Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun by Neil Rushton is an unnerving and unusual story about one man's struggle to overcome perceived mental illness with the use of psychedelic drugs. Fantasy and reality intertwine leaving the reader never quite certain whether the author is recounting a hallucigenic trip, a dream sequence, or something else altogether. Observations on the human condition will resonate with many as, to a backdrop of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, the author debates the merits of whether we are all in fact a little mad... I'm t mad ...A compelling, sometimes uncomfortable but never dull read, it will leave the reader kwing a little more about themselves and the mysteries of the human mind.
Neil Rushton is a freelance writer who has published on a wide variety of topics from castle fortifications to drug use. Recently he has been exploring the confluence between consciousness, insanity and reality and how they are affected through the use of a wide variety of drugs. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun is his first novel.