The publicity materials for the new Russian movie Generation P describe it as William Gibson meets William S. Burroughs. Which is a pretty bold claim. But with its strange drug trips, ancient conspiracies and computer-generated politicians, this weird satire of Yeltsin-era crony capitalism almost lives up to those two…
People worship Burroughs' Naked Lunch, but don't give it its props as a science fiction classic, argues Rudy Rucker on his blog. Rucker, whose new novel about Alan Turing includes Burroughs as a character, describes Naked Lunch as "Transreal SF."
The devil offers you a gun full of magic bullets. The only catch? One of those bullets will betray you. That's the premise of The Black Rider by Tom Waits, William Burroughs and Robert Wilson. Someone's posted the garage-band bootleg.