Book: Surrealities (Bruce Boston)

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Author: Bruce Boston
Publisher: Dark Regions Press

“Reflect that science fiction owes its greatest unpaid debt to surrealism, for suspending our disbelief in an invented future works best when our critical faculties are distracted and engaged by images from the unconscious. Now comes science fiction poetry’s greatest practitioner, Bruce Boston, to repay a part of this debt in Surrealities, which is at once an introduction to the uninitiated, a handbook for the journeyman seeking to gain masters and an intoxication for those of us who fancy ourselves connoisseurs of the strange.” —Lee Ballentine, author of Dream Protocols

“In his latest collection, Boston plumbs a surrealistic orientation, expressing ‘the wonders and horrors of existence’ as well as imaginative visions ‘enhanced by sensations visceral and cranial.’ Through unrestrained and mutinous explorations of narrative and portraiture, as well as the occasional splash of humor and well placed non sequitur, Boston utterly transcends convention, highlighting many aspects of human experience accessible through the use of more traditional methods. Reading these poems is like embarking upon a trek through ‘the depths of dreams,’ the ‘infrastructure’ of the soul itself! I celebrate the release of this work, a collection to which I shall, no doubt, frequently return.” —John Amen, author of At the Threshold of Alchemy.

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