Bio: Steve Beard was born in England in 1961 and after attending Oxford University worked as a style journalist on i-D magazine. In 1999 he published the science fiction/fantasy novel, Digital Leatherette, which William Gibson said was ?fresh evidence that the street finds its own uses for literature.? He is collaborating with Jeff Noon on a baroque fantasy novel accessible at www.mappalujo.com.
Meat Puppet Cabaret is a dark fantasy novel that restores the perverse sex, bad drugs and violent rock 'n' roll to contemporary folklore. It starts from a weird idea: what if Jack the Ripper were a demon summoned by the black magician John Dee to steal Princess Diana's baby Allegra from the scene of the car crash in Paris? What if Allegra were hidden in a children's home in East London, but then 14 years later escaped? The novel follows Allegra's adventures as she quests to discover her true ide... more info>>