Croix Clayton on Dec 22
An experimental, non-linear narrative composed using Surrealist Automatic Writing techniques, and modeled on the 22 chapters of the Book Of Revelations of John (and the 22 major arcana of the tarot, on which Revelations itself was modeled), The Gate Of Xibalba is the absurdly visceral tale of millionaire playboy sociopath Christian Saxon-Banks, time-traveling golden boy of the White Road project, a secretive cabal of scientific, political, military and economic bigwigs bent on exploiting the geostrategic advantages of a rapidly emerging psychic high-technology, powered by human sacrifice. Saxon Banks faces a multifaceted apocalypse of global social and environmental collapse, savage resource wars, crumbling space-time, reborn pagan gods, and ultimately, himself; a “good twin” from an alternate future who’s come back in time to hunt him down.
"Mining the psychic and mythological territory explored and devastated by William S. Burroughs, Diego De Landa, and even H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton-Smith, Croix Clayton's glittering cosmos of word-images is a calculated attempt to invent new directions for the genre called science fiction by removing the constraints of both space and time."
- V.Vale of Re/Search Publications
Croix Cambria Clayton has been an active member of the Twin Cities creative arts community for over a decade. He has performed or displayed work at the Walker, Soap Factory, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. As a musician he has played with The American Monsters, Thank You, and Young Quitters. He holds a BA in Film from the University of MN and this is his first novel.