March 2013 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Thomas Pynchon’s first novel V. In the interim Pynchon has published a corpus of work which make him arguably the greatest American novelist of this period. New York City serves as one of the locales for the novel. Pynchon, one of the world’s greatest recluses, reportedly lives in New York City. Penguin Press has recently announced the Pynchon will publish his next novel in September, 2013. It is titled Bleeding Edge and is eagerly anticipated.