Special Supplemental Letter from the Editor
Our long-time colleague and comrade/editor-in-arms Mikael Thompson has recently acquired an interesting document of the hard-boiled variety that purports to be a lost manuscript by the much-admired pulp fiction author Paul Cain. While the provenance of the manuscript is admittedly somewhat hazy—editor Thompson having, over the years, made the acquaintance of any number of shadowy figures of the sort to be found lurking around the edges of a university—our crack team of Überlinguistaffen have nonetheless assured us that, compu-textually speaking, the manuscript is as likely to be by Paul Cain as it is to be by any other famous crime author.
The Far Side of the Real tells a story only it can tell—a story of academic intrigue, featuring hard-nosed, hard-hitting, hard-drinking detective’s detective Studd Guntersied, dark dreams, and dark steam tunnels—with a side of badger and marmot for good measure.
No matter where this tale may have ultimately originated, it needs to be read. And as the summer reading season is upon us, now is as good a time as any for you to do that reading. You won’t be disappointed.
Thus, Speculative Grammarian, in association with and under the auspices of Psammeticus Press, is proud to present this monograph as a special summer reading supplement to Volume CLXVII for our subscribers—as well as our other, less remunerative readers.
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