Barefoot in the Head by Brian Aldiss

By Brian Aldiss

'Everyone's touched! do not be taken in through appearances right here. think me, the previous international has long past, yet its shell continues to be in position. at some point quickly, there'll come a breath of wind, a brand new messiah, the shell will collapse, and the youngsters 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 international convalescing from a holocaust of hallucinogenic chemical guns. For the sufferers, fact is a fluid mix of the genuine, the imaginary and the nightmarish, the prior, current and destiny. Colin Charteris, the hero and anti-hero in this regularly disintegrating degree, has now not himself survived the cataclysm unscathed, and his sluggish descent into really good and paranoid visions may have drastic effects 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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