It’s the year 2039, and Lake Michigan is mysteriously emptied of
water. The planet’s atmosphere and magnetic field are failing, and
fires burn ominously throughout the empty lake bed. In this seemingly
endless desert east of Chicago, three factions are locked in conflict:
the original end-of-times cultist settlers who follow religious visionary
Fulcrum Maneuvers and worship a giant World Worm they deem
responsible for the drained lake; the megacorporation Quadrilateral,
a mega-consumerist, planned-community combine of bourgeois city
planners developing what is now called the Wildland-Urban Interface;
and the Blackout Angels, landlocked punk pirates raised in Quadrilateral
cities, who oppose everything and everyone. In Davis Schneiderman’s
shocking novel, Drain, freedom, creativity, and transgression wage
war with forces of control, censorship, and conformity.
The wordscapes of William S. Burroughs and Thomas Pynchon, the
dystopic nightmares of Philip K. Dick, and the transgressive punch of
Chuck Palahniuk and Georges Bataille together convene in this stunning
and thrilling work.
—Lance Olsen, author of Head in Flames
—Michael Joyce, author of was: annales nomadique, a novel of internet
—Cris Mazza, author of Trickle-Down Timeline and Is It Sexual Harassment Yet?
"Don't you dare blink. Not even once. There is no time to blink and there is too much at stake with looking away or awry. Davis Schneiderman's prose is lightning."
—Doug Rice, author of Blood of Mugwump and Skin Prayer
"Drain is the Clockwork Orange of our age and anyone w ho cares about what we are becoming should read this book lest it become prophetic."
—Steve Tomasula, author of TOC: A New Media Novel