QuipueBook - 2010
In a career spanning five decades, Damien Broderick has shown a tendency to think and then re-think his ideas, often going back and re-writing, revising and updating what some readers would call classics. His first-published novel Sorcerer's World appeared in 1970 and was revised and expanded as The Black Grail in 1986. The Dreaming Dragons (1980), Ditmar Award winner and runner-up for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, was re-published in 2001 as The Dreaming. In 1984, in Australia, he published a mainstream novel, Transmitters, which was given a special award by the Ditmar Award committee. The book saw extremely limited circulation outside of Australia. Quipu, appearing for the first time as an E-Reads publication, is a complete re-imagining and re-execution of the earlier work, retaining some elements of the communal living set-up of the original but completely re-casting the characters, the creative milieu and the physical setting and creating a unique and wonderfully original look at a set of characters striving for their own independence, both socially and spiritually, while wrestling with the practicalities of making their way in the world, pursuing their personal ideals and finding an emotional stability as a "family" of genius-level one-of-a-kind individuals.
Publisher: New York : ereads.com, 2010
Branch Call Number: Online eBook