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About Jason Heller
Jason Heller is the author of the nonfiction book STRANGE STARS: DAVID BOWIE, POP MUSIC, AND THE DECADE SCI-FI EXPLODED as well as the novel TAFT 2012. He's a Hugo Award-winning editor, critic, and essayist who has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, and NPR. He also plays guitar in the post-punk band Weathered Statues, and he lives in Denver with his wife, Angie. Find him on Twitter: @jason_m_heller.
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The Time Traveler's Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century's worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations.
This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors such as Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, H. G. Wells, and Connie Willis, as well as helpful non-fiction articles original to this volume (such as Charles Yu's "Top Ten Tips For Time Travelers").
In fact, this book is like a time machine of its very own, covering millions of years of Earth's history from the age of the dinosaurs through to strange and fascinating futures, spanning the ages from the beginning of time to its very end. The Time Traveler's Almanac is the ultimate anthology for the time traveler in your life.
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AND HE'S THE BIGGEST THING IN POLITICS.
He is the perfect presidential candidate. Conservatives love his hard-hitting Republican résumé. Liberals love his peaceful, progressive practicality. The media can’t get enough of his larger-than-life personality. And all the American people love that he’s an honest, hard-working man who tells it like it is.
There’s just one problem. He is William Howard Taft . . . and he was already president a hundred years ago. So what on earth is he doing alive and well and considering a running mate in 2012?
A most extraordinary satire, Jason Heller’s debut novel follows the strange new life of a presidential Rip Van Winkle: a man who never even wanted the White House in the first place, yet finds himself hurtling toward it once more—this time, through the media-fueled madness of 21st-century America.
As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution.
In Strange Stars, Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery.
In doing so, he presents a whole generation of revered musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the “purplish haze” he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man…
If today’s culture of Comic Con fanatics, superhero blockbusters, and classic sci-fi reboots has us thinking that the nerds have won at last, Strange Stars brings to life an era of unparalleled and unearthly creativity—in magazines, novels, films, records, and concerts—to point out that the nerds have been winning all along.
Contributors include Mario Acevedo, Edward Bryant, Dustin Carpenter, Sean Eads, Keith Ferrell, Warren Hammond, Jason Heller, Gary Jonas, Stephen Graham Jones, J.V. Kyle, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Jeanne C. Stein, Steve Rasnic Tem and Dean Wyant. Foreword by Steve Alten. Edited by Joshua Viola. Illustrations by Aaron Lovett.
A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance in honor of Melanie Tem.
“Terrors In The Night”
“Reclaim Your Fears”
Steve Rasnic Tem
“The Man Who Killed Texas”
Stephen Graham Jones
Joshua Viola and Dean Wyant
“The Wolf’s Paw”
Jeanne C. Stein
Aaron Michael Ritchey
“Taking The Dare”
“Melanie Tem: Hubble’s Child”
Our January 2015 issue (#100) contains:
* Original Fiction by Aliette de Bodard ("Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight"), Tang Fei ("A Universal Elegy"), Naomi Kritzer ("Cat Pictures Please"), Kij Johnson ("The Apartment Dweller's Bestiary"), Zhang Ran ("Ether"), Catherynne M. Valente ("The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild"), and Jay Lake ("An Exile of the Heart").
* Classic stories by Damien Broderick ("This Wind Blowing, and This Tide"), and Karl Schroeder ("Laika's Ghost").
* Non-fiction by Jason Heller (Song for a City-Universe: Lucius Shepard's Abandoned Vermillion), an interview with Xia Jia, an Another Word column by Cat Rambo, and an editorial by Neil Clarke.
But wait! There's more: John Hodgman offers a set of minutely detailed (and probably fictional) character actors. Patton Oswalt waxes ecstatic about the "quiet film revolutions" that changed cinema in small but exciting ways. Amy Sedaris lists fifty things that make her laugh. "Weird Al" Yankovic examines the noises of Mad magazine's Don Martin. Plus lists from Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Ben Garant, Tom Lennon, Andrew W.K., Tim and Eric, Daniel Handler, and Zach Galifianakis—and an epic foreword from essayist Chuck Klosterman.
Peter, a punk rock guitar player with OCD tendencies—It’s why everyone calls him rePeter—works at The Wax Rack, a record store in Denver. Pete has a talent he couldn’t understand until he attends a by-invitation-only concert at a secret warehouse location.
Pete can do things if he performs a ritual that dives into his OCD, you can call it magic if you want, and this band, Order of Organs, are all magicians, and they need Pete as much as he needs them, if they’re going to save Denver from what’s coming.
Filled with the anti-mainstream and DIY ethos of the movement, Repeater is the heartbreaking punk rock fantasy we need.
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