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Hippie by Lee Martin (2016)

Hippie by Lee Martin

Hippie is Gloucestershire-born adventurer Lee Martin’s “metaphysical pseudo-biography”. It is a first-person narrative of Martin’s teenage and adult years, focusing on his experiences of some of the key moments in the hippie cultural phenomenon.


The Gantry Episode by June Drummond

The Gantry Episode (1968) by June Drummond was published by Victor Gollancz. One of a host of novels published in the late 1960s, which all had LSD being pumped into a local water supply as their major premise, this particular one manages to stay well clear of any lurid hippie...


The Sugar Cube Trap by Madelaine Duke

Originally published in 1969 by Brockhampton Press (UK), and later reissued by White Lion (1974), The Sugar Cube Trap by Madelaine Duke is a short novel set in Brighton, East Sussex. After one of their friends becomes ‘hooked’ on acid and is taken to hospital, it follows the story of...

To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic by Ben Sessa - Artwork by Emma Watkinson

To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic by Ben Sessa

Author Ben Sessa is a psychiatrist, and his novel starts with a psychiatrist character, Dr Robert Austell, having a violent fantasy where he cuts a patient’s throat with a scalpel and nonchalantly watches her bleed to death. The reader can be forgiven for momentarily wandering just how autobiographical the work is, and...

The To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic book launch - Ben Sessa, Emma Watkinson, Robert Dickins (left to right)

Rise of the Psychedelic Medical Model: To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic is now out!

It is our delight to announce that the new novel by Dr Ben Sessa – To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic – is now out! ISBN: 978-0992808839 – Pages: 312 – Author: Ben Sessa Blurb: To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic follows the journey of a conventional, conservative NHS psychiatrist, Dr Robert Austell, as he breaks free...

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A Pipe of Salvia

This is an extract from the novel Erin – featured in our latest journal – the book is available from both the Psychedelic Press UK bookshop and Amazon. Have I slept? I thought so, though I couldn’t be sure. My dreams had been so real; my reality seemingly but dreams....

The Inseparables

The Inseparables: He used LSD to recreate the horrors of Dachau by Russell Braddon

Originally published in 1968 by Michael Joseph Ltd., ‘The Inseparables: He used LSD to recreate the horrors of Dachau’ was written by Russell Braddon (1921-1995). The Australian author also wrote ‘The Naked Island’ (1952), an account of his experience as a prisoner of war in World War II. This review...

Erin by Robert Dickins

Erin by Robert Dickins

Rob Dickins is well known as a guru of psychedelia and an avid participant in the British festival scene and here, in his first novella, he blends the two ingredients in a startlingly original and creative fusion. Erin takes place over the span of the Solpsycle Gathering; a medium-scale festival...

Beyond the Will of God

Beyond the Will of God by David Biddle

Independently and originally published in 2012, David Biddle’s ‘Beyond the Will of God’ is a novel that artfully combines elements of the popular psychedelic movement with the plot distinctions of mysteries and thrillers. Biddle’s first novel, having also written for The Harvard Business Review, RAIN Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer and...

A Greater Monster

A Greater Monster by David David Katzman

Originally published in 2011 ‘A Greater Monster’ is the second novel by Chicago author David David Katzman; his first being ‘Death by Zamboni’. The book’s blurb describes it as “Innovative and astonishing… [breathing] new life into the possibilities of fiction” and, without doubt, the novel lives up to this description:...

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