Tours of the Black Clock

Tours of the Black Clock by Steve Erickson

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The course of a century is rewritten in this fabulously warped odyssey, named a best book of the year by the New York Times.

Tours of the Black Clock is a wild dream of the twentieth century as told by the ghost of Banning Jainlight. After a disturbing family secret is unearthed, Jainlight throws his father out of a window and burns down the Pennsylvania ranch where he grew up. He escapes to Vienna where he is commissioned to write pornography for a single customer identified as “Client X,” which alters the trajectory of World War II. Eventually Jainlight is accompanied by an aged and senile Adolf Hitler back to America, where both men pursue the same lover. Tours of the Black Clock is a story in which history and the laws of space and time are unforgettably transformed.

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Steve Erickson

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Stephen Michael Erickson Country: USA Born: 1950-04-20 Not to be confused with Steve (Stephen) Erickson - a Canadian science fiction writer! Official site: www.steveerickson.org Stephen Michael Erickson was born on April 20, 1950 in Granada Hills (Los Angeles, USA). His mother (a former actress) ran a small theater in Los Angeles for many years, his father worked as a photographer, and young Steve was irresistibly drawn to the literary path. He wrote his first work at the age of seven (teachers for a long time could not believe that he really was the author and accused the child of plagiarism). At fifteen, Steve had already sent his work to publishers, at seventeen he wrote his first novel. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, where in 1972 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree (and a literary Samuel Goldwyn Award), and in 1973 - an MA. For several years he worked for a regional magazine in Southern California and wrote columns for The New York Times Magaz...

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Stephen Michael Erickson Country: USA Born: 1950-04-20 Not to be confused with Steve (Stephen) Erickson - a Canadian science fiction writer! Official site: www.steveerickson.org Stephen Michael Erickson was born on April 20, 1950 in Granada Hills (Los Angeles, USA). His mother (a former actress) ran a small theater in Los Angeles for many years, his father worked as a photographer, and young Steve was irresistibly drawn to the literary path. He wrote his first work at the age of seven (teachers for a long time could not believe that he really was the author and accused the child of plagiarism). At fifteen, Steve had already sent his work to publishers, at seventeen he wrote his first novel. He studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, where in 1972 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree (and a literary Samuel Goldwyn Award), and in 1973 - an MA. For several years he worked for a regional magazine in Southern California and wrote columns for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Rolling Stone and several other publications. Eight novels by Steve Erickson have so far been published: Days Between Stations, Rubicon Beach, Tours of the Black Clock (nominated for a 1990 Locus Award), Arc d & # 039 ; X "," Amnesiascope "(named" Notable Book of the Year "by the New York Times Book Review)," The Sea Came In At Midnight "(nominated for British Fantasy Award in 2000 and was named the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times Book Review), Our Ecstatic Days and Zeroville. Steve has also published the Leap Year and American Nomad, which chronicle his travels around the country during the 1988 and 1996 presidential elections, and are filled with author commentary on politics, music, film, literature, and contemporary America. As a rule, Erickson`s books are difficult to classify, most often they balance on the verge between surrealism and magical realism, and the events usually take place against the backdrop of apocalyptic scenery, wandering from book to book with keynotes and cameos of characters. Steve names William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Philip Dick, Emily Bronte and Bob Dylan among the people who have had the greatest influence on his work. Erickson`s work is highly acclaimed by Thomas Pynchon, Richard Powers, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, William Gibson, Tom Robbins and many others. Steve Erickson currently teaches writing at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), is editor of the national literary magazine Black Clock and writes articles on cinema for Los Angeles Magazine, in 2007 he was invited to join the John Simon Guggenheim Society ... [collapse collapsed title = Bibliography] Steve Erickson. Novels 1985 Days Between Stations 1986 Rubicon Beach 1989 Tours of the Black Clock 1993 Arc d & # 039; X 1996 Amnesiascope 1999 The Sea Came In At Midnight 2005 Our Ecstatic Days 2007 Zeroville Steve Erickson. Stories and Stories 1995 From Arc d`X [excerpts from the novel Arc d`X] 2004 Zeroville [excerpts from the novel Zeroville] Steve Erickson. Essays 1992 The End of Cynicism 1993 The Last-Chance President 1993 [Formula for] Arc d & # 039; X 1995 American Weimar 1996 In the Zone of Perceived Faith 1996 Onward Christian Soldiers 1997 Henry Miller: Exhibitionist of the Soul 1998 Unspun: Democracy on life support 1998 Unspun: Mementos from the pre-millennium 1998 Unspun: Secret America 1998 Unspun: Starr dust, pundit bust 1998 Unspun: The amazing disappearing Newt 1999 Unspun: A battle for the soul of America 1999 Unspun: Let the culture war rage 1999 Unspun: Mammary dreams 1999 Unspun: Pimps without portfolio 1999 Unspun: Swing Nation RIP 1999 Unspun: The Teen Millennium 1999 Unspun: Why Elia Kazan should not receive an Oscar 2000 Neil Young On A Good Day 2000 The New Sanctimony 2003 A Dangerous Place: Ecological Code Red 2004 George Bush & amp; the Treacherous Country Steve Erickson. Other works 1989 Leap Year [/ collapse]