Guerrilla Fiction

Don't PanicTacked on to the end of Moxie Mezcal’s novel, Concrete Underground, is the Guerrilla Manifesto. This introduces us to the field of guerrilla fiction. I thought it would be interesting to consider the ideas behind guerrilla fiction and the experimental or transgressive fiction that is championed at XFX.

First, the introduction to the Experimental Fiction (XFX) section of ACOR:

This group started on Yahoo. It was designed to concentrate on the types of fiction that we do not normally find on the front rounder at the local big-box bookstore. We call it experimental fiction but it might be considered imaginative fiction, surfiction, and the many other designations that have been applied to fiction throughout the years whenever it doesn’t follow the rules of the mainstream.

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Moxie Mezcal and the Concrete Underground

MoxieMoxie Mezcal is the nom de plume of an author who has been successful posting his (or her) works on the internet and through Amazon’s independent writer services. Concrete Underground is even available on Amazon in paperback. The blurb for Concrete Underground suggests that it is postmodern pulp fiction: a gritty, labyrinthine murder mystery about identity and alienation in the digital age.

Another blurb provides a more detailed look into the narrative:

An idealistic journalist sets out to expose corruption among the city’s elite and soon finds himself immersed in a conspiracy of murder, blackmail, espionage, and human trafficking. Pitted against the enigmatic CEO of one of the world’s largest tech companies, he must play a deadly game threatens to unearth its players’ darkest secrets.

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