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Ed Charlton’s The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir goes under the microscope at Kennett Public Library’s Book Club.

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We had a fun evening at the Book Club, with game readers, several of whom usually “don’t do sci-fi.”

The Problem With Uncle Teddy's Memoir
The Problem With Uncle Teddy’s Memoir

Here are some sample reactions to reading the book.

“The book needs to be read twice. The ending catches you out, you realize your assumptions were wrong.”

“Great allegorical elements about how we treat other people(s).”

“This is really an intellectual book, isn’t it?”

“I was expecting the problem to be within the memoir, not the memoir itself.”

 

Thanks to all who read and shared their thoughts!

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The Problem With Uncle Teddy’s Memoir

 

The Problem With Uncle Teddy's Memoir
The Problem With Uncle Teddy’s Memoir

 

So, you’re thinking e-books have replaced print books… Here’s a book definitely read best in print; the look of every page is part of the story!

Technically, this is an epistolary novella–a story told through letters, notes, e-mails, and manuscript pages. And if you didn’t know it, the author is doing something rare, and, in sci-fi, even rarer.

The characters will stay with you in a different way, because they are always writing in their own voices. And you’ll remember the mysterious, magnificent, terrible place called Aleronde.

Physically, the book stands out from homogenized sci-fi stock because of its unusual format: 8.5×11 inches.

You’ll find this a memorable read and a tactile and visual experience, complete with coffee stains. You know…like reading used to be!

 

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The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir:
A Speculative Fiction Romantic Adventure Mystery

Theo Kingman inherited a problem: great-uncle Teddy’s unpublished memoir of an impossible life in the fabulous place called Aleronde.
Why is Theo sending only certain chapters to publisher and childhood friend, Curt?
Why does Curt find Teddy’s descriptions disturbingly familiar?

In copied letters, collected emails, office notes, and of course, the pages of Uncle Teddy’s own manuscript, Ed Charlton pieces together a tale of empire, conquest, slavery, betrayal, romance, adventure, and mystery. Is it speculative? Is it even fiction at all…?

 

“This witty experiment follows the correspondence surrounding an enigmatic manuscript. Deftly balancing the manners of the modern world with the towering revelations of great science fiction, Ed Charlton’s novel is an adventure for the mind and serious fun!”
Jason Ronstadt – The Odd Way Home

 

The Indie Author Primer – Manuscripts

The first article in Ed Charlton’s column for IndieReader.

What Indie Authors Need to Know About Their Manuscripts

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Before you have a printed book, you have a manuscript. These are different things, connected but distinct, like a butterfly and a caterpillar. Some indie authors get confused between the two. They have unrealistic expectations of their manuscript. They expect their caterpillar to fly.

– See more at: http://indiereader.com/2015/03/indie-author-needs-know-manuscrcipt/

Coming Soon…

From Scribbulations’ own Ed Charlton:
978193751250-FrontWhat exactly is The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir?
And what is A Speculative Fiction Romantic Adventure Mystery?

Theo Kingman inherited a problem: great-uncle Teddy’s unpublished memoir of an impossible life in the fabulous place called Aleronde. What are Theo’s motives for selectively sending chapters to his childhood friend and publisher, Curt? Why does Curt find some of the descriptions so disturbingly familiar?

In copied letters, collected emails, office notes, and of course, the pages of Uncle Teddy’s own manuscript, Ed Charlton pieces together a tale of empire, conquest, slavery, betrayal, romance, adventure, and mystery. Is it speculative? Is it even fiction at all…?

The Problem with Uncle Teddy’s Memoir will be published later this year.
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