AVON Valley author Guy Salvidge is launching two new books at Northam Library on Saturday, September 28.
It is set partly in the Avon Valley of the future.
“It took me two years to write this one between the school holidays,” Mr Salvidge said.
“My influences are various science fiction and crime authors including Philip K Dick and Raymond Chandler.”
His other book is The Tobacco-stained Sky, a collection of post-apocalyptic noir, future crime fiction short stories from various authors in Japan, India and the United States.
It has been published by a small American publisher.
Earlier this year, Mr Salvidge was a writer in residence at the KSP writer’s centre in Greenmount. In that time, he started writing a new novel called Dan, A Cautionary Tale.
“I have a view to get it published next year,” Mr Salvidge said.
Mr Salvidge will also be appearing at the Avon Valley writer’s festival this weekend proving various workshops.
At long last, The Tobacco-Stained Sky: An Anthology of Post-Apocalyptic Noir is here! Edited by myself and Andrez Bergen and published by Another Sky Press, this is a collection of short stories, comics and artwork by a host of talented writers from around the globe. The Tobacco-Stained Sky is set in the universe of Andrez’ debut novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat. This volume includes work by writers such as Paul D. Brazill, Chad Eagleton, Julie Morrigan, Gordon Highland, Liam Jose, Josh Stallings, Gerard Brennan, Chris Rhatigan and many more, plus offerings from myself and Andrez. I had a blast editing these stories and I fully expect that people from all walks of life will enjoy the book, especially if you love:
a) the city of Melbourne
b) dark, gritty fiction
c) detective fiction
d) noir of every description
Exciting news – upcoming anthology The Tobacco-Stained Sky: An Anthology of Post-Apocalyptic Noir will now be edited by myself and Andrez Bergen for release in the second half of 2013. The book will be published by Another Sky Press, and publisher Kristopher Young has kindly given me a share of the editorial reins alongside Andrez. The Tobacco-Stained Sky is a themed collection of post-apocalyptic stories set in the universe of Andrez Bergen’s novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat. The new collection includes a story of my own, “The Dying Rain”, which features the same protagonist, Tyler Bramble, as my recently-published “Blue Swirls” in Tincture Journal. The collection features 16 stories and 8 comics, and now it’s my job to edit these works for publication and put them into a sequence. I’m enormously excited about the task and I can’t wait to get cracking – which I’ll be able to do as early as the upcoming Easter weekend when I’ll be at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre doing the first part of my Emerging Writer-in-Residence gig.
Oh, and I have another exciting piece of writing news that I’ll have to keep under my hat for a week or two yet. This regards Yellowcake Summer, sequel to Yellowcake Springs.