Experiment Perilous by Norman Spinrad
The 'Bug Jack Barron' Papers

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Norman Spinrad describes the writing of his famous BUG JACK BARRON novel by answering three questions: "how did I come to write Bug Jack Barron? what urged me to do it? how do I hope to continue writing SF while bugging editors?" He goes on to explain the behind-the-scenes that went on with the book, which was banned in the UK. Originally one third of the booklet called "Experiment Perilous" with other contributions by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Alfred Bester, this "making of" offers great insights into the famed New Worlds era of science fiction as well as the publishing process, making it a must read for all readers and writers of science fiction.
 

About Norman Spinrad

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Norman Spinrad is the author of over twenty novels, including BUG JACK BARRON, THE IRON DREAM, CHILD OF FORTUNE, PICTURES AT 11, GREENHOUSE SUMMER, and THE DRUID KING. He has also published something like 60 short stories collected in half a dozen volumes. The novels and stories have been published in about 15 languages. His most recent novel length publication is HE WALKED AMONG US, published in April 2010 by Tor. He's written teleplays, including the classic Star Trek, "The Doomsday Machine," and two produced feature films DRUIDS and LA SIRENE ROUGE. He is a long time literary critic, sometime film critic, perpetual political analyst, and sometime songwriter. He's also briefly been a radio phone show host, has appeared as a vocal artist on three albums, and occassionally performs live. He's been a literary agent, and President of the Science Fiction Writers of America and World SF. He's posted 21 YouTube videos to date. He grew up in New York, has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Paris, and travelled widely in Europe and rather less so in Latin America, Asia, and Oceania.
 
Published March 18, 2012 by ReAnimus Press. 10 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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