Read Now: Water Under Everything, article about The Not Yet and the Coastal Sustainability Studio. http://www.countryroadsmagazine.com/culture/southern-literature/water-under-everything
Read Now: “Building Worlds in Drowning Lands” A Southern Writer and Student Architects Collaborate at Louisiana’s Vanishing Point http://southwritlarge.com/articles/building-worlds-in-drowning-lands/
PHILIP K. DICK AWARD: THE NOT YET Among Seven Nominees
UK LeGuin and Doris Lessing would recognize Crone as one of their own. Frank Herbert fans will enjoy the blend of love and cosmic consciousness. The ambitious attempt to describe a character slowly learning to feel himself , as well as the dark edgy sense of cultural and physical chaos makes this book both political and literary.
THE NOT YET appeals to the extensive network of environmental activists who have focused on Louisiana as the “canary in the mine.” The novel offers a vision of the nasty intersection between environmental degradation and the oppression of lower classes forced to live in the difficulties created by wealth and power collected for its own sake. Fueled by its topical interest and political message, THE NOT YET will be appreciated by fans of Barbara Kingsolver, Octavia Butler, Margaret Atwood, Sherry Tepper and Kathleen Ann Goonan, as well as fans of the film BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD.