Author: Richard Gaffin
Editor: Carmen Harbour
Artist: Matthew Woodson
Oneironautics. n. The ability to travel within a dream, usually on a conscious basis. Written in the spirit of Kafka’s Metamorphosis and Percy’s The Moviegoer, Oneironautics is a novella in three acts that explores what might happen if the realm of the surreal were to crash into our world of straight lines, easy answers and cold certainty.
“A cerebral, symbolic, interwoven narrative tells of three men grappling with life, death, religion, connection, and reality. Gaffin creates a structure where his characters seem to be on auto-pilot to everyone around them but, in their lucid dreaming, are searching for answers to enormous questions. And when dreams become more affecting than reality, reality can’t be trusted. This book, like the best dreams, is a place where you can’t fully comprehend what you’re seeing, but the feeling lingers long after.”
–Carmen Harbour, Editor