For any loyal readers who have regularly checked for updates over the past 18 months:
(1) My sincere apologies for the gaping emotional and intellectual hole I have left in your lives.
(2) My attempts to fill it will henceforth appear on a new incarnation of The Fictional Aether on Substack.
The new site will have many benefits.
If you subscribe, you will never need to refresh the page in feverish desperation ever again -- you will get an email notification whenever a new piece is published! With your interests at heart I have subscribed to several Substack accounts myself, and I am happy to report after many months of scrutiny, that they do not pummel you with spam. You get an email every time there is a new publication, and nothing else. All you have to do to sign up is enter your email address. Wow!
Not only that, but the comments section actually works. If we wish, we will actually be able to communicate with each other! Incredible!
But wait, there's more! You will have the option of showing your appreciation with real money. Or, at least, digital money that I will gratefully use to buy real things. That is entirely optional, but at least the option is there, which was never the case over here on Blogger.
Finally, this fresh new publishing environment, plus the energising thrill of your support, will drive me to write oodles of wonderful new stuff to enrich your life.
To find out what happens next, head over to substack and sign up.