Hello all! You’ve been very patient and to be honest, I think us editors underestimated the time needed to edit and format all the chosen essays. This publishing biz takes awhile haha. BUT! Good news! We’re finalizing the last remaining essays, making them look pretty, getting our introduction sorted by a very special guest writer (!) and nearly ready to send this bad boy off to the publisher!
In terms of when it’ll be published, it’s looking like it’s going to premiere at the 2014 Baker Street Irregulars Weekend which is January 15-19, 2014. If it’s available earlier than that, we’ll let you know! I think it’d make a great Christmas gift myself, but the whole process takes awhile of course.
The essays are amazing, really stellar, and while we can’t give you the full table of contents at the moment, here’s the “categories,” just to whet your appetite!
- Holmes, Watson and Victorian Detective Fiction
- Character Studies
- Sherlock Holmes and Emotions – A Tricky Case
- Sherlock Holmes – Superhero, Angel or ‘just’ a Man?
- The Evolution of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson
- The Sherlock Holmes Fandom
- Last But Not Least
The essays cover everything from the Victorian age, the canon, the Sherlock Holmes movies, BBC Sherlock, Elementary to Batman. Yes. Batman.
We’re so excited to get this out and for the Sherlockian world at large to see how fucking smart all us internet people are. Well done. Well done.