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Jeff Lint was author of some of the most inventive Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century, with one if his contemporaries being Philip K. Dick an author we have championed on Lovereading. From Lint's days amongst the Beat movement to the belated success he had in the nineties Aylett writes a thoroughly absorbing account of a fascinating life.
Jeff Lint was the author of some of the strangest and most inventive satirical SF of the twentieth century. He transcended genre in classics such as Jelly Result and The Stupid Conversation, becoming a cult figure and pariah. Like his contemporary Philip K. Dick, he was blithely ahead of his time. Aylett follows Lint through his Beat days; his immersion in pulp SF, psychedelia and resentment; his disastrous scripts for Star Trek and Patton; the controversies of The Caterer comic and the scariest cartoon ever aired; and his belated Hollywood success in the 1990s. Lint's was a career haunted by death, including the suspicious death of his rival Herzog, and the mysterious 'Lint is dead' rumours, which persisted even after his death.
"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."
"Steve Aylett is the most original voice in the literary scene. He is quietly changing the rules and bringing fresh life to contemporary literature. Give him your attention. He will reward you enormously - and make you laugh like a drain."
Publication date: 01/02/2007
|Publication date:||1st February 2007|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Steve Aylett is the acclaimed author of Slaughtermatic, Atom, Toxicology, The Crime Studio, Shamanspace, The Velocity Gospel, Dummyland, Bigot Hall, the Tao Te Jinx, The Inflatable Volunteer and Fain the Sorcerer.More About Steve Aylett