Archive for November 2009

New Traveler’s Companion: Tropic of Kimber

November 18, 2009

Olympia Press has just published, as New Traveler’s Companion #144, my 376-page Tropic of Kimber, which comprises all three volumes of my House of Dreams trilogy that Blue Moon Books put out 2005-2007.

Blue Moon was set to issue all three in a trade paper omnibus, but they folded before that happened.

So, finally, here are all three, under a new title, in a classic plain green cover…

Order from Amazon here.

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The Dress Reprinted

November 14, 2009

Dress - NTC

Originally published in 2002 by Blue Moon Books and included in my omnibus collection, The Garden of Love (Blue Moon, 2004), The Dress has been reprinted by the Olympia Press in one of those nifty plain green New Traveler’s Companion Editions — #150 here.

The movie option is still in effect but have not heard anything lately about its progress into development and production.

Quite a history with this little book — I started it way back in 1995, finished it in 1997, was published in 1998 in Maxim Jakubowski’s Mammoth Book of New Erotica as a 30K word novella, then I expanded it to 45K words for Blue Moon.  It’s the only erotic novel of mine that has brought in decent money over the past decade.

SF Studies Issue on Sex and Science-Fiction

November 13, 2009

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The recent issue of SF Studies (Vol. 36.3, whole #109), with the theme “Sex and Science Fiction” has two longish research notes by me:

“Vintage Sleaze and SF” — about Robert Silverberg, Harlan Ellison, Earl Kemp and Nighstand/Greenleaf/Cornith.

“Sex and Star Trek” — self-explanatory

NaNoWriMo: Post-Crime Noir and A Bra Full of Bullets, Yo

November 6, 2009

MoiEvery year I try to do the National Novel Writing Month thang, aka NaNoWriMo, but I always get side-tracked.  Doing 50,000 words in 30 days is nothing, it’s a matter of not letting assignments, deadlines for late books, new book deals, and life get in the way.

It’s a good motiavtor.

So I decided my project this year will be this post-crime noir-y thang I’ve had in my head since summer that I shall call A Bra Full of Bullets (appropriated, apropos, from Hal Dresner’s The Man Who Wrote Dirty Books).

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Essay on Vollmann’s Seven Dreams in New Critical Anthology

November 2, 2009

Intersection-coverContinuing my literay scholarship in all things William T. Vollman Studies, my essay on Native America myths found in his Seven Dreams Series is included in the above anthology, published now by Mythopetic Press.