The literary world’s biggest secret: Chris Page’s Un-Tall Tales was published on March 31st this year to no fanfare at all. The closest this massive book publishing event got to a fanfare was a quick toot on Facebook.
Millions of readers have been checking this site on a daily basis hoping for news of the availability this collection of short fiction only to be left with the impression that the book was languishing in a void of digital indolence or was a figment of the author’s imagination.
Well, of course, the contents of the book are indeed a figment of the author’s imagination. That’s what fiction is and it’s no coincidence that ‘fiction’ and ‘figment’ both begin with ‘f’. Perhaps readers thought that the physical cover and pages were also a figment of the author’s imagination when actually they are actual. Or as actual as anything is in the land of POD. That is to say not actually actual until the reader has ordered a copy, when POD spins a copy into existence.
So, yes, Un-Tall Tales is as actually as actual as actuality permits, short of being actual before the reader has ordered one.
Un-Tall tales, published by Psipook Press, is available through Amazon and you can perform a little act of actualisation by clicking here.