Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Excerpt from "AM SO AS"

An excerpt from AM SO AS - A Meaningless Sequence of Arbitrary Symbols (BaNGST) 


Then, old Godfrey "the Great" Velikovsky, the world's greatest 82-year old Game Designer, read out the blurb on the back cover of `Mansfield Jurassic Park' to me: 

"At dinner, when somebody uses the wrong fork, a massive rift is torn in the space-time continuum, and all these dinosaurs come pouring in. Several guests are devoured by dinosaurs - but eventually, the guests manage to seal up the rift, by intentionally making a faux pas with the Earl Grey tea (someone takes milk in it: huuuge gaffe). All the rampaging dinosaurs spontaneously explode, drenching the Mansfield Park manor in dinosaur guts. It seems `All's Well That Ends Well', until - at the Celebration Brunch, somebody uses the wrong spoon... The rift is once again torn asunder - and in pour a shedload of murderous, malfunctioning Yul Brynner robots from `Westworld'... The story ends on a nail-biting cliffhanger, as one sweet, eligible young spinster proposes to one of the deadly `Terminator' 1970's-style Yul-Brynner-robots, mistaking it for a suitor." 

...I didn't know what to say to that. 

So, I just said "Wow". 

Then, Godfrey The Great showed me a whole bunch more of them: 

The Way of All Flesh-Eating Virus 
The Hills Have I, Claudius 
Alligator Quiet on the Western Front 
Peter and the Wolf Creek 
Uncle Tom's Cabin Fever 
Hamlet The Right One In 
The Cannibals of Narnia 
Twelfth Night of the Living Dead 

"I think maybe I like Alligator Quiet On The Western Front best..." He said. 

He took it down off the shelf, and He read out the back cover of that too, even though I didn't want him to: 

"Get this-!" He said, reading aloud: " - `For some unknown reason, a giant deadly alligator prowls the trenches of the Western Front, in 1914. The over-sized alligator narrates this touching and poignant memoir, including `Letters Home To Mother' (in his quaint old German hometown of Strudelwenken) in which, he recounts the squalid and often dangerous conditions in the trenches, including a severe bout of flatulence (which he flippantly refers to as `trench gas') after accidentally swallowing a Big Willie tank whole' ". 

And so then, He put it back up on the shelf, and He smiled, and He nodded at me. 

I didn't know what to say. 

"So you wanna see my balls?" he asked, deadly earnest. 

"No", I replied, taken aback. 

I didn't want to see his balls. What the hell? 

I soon realized - he meant something else altogether, not what I was thinking at all. 

He nodded, frowning, serious. "I'll show you my balls." he said, as if the matter was already decided. 

And then, he pulled out just the top edge of one book in the bookcase, a book titled "The Quantum Elevator". 

And suddenly, the entire bookcase - and, the whole section of floor we were standing on - rotated right around - right into the wall. 

And, as some kind of a `Secret Hidden Room' behind the bookcase flashed by us both, I glimpsed that - it was a room full of people all working in a Laundromat, I think... but I can't be too sure. And, as we spun past them, they all stopped working - and seemed surprised, even shocked to see us, but then - we were suddenly back in the Living Room of The Great Velikovsky's mansion. 

It was like, it never happened. 

Except for one thing: 

We stepped back off the bookcase-platform, and we moved over to a set of elevator-doors in the wall - that I swear, weren't there before. 

"This wasn't here before," said The Great Velikovsky, as if he'd just read my mind - and, He pointed to the lift-doors with one hand, as he pressed the button to call the Lift, with the other hand. 

"I didn't think so," I said, slightly confused. 

"Exactly. Because, that bookcase - is a Quantum Bookcase" He said, and pointed back at the bookcase. 

"Right" I said, as if I knew what the hell that meant. 

DING-! The lift had arrived - and the lift doors opened. 


Excerpt from: 

AM SO AS - A Meaningless Sequence of Arbitrary Symbols (BaNGST) 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

AM SO AS - now re-published on Kindle

AM SO AS - the novel that gave a Voice to the Videogame Generation - is now available at the Amazon Kindle store:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BaNGST - re-published!

BaNGST is real.

BaNGST - The Collected Words of legendary Game Designer, Scientist and Inventor “Godfrey (Call Me `God’ for short) "The Great” Velikovsky... 

The book BaNGST includes: 
  • "SYZYGYZM", Godfrey's “Illustrated Manifesto”. 
  • "NINCOMPOOP" a `Confessional’ by a Roomful of Chimps with a Typewriter, who claim to have killed “God"... 
  • a TV Pilot script written by The Great Velikovsky, called "EVERYDAY JOE"... 
It is recommended that this book should only be read after the novel "AM SO AS - A Meaningless Sequence of Arbitrary Symbols.

Many people still feel that Godfrey `The Great' Velikovsky was the world's most misunderestimated genius... 


Experience stuff.

Attack of the Upside Down Flying Robots

An epic sci-fi musical, about a Day in the Life of a plastic bag.

This reflects The Great Velikovsky's obsession with plastic bags.

See the novel AM SO AS for more.

Excerpts from the documentary movie: WHO WAS THE GREAT VELIKOVSKY?

A rare excerpt from the documentary film about the life and work of Godfrey "The Great" Velikovsky, the main character from the novel "AM SO AS".

AM SO AS – A Meaningless Sequence Of Arbitrary Symbols” - the classic novel that gave a Voice to the Videogame Generation.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The classic novel that defined the Videogame Generation - AM SO AS published

AM SO AS - A Meaningless Sequence of Arbitrary Symbols - the classic novel - has just been published on the Kindle store.

AM SO AS – A Meaningless Sequence Of Arbitrary Symbols” is an illustrated Satirical Magic-Realist Science-Fiction Coming-of-Age Adventure novel

Discover the classic novel that gave a Voice to the Videogame Generation.

- If you play Videogames, or if you've ever wanted to be a Game Designer, or you already work in Videogames, this book is essential e-reading. 

The Story: OSCAR, a disenfranchised 18-year-old, video-game-addicted American youth, meets - and is Mentored by - his hero, GODFREY (82) - a world-famous Game Designer… Oscar soon discovers that his `hero’ is: an evil cult leader; Reality-TV Producer; and - as the inventor of a Time Machine, believes that He is God. Oscar realizes to his horror, that he must kill Godfrey - despite that Godfrey may be his future self… 

...Will Oscar decode the `Meaningless Sequence of Arbitrary Symbols’ in time..? 

With a Theme of - Game Designers as the New Gods… Read this classic work, and find out why Jesus is holding a machine gun on the cover. And, why he looks so angry.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald defined The Jazz Age
On The Road by Jack Kerouac defined the Beat Generation.
Am So As by Oscar Velikovsky is - the Voice of the Videogame Generation

"A breath-taking, mind-bending work of commercial-literary novelistic genius, Am So As is The Catcher In the Rye meets The Third Policeman via Breakfast of Champions… Or, something. - It is nothing less than The Voice of The Videogame Generation." - The New York Thymes.