by Spencer Kansa
About the Author
Spencer Kansa has written for a wide variety of publications including Hustler, Mojo, Erotic Review, Vox, Headpress, Hip Hop Connection and the NME. He is the author of Wormwood Star, a biography of the American artist and occult icon Marjorie Cameron (Mandrake of Oxford). His interviews with literary legends William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles and Herbert Huncke feature in Joe Ambrose’s book Chelsea Hotel Manhattan (Headpress).
Zoning is travelling without moving. A magical, mind-bending story revolving around the intersecting lives of a teenage occultist, Astral Boy, and a young, budding porn star, Skyrise Kid. Fuelled by sex, drugs and black magick, the two protagonists crisscross an increasingly nightmarish dreamscape, where an ancient death cult traffic snuff movies, Hawaiian twins shape-shift live on the Oprah Show, and strange heavenly orbs threaten to blast the planet to smithereens.
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- Zeena Schreck, co-author of Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic.
“Zoning is terrifying, page-turning fun. A collage of fictionalized autobiography, diary entries, cultural reportage, girlie mag sex stories (decidedly hetero here) and a well-mapped delirium from territories of acid visions, opiate dreams, and occult scrying. Dreams, visions, drugs and conventional reality all seem equally weighted. The good word is that Kansa has enough of his own voice to break new ground.
- Joe Ambrose, author of Chelsea Hotel Manhattan.