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 for the first time 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."
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Pattern Recognition No. 1 features short fiction by Jeff B
Willey, Eugene A. Melino, Patrick King, M.K. Punky, R.W.
Watkins, M.P. Powers, Leigh Baker, Bill Ectric and Chelsey
Burden; poetry by Anthony Robinson, Jessica Tremblay and
Angelos T. Anastasopolos; a review of Brian Campbell’s
Shimmer Report; an interview with legendary Fantagraphics
cartoonist J.R. Williams; R.H. Crawford on Bond and the 1960s
spy craze; comics by Gordon Lindholm and Bill Harvey; and
"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 relates!
and other stories
This is an alternate cover
for the above book. The
contents are the same.
This is an early
edition of the
In Bill's opinion,
the early edition
is not as good.
seem to like it