welcome to the world of Kat Cataclysm: silly, surreal, sex-positive.
for the uninitiated:
Kat Cataclysm is quite a character: absurdist short fiction writer, aspiring faux novelist, failed linguist, recovering slam poet, wannabe stand-up comedian, and the not-so-pure invention of Julia Serano.
Kat Cataclysm is the narrator/protagonist of Julia’s eventual debut novel, 99 Erics, which is a humorous account of Kat’s experiences writing a book called 99 Erics, wherein she chronicles her experiences dating ninety-nine different people named Eric. It is more surreal than slutty. Not that there is anything wrong with slutty.
99 Erics offers satirical takes on relationships, sexual conventions, language, the writing process, book publishing, online media, and tech culture, and is chock-full of Kat’s smart yet silly digressions on a variety of topics, including bisexuality, ethical non-monogamy, listicles, the distorted nature of memories, hipsters, Freudian slips, banana slug mating practices, sabermetrics, lucid dreaming, agnosticism, temporal paradoxes, and sex toys, to name but a few. You can watch/listen to Julia reading excerpts from two chapters from the book: Posers and Poetry Slammed. Three additional chapters (Eric Number One, Great Expectations, and Shopping Carts, Part One) are exclusively available to Julia’s Patreon supporters.
Despite being a fictional character, Kat Cataclysm has recently published a book of her very own: General Surgery and Surgeons General is a forty-something page professionally hand-crafted modern-day chapbook compiling many of Kat’s absurdist short stories, slam poems, and whimsical musings. The chapbook can be purchased from CreateSpace or Amazon.com, and you can listen to Julia read from three pieces from the book: Smells Like Teen Dystopia, Mr. Prince, and The Sex Which Is Not One (all recorded while on tour with Sister Spit in 2016).
If you want to book Kat Cataclysm for a reading or performance, please contact Julia Serano, and she will be happy to put the two of you in touch. Otherwise, you can follow Kat’s musings and misadventures via her:
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