This short poetic novella is a dense, corrosive satirical trip. Unlike most Aylett books, there are very few humorous diversions. It's like having a bucket of spiked sherbet dumped into your skull.
Grant Morrison, creator of The Invisibles: “Imagine Gnosticism and Existentialism forced to fuck at gunpoint by a leering gang of vicious academics, or THE MATRIX choreographed by Samuel Beckett for MTV. Imagine assassinating the entire universe with just one bullet in the right place. SHAMANSPACE is as short, seductive and deadly as a bad midget in a shiny red coat. Aylett deals prose that belongs on the Class A drugs schedule and cruelly condenses two thousand years of dualist thinking into a fluorescent cocktail of cynical adventure. SHAMANSPACE explains why we're here, what it's all for, and why we shouldtry our best to kill it as soon as possible. If you've been waiting for someone to toss off a Bible for the 21st century, if you've been waiting for the kill order on rave culture and the chemical generation, if you've been waiting for the first great neo-modernist novelist of the new century ...your wait is now over.”
Praise for Steve Aylett:
“Distressingly brilliant” – The Guardian
“Frenzied and freewheeling” – Washington Post
“Aylett’s prose is like poetry” – The Independent
“A dizzying psychedelic rush” – The Times