Jack will be speaking at an event hosted by the RiAus (Royal Institution of Australia). The topic is Science Fiction to Science Fact. Jack and astronomer and popular-science writer Fred Watson will explore how science and science fiction borrow from each other to entertain and to expand knowledge of the universe. In association with the Playing With Words Festival, the event will take place on Sunday 11 July from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm at the West Gippsland Arts Center, Warragul, Victoria, Australia. To book go to http://scifitoscifactwarragul.eventbrite.com/
Legends of Australian Fantasy, which Jack co-edited with Jonathan Strahan, will be published in June by HarperCollins Australia. Legends contains short novels by Sean Williams, Kim Wilkins, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, Isobelle Carmody, Trudi Canavan, Garth Nix, John Birmingham, D.M. Cornish, Jennifer Fallon, Ian Irvine, and Juliet Marillier.
The Jack Dann website now has a slightly different look. We’ve been in the process of updating the site after it went off-line temporarily. We were having trouble with our previous provider…but that’s been rectified. Stay tuned for updates about Jack.