Personal Mythologists (Forthcoming)


In this intriguing ebook, Australian political scientist Alex Burns interviews premillennial subcultural icons and conducts New Journalism experiments (1994-97).


The Personal Mythologists include Vali Myers, the Bohemian muse who created an artistic life; Peter Greenaway, the gifted and controversial film director; J.G. Ballard, the science fiction author who foresaw the Anthropocene; Noam Chomsky, the linguist and political scholar who campaigned for Timor-Leste’s freedom; Robert Anton Wilson, the guerrilla ontologist and target of internet rumours; Jack Sarfatti, the maverick quantum physicist whose time travel theories influenced popular Hollywood films, ethnobotanist Terence McKenna, who inspired fascination with the Mayan calendar, 2012, and virtual reality; Don Edward Beck and Chris Cowan, explorers of memes and human values systems; and Marshall T. Savage, who developed a long-term plan for humans to colonise space.


Personal Mythologists gives you an audience with the desires and dreams of creative geniuses.