|AND YOUR POINT IS?|
|Scorn and Meaning in Jeff Lint's Fiction|
|edited by Steve Aylett|
|"Lint created a text that was unsettling only to those who are unaware enough to be 'settled' in the midst of the world's nightmare
This follow-up to LINT, the biography of cult author Jeff Lint, delves deeper into the psychosis of the seminal writer's work. This series of essays and reviews from around the globe, representing decades of study, is being presented for the first time in collected form. A must have for collectors, students, imitators, and stalkers alike.
"Satire has no effect - a mirror holds no fear for those with no shame."
Contributors include Steve Aylett, Eileen Welsome, Arkhipov Halt, Daniel Guyal, Chris Diana, Alfred Bork, Michael H. Hersh, George Cane, Dennis Ofstein, and Jean-Marie Guerin.
Advance praise for And Your Point Is?:
"Steve Aylett is a perceptual god. His literary criticism has informed countless fields of study and single-handedly redefined the nature of academic thought and praxis. With this collection devoted to the work of author Jeff Lint, Aylett achieves Olympian heights, urging us to read the human condition anew. A diagnostic apocalypse, And Your Point Is? should be the polestar of every intelligent reader's library."
D. Harlan Wilson, author of Pseudo-City and Stranger on the Loose
"A collection of outlandish critifictional forays written by madmen into the work of an equally mad SF cult author--who doesn't happen to exist. Yet nobody's madder than the collection's 'editor,' Steve Aylett. Every sentence here is an electric shock, every paragraph a feverdream novel in dense satiric miniature that you wish to hell you had thought of first."
Lance Olsen, author of 10:01 and Nietzsche's Kisses
"Borrowing a trick from Jorge Luis Borges and Stanislaw Lem, Steve Aylett in And Your Point Is? anthologises fictional reviews of nonexistent books by, in this case, his imaginary alter ego, Jeff Lint. As fans of Aylett's earlier fake biography, LINT, already know, Jeff Lint is a hardcore pulp SF writer whose poetic genius is forever misunderstood by a society trading in structural hypocrisy. In this caustic bibliographic follow-up, Aylett demonstrates once again that he is a master of the philosophical one-liner, packing whole universes of despair into a single comedic sentence."
Steve Beard, author of Meat Puppet Cabaret and Digital Leatherette
AND YOUR POINT IS? includes sixteen essays/articles:
2. 'Rise of the Swans: Doing Bird With Jeff Lint
3. Review of I Am a Centrifuge
4. Redemption and ordeal in Jeff Lints Broadway Crematoria
5. Give, Take and Take: An examination of Jeff Lints The Crystalline Associate
6. Inconvenience From Outer Space
7. The Lintian Waiter in Tectonic
8. Stress and Spillover in Three Lint Plays
9. 'Deep Vanishing in Jeff Lints Science Fiction
10. 'The Retrial
11. Jeff Lints Snail Camp
12. 'The Horizon Through the Buttonhole
13. Sadly Disappointed
14. Stating it Plain in The Riding on Luggage Show
15. Belligerently naked in Jeff Lints The Retrial
16. Lint's Intent
Praise for LINT:
"Lint: in Steve Aylett, this clearly much misunderstood writer has found his Boswell, his Gilchrist, his Ackroyd. A cultural unearthing to equal those of Philip K Dick or Harry Stephen Keeler, this has to be the literary biography of the year. Highly recommended."
Alan Moore, creator of "Watchmen" and "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"
"Aylett's steady output of ribald, unpredictably plotted novels has earned him a reputation as one of sf's true mavericks. Here he brings his madcap energy to the satirical 'biography' of an eccentric author of antic sf, Jeff Lint Readers with the taste for offbeat humor of the Douglas Adams, genre-spoofing variety should savor Aylett's latest."
"Aylett crams more ideas into one sentence than you'll find in all the novels on the New York Times bestseller list put together ... And as much as the book is hilarious and fun, it's also a spiky, fierce indictment of the publishing industry, Hollywood, bureaucracy, comic books, fandom and pretty much anything else that crosses Aylett's path." - Bookmunch
"LINT offers some of the most perfectly amazing sentences and paragraphs that are likely to go into your eyes, ever. Aylett/Lint is a clearly a phenomenal talent." - TRASHOTRON
"Steve Aylett has made a career out of redefining the boundaries of science fiction -- and sanity. Lint is easily his best and most sustained absurdist work to date." Barnes & Noble Spotlight Feature
"Aylett's previous books have flourished in undiscovered countries of the mind. By colonizing our consensual reality for the first time with Lint's tale, he's proven he is an unstoppable master of space and time - much like Lint himself."
- Paul DiFilippo
"Lint is dense and funny and works on many levels, and Aylett is an author who should be better known"
- Steve Bercu, Bookpeople, Austin TX