Title agreed for my forthcoming Genesis book

I have had confirmation from my publisher, McFarland & Co., that the suggestion of title for my forthcoming Genesis book has been agreed and is The Songs of Genesis: A Complete Guide to the Studio Recordings.  I’ll post further updates as the book progresses toward publication.

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Genesis in February 1975. L to R: Steve Hackett, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. Photo by Chris Walter.

Sticking it to the Man publication date and launch event

Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980, Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre’s collection of essays and articles on how pulp fiction mirrored the changing politics and culture of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, is published on 15 November. I have contributed one of two pieces on Shaft, with Michael A. Gonzales contributing the other. The book is a follow-up to their 2017 publication Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980.

The full list of contributors is: Gary Phillips, Woody Haut, Emory Holmes II, Michael Bronski, David Whish-Wilson, Susie Thomas, Bill Osgerby, Kinohi Nishikawa, Jenny Pausacker, Linda S. Watts, Scott Adlerberg, Maitland McDonagh, Devin McKinney, Andrew Nette, Danae Bosler, Michael A. Gonzales, Iain McIntyre, Nicolas Tredell, Brian Coffey, Molly Grattan, Brian Greene, Eric Beaumont, Bill Mohr, J. Kingston Pierce, Steve Aldous, David Image result for The Old Bar, 74- 76 Johnston St, Fitzroy,James Foster, and Alley Hector.

There will be a launch event held at The Old Bar, 74- 76 Johnson St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 3 December at 6.30 p.m. where they’ll be joined by literary historian and pulp fiction fan Stuart Kellis.

News on my latest book covering the songs of Genesis

The manuscript for my latest book is now with the publishers. The provisional title is: The Songs of Genesis: A Complete Guide to the Studio Recordings. It does what it says on the tin. It’s been twenty years in the making. I wrote an early version of the book way back at the start of the Millenium, not having written anything before. Having struggled to get interest from publishers back then, partly because the music scene had moved on from Genesis and probably largely because my book could have been better, I parked it.
 
Over the last three years, I have sharpened it up, expanded it and got it to a finished state that I am happy with. McFarland, who published my first book The World of Shaft, were keen and are now going about formating and preparing the manuscript for publication. I’m hoping it will be out early next year.
 
In the meantime, Sticking It to the Man: Revolution and Counterculture in Pulp and Popular Fiction, 1950 to 1980 (edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre, published by PM Press), to which I have contributed a chapter on the Shaft books, is now due out in November.