Banner by J.A Ellis as edited by James
|Tarspackled Banner by J. A. Ellis, as found and edited by James R. Hugunin|
A. Ellis, resident of
Chicagary, Usonia. Another Billy Pilgrim
is lost in a time of fascist violence and secession. A 21st-century time-traveler's
autobiography that recalls Fyodor Dostoevsky's
anti-heroic protagonist's raves in Notes from Underground and the
curious esoterics of Thomas Carlyle's Sartor
Resartus. Ellis, a Gen-XXer, confronts the recombinant fascism of
Gen-XXXers, taking the reader on a scripto-visual journey into our near
future where the Goosestep is even more popular
than the Soupy Shuffle.
A text from the future is found and now we are exposed to a "wonky" and "pingful" Newspeak, the vernacular lingo circa 2053 A. D. The tenor of this speech is as if French Absurdist Alfred Jarry and arcane James Joyce met inside cyberpunk William Gibson's Matrix, where all three toiled to produce a new textuality appropriate for the 21st century.