Saturday, 5 January 2013

Emanations: Second Sight



Volume II of Emanations, International Authors’ engaging anthology series is now available.  Edited by the ever-intrepid Carter Kaplan, it follows the tripartite plan of its predecessor, showcasing English language fiction, poetry and prose from around the world. 

Resolutely battling the fads and fashions of academia, Emanations: Second Sight plots a perilous path through the morasses of postmodernism, as it seeks to discover what might constitute the avant-garde in this rapidly-changing age.  Readers fazed by Dr Kaplan’s somewhat inconclusive introductory manifesto (the fruit of an impromptu online symposium) will gain much from persevering, as the collection features some solid and original contributions, supporting the good doctor’s  assertion that “the avant-garde announces that there is before us something actually original.”

Fictional highlights include “Sequences”, a haunting short story by Michael Butterworth and “The Bottomless Bottle of Beer” a Bulgakovian satire carried out with aplomb by Horace Jeffery Hodges.  Verse occupies over a third of the volume and includes substantial work such as Dario Rivarossa’s self-illustrated Milton-influenced piece "PL575".  The non-fiction section is shorter, but traverses a diverse range of themes from the decline of American technological supremacy observed through the prism of an artistic “Space Program: Mars” installation, through to an interesting appreciation of Gaston Leroux’s “Phantom of the Opera”.

Emanations: Second Sight is available from US and UK Amazon and the call is already out for submissions to Volume III!

6 comments:

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks for the kind words about "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, a Bulgakovian satire carried out with aplomb by Horace Jeffrey Hodges."

Just a minor point to correct -- my middle name is spelled "Jeffery."

Thanks again.

Jeffery Hodges

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Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

My story, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, is now available as a novella on Amazon Kindle, and I've borrowed your words of praise, Mr. Chivers. I hope that's okay.

Jeffery Hodges

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Mikey_C said...

You're welcome! Please could you edit the name of the blog, though; it's NECRONOMANIA (Jess Franco / H.P. Lovecraft reference) not NECROMANIA (a porn film directed by Ed Wood).
Thanks, Mike.
PS I've corrected the spelling of your name. (My middle name is Geoffrey.)

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Sorry to take so long -- I only saw your message today (August 8th, 2013). I've just now (8:05 a.m.) posted the correction, and I hope the right blog name will appear soon.

Jeffery Hodges

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Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Did you know about NecronomiCon?

Jeffery Hodges

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Mikey_C said...

NecronomiCon looks great!