If you happen to live in the Twin Cities area and are interested, I’ll be doing a book signing and reading at the Subtext Book Store at 165 Western Ave. N, St. Paul MN 55102 (651 493 3871) on May 14th. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be a joint appearance with Sarah Fox, one of my former students and still a kindred spirit. She extended a kind invitation to join her to promote her new book of poetry, The First Flag, and I could hardly refuse, especially since I enjoy these events and don’t mind selling a few books either! Please join us for what promises to be an interesting evening.
Ralph Metzner just posted an expanded review of the Brotherhood on his Blog page. In this review, an updated version of his previous review posted on the BOTSA listing on Amazon.com, he elaborates on that discussion and includes some excerpts from other parts of Terence’s work that are relevant to the ‘extraterrestrial mushroom’ hypothesis and other issues. He gives many of our ‘crazy ideas’ thoughtful consideration and suggests that they might not have been so crazy after all. His essay is worth your thoughtful consideration!
Greetings and Happy 2013 from the edge of the Abyss! Or perhaps I should say from the storage locker at the end of time, because sometimes it seems that I am caught in a time loop, and will never manage to finish the task of sending out the printed editions to my loyal and (hopefully still patient) supporters.
But there has been and is progress, and the first day of the first post-singularity year seems like an appropriate time to post an update. Presumably we all got through the singularity, or if not, whatever has replaced the previous reality looks like a pretty close facsimile; and so, we continue. Here I wanted to give you a brief synopsis of the status of the fulfillment project, and of my schedule over the month of January.
I just posted a couple of podcasts that may be of interest:
Expanding Mind — The Screaming Abyss — is my recent interview with author and cultural commentator Erik Davis on his weekly radio podcast on the Progressive Radio Network.
The second is from December 2010, my first appearance at the National Arts Club in New York.
They must have liked this talk because I have been invited back, and will be speaking there again on January 4th.
Hello, and best wishes of the season to everyone.
Well, here we are on the cusp of the singularity and so far everything’s pretty quiet here in three-space; no temporal anomalies, approaching asteroids, alien fleets or rumbling super-volcanoes on the horizon so far! So it’s steady as she goes here and we’re anticipating the Solstice transition to come and go with, as we always said it would, ‘nary a twitch on a thousand cosmic dials.’ I hope that’s true for everyone and we’ll come through this just fine and see you on the other side. Or at dawn on December 23rd with the usual clogged inbox we face every day…
Anyway, all that said I wanted to post a very important update about some logistical matters that (we hope) you will not ignore. Or, ignore at your peril.
I’m pleased to announce that the Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss Ebook is now launched on Amazon (Kindle version) and Barnes and Nobel (Nook version) web sites! This process is not instantaneous (they don’t tell you this until you hit the button), it will take 48-72 hours before the books can be seen and purchased on the sites. Keep an eye on this site; I will post an update as soon as the books are available for purchase.
Again, my sincere thanks to all my supporters and all those with an interest in this project. It could not have happened without your help. Please now go tell your friends about it and let’s sell some books!
All my best,
And, a special remembrance to my brother Terence. Today is his 66th birthday. I love you Terry. I wish you were here, but somehow, I know you are.
And, as usual, my apologies for my rare updates. That’s about to change…I wanted to let everyone know that “The Brotherhood” is about to be released as an Ebook! Kindle versions will be available to order from Amazon.com and Nook compatible versions from Barnesandnobel.com by Friday. Please order one for yourself and please let all of your friends know. It is the perfect gift to mark this momentous year, 2012, and you still have time to read it before the world ends on 12/21/12 (which, to be honest, I don’t think it’s going to, but you never know! Best to get those orders in now!) Assuming we’ll still be around, it makes the perfect Christmas gift for you, your friends and family, and anyone you know who might have an interest in Terence and Dennis McKenna and our strange preoccupations. Once it’s posted on those sites I will put a direct link up on this site. For a quick look at me reading an excerpt from Chapter 31 at the EntheonGaia Festival in Cairns, click this link, or click the link in the menu bar above.
So this is the first phase of a two-phase roll-out. Not everyone is a fan of Ebooks (I used to think I hated them, but I’ve adapted) and so, there will be printed books available soon, and those can also be ordered through Amazon.com. My publisher tells me that the printing is complete. So now it’s just a matter of getting them shipped to Amazon and listed in their catalog so that they can be ordered. The book is already listed on the site, but it’s status at the moment is ‘unavailable.’ You can still place pre-orders for the book, however and it will be shipped just as soon as Amazon receives the books and integrates them into its inventory. I can’t be sure exactly when that will be but I’m hoping that it will be available right after Thanksgiving if not before.
If you are a Kickstarter supporter or have supported this project through other channels, please don’t forget to register on this site, and enter your mailing address so I will be able to send out books to you when the time comes, which will be soon! This is an important step, as I will be unable to send you print copies until I have an address (this is obvious, or should be). Supporters of this project should look for a new update on the Kickstarter site in the next day or so; if you have supported it through other channels, I’ll be sending you an email with some details discussing how I’m going to get your goodies to you.