Jason Franks

Miley, Sinead, Amanda

I wasn’t going to comment talk about Miley Cyrus, because frankly I don’t think it’s worth the attention… and that’s what this is all about. Attention, which translates directly into clicks and sales. (I’m quite partial to all three of those things myself, of course, but this isn’t about me.) So I’ll be brief. To […]

Great Inspiration: A Writer of Earthsea

Alan Baxter, award-winning author and undoubted bad-ass, has been running a series on his blog in which Australian authors talk about the things that inspire them. Here’s my piece, in which I talk about the continuing effects that Ursula Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea has had on my walnut-sized little brain. http://www.alanbaxteronline.com/great-inspiration-jason-franks/ While you’re […]

Elmore

Elmore Leonard just kicked on. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/books/elmore-leonard-master-of-crime-fiction-dies-at-87.html?pagewanted=all I came to crime fiction a bit later than the other genres, and it was down to Elmore Leonard. My folks had some of his books in the house when I was a teenager and after I saw and enjoyed Get Shorty I went and dug them out. At first […]

Rock’n’read

I wrote a guest blog for Narrelle Harris’ excellent new project, Kitty and Cadaver. I talk about my favourite rock”roll books: Norman Spinrad’s LITTLE HEROES, Jen Van Meter’s HOPELESS SAVAGES, and Bill Flanagan’s A&R. Right here, right now: http://kittyandcadaver.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/guest-blog-jason-frankss-rock-n-read-part-1/  

SPX

A couple of months ago I said that Continuum would be my last convention appearance for 2013, but it appears that I have lied to you all. This September, thanks to a grant from the Australia Council, I will be attending SPX for the first time since 2006. The Australian delegation also includes Matt ‘Guzumo’ […]