Strange Attractor Journal Three

Strange Attractor Journal Three

Edited by Mark Pilkington

A third helping of high strangeness from the acclaimed Strange Attractor anthology series.

Distributed for Strange Attractor Press




A third helping of high strangeness from the acclaimed Strange Attractor anthology series.

ContentsContra Genesis – Catherine EisnerUnusual cases of extra-genital conception, extra-uterine gestation, and other anomalous exits

Burmese Daze – Erik DavisIn which the author submits to the pleasures of a transgender spirit possession festival

Adventures in the Fourth Dimension – Mike JayA Victorian time machine and history's first theme park ride

Ego in Exotica Sum – Ken HollingsIn memoriam Martin Denny, crown prince of the exotica sound

A Psychoactive Bestiary – Richard RudgleyThe joy of zootoxins, from the ant to the giraffe

Liberté, Légalité, Éternité – David LukeSome notes on psychonautic misadventures in time

Kandinsky's Thought Forms – Gary LachmanThe occult roots of modern art

Magic Words – Steve MooreVirgil the Necromancer in mediæval legend

Abu'l-Qasim al-Iraqi – Robert Irwin12th century Arab alchemists on the edge of knowledge

The Electrochemical Glass – Richard BrownA slow-evolving artwork from a living alchemist

The Man Behind the Screen – David RothenbergHans Christian Andersen's greatest and least-known work

The Mole of Edge Hill – John ReppionJoseph Williamson, Liverpool's tunnelling philanthropist

La Maison de Poupées – Robert AnsellA photographic study of a magnificent compulsion

The Dirty Thirties Alexis LykiardFrom Arthur Koestler's Encyclopædia of Sexual Knowledge

Paint it Black – Stewart HomeAutohagiography of an artist

Redonda and Her Kings – Roger DobsonThe island life of early science fiction author MP Shiel

Magic in Paris – Phil BakerDemons of the opium den in Thirties Paris

The Dark Man's Dreams Doug SkinnerAn introduction to Xavier Forneret, Surrealism's lost poet

Ghosts: A short Storyby Lady Vervaine

Plus original artworks by Alison Gill, Josephine Harvatt, Betsy Heistand, Katie Owens, Arik Roper.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780954805432 286 pp. | 6 in x 8.5 in 9 color illus., 263 b&w illus.


Mark Pilkington

Mark Pilkington founded Strange Attractor in 2001 and the Press in 2004. He is the author of 'Mirage Men' (2010), which was made into a feature documentary film in 2013, and 'Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science's Outer Edge' (2007). His writing has appeared in publications including Fortean Times (where he was a contributing editor) The Guardian, Frieze, Boing Boing, Sight and Sound, the Wire and various anthologies and catalogues. Mark is also half of the experimental synthesiser musical duo Teleplasmiste.