Northern Illinois Author Releases First Science Fiction Novel
By: Tales of Wonder and Dread Publishing
Heath D. Alberts, author of "Last Rights" said this about the book, "Hill weaves a unique tale that focuses upon the vast potentiality of music, the importance of true camaraderie, and the power in gestalt - all while juxtaposing contemporary socio-political overtones that echo those that humanity seems hell-bent upon relearning over and over again."
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Hill has decided to release "Wizard Song" early. The book had been planned for an April 23rd (World Book Day) release. There are a number of reasons Hill chose to release book despite the current world climate. First, since he thinks of it as sort of a popcorn-movie, escapist tale, the date was pushed up because the world needs that kind of book in these times. Secondly much of the message of the book centers around people working together to overcome a common enemy; which seems to be a good message right now..
On a personal note, Hill did not want to delay the book for several reasons. First, it has been in the works since 1975. Hill first wrote it as a comic book when he was 12-years-old. The idea has been burning to get out all this time, and as a response to some health problems in recent years, he decided that he needed to get this book published. Since Hill falls into the risk group for Coronavirus complications, the decision was made to get it out earlier rather than delay.
Gary Hill has been publishing "Music Street Journal" (musicstreetjournal.com)
"Wizard Song" is currently available in paperback at lulu.com/strangesound and will be at Amazon and other book retailers. A hardcover edition of "Wizard Song" is available exclusively at lulu.com/strangesound.