Nightmare In The Street, which as Mark correctly notes was written between How The Dead Live and Dora Suarez and clearly sees him working up to Suarez. Sick Transit we're unlikely to ever reprint. Derek/Robin didn't want it reprinted and though my French isn't great I can see why. It was the first book he wrote after his 'sabbatical' and it was really just an exercise to get him back into writing. Much better to read the pre-sabbatical books which are all in their different ways really good. Public Parts In Private Places is probably the most noir of them.


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