Queen&Country interview with R. K. Williams

A gender bending new queer sci-fi novel, The Ozone Hotel , conjures up the spirit of both The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and RuPaul’s Drag Race to battle what its author decries as today’s “beige mediocrity”. No wonder Stephen Fry has called it “A Barbarella and Myra Breckinridge for the YouTube generation”
— James Wilkinson - Editor-in-Chief - Queen&Country
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 R.K. Williams - author The Ozone Hotel

R.K. Williams - author The Ozone Hotel

The Ozone Hotel is the startlingly fresh, vivid and decidedly “out there” debut novel from author R K Williams released today

The story begins in 1929 when Mr Brown, a young bank clerk living in London, receives a “Golden Ticket” - but more fabulous than chocolate - enabling him to take a holiday to an exotic locale called The Ozone Hotel.

After a chance meeting with the fabulously-named Chloe Passion, he embarks on an adventure that changes his life and finds him at a magnificent hotel floating above the clouds. Mr Brown meets a slew of quirky queer time travelers like Global Baby, Celeste Skyworld, my favourite the Vandeyla twins, who represent the YouTube generation and, of course, not forgetting the gorgeous character that is Pink in Feathers glimpsed in the hotel lobby.

No surprise then that Stephen Fry called this book "A Barbarella and Myra Breckinridge for the YouTube generation”.

This is a fabulous camp romp through time and space, with nostalgic nods to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy, Star Wars, Blake’s 7 and the 1980s gender bending club scene that gave birth to fashion icons such as Leigh Bowery and Boy George. Anything 80’s gets my vote! It’s also an essential read for anyone who wants to buckle up and take a psychedelic trip to the only place in the galaxy where fashion is celebrated to excess and you can be as flamboyant as you want. The Ozone Hotel is like walking through a Dali painting; it’s full of extraordinary characters, events and adventures leaving you embraced in a glitter haze and chuckling away long after you’ve put book the book down. As RuPaul would say: “Start your engines...”
— James Wilkinson - Editor-in-Chief - Queen&Country

To read the full interview with R. K. Williams follow the link below to Queen&Country magazine.