Carter Kaplan has announced that, “Emanations: 2 + 2 = 5 is now in the final stages of production,” saying:
Here is a glimpse of the cover art by Ruud Antonius, taken from his painting The Fourth Plinth (oil on panel, 100 x 80 cm).
Mr. Antonius is a Dutch painter who lives in the United Kingdom. He has a large following in Europe where in the world of fine art surrealism enjoys greater support than it does in Britain and the United States. Please click HERE to visit Mr. Antonius’s web site.
Here is the tentative table of contents:
Meeting Dr. Malthusian
In the Spirit of Enterprise
Hey, Mr. Pressman
TESSA B. DICK
The Sword and the Tiger
J. P. Holmes, Junior
The First Time
I was Latching on the Moon
The Old Lady and the Sea
Good Deed Day
D. HARLAN WILSON
My Little Black Egg
Most Women do not Creep by Daylight
The Zia Motel
An Interview with Archibald Mansions
Doctor Waxwing’s Hotel of Rooms
MICHAEL G. CHIVERS
The Squalling Terror
Cold Echoes (part III)
HORACE JEFFERY HODGES
The Uncanny Story
Becoming the Buddhist Queen Elizabeth
Writing Un-writing: A Theory of Time
Many thanks to Andrew Wenaus for his review of my novel, Tamper!
Tamper is like the Hardy Boys in that it is a kind of mystery novel in clear/concise language, and it is like (William S.) Burroughs in the sense that there is a presiding desire to break free of some kind of invisible system of control. Yet, the system of control in Ectric’s novel is not the oppressive and determinate force of language (as it is in Burroughs); instead, it is memory, nostalgia, and melancholia. “Tamper” is, in this sense, a coming-of-age novel that is unwilling to ascribe to the rigidity of the coming-of-age narrative. Whit, the central, character does mourn his lost past but continues to revolt against the loss of wonder, imagination, and the possibility that the strangeness of life is more nuanced than we are often enthusiastic to admit.