JACK DANN is a multiple-award winning author who has written or edited over seventy-five books, including the international bestseller The Memory Cathedral, which was #1 on The Age Bestseller list, and The Silent, which Library Journal chose as one of their ‘Hot Picks’ and wrote: “This is narrative storytelling at its best… Most emphatically recommended.” Dann lives in Australia on a farm overlooking the sea and “commutes” back and forth to Los Angeles and New York.

20 March 2014

Lucius Shepard...

The world has just became darker: Lucius Shepard--an old and dear pal--has passed away. I'm going to get off the computer now and sit very quietly. Damn, but we had some times together...

CJ Henderson Benefit Anthology...

I'm contributing a story to Jean Rabe's benefit anthology to help CJ Jenderson, who is battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Here's the link. Take a look...it's for a good cause: CLICK HERE

05 March 2014

Newcastle Writers' Festival...

Just a head's-up: I'll be doing a gig with screenwriter (and pal) Mark Shirrefs at the forthcoming Newcastle Writers' Festival. It's called "Creativity: the Improbable Aircraft" and will be a discussion about creativity as it applies to science fiction and fantasy in film and novels. We'll discuss such things as where ideas come from, how writers develop ideas, and the impact of form, Mark will screen his Academy-Award nominated film The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, and I'll read a relevant bit of my novel The Memory Cathedral.

Mark has written some of Australia's most successful children's television programs, including The Girl from Tomorrow and the Spellbinder series.

The discussion will take place at the Newcastle City Hall at 1:30 pm on Sunday, April 6th. Tickets available at the door. For more information, CLICK.



16 February 2014

Tangent Online, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and, uh, Me...

Tangent Online is airing a 1947 adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz." Dave Truesdale dedicated the Tangent Online episode to yours truly because  I wrote a homage to Fitzgerald called "The Diamond Pit". Thanks, Dave. That was very kind! CLICK to hear the adaptation.

11 February 2014

Jack on YouTube...

I've just done a YouTube video interview, as I'll be conducting a masterclass workshop for the good folks at the Queensland Writers' Festival. Should anyone care to see me looking like a ghoul and saying "ah" a lot, here it is: CLICK HERE

Much happening...I've just got to get my act together and post...

Cheers!

31 January 2014

New audio books...

I just discovered that three of my books--The Man Who Melted, The Silent, and Promised Land--are out from Audible as audiobooks. No reviews yet, so if anyone wants to post something, it would be most appreciated. Wouldn't mind counteracting a nasty non-reading Amazon reader 's review of The Man Who Melted. Man, do I seem to upset some people! [Grin]

You can find out about the books at Audible: CLICK HERE





19 November 2013

"Camps" reprinted in Fresh Fear...

Still trying to clear my desk and e-mail queue after being in Great Britain. Basically unearthing news that should have been posted last month. This...the latest: Fresh Fear, a horror anthology edited by William Cook, will feature a reprint of my story "Camps." 

Plot summary of the story: A young man dying in a hospital is having recurring dreams that he is in a concentration camp. His nurse—who had been one of the first women to enter the camps at the end of the Second World War—discovers that his dreams are real. “Camps” was shortlisted for the Nebula Award, the British Science Fiction Award, the Locus Award, and ranked #2 in the 2005 Locus All-time Fantasy Story Poll.

Information about the anthology can be found at the editor's website: CLICK HERE