Interactive Fiction as You Like It

Oulipo’s interactive concept of “tree literature” was first implemented by Raymond Queneau in his short story “Un conte à votre façon” (A Story as You Like It). In this wickedly clever (and very funny) variation, Kim Vodicka follows in Queneau’s hallowed footsteps with a do-it-yourself text that’s guaranteed to satisfy all-comers.

In A Dirty Story as You Like It, the reader chooses from multiple plots, navigates the course to a satisfying climax, or changes direction whenever the urge strikes. Do all roads lead to ecstasy? Who knows, who cares, because getting there is half the fun.

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Breaking News!

This yummy collection of pataphysical inventions by Derek Pell and Doug Skinner has just hit the shelves. It even features some collage illustrations by yours truly. (Apparently they didn’t have room for my name on the cover, but we’ll let that pass.) Look closely and you’ll see the book has an Afterword by the great French humorist Alphonse Allais. That alone should send you off to Zon to buy a copy.

CLICK HERE for some serious fun.

Amazing News!

I’m pleased to announce that AMAZING COVERS is now available from Ferdydurke Books in San Francisco. It’s filled with full-cover reproductions, featuring comic book classics such as Silly Psychopaths, Unknown Worlds, The Marquis de Jughead, Weird Science, and many more. You can add this awesome new art book to your coffee table for $20, or grab the digital edition for only $7.50. It’s truly amazing.

Click here to order direct from the printer and tell ’em Conquest sent you. It won’t make a difference but who cares. 

Book Your Vacation in Merryland

If you haven’t started collecting the little books in the Pocket Erotica series, you’re missing out on all the fun. At the moment there are seven titles available, with more to follow.

NOW AVAILABLE TRAVELS TO MERRYLAND by “Roger Pheuquewell. Esq.” — a satirical travelogue to (private) parts unknown.

Other goodies in the Pocket Erotica Series:

This edition has been banned by Amazon.

Check out the series here.

That’s enough of this nonsense!

No, there can never be enough.

So grab this gem while you can… an anthology of nonsense in all its merry infestations, from subtle emanations to cartoon lunacy. Packed with stories, songs, art, & poetry by these inspired misfits: Mark Axelrod, Tom Barrett, Angie Brenner, Ken Brown, Norman Conquest, Caroline Crépiat, Haley Dahl, Farewell Debut, Paul Forristal, Ryan Forsythe, Penelope Goddard, Jean-Jacques Grandville, Simon Hanes, Rhys Hughes, Alexei Kalinchuk, KKUURRTT, Rick Krieger, David Moscovich, Jason E. Rolfe, Paul Rosheim, Bob Rucker, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Doug Skinner, Terry Southern, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Tom Whalen, & Carla M. Wilson.

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Green is the New Black!…

…The new Black Scat book that is. THE BOOK WITH THE GREEN COVER.

Catchy title, eh?

This is my collection of verbo-visual treats — featuring freaked-up posters, charts, mock book & magazine covers, rectified readymades, typographic diversions, found novels, and other delicious detritus.

It’s profusely illustrated in FLAMING FULL COLOUR which really makes the pictures pop out.

So what are you waiting for? Grab a copy on Amazon. You’ll be glad you did and so will I.

 

Ten years in the making….

OK, it wasn’t ten years, but it sure feels like ten years. I had to pester and prod 40+ contributors and — despite having flunked math — that’s  a lot of people. Then, of course, I had to try and cram in all human knowledge into 116 pages — no easy task, take my word for it. Not to mention a boatload of illustrations. All this material was piled sky-high on my desk and i had to sort through it all and ALPHABETIZE the entries!  Imagine what a chore that was. But that was just the beginning…the goddamn thing had to be placed in the layout and made to look like it all made sense — had an inherent structure, justified typography, and cross references — even freaking footnotes!!

It should all have been proofread, too, but I didn’t have the time for that, thank you very much.

If anybody asks  if you’d like to edit an encyclopedia…tell them to go to hell.

Oh, but don’t get me wrong…this is a book you’ll surely want to own and give as a gift. Heck, what better gift  than the gift of knowledge, right?

You can order the book as we speak at this LINK …  tell ’em Norman sent you.

On second thought, tell them Diderot.  (Look him up.)