Amnesiascope (1996)

By Steve Erickson

Anarchic, relentlessly eroticized, ravaged by cataclysm and caught in a vortex of fire, the Los Angeles of Amnesiascope is a landscape of floating time zones and time-capsule cemeteries, beachside bunkers and ghost airports, Persian domes and telescopes that refract memory, overrun by abducted strippers, nomadic artists, reluctant pornographers, subversive newspaper columnists, alienated movie critics, teenage hookers afraid of the rain, and legendary filmmakers who may not exist. .