fifth collection of fiction,
poetry and essays,
Emanations: 2 + 2 = 5
presents the work of
sixty writers and artists
from around the world.
Edited by Carter Kaplan.
Includes the short story
Dr. Waxwing's Hotel of
Rooms by Bill Ectric
|Time Adjusters and Other Stories
Together in one book, here is Time Adjusters, in which
insurance companies use a new light-bending technology
to capture images of future disaster areas so they can
unfairly deny coverage; Space Savers, a macabre blend of
science fiction and the supernatural about a sinister plot to
control the residents of a retirement home; Cut Up the
Stolen Scroll, featuring a stolen Beat Generation artifact
and a secret message that turns deadly when subjected to
the Burroughs-style cut-up method; Miss Glenly’s Dreadful
Room, with the ghost of Jacques Derrida looming in the
text; the bizarre and unexplainable saga of The House and
the Baboon, and more.
In the Introduction to this book, Mikal Covey says, "If you’re
lucky enough to have read the previous the original Time
Adjusters, then you have the pleasure of comparing the
new versions with the old. There’ll be debate and personal
preference as to which you like better but in the final
analysis you can’t beat good writing."
|"Tamper is somewhere between the X Files and Catcher in
the Rye...You WON'T be disappointed!"
- Dr. Tim Gilmore, author of This Kind of City: Ghost Stories
and Psychological Landscapes, and The Mad Atlas of
"Engaging literary fiction with compelling characters, an
interesting plot with twists, and the skillful layering of several
genres, including history, mystery, and a dab or two of the
- Claudia Moscovici, Literature Salon
Tamper is about a boy named Whit, growing up in the 1960s,
obsessed with unexplained mysteries, B movies, and strange
noises in the basement. By the mid-1970s, he is
experimenting with drugs and dark notions that lead to the
ancient underground burial chambers in the island of Malta.
If you like secret passages, Aldous Huxley's The Doors of
Perception, nostalgia with a Twilight Zone twist, arcane
historical fiction, Tamper is your kind of book. The title comes
from a phrase coined by 1940s pulp fiction writer Richard
Shaver, who claimed that unseen fiends were invading his
brain - tampering with his mind. Whit can relate!
|“A fanatical satirist and provocateur, British author
Steve Aylett writes in multiple genres, usually
simultaneously, combining elements of science fiction
and fantasy with comedy and a high literary aesthetic.
Because of his unique method of narrative hybridization,
Aylett has garnered throngs of devotees in
underground circles who tend to worship him like a
bogie in the sky. He is simply too clever and
grandiloquent for genre readers, and he’s too genre for
literary readers, infusing his meta-pulp fictions with
intricate networks of hi-tech and/or bizarre novums. Like
J. G. Ballard, Aylett belies, if not capsizes, formulaic
methods and ultimately constitutes a genre in and of
himself. A comprehensive study of his singular body of
work is long overdue.” - D. Harlan Wilson
This book offers commentary and analysis of Aylett's
singular body of work, with original essays by D. Harlan
Wilson, Spencer Pate, Bill Ectric, Andrew Wenaus, Iain
Matheson, Robert Kiely, Jim Matthews, John Oakes,
Michael Norris, Tony Lee, Sam Reader; reprinted
material by Alan Moore and Michael Moorcock, and an
exclusive interview with Aylett by Rachel Haywire. Edited
by Bill Ectric and D. Harlan Wilson.
|In the mid-1990s, popular interest in Jack Kerouac, Allen
Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski and the
rest of the colorful, profane gang of "Beats" exploded around
the United States of America and the entire world.
Literary Kicks, a website born in 1994, was there to witness it
all, standing at the crossroads of emerging Internet culture
and Beat inspiration. BEATS IN TIME, a new collection of
essays and interviews from the archives of Literary Kicks,
captures some of the freshest, most insightful and most
irreverent writing about a new literary "craze" focused on
some brilliant, eccentric old jazz poets, who barely saw it
Here's the tale of Levi Asher's audition for Francis Ford
Coppola's movie version of On The Road, and John Perry
Barlow's touching explanation of how Neal Cassady inspired
the Grateful Dead song "Cassidy". Don Carpenter reminisces
about a 1964 poetry reading with Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen
and Lew Welch, Laki Vazakas pays tribute to Marty Matz, Ray
Freed pays tribute to Jack Micheline, Robert Creeley talks
about web literature, W. S. Merwin and Allen Ginsberg get
into a heated argument over forced nakedness as Buddhist
prayer, Patricia Elliot describes William S. Burroughs's funeral
in Kansas, and Michael McClure describes, on the fiftieth
anniversary of the legendary Six Gallery poetry reading, what
it all meant.
BEATS IN TIME also includes interviews with William S.
Burroughs by Lee Ranaldo, Diane DiPrima by Joseph
Matheny, John Allen Cassady by Levi Asher and David
Amram by Bill Ectric. The book's features an unusual
centerpiece: a long recorded email thread featuring over 50
voices on the BEAT-L mailing list during the hours just before
and after the announcement of Allen Ginsberg's death.