STEVE ERICKSON is the author of ten novels: Days Between Stations, Rubicon Beach, Tours of the Black Clock, Arc d'X, Amnesiascope, The Sea Came in at Midnight, Our Ecstatic Days, Zeroville, These Dreams of You and Shadowbahn. He also has written two books about American politics and popular culture, Leap Year and American Nomad. Numerous editions have been published in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. Over the years he has written for Esquire, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Conjunctions, Salon, the L.A. Weekly, the New York Times Magazine and other publications and journals, and his work has been widely anthologized. For twelve years he was editor and co-founder of the national literary journal Black Clock. Currently he is the film/television critic for Los Angeles magazine and a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Riverside. He has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters award in literature, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and twice has been nominated for the National Magazine Award for criticism and commentary.

"In the league of Pynchon, DeLillo, Atwood, Rushdie, Okri, Pamuk, Ondaatje, Lethem — a maximal visionary."
Rick Moody

"As unique and vital and pure a voice as American fiction has produced."
Jonathan Lethem

"One of America's greatest living novelists."
Dana Spiotta

"Erickson has that rare and luminous gift for reporting back from the nocturnal side of reality."
Thomas Pynchon

"A brilliantly imaginative novelist of the utmost seriousness and grace."
William Gibson

"The only authentic American surrealist."
Greil Marcus

"One of the few American writers...open to the truly visionary."
Brian Evenson

"One of the fabulous mythmakers in these times of deprivation of the imagination."
Kathy Acker

"Among the handful of essential American novelists."
Christopher Sorrentino

"Visions of the present and past, woven together in kaleidoscopic brilliance, prove his mastery and passion."
Susan Straight

"Here is a mind that can both conceive visions and follow them over the edge. Here, I mean, is a writer, whose words reach you where you live."
Michael Ventura

"One of America's five greatest living novelists."
Michael Silverblatt, KCRW Bookworm

"One of the two or three most exciting novelists in the world today."
Tom Robbins