The Digging Leviathan

Infobox Book
name = The Digging Leviathan
title_orig =
translator =

image_caption = Cover of the first edition
author = James Blaylock
illustrator =
cover_artist = Jim Gurney
country = United States
language = English
series =
genre = Science fiction novel
publisher = Ace Books
release_date = August, 1984
english_release_date =
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 276 pp
isbn = ISBN 0-441-14800-X
preceded_by =
followed_by = Homunculus

"The Digging Leviathan" is a science fiction novel written by James Blaylock. It was first published in 1984 by Ace Books. The source was Blaylock's first novel "The Chinese Circus", which was never finished. [James Blaylock, "The Man in the Moon", Subterranean Press, 2002, p. 229.]

Author's opinion

Blaylock says about the novel:

"By the time I was out of college a year I had a hundred thousand words of it, and it was evident that it could never be finished, because the plot funneled outward for the entire length of the book. A few years later a guy in Long Beach (up the coast) tied a bunch of helium balloons to an armchair and flew into the stratosphere (seriously) and the event was so inspirational that it seemed to me to suggest a focus for my long-abandoned book. I launched it again, immediately forgot about the guy with the balloons, and it turned into "The Digging Leviathan"." []


External links

*cite web
title = The Internet Speculative Fiction Database
url =
accessdate = 2007-09-06

*cite web
title = The Locus Index to Science Fiction
url =
accessdate = 2007-09-06

* [ Fantastic Fiction]
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* [ Babbage Press] - Reviews written by public readers of the book.
* [ Library Thing]

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