Doppelganger Press ~Louisiana
(Laura M. Thomson)

 
   
A Strange Place in Time Series  
   

Our Acreage and Lux Carnis
By Anel Viz
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Doppelganger Press, 2007. Edition of 50.

5 x 7" ; 52 pages. Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on FrankfurtCream mouldmade paper. Digitally typeset in Adobe In Design using Aldus and Trajan types, with linoleum relief print illustrations by Laura J. Thomson. Quarter bound in a dos-à-dos form with Asahi Japanese silk bookcloth, Roma, and Fabriano Ingres papers.

Doppelganger Press produces books in the highest tradition of fine press printing. Unlike traditional presses, however, Laura Thompson draws her texts from the world of electronic publishing, bringing work that has avoided the screening and scrubbing process of commercial interests into the hands of readers. In a delightfully subversive way, she does honor to both the traditional and the avant-garde.

Anel Viz: "The two works contained in this volume celebrate both the physical and spiritual sides of the author's love for his partner of four years. Both are frankly and unabashedly homoerotic."

Doppelganger Press: "The prose poem cycle Lux Carnis (Light of the Flesh) focuses on a diversity of aspects of the gay experience, following two men as their love develops into a monogamous, committed relationship, admittedly an exception in the current gay subculture, though not as uncommon as some would have us believe.…

"By contrast, Our Acreage is a single prose poem in five cantos that focuses on the physical aspects of gay sexuality. After the initial explosion of mutual discovery, each canto describes in a variety of metaphors four acts of homoerotic love: rimming, fellatio, cuddling, and anal intercourse….

"Anel Viz was born and raised on the East Coast of the United States, but has lived about one-quarter of his life abroad, mostly in French-speaking countries. The French poetic tradition has had as large an influence on his work as contemporary American poetry."
$95


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A Strange Place in Time Trilogy

Laura Thomson: "Alyx J. Shaw is a Canadian writer who has produced a work of fantasy fiction in three volumes originally published for free on her website Ex Libris. The online form and community of A Strange Place in Time has inspired me to publish using a variety of modern and traditional printing techniques. Through the course of publishing all three volumes of the book, the techniques used will become a progression into the past from a combination of modern printing techniques and materials to a fully handmade traditional letterpress work."

   

A Strange Place in Time
Book One: The Recalling of John Arrowsmith

By Alyx J. Shaw
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Doppelganger Press, 2006. Edition of 100.

5.5 x 8.5"; 212 pages. Digitally typeset using Adobe InDesign and laser printed on Cranes Crest soft white paper. Text face is Chaparral Pro. Illustrations laser and letterpress printed using linoleum blocks to produce relief and reduction prints. Case bindings full bound in Asahi crimson Japanese silk book cloth with handmade paper endsheets using a French groove style binding structure. Cover illustration onlay is a letterpress linocut relief printed on the printers' handmade paper.

Doppelganger Press: "This book is the first book in a fantasy trilogy that chronicles the adventures or John Arrowsmith as he struggles to understand how and why he came to be on Dargoth: a land of Elves and Dragons. Over the course of the winter he comes to learn more and more about this strange land, and finds love with a mysterious Half-Elven man. But there is still one thing he needs to know — just why is he here?"
$150

   
   

A Strange Place in Time
Book Two: The White Palace Awakens

By Alyx J. Shaw
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Doppelganger Press, 2006. Edition of 100.

6 x 9; 178 pages. Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Arches Text mouldmade paper. Digitally typeset in Adobe InDesign using Poliphilus and Blado types. Illustrations by Eveline Koeppen of Leipzig, Germany. Book design by the artist with the assistance of Steve Miller and Anna Embree. Quarter bound in Asahi crimson Japanese silk book cloth and handmade pastepaper using a French groove style binding structure.

Doppelganger Press: "This book is the second book of the fantasy trilogy. The White Palace arises, and so do questions. Is it really only there because the Talisman of Hercandoloff needs to be re-enchanted, or are there darker and older forces at work? And what of the strange happenings in the northern city of Kirianna, and at home in the barracks of the Warriors? The ruling city is being undermined, but with the list of enemies growing longer, the Court are asking themselves if it is one of them, or all of them . . ."
$260

   

   
   

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