The latest edition of the book represents not only a new segment in the history of its own story, but in that of the ever-changing world of publishing. The details of that particular story have been shared on LinkedIn with the title Christmas Gets a Valentine’s Day Reboot.
Outtakes, Bonus Tracks, & Maybe a Grammy
The novel itself has an appendix that contains lyrics for the songs sung in the text, so one or two of those may or may not be posted with a blog. What might be interesting is if readers were to share original music to go along with a favorite lyric. Who knows, together we might score a trip to the Grammys and pick up a shiny trophy.
History Catches up with a Literary Vision
Likewise, the concept of parallel worlds has now found widespread considerations beyond Trekkers with the popularity of such prime-time TV shows as The Flash. The diverse cast of characters with their liberated sensibilities is not wholly unlike many viewed on various Netflix original series. In short, the earlier editions of Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music were good indicators that the current era was fully set to dawn.
Lastly, a story bold enough to examine potential links between something as catastrophic as mass suicides and as treasured popular music could not help but stir some degree of controversy. That, however, was never the goal. Fortunately, serious lovers of literature have paid the title the compliment of comparing it to works by such classic talents as Philip K. Dick, Khalil Gibran, and Franz Kafka. How accurate the comparisons are, or whether they even matter, is something each reader can enjoy deciding for herself or himself.
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