To Unearth the Bruises Underground: The Fanatical Oeuvre of Steve Aylett (Essay Collection)

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Anti-Oedipus Press
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david.wilson@wright.edu

EDITORS
D. Harlan Wilson, Ph.D.
Bill Ectric

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. As a result of his unique method of narrative hybridization, Aylett has not garnered much of a readership beyond 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.

Anti-Oedipus Press will publish To Unearth the Bruises Underground, the first collection of critical essays on Aylett. We seek articles between 2000-5000 words on one or more of the following works:

THE BEERLIGHT SERIES
The Crime Studio
Slaughtermatic
Atom
Novahead

THE ACCOMPLICE SERIES (collected as The Complete Accomplice):
Only an Alligator
The Velocity Gospel
Dummyland
Karloff's Circus

NOVELS
Bigot Hall
The Inflatable Volunteer
Shamanspace
Lint
Fain the Sorcerer
Rebel at the End of Time

COLLECTIONS
Toxicology
Smithereens
And Your Point Is?
Tao Te Jinx

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journals_and_collections_of_essays
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond