Fellow joggers on the info shoulder,
This my second try at sending this message. Don't know * what* happened to
the first one--no bounced mail, no error message--so forgive me, please, if
both now appear.
YALSA-BK, a Young Adult lit. listserve, has been discussing the question of
when The Amber Spyglass will be published. One member had received a
message from Pullman & got permission to pass it along.
The book *will* be published. Evidently Mr. Pullman has missed a couple of
deadlines at this point, and the publisher refuses to set a projected pub.
date until they have the ms. in their offices. I'm writing this at home,
without easy access to my email at the library, but the projected date I
remember from that message was September 2000. He says that he's not
really taking any longer this time than before; it's just that a lot more
people are watching to see when the next book appears. Ah, the perils of