The Polyverse
(Beneath The Pleasure Zones II)
Paul Green

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Format: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-906958-70-1
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Subjects: Science-Fiction/Cyberpunk

In Beneath the Pleasure Zones 1 – The Rupture Paul Green created a dystopian world disrupted by the Qliphothic forces of chaos. Its sequel The Polyverse takes us deeper into the inscapes of a ravaged Britain, where the pagans of Leynebridge, the digerati of London and battling fundamentalist militias all struggle to control the flux of reality, under the overview of those sinister cyber-demons the Quantum Brothers.

In the midst of these upheavals, Lucas, poet and aspiring scribe of Thoth is still seeking Carla, his capricious sex-goddess, while Lombard the manic virtual reality tycoon undergoes a psycho-sexual metamorphosis that transforms his strategies of control. Ultimately things fall apart, on an apocalyptic scale, taking characters on journeys where everything they most love appears to be destroyed. Magicks work, but not as expected and signs in the sky can be deceptive. But from this maelstrom of horror, wonder and bleak farce, the possibility of Albion’s new beginning emerges.

Paul Green’s other work includes the novel The Qliphoth and the poetry collection The Gestaltbunker. His dramas, which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, CBC Radio, RTE Ireland and Resonance FM, have been collected in Babalon and Other Plays – the title piece being his evocation of occult rocket scientist Jack Parsons. Based in Hastings, he has performed at numerous esoteric and literary events. He is not to be confused with the esteemed psychic biker of the same name, whose fascinating book is also published by Mandrake. insert link here?

‘Good storytelling always leaves you wanting to know what comes next… Plus Green has a talent for some splendidly epigrammatic and surprising phraseology. The bizarre events become satires for our fears and desires and fantasies about where magic and science and social fragmentation might take us…’ (Peter Carroll on Beneath the Pleasure Zones – The Rupture)

Beneath the Pleasure Zones :
The Rupture
Paul Green

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Format: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-906958-58-9 (ebook 978-1-906958-51-0)
£8.99/US$12.99
Subjects: Science-Fiction/Cyberpunk.

When Lucas Beardsley blundered into the Qliphothic Forces of the Polyverse, Britain’s reality-consensus was drastically disrupted. Everyday causality was never quite the same again…

Now Londoners escape into the virtual-reality thrills of Pleasure Centres plc, while Borderland villages embrace an eclectic neo-paganism. Meanwhile Fundamentalist militias – Mo-Boys and Heavy Shepherds – battle for overall control.

In the Borderlands, Lucas works desperate magicks to win back his ex-lover Carla. In London traumatised computer wizard Dr Crowe seeks work with Pleasure Centres. For Lombard, CEO of Pleasure Centres, has a manic plan to restore the status quo by using Crowe’s cyber-skills to manipulate the ancient forces of the Borderlands.

‘A profound knowledge of the byways of pagan and magical thinking is integrated with an awareness both of current political trends and new technologies.’
– Tim Pendry

This first volume of Paul Green’s new fiction sequence ends with a bizarre and terrifying climax that defines the world of the sequel –
– BENEATH THE PLEASURE ZONES –THE POLYVERSE

Paul Green’s other work includes the novel The Qliphoth and the poetry collection The Gestaltbunker. His dramas, which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, CBC Radio, RTE Ireland and Resonance FM, have been collected in Babalon and Other Plays – the title piece being his evocation of occult rocket scientist Jack Parsons. Based in Hastings, he has performed at numerous esoteric and literary events. He is not to be confused with the esteemed psychic biker of the same name, whose fascinating book is also published by Mandrake.

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Paul A. Green has been exploring the interzones between magick, the paranormal and the edge-lands of science in drama, fiction and poetry over several decades – as

demonstrated in plays like The Dream Laboratory (CBC Radio), Ritual of the

Stifling Air (BBC Radio 3), The Voice Collection (RTE Radio Eire), The Mouthpiece

(Resonance-FM), Terminal Poet (New Theatre Works) and Babalon (Travesty

Theatre), which celebrated the life of Thelemite rocket scientist Jack Parsons. The mysteries of consciousness are also recurrent themes in The Gestaltbunker- Selected

Poems (Shearsman Books 2012).

His novel The Qliphoth (Libros Libertad 2007) – an occultural rite-of-passage saga in

a contemporary setting – fused speculative fiction and esoteric fantasy. The sequel

Beneath The Pleasure Zones, coming soon from Mandrake, takes

genre-mashing and reality-morphing even further in a post-apocalyptic alt.world of

neo-pagan cults, fundamentalist militias, and erotic cyber-punkettes…

His on-line presence includes audio pieces like Thanatron, Brother Thirteen, and BP Blues , featured on www.culturecourt.com, which also carries his articles on

Crowley, Burroughs and Colin Wilson, among others. Stories from his Radial City series can be found at Nth Position, The Recusant and Brand Magazine, and in the print collection Unthology 2 (Unthank Books)

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