By Steve Moore
288pp, A5 HB,
Published by Somnium Press
A masterpiece – Alan Moore
A unique work by a unique genius. Moore has an understanding of the occult peculiar to a very few and it always gives me the shivers; the shivers which say ‘authenticity’. Get this book while you’re part of the minority who know about it – Michael Moorcock
A visionary decrypting of one of fringe-London’s most potent downriver sites. Steve Moore’s voyage through plural strands of time echoes the high craft of his namesake, Alan, and the honourable tradition of Michael Moorcock’s Gloriana – Iain Sinclair
SOMNIUM is a brilliant fever-dream of a novel, a chambered nautilus of moon-drenched tales within a tale that spiral both inward and outward – Jacqueline Carey
A tour-de-force of playful majesty and magic, of style and of love – Aug Stone, The Quietus
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Written in the early years of the 21st century, when the author was engaged in dream-explorations and mystical practices centred on the Greek moon-goddess Selene, Somnium is an intensely personal and highly-embroidered fictional tapestry that weaves together numerous historical and stylistic variations on the enduring myth of Selene and Endymion. Ranging through the 16th to 21st centuries, it combines mediæval, Elizabethan, Gothic and Decadent elements in a fantastic romance of rare imagination.
With its delirious and heartbroken text spiralling out from the classical myth of Endymion and the Greek lunar goddess Selene, Somnium is an extraordinary odyssey through love and loss and lunacy, illuminated by the silvery moonlight of its exquisite language.
With an afterword by Alan Moore, whose biographical piece Unearthing details the life of his friend and mentor Steve Moore, and includes the circumstances surrounding the writing of Somnium.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Until his death in 2014, Steve Moore wrote comic-books, novels and non-fiction, including Abslom Daak, Laser-Eraser & Pressbutton, Hercules and The Trigrams of Han. He also had a long-standing editorial connection with Fortean Studies and Fortean Times, to which he was a frequent contributor from its inception. His short story collection, Tales of Telguuth, and a non-fiction work, Selene, will be published by SAP in 2016.
Alan Moore is the internationally famous author of such graphic classics as Lost Girls, Promethea, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Alan’s biography of Steve Moore, Unearthing, is available as an audio-recording and a forthcoming book from Lex Records, and will shortly be released in app form, illustrated by noted photographer Mitch Jenkins.