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Tonguing The Zeitgeist
by Lance Olsen

Subject: Speculative Fiction / Contemporary Literature
Publisher: Permeable Press (USA)

Edition Our Price inc. p&p Status
first edition trade paperback, 192pp, ISBN 1882633040, 1994 UK: £9.95
Europe: £13.94
USA: £16.14
Elsewhere: £16.89
in stock (out of print with publisher)

Tonguing The Zeitgeist cover

    ...tramples down a host of petty prejudices and preconceptions in the course of compiling the ultimate rock-n-roll novel, reaching a conclusion which is both extraordinarily horrific and very funny.
    Brian Stableford, Interzone
    Olsen's densely packed, kaleidoscopic prose paints a nightmare vision of a near future spawned from our worst contemporary fears, such as rampant global warming, environmental decay, and an increasingly sick and cynical media. Brilliant black comedy.

So you want to be a rock'n'roll star? In a future that isn't distant enough, you'll have to sell your soul to MTV just to pick up a guitar. And then they start carving you up, making you over in the mega-media image of glitter and bone. Poor Ben Tendo, he just wanted to play music and make love to Jessika...