Mayan Interface—mysticism, technology, archaeology, authentic Mayan history and storytelling … challenges and consciousness change. Lydia’s very survival depends on translating four mysterious glylphs. Download excerpt Buy the book
The Jamais Vu Papers was first published by Harmony Books/Crown in 1991. Although soon out of print, JVP maintained a following and by 2010 we were getting complaints from readers who couldn’t find copies. Our new edition won recognition for visionary fiction from the International Book Awards and Eric Hoffer awards, and was also shortlisted for Hoffer’s Montaigne Medal. A lucid-waking adventure, our most-often-quoted book. The fictional cast of Jamais Vu includes a bored entity called Llixgrijb, the celebrated neuroscientist Imogene Savonarola, a secret society known as The Ancient Order of the Brothers and Sisters of Thaumaturgy, a cut-rate Venice Beach shaman, a deranged deconstructionist scholar, and the elderly ladies of The Elmblight, Ohio, Book Club and Sewing Circle, who in the course of reading The Jamais Vu Papers manage to become a part of the story, threatening to disrupt the fabric of reality. Real-world personalities who take part in the story: Daniel C. Dennett, Tom Robbins, Fred Alan Wolf, Paul Krassner, John Brockman, Timothy Leary, Fred Chappell, María De Céspedes, Jamake Highwater.
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Prints of illustrations from The Jamais Vu Papers
and other artwork by Pat Perrin
Jamais Vu Views contains all the essays from JVP (but not the artwork) plus others that were only published in our newsletter: Stewart Brand, Jean Houston, Russell Jacoby, Charles Johnston, Russell Targ, Robert Theobald. Available in Kindle and in print.
Terminal Games, published by Bantam as by Cole Perriman, and translated into German (3 editions), Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, and Romanian. Terminal Games has been taught in courses about literature and contemporary culture at several leading universities, including Princeton and the University of Virginia. Reprint available as Cole Perriman’s Terminal Games. Buy the book
We occasionally contribute to other publications—ranging from the Storytelling Encyclopedia to several editions of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. Our stories and essays have appeared in the online literary magazine Sol and the Reality Club anthologies Creativity and Speculations.
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Download “Reveyesed I’s” from Creativity: The Reality Club 2
We’ve also written books for young readers—for various publishers and for our own ChironBooks imprint. All of our ChironBooks publications have won one or more awards. Our YA historical novel, Anna’s World, has won four and is also loved by many adults. Our YA and tween books are available in paperback and in all ebook formats.
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For educational publishers—we’ve authored, edited, or contributed to more than 60 books for reading levels 2-adult. They range from original fiction to well-researched history to parallel texts and commentary for a wide range of literary selections: Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, prose and poetry by Shakespeare, Milton, Johnathan Swift, and many others.
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A popular download: Anansi and the Box of Stories, a West African myth retold by Pat Perrin.
Out of print, but you can often find them from various sellers—
The Secret World of Unicorns by Pat Perrin. In a series of stories and imaginative “nonfiction” pages, Pat tells all about unicorns—where they live, what they eat (some eat clouds and rainbows!), and how to decipher mysterious unicorn hoof markings. This gorgeously illustrated book features scrapbook pages, postcards, news clips, and treasured mementos. It includes 4 collectible unicorn figurines. (Silver Dolphin Books)
We launched our first collaborative project in 1987, when we were both on the staff of Marilyn Ferguson’s newsletter Brain/Mind Bulletin. We proposed a book based on the Bulletin, organized, edited, updated, and commented on published research, and also collected and created related exercises and sidebars. We even did the page layout for PragMagic.
Marilyn Ferguson’s Book of PragMagic (Pocket Books, 1990) was also published in Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Japanese editions.