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The Velocity Gospel

by Steve Aylett

Where to begin? Mervyn Peake meets William Burroughs? Is this gibberish or genius? I can't make my mind up, so you decide. I dare you!

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Ahead of her, a ribcaged car exploded through the display window of the Shop of a Thousand Spiders in a garish spray of interface medicine, dreamspore, thaumaturgical artefacts and activans. Baulking to a halt and standing in a slow leak of benthic steam, the car stood striped with crash tar, a rear bumper sticker reading I BRAKE FOR HADES. The bodywork had acquired a dark coating of burnt nerve tissue and now cracked open, muffled hilarity turning fully audible as a door bust to earth with Barney upon it, weeping with laughter. Everyone piled out, gobs distorted by speed and dementia.
'Wow that was so cool', said Fang.

Parallels

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
The Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
 

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