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GENS MISC. UPCOMING PROJECTS: Heartworm Press are publishing “Collected Lyrics and Poems of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – Volume One 1961 to 1971. Later they will publish Gen's first novel, written in 1969, “Mrs. Askwith”. Other books will follow.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wild palms.

Wild Palms is a six-hour mini-series, which first aired in May 1993 on the ABC network in the United States.

Written by Bruce Wagner, who (with Oliver Stone) was also the executive producer, Wild Palms was a sci-fi drama about the dangers of brainwashing through technology and drugs. It was based on a comic strip written by Wagner and illustrated by Julian Allen first published in 1990 in Details magazine.

Cyberpunk author William Gibson has a cameo appearance as himself. When the author of Neuromancer is introduced as the man who invented the term "Cyberspace", he remarks, "and they won't let me forget it."

Oliver Stone also has a cameo, in which he appears as himself - being interviewed on television in 2007 - after the release of files pertinent to the assassination of John F. Kennedy reveal that Stone's film, JFK, was right. Stone also referred to "the late Jack Valenti" in the scene in the 1992 movie. Stone hired musician, body-modification pioneer, and occultist Genesis P-Orridge as a consultant for the series

A book, The Wild Palms Reader was published by St. Martin's Press before the series aired. It included time lines, secret letters, and character biographies.[3] ABC, concerned that viewers might get "hopelessly lost in the tangled story line"[3], arranged for the primer to be published. It also included writing supposedly from the “world of the series." Contributors included:

Norman Spinrad - radical sci-fi writer of Bug Jack Barron & the Adolf Hitler "novel" The Iron Dream

Genesis P. Orridge - Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle

E. Howard Hunt - Nixon era scandal, writer of spy/sci-fi novels

William Gibson (who appears as himself in the series) - Poet

Brenda Laurel - Virtual reality consultant on the mini-series

Spain Rodriguez - Underground 60’s comics artist illustrates the Mimecom backstory
Hans Moravec - The science of Wild Palms, backdated to the 70’s and an email conversion between the fathers of two characters

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