Fiction. Weinstein's PARADISE GARDENS is an Orwellian speculative fiction set in a near future world, where the Federal government has dissolved amid ecological breakdown. PARADISE GARDENS becomes the home of the United Business Estates (U.B.E). Capitalism has devolved into the corporate feudalism of the U.B.E., where employees are conceived as Superior or Average to fit the needs of business. It is a vision at once strange and familiar. The recognition it brings is a dark pleasure.
Susan I. Weinstein is a writer, playwright, and painter. PARADISE GARDENS, an Orwellian speculative fiction, was written in the 1980s. It was read in-progress, at the original Dixon Place and at Darinka, whose archive is now part of NYU's Fales Library and Special Collections. Pelekinesis published the new definitive editions of THE ANARCHIST'S GIRLFRIEND (2016) and PARADISE GARDENS (2017), previously serialized by maglomaniac.com. TALES OF THE MER FAMILY ONYX: MERMAID STORIES ON LAND AND UNDER THE SEA came out in a new edition by Pelekinesis in 2017. Susan's short fiction and poetry have appeared in literary magazines, such as The Metric and The Portable Lower East Side. Currently, she is at work on a WWII novel based on blacked out V-mail.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA