Aleister Crowley biographer and expert Richard Kaczynski ventures into Fortean fiction with his humorous new urban fantasy, The Billionth Monkey.
Readers of the Fortean Times will encounter familiar topics including: Apocalyptic beliefs, cryptids, egregores, The Exorcist, Gustave Flaubert, ghosts, Goetia, the Golden Mean, kabbalah, Lilith, UFO lore, the Men in Black, Native American mythology, Neoplatonism, Nephilim, New Orleans Voodoo and Marie Laveau, non-Euclidean geometry, Plato, St. Brigid, séances, Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of formative causation, Tarot, tulpas, Tibetan Buddhism, and (of course) the occasional nudge-wink at Aleister Crowley.
Weird fiction author Don Webb describes The Billionth Monkey as “a crazy quest novel equal parts of Dan Brown and Terry Pratchett.” Comic book creator Steve Englehart calls the book “endlessly creative,” while fellow Crowley author Lon Milo DuQuette calls it “As delightfully funny and entertaining as it is enlightening.”
As a bonus, the book also includes the six-page mini-comic, Hamlet Special Edition.
The Billionth Monkey is available in paperback (http://www.amazon.com/Billionth-Monkey-Richard-Kaczynski/dp/1514139928), ebook, and limited edition hardcover (www.richard-kaczynski.com/index.php/home/books/the-billionth-monkey/) formats.
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