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AE: The Seven Wonders of the Universe
by Mike Johnson

Subject: Science Fiction / Poetry
Publisher: Hilltop Press (UK)

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first edition chapbook, A5, 12pp, ISBN 0905262077, 1994 UK: £1.74
Europe: £4.45
USA: £5.10
Elsewhere: £5.45
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A tour-de-force alike of dramatic Science Fiction narrative and of powerfully experimental prose-poetry, Mike Johnson's AE takes the reader on a wonderful, and terrifying, tour of the seven wonders of the universe. His protagonist, the Quasorg, a man-made quasi-sapient, is gifted with full consciousness by Andromedan aliens. Can Quasorg handle such instant total enlightenment? Could we – because, deep down, AE stands as much for Alter Ego as Alien Essence. The machine-being's impossible dilemma is, ultimately, ours, in this notable fusion of narrative, idea, and experimental poetic form, now available again for the first time in 15 years.