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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011 edited
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    Steve Aylett’s new book NOVAHEAD is out -

    novahead


    http://steveaylett.com/Pages/aylettNovahead.html

    About to quit the failed experiment of civilisation, fake detective Taffy Atom is detained by one last case - a boy with a bomb in his mind. But what’s the trigger? Pursued by cops, mobsters, mercenaries and a mechanical swan, Atom carries the bomb and trigger through Beerlight City, the single holdout of creative mischief in a world overtaken by the trend-led Fadlands. By the relentless principles of gun karma Aylett’s final Beerlight book lands you in the Delayed Reaction Bar and fixes you a glass of antifreeze with everything in it. Listen to your heart. It will not stop slowly.

    “The most original and most consciousness-altering living writer in the English language, not to mention one of the funniest. In Novahead Aylett delivers his most searing work to date and comes up with noir fiction so black it’s fluorescent” - Alan Moore

    SPECIAL OFFER:
    anyone who enters a bookstore and asks for “NOVAHEAD by Steve Aylett” will receive a blank stare.

    Steve Aylett has been described as “utterly original” (SFX), “an unstoppable master of space and time” (Asimov’s), “the most original voice in the literary scene” (Michael Moorcock) and “the coolest writer alive today” (Starburst).
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    I fucking love Steve Aylett. I read his Beerlight trilogy and enjoyed it a lot, and Lint was so completely hilarious I gave a copy to my friend (there was a bigger marketing push on this book which obviously failed as a load of them turned up in remainders bookshops working as my birthday presents for all my literate friends) and it got them through a tough hospital spell. This year I got Bigot Hall and The Complete Accomplice and Jesus Christ are they amazing. The Complete Accomplice is just so far removed from anything I can think of it's almost exhausting to read, it's like he's inventing a new way of writing with each paragraph, and there's one short chapter in Bigot Hall about deja vu that I have read about 20 times, it's just so hilarious and beautiful.

    Unfortunately, I am completely skint for the time being, but this is definitely on the list.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    Yep he's great, Novahead is the last Beerlight novel, halfway through reading it and doesn't disappoint.
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    Love me some Steve Aylett. Read Slaughtermatic on speed on a recumbent bike at the gym and I've never been the same since.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2011
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    There's also REBEL AT THE END OF TIME which will probably be out in June from PS Publishing...

    and if anyone's on facebook he's also got a page he updates with news etc: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Aylett/53120000081
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    Oh yeah, also LINT THE MOVIE screening, June 26, Brighton UK. Details soon - www.myspace.com/lintthemovie
    • CommentAuthorcbkof
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    Currently reading THE COMPLETE ACCOMPLICE (and loving it, as Maxwell Smart used to say) and waiting for SLAUGHTERMATIC and NOVAHEAD to arrive in the posts. First caught on to Mister Aylett from Dodgem Logic and then reinforced on warrenellis.com - so good.
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    The Complete Accomplice is one of the most unique things I've ever read.
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    Slight thread necromancy... This thread made me think that I've probably been missing out, so I ordered all 5 Beerlight books, Toxicology, Atom, Crime Studio, Slaughtermatic, Novahead, but I wanted to know (seeing as the wiki page is a bit sparse), what's the best order for reading them in? In order of when they were published? It doesn't really matter?
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
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    @Corey - I guess, in order of publication, but don't feel you have to...though I would recommend leaving Novahead until last as it is the final Beerlight book, (and having read it) you might be confused alittle if you read it first..
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
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    Right then:

    LINT THE MOVIE premiere in Brighton - Alan Moore, Josie Long, Stewart Lee, Steve Aylett etc - http://westhillkinoclub.blogspot.com/2011/05/and-were-back.html - tickets available Monday!

    ( etc includes ME)
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    If I had any money at all I would be there.