Jason Heller will sign

Jason Heller will sign Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded (Melville House, $26.99). Jason Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery. He presents a generation of musicians as the sci-fi-obsessed conjurers they really were: from Sun Ra lecturing on the black man in the cosmos, to Pink Floyd jamming live over the broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing; from a wave of Star Wars disco chart toppers and synthesiser-wielding post-punks, to Jimi Hendrix distilling the "purplish haze" he discovered in a pulp novel into psychedelic song. Of course, the whole scene was led by David Bowie, who hid in the balcony of a movie theater to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, and came out a changed man.

Event date: 
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781612196978
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Published: Melville House - June 5th, 2018