By Brian Aldiss
'Everyone's touched! do not be taken in by means of appearances the following. think me, the outdated international has long past, yet its shell continues to be in position. in the future quickly, there'll come a breath of wind, a brand new messiah, the shell will fall down, and the children will run, screaming, barefoot within the head, via lush new imaginary meadows. What a time to be young!'
Barefoot within the Head is a story of a destiny global convalescing from a holocaust of hallucinogenic chemical guns. For the sufferers, truth is a fluid mix of the genuine, the imaginary and the nightmarish, the previous, current and destiny. Colin Charteris, the hero and anti-hero in this regularly disintegrating level, has no longer himself survived the cataclysm unscathed, and his sluggish descent into brilliant and paranoid visions may have drastic outcomes for civilization.
Brian Aldiss, in a psychedelic tour de force of creative, playful narrative, owing as a lot to the equipment of James Joyce and the experimentalism of William S. Burroughs as to H. G. Wells, is going light-years past the conventions of the style to inform his story.
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Barefoot in the Head by Brian Aldiss