I’ve read the chapter pertaining to the Parrish Plessis series in Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film by Dr Roslyn Weaver.

It’s brilliant for a number of reasons. The first being that I’ve never thought of Cyberpunk in terms of its anti-Apocalyptic agenda (at least that’s what the theory proposes).

The second reason, is that it’s absolutely fascinating to have your fiction broken down and examined in the light of such a theory. I was staggered by the number of apocalyptic metaphors I’d use. For each example I’d chosen consciously there was another that had slipped in under my radar. Just goes to show how much writing is conducted at the subconscious level.

I won’t spoil the book by telling you her conclusions, but if you’re a true fan of texts like Mad Max and Nylon Angel – this book will of great interest to you. Dr Weaver has a direct and clear style which makes it one of the best academic texts I’ve ever read.

Now I’m over my excitement about seeing my books in there, I’m off to read it from beginning to end.

By entering the Book Pack category you’re eligible to win my entire collection of novels, autographed of course!

plus Tara Sharp and Parrish Plessis sets, and the Glitter Rose collection!

About Writers on Rafts

Writers on Rafts is an initiative of Queensland Writers Centre and author Rebecca Sparrow to raise money for the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. More than 150 Australian authors have pledged prizes.

  • To enter Writers on Rafts go to http://www.writersonrafts.com
  • Purchase as many tickets as you like in as many categories as you want!
  • Every ticket is one chance to win for a lucky person in every state and territory.
  • Every dollar goes directly to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal to help victims of the Queensland floods.
  • QWC’s goal is to raise $10,000 through Writers On Rafts.
  • We will be conducting the draw on Friday, 25 February.

The initiative is being coordinated by Queensland Writers Centre, but because their own building (the State Library of Queensland) has been affected by flood, they are currently not able to access their offices to answer the phone, so please them email for now.

So the cry goes out! You can join this new Facebook Group here; dedicated to influencing publishers to commission another Parrish Plessis novel. Started by fans for fans.

Awards

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 

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