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Lex Brown - a high stakes action-adventure thriller about sibling loyalty, robot studs, and drones that takes the reader to the edge of sexual possibility, making them reconsider what turns them on.

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Lex Brown, My Wet Hot Drone Summer, Badlands Unlimited, 2015. 


The year is 2056. Hotshot lawyer Mia Garner needs a fresh start after dumping her cheating boyfriend. So she goes on a cross-country drive with Derek, her handsome tech stepbrother, to meet Xavier Céron, a mysterious CEO who wants to acquire the game-changing nanochip Derek invented. But when Céron’s sadistic plans for the chip are revealed, what—and who—is Mia willing to do to stop him?


“A sci-fi romp with sex acts stacked on top of each other in a sort of dripping post-modern parody.”
—Broadly

“A searing, sci-fi thriller with sex robots, pleasure machines and swingers…”—i-D magazine

Each novella in the New Lovers series is an independent story of about 12,000 – 18,000 words in length. My Wet Hot Drone Summer is a high stakes action-adventure thriller about sibling loyalty, robot studs, and drones that takes the reader to the edge of sexual possibility, making them reconsider what turns them on.


Set in the ye…

Will Eaves - a miniature but infinite novel. neither a novel nor a poetry collection, nor a volume of short stories. It’s more of a random catalogue of 21st-century scenarios, queries, complaints and observations

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Will Eaves, The Absent Therapist, CB EDitions, 2014.
click here to read a pdf excerpt

The Absent Therapist is a book of soundings, a jostle of voices that variously argue, remember, explain, justify, speculate and meander... Sons and lovers, wanderers, wonderers, stayers, leavers, readers and believers: ‘The biggest surprise of all is frequently that things and people really are as they seem.’


The Absent Therapist is perhaps the strangest and most beguiling fiction Will Eaves, poet and formerly arts editor at The Times Literary Supplement, has written yet. It's an experimental novella that weaves together a host of vignettes and fragments into an elusive and often disarmingly funny whole. They don't have much in common apart from allowing the reader to dive briefly into the consciousness of others - other people's experiences and habits of thought (many of which feel stranger than fiction) and their commentary on same. Eaves writes with effortless fluency and charm, and desp…

Hannes Bajohr - 'Timidities' repurposes text gathered from the internet (erotic amateur fiction, BDSM forum posts, and sex advice) to create something that is - at once - powerful, tender, playful and poignant

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Hannes Bajohr, Timidities, Readux , 2015.


The pieces in Timidities are created by repurposing text gathered from websites—an erotic amateur fiction site, a BDSM forum, a popular sex advice column. Hannes Bajohr’s sculpted, striking corpus poetry allows his subjects to speak for themselves, while creating additional layers of meaning. Playful yet rigorous, they test the possibilities of digital writing and bring it into focus with an insightful literary gaze.


Hannes Bajohr’s Timidities is just a curio: a collection of “corpus poetry” compiled by algorithms that scan, say, the descriptions of the first 10,000 videos on youporn.com, eliminate obscenities, and then list the results alphabetically: “afro aged ally army asks auto away . . .” - CLAIRE LOWDON




TIMIDITIES
at the same time...in and out of...i was going to

in front of me ... he was going to ... for the first time 

the back of my...in front of him...i could feel his 

i want you to...the back of his...the end of the


on top of me…

João Gilberto Noll - This metaphysical mystery resembles the films of David Lynch in its quietly surreal manner. It centers around a poet who inexplicably rapes a woman, is thrown into jail, and then is abruptly taken to a manor house where all he must do is... write poetry

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João Gilberto Noll, Quiet Creature on the Corner, Trans. by Adam Morris, Two Lines Press, 2016.




Ranked alongside leading Latin American writers like César Aira and Mario Bellatín—and deeply influenced by Clarice Lispector—João Gilberto Noll is esteemed as one of Brazil’s living legends.


When an unemployed poet finds himself thrown in jail after raping his neighbor, his time in the slammer is mysteriously cut short when he’s abruptly taken to a new home — a countryside manor where his every need seen to. All that’s required of him is to . . . write poetry. Just who are his captors, Kurt and Otávio? What of the alluring maid, Amália, and her charge, a woman with cancer named Gerda? And, most alarmingly of all, why does Kurt suddenly appear to be aging so much faster than he should?
Reminiscent of the films of David Lynch, and written in João Gilberto Noll’s distinctive postmodern style — a strange world of surfaces seemingly without rational cause and effect — Quiet Creature on the Corn…