We've been huge fans of Richard Kadrey's writing ever since we read his seminal cyberpunk novel Metrophage, and we've been lucky enough to hear him read several times from his stories of the bizarre sex lives of mutant assassins. So we were thrilled when we found out he also creates gorgeous, disturbing fetish art under the name Kaos Beauty Klinik. His breathtaking work — including women with actual tentacles and gorgeous women who are masked and mysterious — reminds us of the freakish beauty of Joel Peter Witkin's art. Click through for a (NSFW) gallery.
Science fiction and the human body are inextricably linked through velocity. Both forms (the flesh and the word) are hurtling toward a future that is probably a hundred times weirder and more unexpected than anything we're yammering about today. I embrace with the future by throwing words at it. I obsess about speeding bodies by documenting and modifying them, trying to guess the forms they'll take as they hurtle off the cliff of the future. I wonder what we'll be like and look like when we hit the bottom and start rolling to the edge of the next cliff.