Dream-Dust Parasites

by Ian Hobson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/23/2003

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9780595290161

About the Book

The year is 2011 and Samuel Elmsmore is adrift in the universe. After a series of breakdowns he awakens as a virtual prisoner in a hostel for the mentally ill. He's estranged from his family and friends, and is jobless after an unfortunate incident with an axe. He's also lost much of his memory and sense of identity and is about to learn that the government is monitoring him as a suspected terrorist.

As he wanders the streets of a vast metropolis, the ghouls of his past start to merge with the nightmare creatures of a society turned predatory. He encounters a surreal band of activists, musicians and street-people. Among them is Annie, a strange woman who seems to know everything about everybody. Does she hold the key to his past?

In Dream-Dust Parasites, Ian Hobson has written a fast-paced novel for the end-time of the species. His characters are cynical of utopian solutions and haunted, at every turn, by the vertigo that typifies post-millennium life. A must read for anyone struggling to make sense of the contemporary zeitgeist!

About the Author

Ian Hobson (also writing as Ian Irvine (Hobson) is an Australian-based novelist, poet/lyricist, editor and non-fiction writer. His work has featured in publications as diverse as Poetry New Zealand, Jacket magazine, The Antigonish Review (Canada), Tears in the Fence (UK) and Takahe (NZ), among many others, and he was co-editor of The Animist Electronic Journal of the Arts from 1998-2001. His work has also appeared in two national Australian poetry anthologies: Best Australian Poems 2005 (Black Ink Books) and Agenda: ‘Australian Edition’, 2005. He is the author of four books and currently teaches in the Professional Writing and Editing programs at Bendigo Kangan Institute and Victoria University. He has also taught history and social theory at La Trobe University (Australia) and holds a PhD for his work on creative, normative and dysfunctional forms of morbid ennui. Samples of his writings can be found at the following sites: Long-term author website: http://www.authorsden.com/ianirvine Full bio and alternative author website at Wordpress: https://iirvine.wordpress.com/dr-ian-irvine-publications-editing-duties-talkspresentations-etc-to-2016/ Current Transmedia project 'Songs of the Interstitium' (poetry, prose, music, novels): https://songsoftheinterstitium.wordpress.com/ Website editor for Zoetics Institute - Creativity for (meaningful) Change https://zoeticsinstitute.wordpress.com/