Saturday, 19 November 2016
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins eBook Release
For all those who've asked about whether my 2004 biography of Hawkwind will ever come back into print, it will be on sale in eBook form as of 23rd November 2016. It's a top to bottom rewrite, with new research and interviews throughout the book. It's updated through to this year's wonderful album, The Machine Stops, with some new images and contains a bonus sample chapter from Festivalized, chronicling the events of the Aktivator 88 free festival. Now totalling over 150,000 words, the plan is to have a print edition available early in 2017. In the meantime, the eBook is live for pre-order and can be purchased from Amazon, Smashwords, and Smashwords-serviced retailers such as iTunes and Barnes & Noble.
Those blog followers who know the original edition might remember the 'Tracks and References' appendices to the print edition; these have now been largely subsumed into the main text, but the original sections, revised and updated (who knew that the 'Flying Doctor' performing his operation with a sardine can was a reference to William Burrough's Naked Lunch?), will be appearing as part of a separate blog dedicated to the book, where there will also be extracts from the new edition.
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