Tamper is about a boy named Whit who grows up in the
1960s obsessed with paranormal mystery, old movies,
and strange noises inside the walls. By the mid-1970s
he is experimenting with drugs and dark notions that lead
to the ancient burial chambers of Malta known as the Hypogeum.
If you like secret passages, Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of
Perception, nostalgia with a Twilight Zone twist, and 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 monsters were
invading his brain and tampering with his mind. Whit can
relate to that feeling.
Experimental Parson Weems tried to tell me something in the old Jacksonville apartment off Riverside Avenue with the fireplace on a winter’s night, when the quaint round face of Tycho Brahe’s star, brilliant as a Venus Oriental dawn, illustrated articles on nuclear physics, Baroque salons, The Blue Man of the North and the smiling spirit of spring daughters descending from the sky in a basket with the robust pamphleteer who had been a member of the infant state. Your subconscious trying to tell you something. Trees yielding green ripples flow around you. The earthquake of 1812 left cracks in the Tennessee clay, trying to tell you something.
A collection of short stories by Bill Ectric, including “Time Adjusters” with two young insurance company adjusters driving in a time loop on Florida Highway A1A in the middle of the night; “Space Savers,” a macabre blend of science fiction and the supernatural about old people disappearing from a retirement home; “Cut Up the Stolen Scroll,” a Beat Generation artifact is stolen and a secret message turns deadly when subjected to the Burroughs-style cut-up method; the bizarre and unexplainable saga of “The House and the Baboon,” and more.
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 style, Aylett has garnered throngs of devotees in underground circles. Some say he is too clever and grandiloquent for genre readers, and 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. This book offers a comprehensive commentary and analysis of his singular body of work, including 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; commentary by Alan Moore and Michael Moorcock, and an interview with Aylett by Rachel Haywire.
The eighth volume of the critically acclaimed Emanations literary anthology series, Octo-Emanations presents stunning new art, illustrations, and writing from around the world. The forty-two contributors represent South Korea, Canada, India, Oman, Kenya, Nepal, France, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Morocco, Kosovo, Spain, the Philippines, Sweden, Japan, and the United States. Comprising a broad range of perspectives, this edition also includes a special new section featuring visual fine arts pieces with artists’ statements, making it one of the most exciting projects of the International Authors publishing house to date.
International Authors’ 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 first short story with Special Agent Penny Turin, “Dr. Waxwing’s Hotel of Rooms” by Bill Ectric
Kerouacs Rolle is a German edition of Time Adjusters and Other Stories, translated into German by Erni Bär in 2007. The title is from another story in the book, “Cut Up the Stolen Scroll”.
In the mid-1990s, popular interest in Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg,
William S. Burroughs, Diane di Prima, Amiri Baraka, 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, stood at the crossroads of emerging Internet culture and Beat inspiration. Beats in Time includes Levi Asher’s account of auditioning for Francis Ford Coppola’s movie version of On The Road. Don Carpenter reminisces about a 1964 poetry reading with Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, and Lew Welch. Lee Renaldo interviews William S. Burroughs. Joseph Matheny interviews Diane DiPrima. Bill Ectric interviews jazz legend David Amram, and more.
Action Poetry: Literary Tribes for the Internet Age
Edited by Levi Asher, Jamelah Earle, and Caryn Thurman
Published by AuthorHouse, 09/23/2004
Action Poetry roars forth with the energy and unpredictability of an online flash mob, with the words of more than fifty new writers who came together on the Literary Kicks website, Action Poetry will is meant to be enjoyed, read aloud, puzzled over, but not forgotten. Foreword by David Amram, who quotes Walter Pater’s famous dictum “An artist must burn with a hard and gemlike flame.”
Pattern Recognition No. 1 contains 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 more.
Introduction by Bill Ectric.
Wadsworth Camp’s The House of Fear (1916) predates the dawn of the Golden Age of Mystery by a mere four years, but it contains many of the trappings that would become the staple of the golden era. Camp’s writing is fresh and invigorating, his story compelling. As with much of his fiction (a half dozen novels and numerous stories) Camp weaves the plot with elements of the Supernatural. Bruin Crimeworks is proud to make this extremely rare novel of mystery and suspense available again. Most famously, Wadsworth Camp, a highly successful writer in his day, was also the father of Madeleine L’Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time. Wadsworth’s “The House of Fear” was filmed in 1929 as “The Last Warning” by the great Paul Leni. It was to be his final film and is now available for the first time in a 4K restoration. Introduction by Bill Ectric.
Eleven Dark and Stormy Nights. Follow a dynamic, imaginative, dark world wrought by grief. Sometimes people cope with grief by imbibing. Sometimes they get drunk and play with dead people. Some people overindulge in their thoughts and philosophies. Sarah can’t be straight, but sometimes sex isn’t about sexuality. Feeling different can create loneliness and isolation And although there’s a penguin missing somewhere out there in the arctic, there’s a person in the world who thinks that something’s missing only to find that it’s not. Feelings of safety are intimately intertwined with trauma, and sometimes trauma initiates a physical crisis followed by a spiritual ascendency. This is a collection from multiple authors: Andrea Talley, Nicholas Brown, Rebecca Crews, Bill Ectric King, Jenna Lee Escalante, Jennifer Singletary, Jared Hines, Rosella Parra, Haley Nesto, Charis Holmes, and Toree Dobson. These authors completed this collection as a supplementary project for their Creative Writing graduate course.
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