I know I’m having a burst of posting enthusiasm, but I did want to note the arrival of the new Gollancz edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. It’s a nifty little hardback (priced £8.99), with a short introduction by me. I don’t need to go on here about how good Vonnegut is or how much his works have become part of the culture – not just sf. Till I re-read it last year, though, I’d not quite registered that the book was from 1963 – just before Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove. It’s very much from the same school of laughter-in-the-face-of-the-apocalypse, and the more I think of it the more I can imagine several characters in the Vonnegut being played by Peter Sellers. Anyhow, Cat’s Cradle is a genuine classic and I’m very happy to have some of my words in the same set of covers.