Joe Tripician is an award-winning Producer/Writer/Director and Playwright. His work has been broadcast on Network and Cable television across America, Europe and Japan, and has shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
Joe received his first EMMY award for the documentary "Metaphoria" broadcast in the US on PBS in 1991.
Joe's humor book, "The Official Alien Abductee's Handbook", was published by Andrews and McMeel in 1997. Author and Futurist Robert Anton Wilson called it: "The funniest book I've read since the Warren Report." Famed scientist John C. Lilly said: "Joe Tripician has achieved the impossible: a truly funny book on alien abductions."
In 1996 Joe wrote, recorded and performed an alien song ("Ozark Melody") with the legendary Jeff Buckley along with musical partner Frederick Reed.
In May of 2002, Joe performed in his one-man play, "Balkanized at Sunrise", based on his 1997 trip to the Balkans. His Balkan journey began when the Croatian government hired him to write an official biography of their president. Much hilarity ensured.
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"My Night With Sarah Palin … and other disturbing stories"
Strange and shocking stories from the twisted mind of award-winning director and author Joe Tripician. Included are hard-boiled tales of depravity, eerie and unsettling science fiction, riveting screenplays, and debauched social satire.
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New Sci-Fi novel Skewers the Singularity
"Immortality Wars" paints a wicked portrait of the near-future, one where technology’s goals require wars to bring them to creation. In this world human ingenuity is a saving grace, and immortality is not necessarily forever.
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Joe lives in Brazil with his wife and two daughters.
Stalk me on Twitter: @joetrip
Terry Southern, Elmore Leonard, Donald Barthelme, Robert Anton Wilson, J. G. Ballard, Douglas Adams, Vladimir Nabokov, Philip K. Dick, John Le Carre, Graham Greene, Kurt Vonnegut, Mary Gaitskill
wOw...just read your compliment on my Liz piece. Much appreciated! Happy to meet you.
Hi Joe! Thanks so much for your kinds words and encouragement. Oh, yeah...I've got more. Mucho mas for sure.
glad you got a bang out of it! *rimshot* ;)
Thank you for reading and commenting on Afghanistan. I'm honored to have a writer such as yourself view my work.
Joe, thanks for your comment on the Intro. I wrote the novel exactly as laid out, for laughs--which kept me from going nuts during a tough time last year--and, of course, to heap ridicule on Cheney and Bush. I must say it was loads of fun, enough that I made the Bush stuff into a stage play. I'm going to pick up a copy of the Official Alien Abductee's Handbook, which sounds like it might be right up my alley.
Hey Joe! Thanks so much for your comment on Elephant. Wow, I like it that you compare it to Last Chance to See. Thank you.
Hey, thank you for your nice words about The Happiest Mall! Nice to meet you here!
Thank you Joe for your comments on Atonement - looking forward to reading your work as well.
Hi Joe, and thanks for your comment on Love, Story. Glad you liked my references; nice to see people discussing Pynchon here, too!
Thanks for your comment on The Last 3,600 Seconds! I've never been compared to J.G. Ballard before. I'm flattered.
I have rarely laughed out loud, sputtering and giggling, as much as I did while reading porcupines at the university -- yes, there is something 'other' about this manic, absurd laughter . . . much like the throes of a trip where the quotidian or the inane becomes all sorts of electric. Thank god for prozac -- I'd be climbing telephone poles in my under ware looking for incoming cell calls.
Sir, I too enjoy Pynchon's work; I tried to get an overly worded, poorly argued essay published that argued Gravity's Rainbow was the '1st Political Novel' of the 21st Century in light of US Imperial mis-adventures in Iraq some years ago. It's a tenuous (fantastic?) thread, and it suffered from a wandering eye -- too many themes, too many arguments . . . BUT the idea occurred after I failed that it would be 'right and proper' if I were to assemble a live band and perform the songs from Seaman Bodine of the US Destroyer John E. Badass. On top of the conceit of Bodine's Lyrics and say the performance of Stephen Merritt's '69 Love Songs' . . . there could be this 'artificial' show that -- provided it was performed in earnest -- would be a pleasant hoax. Finished "The Quiet American" just recently -- it's like reading soft boiled political cynicism now (post 9.11/Iraq/Afghanistan . . . wars of choice v. necessity . . .) The CIA fellow gets a do-gooder's come uppence in the harsh world o