G. S. Oldman doesn't talk about the number of Midwest motorcycles or skateboards he’s destroyed. "Decline and Fall of Alternative Civilization" is his debut novel. He’s published poems and essays in zines that barely existed, wrote for newspapers, contributed to journals like Thrasher, No Mag, Forced Exposure, Flipside and Option. He also filled spaces in X-rated prose and film scripts without having to take his clothes off. In the 1990s, he did time in the backrooms of arts and music promotion in Austin, TX (someone’s gotta write those blurbs, bios and phony reviews) but after Hurricane Katrina, he escaped back to the heartland where all hell did not break loose, and no one could hang the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon on him. He now lives somewhere in Michigan searching for secret U-boat bases.