Format: Print Length
Publisher: Scar Garden Press (March 15, 2012)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 6.8 MB
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Know the futility and do it anyway.
Corpses rain down from the sky as punishment for the massacres of the last century. A teacher solves the behavioral problems of a young girl by installing a nest of black spiders in her brain cavity. A police chief and his trooper unravel the twisted suicide of an ex-mobster by rehydrating a raisin. Criminals in animal masks parade around Beerlight City. A volunteer test subject for experimental hallucinogens experiences the entire history of mankind in a sensory deprivation tank.
In Toxicology, Steve Aylett tears down the walls of reality and lets all of the monsters out.
Revised edition, with new intro.
“a potent, poisonous, post-cyberpunk cocktail of ultraviolence and outrage with a splash of Burroughs, a dash of Ballard, and a twist of Dick. ... the ideas are clever, the anger is justified, the prose is imaginative, and the dialogue is sharp”- Tbook.com
“a mindbursting overload of sensation”- January Magazine
“an excellent sampler of Aylett's terse literary style, bracingly keen satirical wit and and disconcertingly brilliant revisions of genre conventions ... Here's condensed prose of narcotic intensity”- Starburst
“One of the most original and most consciousness-altering living writers in the English language, not to mention one of the funniest.” -Alan Moore
“Aylett’s steady output of ribald, unpredictably plotted novels has earned him a reputation as one of sf’s true mavericks.” – Booklist
“Not only conceptually brilliant and satirically walloping, but stylistically innovative … ” - Paul DiFilippo, Asimov’s Science Fiction
“Aylett has made a career out of redefining the boundaries of science fiction – and sanity.” - Barnes and Noble Spotlight Feature