Thursday Feb 23, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Chelsea Hotel
222 West 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
This event will be IN-PERSON at a private residence in the Chelsea Hotel. RSVP here!
About the Book.
Highway B: Horrorfest is the first in a 16-book cycle exploring the various dimensions found along Highway B. The stories are transportive and sui generis; a blend of Sci-Fi, speculative fiction and futurism, they provide the same jolt one gets upon first reading Borges, Calvino and Kawabata.
Highway B: Horrorfest is a collection of short stories exploring diagonal dimensions that, to varying degrees, are aware of and influenced by one another. The stories take place on a planet—or within the notion of a planet as communal hallucinatory canvas—referred to as B.
Readers are guided through simulation gulags and simulation resorts, introduced to a bestiary, brought into sex parties and brothels that might be myths and might be extinction events, and given a curated history of the tribes, artificial intelligence, religions, iconoclasts, scientific and spiritual illusions that shape these dimensions. All of this is experienced under the influence of various lunar dusts that remove filters onto reality.
About the Author.
Brantly Martin is a novelist and short story writer.
He was the co-founder of Grey Magazine, a biannual Italian literary, fashion and art book. In a previous life, before moving to Rome then Paris, he worked in New York City nightlife. His first novel, Pillage (powerHouse Books), explores the after-hours underbelly of a no longer existent downtown Manhattan.
His recent fiction explores his pursuit of diagonal dimensions along what he refers to as Highway B. He claims to access these dimensions through both his fiction and other methods.