To Unearth the Bruises Underground: The Fanatical Oeuvre of Steve Aylett (Essay Collection)
Anti-Oedipus Press (anti-oedipuspress.blogspot.com)
D. Harlan Wilson
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
THE ACCOMPLICE SERIES (collected as The Complete Accomplice):
Only an Alligator
The Velocity Gospel
The Inflatable Volunteer
Fain the Sorcerer
Rebel at the End of Time
And Your Point Is?
Tao Te Jinx
Format submissions according to MLA style and send them to Bill Ectric at firstname.lastname@example.org. The target publication date is June 2014. Submissions will be accepted until October 2013.