Tom Beckett’s new book, Appearances, is now available, published by Moria (scroll to bottom of page, click to order). Both Beckett, and the cover artist, Marton Koppany, have had work in Local Nomad. Looking forward to reading this book…

Appearances: A Novel In Fragments is a genre bending philosophical jam session peopled by the performance art power trio Vaudeville without Organs, Desire, the Subject, an (occasional) Other, Science, Art, Politics, Love, History, It, the Author, the Virtual and the Real ,not to mention Chalk Outlines and two shadows (both of whom are AWOL from their respective bodies and wielding sharp instruments). Much of the book’s action takes place in a subterranean dive bar called The Cave. Plato might not be rolling in his grave, but he’s probably thinking “WTF?”