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
For my Australian friends: I’ll be reading a story from my collection Jubilee (soon to be out in e-book format from Satalyte Publishing , my new e-book publisher!).
Official details are: Monday, June 2nd 10.30am-11am at the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia, 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South, VIC 3162.
Herewith the publisher’s blurb (bless their hearts!):
Wonder inducing. Mind blowing. Comprehensive. Simply amazing. This entire collection includes hundreds of popular and award-winning science fiction and fantasy stories collected in thirty-five volumes gathered by the winner of fifteen Hugo awards for editing, the inimitable Gardner Dozois, and award-winning writer and anthologist, Jack Dann.
We are presenting these thirty-five anthologies in six discount bundles. Get them all, and you will own a huge swath of some of the best short science fiction ever written.
These are luminous, superb stories collected around popular science fiction and fantasy themes. They are written by dozens and dozens of amazing authors. Poul Anderson, Charles Sheffield, Gregory Benford, Fritz Leiber, Brian Aldiss, Ursula K. LeGuin, Arthur C. Clarke, Harry Turtledove, Neal Stephenson, Cordwainer Smith, Greg Bear, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, Fred Saberhagen—the distinguished list goes on and on!
Here is the link: CLICK HERE
Jack has done an interview with Moment Magazine on the topic of “What Does the Concept of the Messiah Mean Today?” It can be found at: http://www.momentmag.com/moment/issues/2012/04/Symposium.html
Jack’s anthology Ghosts by Gaslight, coedited with Nick Gevers, has been short-listed for The Bram Stoker Award, which will be presented at the World Horror Association in Salt Lake City, on March 31, 2012. Congratulations to all the contributors!
More information can be found at http://www.stokers2012.org
Another terrific review of Jack and Nick Gevers’ anthology Ghosts by Gaslight can be found at: http://noondaystars.blogspot.com/2011/09/ancestral-spirits.html