Book List in Order: 18 titles


  • A chronicle of a weird road trip, a provocative work of alternative history, and a dazzling discography of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, encompassing artists from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, SHA...



  • The End is near, and in the final, 21st issue of Black Clock the world ends with both a BANG and a whimper, depending who's telling the tale. Apocalypse planetary and personal, metaphoric and literary blows up twelve years of Black Clock in a dispatc...



  • On the fiftieth anniversary of the Psychedelic Era's dawning, Black Clock 20 cites fifty essential works of psychedelic popular culture with commentaries by Jonathan Lethem, Rick Moody, Greil Marcus, Grace Krilanovich, Devin McKinney, Howard A. Rodma...



  • Randy Newman once sang, "I'll talk to strangers if I want to, 'cause I'm a stranger too." Pondering whether the madness that drives families, friends and lovers apart is really greater than the madness that holds them together, Black Clock 19 is full...



  • In an age that defies the definitive, Black Clock 18 offers its version of the cinematic "director's cut." Most authors have buried in their cyber-catacombs the book that got away, or the less compromised version of the published magnum opus stained ...



  • Charting the crossroads of obsession and the back alleys of eroticism, Black Clock 17 is a topography of forbidden passions--the terrors that lurk beneath what we desire, the attractions that lure us to what we dread--as mapped by authors including H...







  • One November night in a canyon outside L.A., Zan Nordhoc--a failed novelist turned pirate-radio DJ--sits before the television with his small, adopted black daughter, watching the election of his country's first black president. ┬áIn the nova of this...







  • Following 2010's acclaimed "mix tape" edition of Black Clock, which summarized the magazine's first seven years, issue #14 introduces a Black Clock that's new in look and design even as it continues to press beyond the creative barriers the national ...



  • It is an August afternoon in 1969. A hippie "family" led by Charles Manson commits five savage murders in the canyons above L.S. The same day, a young, ex-communicated theology student walks Hollywood Boulevard, having just arrived in town with the i...



  • In a world of cataclysm and unraveled time, a young woman's face, a misbegotten childhood in a Parisian brothel, and the fragment of a lost movie masterpiece are the only clues in a man's search for his past. Steve Erickson's Days Between Stations is...



  • In the waning summer days, a lake appears almost overnight in the middle of Los Angeles. Out of fear and love, a young single mother commits a desperate act: convinced that the lake means to take her small son from her, she determines to stop it and ...



  • Cutting a terrifying path from a Pennsylvania farm to the Europe of the 1930s, Banning Jainlight becomes the private pornographer of the world's most evil man. In a Vienna window, he glimpses the face of a lost erotic dream, and from there travels to...



  • The sole survivor of a mysterious cult's ritual suicide at the turn of the millennium, Kristin finds refuge in the Hollywood Hills with an obsessed man who is writing a massive calendar that measures modern time according to the events of chaos. By t...



  • Erickson's funniest and most intensely confessional novel edges Los Angeles up against the next millennium and into a vortex of fire. The city is a surreal landscape overrun by abducted strippers, nomadic artists, reluctant pornographers, subversive ...



  • A “brilliant” novel about an alternate America that has been split in two (San Francisco Chronicle). In a dystopian Los Angeles, Cale is a newly released political prisoner under surveillance. Beset by dark visions and relegated to workin...



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    In a desperate effort to liberate herself, a fourteen-year-old slavemistress to the man who invented Americafinds herself flung into a different time and world Steve Erickson's provocative reimagining of American history, Arc d'X begins with the...