The Liminal Cycle (A Trilogy)

The Liminal Cycle, an interdisciplinary media experience.

It is presented in three acts across multiple mediums.

Part 1

Liminal: By Cameron

Liminal by Cameron

A novella presented as a movie treatment for a movie that was “suppressed.” Written under the pen name, Cameron Whiteside.

Part one of The Liminal Cycle.

Available as a Kindle, print, or audiobook

Archive.org ebook and audio versions.

REVIEWS

“This autobiographical novella could easily be compared to some of the best cyber-punk science fiction available to us. Over his journey, throughout this period of his life, Cameron is confronted by symbols from Ancient Mesopotamian and Buddhist theology, goth and punk subcultures, and anarchist traditions, all the while confronted by questions that are both strange and common to us all – “what is going on?”, “what is happening to me?”, “what do I trust as real?”, etc.” – From a review by Julian Langer, author of Feral Consciousness: Deconstruction of the Modern Myth and Return to the Woods and other great works


Possibly the best story I’ve ever experienced. (not just read, as it is an Experience}. I tip my hat and bow. –Brent Keala Kekua 


“It was a lovely May Day gift receiving this book as part of an email giveaway. A quick enjoyable read with so many literary counter-culture touchstones from Conrad to Burroughs. You can use this book as a shopping list or as a synopsis synchronizing us for the next step.” Andrew Ceyton, Goodreads


“I made the mistake of reading Liminal before going to bed. It really influenced my dreams = every person and everything has a hidden purpose some of which you are in on and some not. After I had finished the “proposal” I saw my collection of laptops and pads as sinister apertures into a clinging needy system that only wants to do me good (your buying habits indicate that you’d probably like this new Wampus) at an indeterminate price (you’re basically nobody unless you own a Limulus D).
It’s a scary piece of writing. And a nice logo too: reminded me of my early algebra classes — draw a circle of radius R on the Cartesian X-Y plane in such a way that it encloses the origin but is not centered there.
What is the equation for this circle?
 Where does this symbol come from?
 A preview of a slice of madness.” – Nick Herbert


“Reading this is like learning to write with your non-dominant hand. It opens new pathways in the brain.”  – Reader/Winner of the print book giveaway


“I shit you not, I’ve seen that sigil in Glasgow. Probably a few weeks before the quarantine. Plus Cameron is a Scottish name so maybe they’re from here?
I’ll check it out and see it I can get pics of the symbol once lockdown is over, but I’m 100% sure it’s the same one.” – The Weirdnet (@TheWeirdnet) April 28, 2020


All of this is a strange combination of intriguing and silly, but that range is completely dependent on the weather and the time of day. Read those same words at night in a rainstorm, and you end up with a different emotion. That’s true of all fiction… or non-fiction masquerading as fiction… or fiction masquerading as non-fiction masquerading as fiction… My head hurts. – Bots and Bee


Part 2

Xen: The Zen of the Other by Ezra Buckley

Xen: The Zen of the Other

Xen: The Zen of the Other is a work that confronts the questions of identity, modernity, life, the other, and the place for rites of passage in the modern world.
This audio-play version of Xen includes a fully hyperlinked ebook for reference use. Presented as a series of audio notes left by the protagonist on his phone. Written under the pen name of Ezra Buckley.

Available as an audio drama with ebook accompanment.

Digital Album
Streaming + Download
Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC, and more. Also includes ebook in multiple formats.

Also available on Audible.com

Available as a print only book for bibliophiles.

REVIEWS

“I enjoyed reading Xen: The Zen of the Other, but the audio radio play is even better. Its gusto voice acting, hypnotic musicscapes, and mystical plot all add up to a transporting experience that’s beyond what we normally expect from a book recording.” – Joe Nolan, The Contributor


“…wildly creative experiments with form…through a down-to-earth lens and with a sense of humor. … I felt spoken to many times as Ezra articulated his own frustrations with life and with his own expectations of the world.” – DAVID AMITO, award-winning Actor. Writer, Producer, Director of Antrum




“I just finished reading this a few minutes ago. I guess “finished” isn’t really the correct wording… because I’ve really just begun.” Reader on Reddit


Part 3

Statio Numero

Statio Numero

Statio Numero: an interdisciplinary media experience by Joseph Matheny. Finishing the narrative began in Liminal and Xen.

This limited series is the third and final act of The Liminal Cycle, an interdisciplinary trilogy. Presented as a hybrid video, audio, interactive experience, released exclusively for desktop and/or mobile. 

Knowledge of Liminal and Xen, which make up the first two parts of the trilogy, will be necessary for understanding this work.

Statio Numero

A story about persona, identity, liminality, and voice.

Coming in 2023.

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