Monday, October 05, 2009

Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

Unrelated to either of my habitats, except perhaps in my scheming brain, is M.T. Anderson's trope-busting Pals in Peril sequel to Whales on Stilts and The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen: Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware.

Delaware, you say? Delaware? Here's what the Governor of Delaware had to say.

Personally, I think New Mexico is calling out loud to Jasper Dash. We have a setting for Jasper and Pals that makes those flame-pits look like barbecue grills. Just for starters, we have: Aliens. Ruins. Ghosts. Lava beds. Rattlesnakes. Chili. Come on Jasper. I mean Tobin. Governor Bill wants you.

No? How about India? We can talk.


  1. Anderson did a interview with a student paper prior to a recent signing in Delaware, where he discussed the "research" process that went into Flame Pits- it's further down in the link about the Governor's letter but also pretty funny- in a nutshell, he was so worn out after writing Octavian Nothing- which was uber-historically accurate in every detail- that he was happy just to make everything up for the new Jasper Dash

  2. Hi there, Uma!

    I would love to write a book about India some day, but I'm worried that a letter from Manmohan Singh might be a little more scathing than Gov. Markell's.

    But as for those aliens in New Mexico ... That seems prime Jasper Dash territory. Roswell, here I come!

    Hope you're well ...



  3. Hey Tobin! True, I don't know if MS has a sense of humo(u)r or would be allowed to exercise it. You could make up all kinds of things about Roswell, though, and they'd probably all turn out to be true.