Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jazz saxophonist is an aspiring SF author, wrote an unpublished novel set on Mars

The Las Vegas Sun reveals that well-known saxophonist Phil Wigfall, who plays with the Nevada Jazz Orchestra and other musical groups, is also an aspiring science fiction author. A graduate of UNLV and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Wigfall has a forthcoming CD of electronica that includes a dark sci-fi story that takes place in Vegas in the year 2031. He also wrote A Sol in the Life of Otto Fink, an unpublished novel that is set on Mars 2,500 years in the future.

Unrelated to Mars, but very cool: One of Wigfall’s favorite books is John Milton’s Paradise Lost (1667).

Pictured above: Phil Wigfall

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