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SF Quotes" There’s no real objection to escapism, in the right places… We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from escapism, in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality… It’s a fiction which does concern itself with real issues: the origin of man; our future. In fact I can’t think of any form of literature which is more concerned with real issues, reality. "
Arthur C. Clarke
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|Andrez Bergen - One Hundred Years of Vicissitude|
Tokyo-based Australian writer Andrez Bergen here, author of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat recently finished his second novel, One Hundred Years of Vicissitude, this time with the focus on Japan, from 1929 on into the near future (plus a little bit of Melbourne in the '70s & '80s). A mix of surrealism, mystery, a smattering of dystopia/steampunk, a tad hardboiled, and there's sci-fi (kind of) in there as well.
This one will be published (in paperback & ebook) via new imprint Perfect Edge Books, in the second half of 2012.
Here's the synopsis:
"First up, a disclaimer. I suspect I am a dead man. I have meagre proof, no framed-up certification, nothing to toss in a court of law as evidence of a rapid departure from the mortal coil. I recall a gun was involved, pressed up against my skull, and a loud explosion followed."
Thus begins our narrator in a purgatorial tour through twentieth-century Japanese history, with a ghostly geisha who has seen it all as a guide and a corrupt millionaire as her reluctant companion.
The Song of the Quarkbeast
A Last Dragonslayer Novel
The second in Jasper Fforde's Dragonslayer trilogy for younger readers, this is magical, hilarious and irreverent writing.
As the background Wizidrical Power slowly builds after the Big Magic, King Snodd IV of Hereford realises the man who controls Magic controls almost anything.