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A.k.a. "the catchall bin."

Disclaimers

I am in no way associated with DC Comics, Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson, or anyone else involved in the production of Transmetropolitan. All quotes and images from Transmetropolitan are owned by the copyright holders and there is no intent to infringe on their rights; same goes for quotes and images from any other creative work used herein.

Reading Recommendations

Warren provides us with regular reading recommendations; this is them. All praise to Elizabeth Bonney, who sent me the recommendations from issue #6! If you read this and had them handy and didn't bother -- it's never too late to become a worthwhile member of society, slacker.

Issue #3

Book: Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition, by Ed Regis (1990)
CD: Rant in E-Minor, by Bill Hicks
Website: The Mars Direct Information Page

Issue #5

Book: The Devil's Home on Leave, by Derek Raymond (and the four other "Factory" novels)
CD: Loveless, by My Bloody Valentine
Website: Norman Spinrad

Issue #6

Book: Complicity, by Iain Banks (1993)
CD: Murder Ballads, by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Website: Transhuman.com

Issue #7

Book: Edie: An American Biography, by Jean Stein and George Plimpton (1982)
Song: "Drugs Don't Work" by the Verve
Website: CTHEORY

Issue #8

Book: Killing for Culture, by David Kerekes and David Slater (1994, Creation Books)
CD: Death to the Pixies, by the Pixies
Website: The Sweeney

Issue #9

Book: A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick (1977)
CD: Berlin, by Lou Reed
Websites: Bare-Faced Messiah, a biography of L. Ron Hubbard, and The Transmet Feed. Hey, that's me!

Other Recommendations

In issue #8, Warren gave us a partial recommended science fiction reading list:

"Jeff Noon's Manchester novels, most notably Vurt and Pollen; Richard Kadrey's Metrophage; John Brunner's great works, The Sheep Look Up, Stand on Zanzibar, and The Shockwave Rider; the pivotal books of Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination and The Demolished Man; the life's work of Philip K. Dick, and everything by J. G. Ballard, possibly the greatest living writer in English; Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius novels (as well as Mother London, which isn't sf, but what the hell); Huxley's Brave New World and Orwell's 1984, would hopefully go without saying; Joe Haldeman's The Forever War; and Stephen Baxter's recent NASA fantasy, an alternative history of the Space Race years entitled Voyage, which, given my growing interest in spaceflight, excites me to awful rage -- as do all the others, in their way. Oh, and Iain Banks' new one, A Song of Stone, is a mainstream fiction set in a speculative landscape, a Britain reimagined as a shattered Bosnian warzone, and very good too. That should keep you going for a while."

Credits

This Web site was designed, written, and implemented by yrs. truly, Bryant Durrell. I made heavy use of Photoshop, BBEdit, a UMAX scanner, and my trusty Macintosh. There's no substitute when it comes to Web work. Use the best.

People who have kindly provided information and insights that aided me in creating this monstrosity include Warren Ellis, Ian McLean, Paul O'Brien, Darick Robertson, and James Schee. Think of them kindly.

I owe Dr. Ozone thanks for his incredibly useful Photoshop tips and Web background archive. The nifty steel background you see here is his.

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