Meet Steve Erickson: Video Interview and eBook Release Info

Meet Steve Erickson: Video Interview

I've already sung the praises of Steve Erickson HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE, so I won't bore you with more of the same. Instead, I present a rare opportunity to hear directly from the man himself, in a new video interview from Open Road Media, released to celebrate the arrival of six of Erickson's novels in the eBook format. This is great news, considering four of these books, including modern classic Rubicon Beach, are long out of print. From Open Road:

"Most fiction is a sort of collaboration between experience and imagination," explains Steve Erickson, the acclaimed author of several novels, including Tours of the Black Clock, The Sea Came in at Midnight, and Zeroville. Regarded as a central figure in the avant-pop movement, Erickson has been compared to J. G. Ballard and Don DeLillo, and praised by Thomas Pynchon for his deeply imaginative fiction. Watch this new video interview with Erickson, and learn how his "stories inside stories" come to be—and why he, as a writer, doesn't find perfection "especially interesting."

Give it a look, and get to know the author that's had me singing like a canary that only knows one tune. Also, he has awesome hair!

Jacey Cockrobin

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alexchap from Buford, GA is reading Tales of the Black Clock May 22, 2013 - 10:34am

A few weeks ago I decided to look for a copy of Rubicon Beach after listening to everyone on the podcast singing Erickson's praise. I called every used book store within a few hours drive. No luck. I logged onto Amazon, and shitsnacks! Ebook editions. I have only Zeroville to go. I even picked up a (print copy) of the latest edition of The Black Clock.

I hit the same point in Rubicon Beach that I did reading Infinite Jest. About a hundred pages in a very difficult book starts falling downhill and turning into a really enjoyable novel. Tales of the Black Clock was wall-to-wall excellent. 

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine May 22, 2013 - 10:45am

That's awesome, man. Glad we could turn you on to the good stuff.

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Tom1960 from Athens, Georgia is reading Blindness by Jose Saramago May 23, 2013 - 5:51pm

I'm about fifty pages into Zeroville and really digging it.  Thanks a million for the recomendation!