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George Salis is the author of Sea Above, Sun Below. His fiction is featured in The Dark, Black Dandy, Zizzle Literary Magazine, Three Crows Magazine, Mad Scientist Magazine, and elsewhere. His criticism has appeared in Isacoustic, Atticus Review, and The Tishman Review, and his science article on the mechanics of natural evil was featured in Skeptic. He is currently working on a maximalist novel titled Morphological Echoes. He has taught in Bulgaria, China, and Poland. Find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

He is the editor of The Collidescope. Joseph McElroy, the legendary author of Women and Men, said, "I've checked out The Collidescope and loved what I found." Patricia Eakins, author of The Hungry Girls, has called it: "Thought-pro
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Zizzle Literary 1

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Afterlives of the Writers

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Sea Above, Sun Below (3rd edition)



I’m excited to announce the third edition of my debut novel. This is only available to overseas readers. You can purchase it on the Amazon of your country as long as they accommodate POD. Search the title and author name and be sure to change the search function to “books”. Thanks so much for your support!

Full list:
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Amazon.ca
Amazon.de
Amazon.fr
Amazon.es
Amazon.it
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"some variation of the myth of Icarus and Daedalus+skydiving+family complications+spectral electricity of theology=amazing first novel. thanks for it, brother!"
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Hustlers Grotto by Yayoi Kusama
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Hustlers Grotto has been out of print since its English publication in 1998. The few copies that crop up online now and then tend to go for around $500 or more. After several years of keeping watch, I managed to snag a copy for a reasonable price. Wa ...more
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Bartleby by Chris Scott
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“For now all things are writ large and apocalyptically, and the world outside the poor writer’s playroom falls into little pieces, what does he have at hand but an abacus of sorts, whereon to spell out—as best he can—the words Alpha and Omega? Let ot ...more
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Laura Warholic; or, The Sexual Intellectual by Alexander Theroux
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George Salis, his wife Nicole, and Alexander Theroux in Cape Cod (10/4/22)


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Just as one doesn’t read Theroux for a Patterson-patterned plot in lieu of the wonder of words, you shouldn’t read him if y
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The Secret Lives of Words by Paul West
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"I once asked the Italian fiction writer Italo Calvino if he wrote in italics; he smiled at this and said he sometimes spoke in them."

Plenty of intriguing factoids in this book that I picked up here and there over the course of about 2 years. The wor
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Salman Rushdie
“A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

Alexander Theroux
“Art creates the Eden where Adam and Eve eat the serpent.”
Alexander Theroux, Darconville's Cat

Saul Bellow
“The earth is literally a mirror of thoughts. Objects themselves are embodied thoughts. Death is the dark backing that a mirror needs if we are to see anything.”
Saul Bellow, Mr. Sammler's Planet

David Foster Wallace
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
David Foster Wallace

Salman Rushdie
“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.”
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

1140501 Women and Men Group Read - 2021 — 33 members — last activity Mar 23, 2021 04:51AM
This group read will be hosted by George Salis and Ryan Alexander, with the official reading beginning on January 22nd. Occasional Zoom meetings will ...more
224926 Madeleine Dunkers — 34 members — last activity Apr 03, 2019 03:37PM
(proto-)Modernism: Proust, Joyce, Musil (& Cervantes, & Sterne &...) et al est'd August 2017 by ATJG, esq. ...more
97302 The BURIED Book Club — 771 members — last activity Oct 31, 2022 12:04PM
TODAY BOOKS ARE NOT BURNED. THEY ARE BURIED. WE SHALL UNEARTH THEM.
88667 Alexander Theroux Ville — 111 members — last activity Apr 07, 2022 11:20AM
The Theroux revival continues. This group counts as a village forum for discussing the works of Alexander Theroux. Both scholars and the naive and cur ...more
79477 Women and Men — 208 members — last activity Oct 15, 2022 01:40PM
Women and Men began as a reading group for Joseph McElroy's masterpiece. It has developed into All Things McElroy. We have chapter threads for discuss ...more
120141 Miss MacIntosh, My Darling — 65 members — last activity Jan 01, 2021 11:51AM
We shall provide a platform for a group reading of Marguerite Young's mammoth novel, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling. There is no schedule. Read as you wil ...more
1173505 The Tunnel Group Read - 2021 — 45 members — last activity Nov 09, 2021 05:06PM
This group read will be hosted by George Salis and Ryan Alexander, with the official reading beginning on November 1st. Aside from chatting via text ...more
181366 Bottom's Dream — 110 members — last activity Nov 02, 2021 07:04AM
This a group to read and celebrate the writings of Arno Schmidt, with especial emphasis upon the forthcoming release of the Woodsing of his Meisterstü ...more
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