Twelfth Planet Press is delighted to announce the forthcoming book of essays titled Something New Can Come Into This World, by Grant Watson. Scheduled for release this September 2015, Something New Can Come Into This World collects together into one volume the first 21 essays from Watson’s FictionMachine project and will be available in both print and ebook.
In June 2014, Watson launched FictionMachine (www.fictionmachine.com), an online series of essays focusing on the production of feature films. Each essay tells the story of how the film was created, the challenges and achievements, and dissects just what makes each of them a particular success. Something New Can Come Into This World will include pieces on such films as Singin’ in the Rain, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Primer, The Usual Suspects, Ladyhawke and John Carter.
Grant Watson is an Australian award winning playwright and critic. In 2010, he received the Perth Theatre Trust Guild Equity Award for Best New Play for his political drama Cry Havoc. He is a two-time recipient of the William Atheling Jr Award for science fiction criticism and review, including one for his ongoing column “The Bad Film Diaries” in Australian science fiction journal Borderlands.
Something New Can Come Into This World follows on from Twelfth Planet Press’s first nonfiction title Letters to Tiptree (August 2015), with more titles to come in this new series.