Results of the Philip K. Dick Award in the year 1993.
A savagely brilliant novel of apocalypse, redemption, and rock ‘n’ roll by the acclaimed author of Ambient, Terraplane, and Heathern. Elvissey is the story of a troubled couple who voyage across time on a desperate mis sion—to kidnap the young Elvis Presley and make him a demigod in a decadent urban future.
Matthias Ranay has grown up in the low gravity and great glass citadels of independent Luna—and in the considerable shadow of his father, a member of the council that governs Luna’s increasingly complex society. But Matt feels weighed down on the world where he was born, where there is no more need for exploration, for innovation, for radical ideas—and where his every movement can be tracked by his father on the infonets.
Matt and five of his friends, equally brilliant and restless, have planned a secret adventure. They will trick the electronic sentinels, slip out of the city for a journey to Farside. Their passage into the expanse of perpetual night will change them in ways they never could have predicted… and bring Matt to the destiny he has yearned for.
The energumens, creatures who are the result of centuries of genetic engineering, threaten to come to Earth to lead the other bioengineered slave races in a war against humanity.