Satalyte Publishing has just published a special edition of my novel The Rebel in commemoration of James Dean’s death sixty years ago.
My original working title for The Rebel was Second Chance.
It was my publisher’s idea to title this edition The Rebel: Second Chance; and, indeed, it is a second chance for this novel, as it explores in greater detail the lives of James Dean, Elvis Presley, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and the Kennedys in this, my alternate history of American pop culture. This version—with its greatly expanded scope—is meant to be a deeper meditation on the construction of myth and its creators.
I appreciate this opportunity to reveal my original conception, this rather large, fully painted canvass…
You can order the book in hardcover, trade paper, or e-book format here:
We’re still trying to get the kinks out of this site, which is why there has been a dearth of posts from me. A lot has been happening, and I’m hoping to remedy the dearth/post situation.
I’ll be doing a guest gig at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Melbourne, which is taking place this weekend, April 10-12 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. I’ll be signing all weekend and doing a Q&A panel on Sunday at 11:00 am with K.J. Taylor, Jack Dann, Traci Harding and John Scalzi. It should be great fun. Here’s the title and the brief:
“When We Were Young”: Our panel of guest authors maybe natural born storytellers, but were their first attempts at writing the finely crafted narratives that we have come to expect from them now? A light-hearted peek into the early writing attempts of our guest authors, looking at their humble beginnings to becoming fan favourites today. “
And I should also have a few copies of the new chapbook interview with Lucius Shepard called Reading the Entrails.
Looking forward to seeing old and new pals. So if you’re attending, do say hi!
More soon (he writes with great confidence).
The e-book version of my retrospective collection JUBILEE is just out from Satalyte Publishing. You can find it at http://satalyte.com.au/.
The brilliant Margo Lanagan will be launching it in Canberra at Conflux 10 at 6:45 pm, October 3 (Friday). Herewith the convention’s URL: http://conflux.org.au/tag/conflux-10/
Join us if you can…
I was interviewed for Behind the Words at the Continuum X National Science Fiction Convention. It was great fun, and the folks at Behind the Words were terrific. The episode should air in September: I’ll post the date when I know.
Below is yours truly with Carina Waye, interviewer…
I did my reading today at the Melbourne Jewish Writers’ Festival, which was held at the Lamm Jewish Library in Caufield South. It was a great gig. I read my story “Tea” from my retrospective collection Jubilee, and the audience was enthusiastic and welcoming. You know, there are some days–there aren’t all that many of them, alas–when it’s great to be a writer. A blessing on everyone’s head!
This is just a heads-up for those who might be interested in attending my workshop at Continuum X, the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention. I’m told there has been strong interest–well, we all know that writers are masochists by definition <Grin>. The workshop will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 9:30-12:00. Here are the details: CLICK HERE
If you’d like an idea what I’ll (most likely) be discussing, take a look at this short video I did for the Queensland Writers’ Centre. I should mention in advance that the low technical quality is the fault of the speaker, not the Centre. CLICK HERE