Disco 2000 (anthology)
Disco 2000 is a 1998 collection of original short stories edited by music journalist Sarah Champion. The stories in the collection are set in the last hours of 1999, and while the authors featured are largely known for their science fiction work, not every story is strictly of that genre. The collection is a follow up to Champion's previous collection, Disco Biscuits, which took the British club scene as its topic.
Cover art of Disco 2000
|Author||Sarah Champion (editor)|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
- "Witnessing the Millennium" - Pat Cadigan
- "English Astronaut" - Nicholas Blincoe
- "I'm a Policeman" - Grant Morrison (connected to "And We're All Policemen", from The Invisibles)
- "Identity" - Jonathan Brook
- "Vine of the Soul" - Poppy Z. Brite (features characters from Brite's second novel, Drawing Blood)
- "The Millennium Loop" - Charlie Hall
- "A Short Archeology of the Chemical Age" - Doug Hawes
- "Mama Told Me Not to Come" - Paul Di Filippo
- "Gigantic" - Steve Aylett
- "Let's Grind, or How K2 Plant Hire Ltd Went to Work" - Bill Drummond (connected to 2K's Fuck the Millennium project)
- "Radiant Flower of The Divine Heavens" - Margaret Millar
- "Game On" - Helen Mead
- "Piece Of My Mind" - Courttia Newland
- "Is Everybody Here?" - Douglas Rushkoff
- "Pavlovs Bitch and Yoga Cow Reach 2000" - Tanya Glyde
- "Retoxicity" - Steve Beard (an excerpt from Beard's novel Digital Leatherette)
- "Crunch" - Neal Stephenson (an excerpt from Stephenson's novel Cryptonomicon)
- "Dali's Clocks" - Robert Anton Wilson
- "Fire At The Ativan Factory" - Douglas Coupland
A companion album, also entitled Disco 2000 and released in 1998, features, according to the book's afterword, "futuristic music for the end of the millennium, especially recorded as a companion to this book." The album includes contributions from, among others, two of the writers featured in the book, Bill Drummond and Grant Morrison.
Disco 2000 has received largely positive reviews, and holds a three star rating on Goodreads. A review on LibraryThing refers to it as "essential reading for anyone with an interest in the cultural musings from 1990's folk, as they pondered the millenium", and another on Amazon.com states that it spans "the entire spectrum of subcultural discourse from science fiction to cyberpunk to frustrated romance. The gritty experiences of contemporary youth technoculture saturate every selection with brilliant poetry and prose. These are the voices of club kids past, present and future...an absolute must read for people who have experienced the journey into the techno-underworld."
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-01. Retrieved 2011-12-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Accessed 29 December 2011
- "Various – Disco 2000". Discogs. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- Champion, Sarah, (1998), Disco 2000, Sceptre, p. 363
- "Various – Disco 2000 (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2903326-disco-2000 - Accessed 28 December 2011
- http://www.librarything.com/work/13042 - Accessed 28 December 2011
- "Customers Reviews Disco 2000". Amazon.com. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
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