Let’s suppose, as projected in Part 1 of this series, “The Bucket,” that Visionary Fiction has become as prominent a genre label as Science Fiction or Mystery. Now let’s consider the ingredients writers must put into a work to have it qualify for the Visionary Fiction bucket and what experiences or benefits readers can expect in a work pulled out of that bucket. Continue reading →
Monty Joynes’ achievements are too many and his writings, Visionary Fiction and otherwise, too numerous and varied to cover in the space allotted to a single post. Here I can just hope to put enough, garnished with links leading deeper, to arouse VF authors to curiosity about the life and work of a writer who deserves to be studied and emulated as a stellar model of both the spirit and substance, the art and the craft, of visionary fiction. Continue reading →
Just today, Sept 4, 2013, I received the following email from Monty Jones, author of the classic Visionary Fiction Booker series (Naked into the Night, Lost in Las Vegas, Dead Water Rights), and I want to share his generous offer on what may be the final edition of his printed works with members of the VFA:
Hi Vic, Pat [Monty’s wife] and I have worked for the last month to get my pioneer visionary novels back in circulation after the publisher delisted them after 16 years. Pat was also able to put up the 5th novel in the Booker Series, Psalm Maker, which had not been published. These are now Kindle books, but we are planning to put them up on additional platforms.
I hope that you will help us spread the word that these books are now available. Note the good reviews that these books got on publication.
We purchased 100 sets of the four Booker Series novels that we are offering at a 50% discount. When these trade paperback books are sold, that’s the end of them unless we can attract a new print publisher. I will inscribe each book as directed by the buyer. Sorry, I cannot offer single books.
We have another book coming out this year that qualifies as “visionary non-fiction”. Confessions of a Channeler is the title.