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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Singing the Dogstar Blues
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'Joss Aaronson has two loves in her life: playing the blues and training to jump through time.

'Then Mavkel, the first alien student on Earth, selects her to be his time-travel partner and Joss’s life gets a lot more complicated. There’s an assassin on campus, an anti-alien lobby group chanting slogans, and Joss is constantly being tracked by the tight security around her new friend.

'Life with Mavkel is not all bad, though. Music-loving Joss is fascinated by him and his people, the Chorians, who communicate through song.

'But Mavkel is pining for his lost twin, and his will to live is draining away. Joss wants to help him, and that means going back to the petri dish where it all began. She’s playing with history, but if Mavkel doesn’t survive, then Joss could really be singing the blues …'

Source: Author's website.

Exhibitions

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 1998 .
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      Extent: 199p.
      ISBN: 0732259673
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2008 .
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      Extent: 229p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 October 2008
      ISBN: 9780732288631
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Viking ,
      2002 .
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      Extent: 261p.p.
      ISBN: 0670036102 (hbk)

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Fantasy Authors Find That Crime Does Pay After All Kylie Northover , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 April 2013; (p. 15) The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 22)
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman , 1998 single work novel
Alison Goodman in Conversation with Satima Flavell Satima Flavell (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: The Specusphere , July no. 3 2008;
Historical Fanatasy Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 3 2008; (p. 91-92)
[Review] Singing the Dogstar Blues Sue Ann Barber , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 1 1999; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman , 1998 single work novel
[Review] Singing the Dogstar Blues Anne Hanzl , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 42 no. 4 1998; (p. 27)

— Review of Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman , 1998 single work novel
[Review] Singing the Dogstar Blues Neville Barnard , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 13 no. 5 1998; (p. 36)

— Review of Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman , 1998 single work novel
Scanners Bruce Gillespie , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: SF Commentary : The Independent Magazine About Science Fiction , August no. 80A 2010; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman , 1998 single work novel
[Review] Singing the Dogstar Blues Sue Ann Barber , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 13 no. 1 1999; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman , 1998 single work novel
Time to Find Myself Bruce Gillespie , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 205 1998; (p. 40)

— Review of Singing the Dogstar Blues Alison Goodman , 1998 single work novel
Historical Fanatasy Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 3 2008; (p. 91-92)
Alison Goodman in Conversation with Satima Flavell Satima Flavell (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: The Specusphere , July no. 3 2008;
Fantasy Authors Find That Crime Does Pay After All Kylie Northover , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 April 2013; (p. 15) The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 22)
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