1998.6 (2002) by Matthew Roberson—published by Fiction Collective Two—is a parody of 98.6 (1975) by Ronald Sukenick, as a young novelist obsessed with the works of Ronald Sukenick rewrites his innovative novel using the same structure, and even the same poetic diary format in the first section of the novel entitled: Frankenstein. Matthew Roberson has written an innovative novel that at moments verges on insanity in a humorous way, and is inspired by the writings of Felix Guatarri on schizophrenia. 1998.6 (2002) by Matthew Roberson is an example of the new trend in fiction where one author takes on another in an overzealous approach to follow in the footsteps of his model: a form of unresolved Oedipal complex where the young man is contending with the writings of the authoritative father figure. Young writers may go through this stage of development when they are seeking their own literary voice, and in 1998.6 (2002) Matthew Roberson has written a work of innovative fiction which he calls "A rewriting of Ronald Sukenick's 98.6," exemplifying the new trend in humorous interaction that verges on the exact replication of a favorite book.
David Detrich lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where he has just completed The Convergence of Two Narrative Lines Ascending, an ultramodern Surrealist novel written in minimal squares. This year he is working on Dream the Presence of the Circular Breast Starfish Topography, a monumental Surrealist novel written with innovative typographical design. His first novel Big Sur Marvels & Wondrous Delights (2001) is available from Amazon. He is the editor of Innovative Fiction Magazine and Surrealist Star Clustered Illuminations.