Fiction. Science Fiction & Fantasy. Welcome to the Associated Territories in the 'Age of the Great Misery,' where factory-made bio-robotic WarGIANTs roam across the irradiated New Great Plains; gangs of mutated warriors ride blood-fueled mechanical dogs through the streets of the capital city; surgeons transform workers into hyper-efficient Flesh Cubes; and monstrous, full-body orifice modifications are not only cheap and plentiful, but required for even the most basic employment. Through this world we follow an unlikely hero: Schmitt, drudge-for hire from a neo-medievalist compound, who stumbles onto a plot that threatens to end Territorial civilization—such as it is—once and for all. Pulsing in the gaping orifice of experimental science fiction, JOBS OF THE GREAT MISERY is a genre- bursting work in the tradition of William Burroughs, Kathy Acker, and Samuel Delany.
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Aaron Winslow's first novel, JOBS OF THE GREAT MISERY, is available from Skeleton Man Press (2016). His fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in journals such as Theme Can, P-QUEUE, Smallwork, and Jacket2, among others. He lives in New York.Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA