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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Preincarnate
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'Australia's pre-eminent comic Renaissance man turns his genius to novel writing. Having conquered television, radio, theatre and film, Shaun Micallef smashes his mighty fist onto the keyboard of his soul and produces a novel of such breathtaking brilliance that if Patrick White were alive today he'd hurl his own typewriter into the sea and start a lawn-mowing business.

'Suppose you were murdered and woke up 300 years earlier in someone else's body. Wouldn't you put yourself in suspended animation and be re-awoken in time to prevent yourself being murdered in the first place? This is the extraordinary tale of an ordinary man in a race against and across time.

'Join Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, HG Wells, Queen Victoria, Jack the Ripper and Tom Cruise as they unravel a Masonic plot to restore James II to the throne - and in the process, perhaps destroy the Universe itself. Soul transference, time travel, cloning, space ships, Hollywood and the Loch Ness Monster all come together for the first time in one action-packed and beautifully typeset novel.

'Preincarnate, Micallef's first - and very probably only - novel, shows not only that he is the rightful heir to the mantle of White but also the unruly bastard son of Barry Humphries, Clive James and Miles Franklin (obviously they'd all been very drunk that night).' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Prahran, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Books , 2010 .
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      Extent: 240p.
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      • Publication date: 1 November 2010.
      ISBN: 9781740669818 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

New Media Spin-Offs Need Old Media Kudos David Dale , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 January 2011; (p. 22)
David Dale questions the interdependency of television shows and spin-off print publications.
Shaun Micallef – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , November 2010;
Reincarnation's Birthing Problems Louise Swinn , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 23) The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 November 2010; (p. 40)

— Review of Preincarnate Shaun Micallef , 2010 single work novel ; How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Comic Inventiveness Abounds Colin Steele , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 October 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Preincarnate Shaun Micallef , 2010 single work novel
A Time-Travelling Sleuth Karen Hardy , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 October 2010; (p. 12-13)
Untitled Dani Soloman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 90 no. 1 2010; (p. 43)

— Review of Preincarnate Shaun Micallef , 2010 single work novel
Comic Inventiveness Abounds Colin Steele , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 October 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Preincarnate Shaun Micallef , 2010 single work novel
Reincarnation's Birthing Problems Louise Swinn , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 23) The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 November 2010; (p. 40)

— Review of Preincarnate Shaun Micallef , 2010 single work novel ; How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
And Now for Something Completely Different Shaun Micallef , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 October 2010; (p. 18)
A Time-Travelling Sleuth Karen Hardy , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 October 2010; (p. 12-13)
New Media Spin-Offs Need Old Media Kudos David Dale , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 January 2011; (p. 22)
David Dale questions the interdependency of television shows and spin-off print publications.
Shaun Micallef – Author Interview 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Literature Review , November 2010;
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