Steve Erickson

I guess I’m turning out to be a novelist of the ’80s. I tried to be a novelist of the ’70s. This may be a time that responds to something I’m doing. I’m a guy who grew up on movies and rock ’n’ roll and books, and all of these things had an equal impact on me. Fusion has to take place in terms of the alchemy of your own creativity, and your own head, and to use a grand term, your own vision. And maybe that’s what’s happened [in the ’80s]. It’s the result of a lot of people growing up with all these influences and finding that those influences have consciously produced something that has not been seen before.
— Steve Erickson, BOMB Magazine, Issue 20
David Isaacson