About Zoot's Roots
To achieve his aims, Zoot believes in removing obstacles from his path.
Richter, a charismatic underworld operator, sees in Zoot great potential which might be manipulated to meet his own power-hungry needs. So begins the luring of the child prodigy from the loving protection of parental guidance. But, will flying the family nest and hooking up with an underworld outfit really help Zoot to realise the dreams of his youthful genius, or will it merely place further obstacles in his path?
About Geronimo Bosch
You know the type: Some clown with a melted face offers me a bag of jelly beans that contains the whole damn Multiverse; each one I eat is me chomping down an entire Universe... this one's sweet... and this one's really bitter. That one tasted like gorgonzola!
And it's not as if the clown has any qualms about this senseless devouring of reality... I ask the freak: "What happens when I eat the Universe that we're in right now...?"
And, the weirdo just looks at me with eyes that have seen too much of the heart of every star; have been baked hard, then melted, and ultimately screwed - and he says to me, this Dream Peddler, he says, "Aaah, there you go laddie: we're in all of them, at the same time, for all of eternity..."
Then, he starts to laugh, maniacally, in the manner of someone who's been given far too much adulation for far too long, and when I look again into the bag of jelly beans, I realise that I've been eating pellets of dung all along.
That sort of thing.
I like to channel a sense of dream absurdity and multi-textural reality into the high-octane, psychedelia of the dystopian, cyberpunk sci-fi that I write. It seems to me an adequate form for satirising the sheer, unbridled lunacy of life on Earth as a human in the 21st century.
Because if you forget to smile and laugh, you go mad...