Posts Tagged ‘2012’

 

TSMG one of the Books-of-2012?

What a great way to finish off the year. Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat popped up as one of the novels-of-2012 thanks to the people at Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews: “One of the best discoveries of 2012, Andrez Bergen’s debut novel is a delight, both for the noir/post-apocalyptic story and the tribute brought to classic movies.”
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Interview with Andrez @ Today’s Paige

I first wrote Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat as a 4-page short story when I was in my early 20s, and writing was my single passion. Then I kind of got diverted and spread-out with the asides you just mentioned. In 1992 and again in 2001 I fleshed out the story to manuscript form, and then shelved it on both occasions to collect dust. Somehow I dragged it back out in 2007, wiped it down, and began writing Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, the novel, with great help from my editor Kristopher Young at Another Sky Press — who decided to publish it.”
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The Man Talking Project by Mike Heppner OUT NOW!

We’re very proud to announce the release of The Man Talking Project by Mike Heppner!

All pre-orders have already shipped, and it will also be available through all popular online retailers very soon (we’re just waiting for their systems to update). Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ Dead End Follies

Some people I know could kill for an original idea.

Other people I know have originality broken down and streaming in their blood. Life’s unfair. Andrez (really, Andrew) Bergen belongs to the second category. He has the Originality Gene in his DNA. TOBACCO-STAINED MOUNTAIN GOAT might be quoting and referencing about a hundred pop culture products, but all put together, it adds up to something you’ve never read before. A twentieth century obsessed law enforcement worker in a secluded city, in a distant and totalitarian future. Yeah, exactly. It’s as crazy as the premise sounds. But beyond being crazy, it’s a bold, borderline reckless experimentation with storytelling.
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Postmodern icon and novelist Joseph McElroy praises Mike Heppner’s The Man Talking Project

Joseph McElroy, author of the novels Lookout Cartridge, Women and Men, and Actress In The House, and winner of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has this to say about Mike Heppner’s forthcoming fiction collection, The Man Talking Project: Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ Aust Crime Fiction

Something very strange happened to me recently. I loved a book, thoroughly enjoyed reading it, couldn’t put it down at points, and still have absolutely no idea what the hell was going on. None whatsoever.

Post-apocalyptic Melbourne again. Not my favourite place at all, although in TOBACCO-STAINED MOUNTAIN GOAT we don’t seem to be too far in the future, and we don’t seem to be that far from current day Melbourne, particularly in the way the city is divided into the have’s and the have nots. The division is by way of the Dome – uptown paradise where rampant consumerism and mindless bullshit rules (doesn’t sound all that far-fetched does it?). Outside the Dome we’re talking dangerous, run down, mean streets, bars, fast food, and nasty goings on (another tick in the not that difficult to believe column).
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Lost & Found by David Brady OUT NOW!

We’re proud to announce the release of David Brady’s Lost & Found, a truly beautiful collection of artwork from an extremely talented man. Buy a copy here!

David Brady is a Los Angeles artist known for powerful and provocative images that reflect contemporary life. His work portrays his continuous exploration of the figure, utilizing a host of recycled materials and mediums and include collage, assemblage, oil, and drawing.

His appetite for everything creative has landed him an artist residency in Japan, collaborative projects with Nelson Mandela, poet Amde Hamilton, photojournalist David Butow, and composer Mark Sims. Exhibitions and projects include the Museum of Fine Art Cuba, Modern Art Museum Mexico, Turchin Center for the Arts, The Lincoln Center, Lilia Arts Center, MOCA Los Angeles, World Trade Center Osaka, and the Center for the Study of Collage. Brady’s work is on exhibit at a number of galleries and universities throughout the United States and selected public spaces internationally.

Selected Artwork from Lost & Found (click for full image):


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8 weeks, 8 stories at mikeheppner.com; The Man Talking Project in Aug.

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Man Talking Project on Another Sky Press, Mike Heppner is posting a new short story on his site, mikeheppner.com, every Tuesday in the weeks leading up to August. Read more…


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Review of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat @ Read 2 Review (5/5)

“Being that the book is set in Australia, the dialogue has a lot of Australian slang and terms to it and this is why it stands out. It doesn’t try to emulate any other sci-fi story but rather takes concepts that have been done and adds its own voice to them. This makes an otherwise tired story really interesting. Add to that plenty of plot twists, conspiracies and Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ Comic Attack

When it’s not done right, cyberpunk ranges from laughably bad to horrendously awful. So when I received Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, I wasn’t sure how a cyberpunk novel with such a bizarre title would turn out. Early in the novel, though, I did figure out one thing. This would be different from any cyberpunk novel I’ve read. Read more…