Synopses & Reviews
The Very Best of Australian Speculative Fiction!
David J. Lake
Rowena Cory Lindquist
About the Author
has written or edited over fifty books, including the international bestseller The Memory Cathedral
, which is published in over ten languages and was #1 on The Age Bestseller list. The San Francisco Chronicle
called it "A grand accomplishment," Kirkus Reviews
thought it was "An impressive accomplishment," and True Review
said, "Read this important novel, be challenged by it; you literally haven't seen anything like it." His novel The Silent
has been compared to Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn; Library Journal
chose it as one of their 'Hot Picks' and wrote: "This is narrative storytelling at its best-so highly charged emotionally as to constitute a kind of poetry from hell. Most emphatically recommended."
Dann's work has been compared to Jorge Luis Borges, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, Castaneda, J. G. Ballard, Philip K. Dick, and Mark Twain. He is a recipient of the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Australian Aurealis Award (twice), the Ditmar Award (twice), and the Premios Gilgames de Narrativa Fantastica award. He has also been honoured by the Mark Twain Society (Esteemed Knight). His novel, Bad Medicine (retitled Counting Coup in the US), has been described by The Courier Mail as "perhaps the best road novel since the Easy Rider Days." His latest book is the retrospective short story collection Jubilee, which The West Australian called "a celebration of the talent of a remarkable storyteller." He is also the co-editor of the groundbreaking anthology of Australian stories, Dreaming Down-Under, which won the World Fantasy Award in 1999.
Jack Dann lives in Melbourne, Australia and "commutes" back and forth to Los Angeles and New York.