Author of "Strange Stars" Jason Heller shares on his new book.
In Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded (Melville House), Hugo Award-winning author and music journalist Jason Heller explores the weird and wild story of when the sci-fi world met the rock ’n’ roll world of the 1970s. As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect on this revolution. In Strange Stars, Heller recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand the horizons of books, music, and out-of-this-world imagery – bringing to life an era of unparalleled creativity.