Tao Te Jinx

Publication Information

Publication Date: April 2023
ISBN: 979-8-98-654790-9

$16.95 £13.99 €15.99 hardcover
$5.95 £4.99 €5.99 ebook

172 pages
5 x 8 inches

AOP Publicity: Stanley Ashenbach
Cover Design: Matthew Revert


© 2023 Anti-Oedipus Press

Tao Te Jinx

Steve Aylett has been described as a "literary terrorist," "a man possessed of comic demons," and "a master of one-liners." In his career, he has thoroughly alienated and exhausted everyone who prefers reading garbage. Tao Te Jinx collects choice quotes and aphorisms from over twenty of Aylett's books, all of which are at once literary, satirical, and utterly singular. This latest edition includes an introduction by D. Harlan Wilson and more material from Aylett's latest publications, namely the three-volume comic Hyperthick.

STEVE AYLETT is the author of books including Lint, Rebel at the End of Time, Novahead, Slaughtermatic, Heart of the Original, and The Complete Accomplice as well as the comics Hyperthick and The Caterer. He lives in Scotland.


"A new dimension of poetic genius." —ALAN MOORE

"Aylett is the coolest writer alive today." —STARBURST MAGAZINE

"Jaw-droppingly dark and funny. Is this the future of fiction?" —THE GUARDIAN

"An extraordinary synthesis of popular and high art." —THE BOSTON GLOBE

"A complete one-off, a resounding voice ... bizarre, innovative and utterly original." —SFX MAGAZINE

"Conceptually brilliant and satirically walloping." —ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION

"if you've been waiting for the first great neo-modernist novelist of the new century ... your wait is now over." —GRANT MORRISON

"It's minds like his we'd like in our think tanks. He's one of the few truly originals." —THE BARCELONA REVIEW

"Tao Te Jinx is a literary cluster bomb. Nothing else could possibly describe such a concentration of volatile components untethered by the necessities of narrative. Aylett's prose is particularly well-suited for this kind of rapid fire delivery. The phrases and aphorisms presented in Tao Te Jinx hold even more ecstatic energy when they are unmoored from their contextual landscape and create this finely tuned cut-up slideshow that holds your gaze with the forced stamina of the Ludovico Technique." —NO GODS BUT MY OWN