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Steve Erickson


(Stephen Michael Erickson)
USA flag (b.1950)

Stephen Michael Erickson (born April 20, 1950) is an American novelist, essayist and critic. His novels escape traditional classifications; no literary category describes them adequately. They are usually placed on the borders of surrealism or magical realism.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Novels
   Days Between Stations (1985)
   Rubicon Beach (1986)
   Leap Year (1989)
   Tours of the Black Clock (1989)
   Arc d'X (1993)
   Amnesiascope (1996)
   The Sea Came in at Midnight (1999)
   Our Ecstatic Days (2005)
   Zeroville (2007)
   These Dreams of You (2012)
   Shadowbahn (2017)
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Non fiction show
 
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Mother Howl (2023)
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"Clevenger's riveting, fearless and unshakeable Mother Howl is noir from the cold side of the sun, where Icarus is gravity's assassin and every search for the self leads through a black star."
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Shaky Town (2021)
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The Orange Eats Creeps (2010)
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"A 'vampire' novel as Céline might have written, with dashes of Blake and Burroughs: hallucinatory, poetic, passionate, excessive, sexually charged, hardcore in all the best senses of the word. Twilight this is not."

Anthologies containing stories by Steve Erickson
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The Vintage Book of Amnesia (2000)
An Anthology of Writing on the Subject of Memory Loss
edited by
Jonathan Lethem

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