''A Boot Stomping a Human Face Forever'' -- Actual title ''10 A BOOT STOMPING 20 A HUMAN FACE 30 GOTO 10''. A non-winning entry in 2009's 3-Day Novel contest, picked up by Australian publisher [[http://www.LegumeMan.com Legume Man Books]] and released in April 2010. Creator/JessGulbranson second trope-conscious novel.

The name comes from the computer programming language BASIC, in which it originally required each line to start with a number. The term "GOTO 10" will go back to the line starting with the number 10, which, since there is no way to break out of the loop, would continue forever. It quotes Creator/GeorgeOrwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.

Short and sweet, the story concerns a music-fixated young man's discovery of a bizarre gift/curse, and his involvement with the parties that would like to exploit it. Buy it [[http://www.amazon.com/BOOT-STOMPING-HUMAN-FACE-GOTO/dp/0980593840/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271056233&sr=1-1 here]].

A connected short story, "[=HeLa=], [=HeLa=]" was published in the [[http://www.amazon.com/Writings-On-Wall-Seven-Archons/dp/0988314606 ''Writings on the Wall'' anthology]] and serves as a bridge to the forthcoming [[AfterTheEnd true sequel]].

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!!This book provides examples of:
* AlienGeometries: [[spoiler: The cold thing's presence alone causes the rules of physics to go awry locally.]]
* BrownNote: The Jordanian glyph.
* {{Determinator}}: Jones.
* CrazyCulturalComparison: [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Jethro Tull on a desert island?]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Eric, Osborn, and Fargo.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Anna and her friends. By the end of the book could be considered a case of BlessedWithSuck.
* FasterThanLightTravel: [[spoiler: The cold thing is [[HandWave explained]] as being able to send information and parts of itself over vast distances instantaneously by changing physics.]]
* FormulaicMagic: [[spoiler: 1 divided by 0. Not just a good idea, it's the law.]]
* GhostlyGoals: Averted.
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Eric
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Several, or at least their ghosts: [[spoiler: Ian Curtis, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, and John von Neumann]]
* IntriguedByHumanity: Just not all of it.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Osborn. Stated in the afterword to be an AuthorAvatar.
* KillEmAll: Sometimes more than once. WordOfGod has it that despite- or perversely because of this, there will be a sequel.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: From ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.
* {{Necromancer}}: [[spoiler: Eric, the narrator]]
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Averted.
* PsychicNosebleed: Using necromancy in a way that defies logic results in psychic ''diarrhea''.
* StuffBlowingUp: [[spoiler: Graceland]]
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: "The only reason I'm alive is because you're not a murderer. Unless you count the driver and all those guards..."
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!!The "[=HeLa=], [=HeLa=]" short provides examples of:

* VillainProtagonist: The point of the entire anthology, and the narrator, despite her FreudianExcuse, seems to have no no redeeming qualities at all, apart from scientific skill.
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Dropped on the first page:
--> '''Narrator:''' ...became a non-issue when I went back east on a scholarship when I was fifteen. By the time I finished school and murdered my father, I didn't have much reason to go home...
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Implied with [[{{Ghostapo}} Huysman]] and [[WarriorPoet MacManus]], and [[TheUnseen Sentinel]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Osborn]] are mentioned as well.
* MagnificentBastard: Said verbatim about H&M.
* CrapsackWorld: Despite the narrator's exaggerated misanthropy, this certainly seems to be the case.
--> '''Narrator:''' Everything was going to shit faster than our organic [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas toga]]-and-[[IWantMyJetpack jetpack]] dreams could be realized--sectarian violence on the streets, facile drones in the workplace, a constant hum and whine of half-realized wireless infrastructure.