Kunz reports: "Barry Hughart has generously allowed us to
publish online the original draft of his 1985 World Fantasy Award
winning novel Bridge
of Birds. This draft,
written years before the final published version, includes episodes
that later appeared in all 3 of Hughart's Master Li novels. However,
there are major differences; for instance, in this draft, Master Li
is nineteen years old, and Number Ten Ox only makes a brief
appearance as a village idiot! At Barry's suggestion, access to the
draft has been presented as a challenge: each chapter file is hidden
in a 3-D maze; and is password protected by questions whose answers
can only be found by reading the chapters in sequential order. The
[there are instructions for getting access to the chapters if your
browser can't handle java]. Go directly to the Castle of the
Labyrinth at: http://www.rcls.org/hughart/wowser.htm
or enter via our Hughart site at: http://www.rcls.org/hughart."
artwork from the new Omnibus edition of all three books is available
from the artist, Kaja
Foglio. I have already received mine, and it is fabulous.
of which, the hardcover is completely sold out, much to my surprise
and delight. the trade paperback is still available from Stars
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