Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weed story out in new anthology

Got a story out in a new anthology: The Storyteller Speaks: Rare and Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead, from Kearney Street Books. There are some great pieces in here, a must-read if you were ever interested in the Grateful Dead and the scene surrounding it.


It turns out that it wasn’t only the musicians who were inspired by the phenomenon of the Grateful Dead. In this incredible pile of stories are flesh-eating zombie Jerrys, the brilliantly resurrected ghost of Neal Cassady, skeletons, drugs, life on tour, initiations, archetypal Grateful Dead folk tales, the supernatural, the science-fictional, time travel and magic, lots of magic. Not to be missed.

—Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead.

You can’t imagine how many ways the Dead have become the Undead—unless you read this book. What an array of material!

—John Shelton Lawrence, The Myth of the American Superhero, and The Crusade against Evil: The Dilemma of Zealous Nationalism

A remarkable addition to the Grateful Dead canon. A unique literary collection.

—Ken Dvorak, PhD, Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

This collection probes the infinite dimensions of happenstance, character and incident that the Dead's body of work touched upon and hinted at. It's a fitting tribute to a band that continues to reveal its mysteries long after many of the original players have packed up and gone.

—Christian Crumlish, Enterzone, Kind Veggie T-Shirt, Designing Social Interfaces

I'll advise you to engage this anthology the same way you engage Grateful Dead music: open your mind, expect the unexpected, and prepare to be both entertained and enlightened.

—David Gans, author, musician, producer: The Grateful Dead Hour


Brian Clements said...

cool--Tim, do you know Peter Conners's recent Deadhead memoir?

Weed said...

Nope, I'll check it out. There's also a great debut novel that came out in the last 2-3 yrs, Tiger in a Trance.