Verbicide

D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction is among Verbicide Magazine's Top 11 Books of 2014. The compiler of the list has this to say:

"Making fun of academia is great, and this is the novel I’d been waiting for because it does exactly that, but with enough intelligence that any reply is impossible. D. Harlan Wilson is one of the wittiest writers working today, and this one is as personal and smart as it is wild and funny."

Update

The hardcover edition of Laurence A. RickelsGermany: A Science Fiction will be officially released a bit later than expected in March 2015, although preorders should be delivered in February. After Germany, our next title will be the paperback reprint of Kim Stanley Robinson's irreal fantasy novel A Short, Sharp Shock. The reprint will include an introduction by Robert Crossley, author of Imagining Mars: A Literary History, as well as a study guide for use in the classroom.

Review

Jeff Bursey has written a cogent review of Lance Olsen's [[ there. ]] for The Quarterly Conversation. He concludes that "amidst the darkening thoughts in [[there.]], Lance Olsen continues to rely on art for warmth, to help make sense of life and death, and to retain a purchase in an ever-moving world in which we are all travelers." Read the full review here.

Press

Here is the official press release for our next title, Laurence A. Rickels' Germany: A Science Fiction. The hardcover edition is currently available for preorder directly from A-OP. We offer free shipping for all of our titles.

Giveaway

The November Goodreads giveaway for D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction is now complete. Congrats to the winner. An autographed copy will be sent to you directly.

Entropy

Entropy Magazine has reviewed D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction, calling it "a fiercely modern novel, an absurd, ultraviolent romp written with surgical precision." Read the full review here.

Olsen

A-OP author Lance Olsen will be doing several book readings in the next few months. Here's his schedule as it currently stands:

4 December 2014
7 p.m.: Fiction Reading
Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT

6 February 2015
7:30 p.m.: Fiction Reading
New Mexico State University
La Cruses, NM

26 February 2015
T.B.A.: Fiction Reading
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY

26 March 2015
T.B.A.: Fiction Reading
The Dikeou Gallery
Denver, CO

Jacket

Here is the dust jacket for the hardcover edition of Laurence A. Rickels' Germany: A Science Fiction. The book is currently available for preorder and will be out before Christmas. As with all A-OP titles, we offer free shipping.


Giveaway

Congrats to the winner of the October Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction. The November giveaway will be active soon.

Reviews

Check out interviews and reviews of Lance Olsen's [[ there. ]] at Bookslut, Big Other, Heavy Feather, The Small Press Book Review, Largehearted Boy and Rain Taxi. We published the book earlier in 2014 and are happy it is getting some of the attention it deserves. If you are interested in teaching or writing a review of [[ there. ]], free desk copies are available. Contact A-OP publicity manager Stan Ashenbach.

Giveaway

Every month until the end of 2014, there will be a Goodreads giveaway for a free autographed copy of our latest title, D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction. Enter the October giveaway here.

Review

A new review of D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction has been published in The Small Press Review. Here's the introduction:

"Academia's reputation has suffered in the twenty-first century: more competitive, yet less rigorous; fewer faculty positions, yet a more bloated and overpaid administrative class; prestige replaced with politics. D. Harlan Wilson illustrates this de-evolution with a Kafka-esque edge in Primordial: An Abstraction. Eighty-some-odd (and odd) chapters follow the narrator as he, stripped of his doctorate for "practicing a questionable pedagogy" and "writing a toxic strain of theory", is forced to return to university to re-earn his degree. It's the same basic premise of NBC's 'Community,' but this version of a return to college is less sitcom and more a cynical nightmare."

Read the full review here.

Induction

Here is an excerpt from one of our latest titles, Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma: 50 & 100 Word Stories:

The Pope’s Cologne

is composed from the secret formula of Pope Pius IX (1792-1878). 

We obtained the formula from descendants of Pius’s Papal Guard commander and lifelong companion, General Didier LaGrande. 

We followed the complex, exclusive formula meticulously, using the same essential oils that the papal perfumers reverently employed 200 years ago. 

This is a truly exquisite cologne with a captivating freshness, featuring notes of columbine, rue, red cedar, bergamot, and natural musk (which contains enticing pheromones). 

It is an honor for us to be able to produce this historically elite cologne and make it available for your purchase today.

There

Lance Olsen's [[ there. ]] has received a great (and well-deserved) review in the upcoming issue of Rain Taxi. Here's a blurb:

"Reading [[ there. ]] is like performing in a Wim Wenders film, reflecting on a philosophical treatise while rejecting all philosophy, being willingly displaced to another narrative (or continent) over and over and over, and reading a travel journal from home while flying in outer space—all at once, all together."

Brooklyn


Gabino Iglesias has written a sharp review of D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction for Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Here is the opening paragraph:
One of the rarest, and by far most enjoyable, literary occurrences is picking up a new book by a writer whose work you like and realizing the narrative is precisely the one you’ve always wanted that author to write. D. Harlan Wilson’s Primordial afforded me that unusual pleasure. I’ve been a fan of Wilson’s writing for a few years. With each new book, he stands at the edge of strange fiction and then propels himself into uncharted territory with a bag full of exploding language, a sharp intelligence that borders on insanity, and a bizarre sense of humor that feeds on creating new and infinitely weirder things from the battered pieces of whatever he happens to be deconstructing in that text.
Read the full review here.

Preorders

The Kindle edition of D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction is now available for preorder via Amazon. The paperback can be preordered directly from A-OP. The official publication date is September 3.

There is a Goodreads giveaway for a free autographed copy of Primordial running between August 29 and September 12. Enter here.

Rhizomatic

Please consider supporting John Madera's Rhizomatic: Publicity for Small Presses with Big Ideas along with a slue of great authors and publishers. A-OP uses Rhizomatic and we endorse it warmly. Among the books being promoted are Hope Jennings' upcoming Nostalgia, a fictional biography about Mina Loy that we will publish in 2015.

Afrofuturism

Anti-Oedipus Press is currently accepting submissions for afrofuturist schiz-flows. Writers may send queries to Stanley Ashenbach at antioedipuspress@yahoo.com. Thank you.

Giveaway

The Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma: 50 & 100 Word Stories is now complete. Congrats to the winner, Ruth Karen.

Review

Hubert O'Hearn has written an outstanding piece on Lance Olsen's [[ there. ]] and Theories of Forgetting for the August 2014 issue of the San Francisco Book Review. Both titles are featured on the cover, too.


Update

Deleuzoguattarians:

Regarding some of our latest acts of deterritorialization and decoded schiz-flows . . .

In August, the kindle version of Laurence A. Rickels' schizoanalysis of the Bond oeuvre will be on sale for $2.99. Later this year, we are excited to be releasing the hardcover edition of Rickels' Germany: A Science Fiction, the follow-up to I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick.

Free desk copies of Barry N. Malzberg's science metafiction novel are available for anybody who might be interested in teaching it. In 2015, we look forward to reprinting the paperback edition of Malzberg's masterwork Beyond Apollo.

Advanced reader copies of D. Harlan Wilson's riotous campus novel are available for reviewers and bloggers. The book can be preordered directly from A-OP. The official publication date for the paperback and kindle editions is September 3. This will be Wilson's fourth book released in 2014 after Hitler: The Terminal Biography, Freud: The Penultimate Biography and Douglass: The Lost Autobiography, all published by Raw Dog Screaming Press, and collectively known as The Biographizer Trilogy.

August 1 is the official publication date for the paperback and kindle editions of literary terrorist Harold Jaffe's pseudo-sequel to Anti-Twitter.

Throughout the remainder of 2014, Lance Olsen will be doing multiple readings and signings across the country. In addition to [[ there. ]], Olsen published two other books this year, Theories of Forgetting and How to Unfeel the Dead. Here is his schedule.

For all queries and requests, please contact A-OP publicity manager Stanley Ashenbach.

Playlist

Lance Olsen has composed a superb music playlist for his critifictional travel narrative [[ there. ]] Check it out at David Gutowski's blog Largehearted Boy. Among the musicians included are David Bowie, Lou Reed, Miles Davis . . . and The Hoff!

Giveaway

We have set up a Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of our latest title, Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma: 50 & 100 Word Stories. The giveaway begins today. It will run for two weeks and conclude on August 1, the official publication date of the paperback edition.

There

Lance Olsen's latest books, Theories of Forgetting (Fiction Collective 2) and [[ there. ]] (Anti-Oedipus Press), have received a great review in The Small Press Book Review. Here's a glimpse:

"Lance Olsen’s books Theories of Forgetting and [[ there. ]] are works of radically different type united by their convention-defying formats and their (sometimes uncomfortable) intimacy. Theories of Forgetting is a novel in two halves, two narratives that bisect the book horizontally, never letting you forget one while reading the other. [[ there. ]] is a book in fragments, echoing David Markson, bursts of observation and contemplation written while Olsen was at the American Academy in Berlin. Reading them together amplifies Olsen’s skill at constructing narratives in unexpected and innovative forms."

Read the full review here.

Apollo

We are excited to announce that we have signed a contract with Barry N. Malzberg to reprint the paperback edition of Beyond Apollo in 2015. In 1973, the book won the first John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, and it is now in development for a film adaptation. More details as the project unfolds. In the meantime, check out our reprint of Malzberg's Galaxies, published earlier this year.

Induction

While the official publication date for Hal Jaffe's Induced Coma isn't until August 1, it is now available for purchase directly from the publisher as well as from AmazonBarnes & Noble, etc. The Kindle version will be available later this year.

Olsen

On June 26 at 7:30 p.m., Lance Olsen will be giving a lecture and reading from his latest works, [[ there. ]] and Theories of Forgetting, at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Sharon Arts Center Gallery, 30 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire. Olsen is one of the guest speakers for the NHIA MFA program's June residency.

Rickels


Laurence A. Rickels will be reading from and signing copies of Germany: A Science Fiction at renowned San Francisco bookstore City Lights in February 2015. He will do likewise at several other bookstores in southern California during a lecture circuit. Germany is a follow-up to I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick (University of Minnesota Press 2010). Here's a brief description:

"In I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick, Laurence A. Rickels investigated the renowned science fiction author’s collected work by way of its relationship to schizophrenia (as concept and condition). In his new book, Germany: A Science Fiction, he focuses on psychopathy as the undeclared diagnosis implied in flunking the empathy test. The switch from psychosis to psychopathy as an organizing limit opens up the prospect of a genealogy of the Cold War era, which Rickels begins with a reading of Dick’s THE SIMULACRA and follows out with readings of Simulacron 3, Fahrenheit 451, The Day of the Triffids, This Island Earth and Gravity's Rainbow, among many other genealogical stations."

The hardcover edition of Germany will be available in November 2014.

WIP

WIPs Journal has conducted a short interview with Harold Jaffe about Induced Coma, coming from Anti-Oedipus Press in August. Here's an excerpt:

"JAFFE: The world is perishing and we’re being fed bromides. Long before global warming the British socalist thinker Raymond Williams wrote that if there were a great and vast peril, world leaders would do one of two things: lie about it to service their constituency and maintain status; or simply, stupidly, not comprehend the peril. Williams was right. We are compelled to witness the consequences of global warming in banally capitalized ways: pop movies featuring post-apocalyptic zombies; biological humans miming cyborgs for an inorganic protection; undisguised economic cruelties toward the disadvantaged."

Read the full interview here.

Induced Coma is currently available for preorder. Read excerpts from the book here.

Primordial

Our next book after Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma (August 2014), D. Harlan Wilson's Primordial: An Abstraction (September 2014), is now available for preorder, and there are paperback ARCs for interested reviewers. Contact our publicist Stan Ashenbach at antioedipuspress@yahoo.com. Here's a press release:

Pics

Here's a pic of Lance Olsen reading from [[ there. ]] last night at Saint George's English Bookshop in Berlin. It looks like a good crowd.


Afterwards there was a gathering at Bar Gagarin with Olsen and fellow A-OP author Laurence A. Rickels. Can you pick them out?

Berlin

Later this month, Anti-Oedipus Press authors Lance Olsen & Laurence A. Rickels will be reading and signing copies of their latest books, [[ there. ]] and SPECTRE, in Berlin. The event will take place on May 20 at 8 p.m.(Central European Time) at this location:


St. George's English Bookshop
Worther Strasse 27
Prenzlauer Berg

10405 Berlin
Germany

There will also be a post-reading fete at Bar Gagarin, an homage to the Soviet cosmonaut and first man in space.

LANCE OLSEN is author of more than 20 books of and about innovative writing. His short stories, essays and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies, including The Village Voice, BOMB, McSweeney’s and Best American Non-Required Reading. A Guggenheim, Berlin Prize, DAAD, N.E.A. Fellowship, and Pushcart Prize recipient as well as a Fulbright Scholar, he teaches experimental theory and practice at the University of Utah. He will read from [[ there.]], a trash-diary critifictional meditation on the confluence of travel, curiosity, paying attention and innovative writing practices that he wrote last year while a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and from his new novel, Theories of Forgetting, influenced by earthwork artist Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty.

Professor of Art and Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts-Karlsruhe as well as Sigmund Freud Professor of Media and Philosophy at the European Graduate School, LAURENCE A. RICKELS has published numerous studies of the phenomenon he calls "unmourning," a term that became the title of his trilogy Aberrations of Mourning, The Case of California and Nazi Psychoanalysis. He is also the author of The Vampire Lectures, The Devil Notebooks and I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick, a schizoanalysis of the science fiction author's life and work. He will read from his latest book, SPECTRE, an examination of Ian Fleming's novels and film adaptations that looks awry at Bond through the sieve of psychoanalytic theory, history and Kulturindustrie.

RDSP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


RAW DOG SCREAMING PRESS ACQUIRES ANTI-OEDIPUS PRESS
Raw Dog Screaming Press has acquired worldwide rights to publish all future and backlist titles from Anti-Oedipus Press under the imprint of the same name, effective immediately.

Dedicated to publishing high-quality fiction and nonfiction, Anti-Oedipus Press was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2013 by novelist, editor and English professor D. Harlan Wilson, who has described the mission of A-OP as follows: 
"Anti-Oedipus Press is a publisher of literary 'schiz-flows' that aspire to chart new boundaries in narrative and theory. Taking our cue from the poststructuralist writings of Deleuze and Guattari, A-OP publishes authors who write to the Nth power, making rhizomes instead of roots and sculpting innovative bodies without organs in the form of fiction, nonfiction, literary criticism, cultural studies and pop philosophy."
A-OP joins two other imprints under the RDSP fold: Guide Dog Books, which specializes in "nonfiction with incisors," and Dog Star Books, which specializes in "science fiction that goes for the throat." RDSP itself will continue to focus on “fiction that foams at the mouth,” releasing cross-genre works from the literary fringe.

A-OP’s most recent titles include a work of critical theory on the James Bond oeuvre by esteemed Sigmund Freud Professor of Media and Philosophy Laurence A. Rickels, a reprint of SF legend Barry Malzberg’s novel Galaxies, a reprint of best-selling SF author Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel A Short, Sharp Shock, a critifictional travel narrative by American postmodern writer and theorist Lance Olsen, and a collection of docufiction by "guerrilla writer" Harold Jaffe.

RDSP will sell and market A-OP titles through Ingram and our usual sales channels throughout the rest of the world.

D. Harlan Wilson, who is also the managing editor of Guide Dog Books, will continue to function as editor-in-chief of A-OP. Along with his team, he will prepare manuscripts for publication and work with RDSP and A-OP editors and authors.

Giveaway

The Goodreads giveaway for three paperback copies of Barry Malzberg's science metafiction novel Galaxies is over. Congrats to the winners: Abe Kulkarni, Vincenza Wall and Michael Weil. Copies will be sent out next week.

Preorder

Our next book, Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma: 50 & 100 Word Stories, is now available for preorder. The official publication date of the paperback edition is August 1, 2014. The kindle edition will follow shortly thereafter. Review and desk copies will be available soon. Contact Stan Ashenbach at antioedipuspress@yahoo.com if you are interested in reviewing or possibly teaching the book.

Press

Here is the official press release for Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma: 50 & 100 Word Stories:


Coma

We are pleased to reveal the cover of Harold Jaffe's upcoming book, Induced Coma, beautifully designed by Bradley Sharp:


A semi-sequel to the visionary Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, Induced Coma: 50 & 100 Word Stories once again features Harold Jaffe writing to the Nth power, taking as his subject no less than the benighted globe. Including published mainstream narratives and “news” articles from the US and abroad, the collection covers an extraordinary range of subjects—activist art, global warming, revolution, the entertainment industry, and the freakishly banal happenings of our day-to-day lives—all of which the author deconstructs to expose their ideological subtexts in uncanny ways. Satirical, critical, tragic and ruminative, Jaffe works every register masterfully. Induced Coma is a singular tour de force composed by one of the most innovative writers of our generation.

“Upending the notion of 'flash' by installing a cryptic directness that tells of our times unflinchingly, without artistic fluff or emotional posturing, Jaffe has continued his venturesome break with tradition in Induced Coma. They’re not sleepers; these miniature anti-fictions give maximum pleasure. They also create unease and awareness. Absorb them.” —Stephen D. Gutierrez

“A wonderfully prismatic insight into the current mania of our society, Induced Coma simultaneously offers a comment on the reductivism of Twitter culture—and exponentiates the form to a level of psycho-philosophical prose poetry, with infinite nuances and ironies.” —R. Sebastian Bennett

“Harold Jaffe’s Induced Coma makes 'news of the weird' not only not-weird but also not-news. In other words, Jaffe has brilliantly turned all our news into weird news." —Mark Yakich

Aylett

In 2015, A-OP will publish collection of essays on the fiction of Steve Aylett. One of the essays, Robert Kiely's Clusterbusting Hallucinations: Speed in Bigot Hall, appears online at The Literateur. Aylett scholars and fans will enjoy it.

Matchbook

The following A-OP titles are part of the Kindle Matchbook program whereby if you purchase the paperback edition (or if you have purchased it in the past) you can also get the kindle edition for free.

Artforum

An in-depth and insightful review of Laurence A. Rickels' SPECTRE appears in the April issue of Artforum. Here's a blurb:

"Rickels lays out James Bon's milieu, the Cold War, as a burial site for the unprocessed losses of World Wars I and II. . . . SPECTRE's wealth of evidence allows us to read the Bond stories, and those of SPECTRE in particular, in an increasingly broad register: first as Fleming's autobiography, then as an autobiography of the postwar era, and finally as an allegory for the childhood construction of object relations and their connection to fantasy, fear and death."

Primordial

D. Harlan Wilson's "exercise in contemporary idiocy," Primordial: An Abstraction, is currently available for preorder. The official publication date of the special paperback edition is July 4 followed shortly thereafter by the kindle edition. Advanced reader copies will be available in early May.

Olsen

Lance Olsen will be giving readings in Buffalo, Boston and Cleveland on behalf of his new novel, Theories of Forgetting (Fiction Collective 2), and [[ there. ]] (Anti-Oedipus Press), a critifictional meditation on curiosity, travel and innovative writing practices. Here are the details:

3 April 2014 • 8:00 p.m.
Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY

7 April 2014 • 5:30 p.m.
MIT Building 14E, Room 310
160 Memorial Drive
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

8 April 2014 • 7:00 p.m.
Rodman Hall, Meeting Room A
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH

Composition

"Desiring-production and machines, psychic apparatuses and machines of desire, desiring-machines and the assembling of an analytic machine suited to decode them: the domain of free syntheses where everything is possible; partial connections, included disjunctions, nomadic conjunctions, polyvocal flows and chains, transductive breaks; the relation of desiring-machines as formations of the unconscious with the molar formations that they constitute statistically in organized crowds; and the apparatus of social and psychic repression resulting from these formations—such is the composition of the analytic field." —D&G, Anti-Oedipus

Galaxies

Our reprint of Barry N. Malzberg's science metafiction novel Galaxies will be published later this month. One of the reasons A-OP exists is to bring good out-of-print books back into circulation, ideally for use in the classroom. If anybody is interested in teaching Galaxies, email us at antioedipuspress@yahoo.com and we're happy to provide you with a desk copy.


Interviews

Two interviews with Lance Olsen regarding [[ there. ]] came out this week. One is a flash interview at The Collagist; the other is a longer interview at Bookslut conducted by Alissa Nutting.

Nostalgia

We're happy to announce the acquisition of Nostalgia, a novel by Hope Jennings. Here's the description:

Nostalgia is the definitive biography of Mina Byrne, obscure modernist avant-garde poet, painter, lamp-shade maker, and never-before-suspected muse of infamous Russian-American novelist, Vasili Novikov, and his son, Andrew Brennan, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Over ten years in the making, the novel draws from unpublished manuscripts, letters, and poems, reconstructing hypothetical paintings and lost photographs, reinventing forgotten eras, crisscrossing continents, and following its own laws of space and time. Jennings' groundbreaking portrait of an unknown and possibly plagiarized life presents a metafictional map of literary obsession, sexual betrayal, and monstrous megalomania. Traversing the landscape of a derelict past, we encounter schizophrenic sons, repressed philosophers, pugilist film stars, vampiric fathers, spectral butterflies, eccentric aunts, flamboyant flaneurs, reclusive mothers, bawdy vaudevillians, tittering dilettantes, absurd futurists, and one of the most unromantic and anti-nostalgic heroines imaginable.

Nostalgia is slated for publication early in 2015.

Olsen

A-OP author Lance Olsen will be at the AWP Convention this weekend in Seattle reading from [[ there. ]] and Theories of Forgetting. Check him out at the following venues:
:::: 26 February 2014 • 5-10 p.m. • Fiction Reading • Festival of Language • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery  1333 5th Avenue 
:::: 27 February 2014  12 p.m.  Fiction Reading  FC2 40th Anniversary  Room 303  Western New England MFA Annex

Preorder

The Anti-Oedipal paperback reprint of Barry N. Malzberg's Galaxies is now available for preorder. This edition features an extended introduction by Jack DannAnti-Oedipus Press offers free shipping on all of our books.

Galaxies

Below is the press release for our upcoming reprint of Barry N. Malzberg's science metafiction novel Galaxies, originally published in 1975. This edition includes an extended introduction by Jack Dann. If you are interested in a review copy, contact our publicist Stan Ashenbach at antioedipuspress@yahoo.com. And if you are a science fiction scholar and professor, please consider teaching it! Next year at this time we will reprint the paperback edition Kim Stanley Robinson's A Short, Sharp Shock with an introduction by Robert Crossley, author of Imagining Mars: A Literary History. Please keep Anti-Oedipus Press on your radar.

Collagist

There is an excerpt from Lance Olsen's schiz-diary [[ there. ]] in the latest issue of Dzanc Books' The Collagist.

SF

Here's our new insignia for the spines of our books, all of which fall into the same genre: SF.

Winner

Congratulations to Irina Buntar, who won an autographed copy of our latest title, Lance Olsen's [[ there. ]], in this month's Goodreads giveaway.

Purchase

All of our titles are now available for purchase directly from the publisher as well as Amazon, B&N, Ingram, etc. Please refer to the individual book pages:

Galaxies

In March, Anti-Oedipus Press will publish a paperback reprint of legendary science fiction author Barry N. Malzberg's novel Galaxies. Here is the cover description:

There is a spectre haunting the science fiction genre—the spectre of Barry N. Malzberg ...

In a genre that, with one hand, claimed to be the ultimate storehouse of innovation, and with the other, leveled strict rules for writing and codes of narrative conduct onto its authors, Malzberg stuck out like a forked tongue, composing works of bona fide literature that dwarfed the efforts of his contemporaries and established him as one of science fiction’s most dynamic enfant terribles.

Originally published in 1975, Galaxies is a masterwork of the Malzbergian canon, which includes over fifty novels and collections. Metafictional, absurdist and sardonic, the book mounts a concerted attack against the market forces that prescribed science fiction of the 1970s and continue to prescribe it today. At the same time, the book tells a story of technology and cyborgs, of bureaucracy and tachyons, of love and hate and sadness . . .

Despite his deviant literary antics, Malzberg could not be ignored by the SF community. In 1973, he won the first annual John W. Campbell Memorial Award, which is presented to the best SF novel of the year by a distinguished committee of SF experts, authors and critics. Thereafter he received nominations for the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, among others. Nonetheless his work has not received the attention it so profoundly deserves.

Galaxies is among the works listed in acclaimed SF editor David Pringle’s Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels, published in 1985. With an introduction by Jack Dann, this special paperback edition of Galaxies ushers Malzberg’s genius into the twenty-first century.

Reading

On Tuesday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m., in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lance Olsen will be reading from [[ there. ]] at the Salt Lake City Public Library as part of the City Art Reading Series. Please drop by if you're in the area!

Coma

In August, we will publish Harold Jaffe's Induced Coma, the follow-up to Anti-Twitter. Here's a description of the book:
A semi-sequel to the visionary Anti-Twitter: 150 50-Word Stories, Induced Coma: 50 & 100-Word Stories once again features Harold Jaffe writing to the Nth power, taking as his subject no less than the benighted globe. Including published mainstream narratives and “news” articles from the US and abroad, the collection covers a wide range of subjects—activist art, global warming, revolution, the entertainment industry, and the freakishly banal happenings of our day-to-day lives—all of which the author deconstructs to expose their ideological subtexts in uncanny ways. Satirical, critical, tragic and ruminative, Jaffe works every register masterfully. Induced Coma is a singular tour de force composed by one of the most innovative writers of our generation.
Jaffe is the author of over twenty books of fiction, nonfiction and docufiction, among them Straight Razor, 15 Serial Killers, Revolutionary Brain and Beyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerrilla Writer's Guide to Post-Millennial Culture. He is also the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Fiction International and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. Learn more about Jaffe at his website.

Rickels

In 2013, we were proud to publish Laurence A. Rickels' cutting edge schizoanalysis of the James Bond oeuvre, SPECTRE. Later this year we will publish his next book, Germany: A Science Fiction, a study of psychopathy in the Cold War era by way of the science fiction genre. Learn more about Rickels at a new website: LARickels.com.

There

We are proud to announce that our next release, Lance Olsen's [[ there. ]], is now available for early purchase in paperback and kindle formats, although the official publication date isn't until February 1. Please visit the book on Goodreads as well as Amazon.

LARB

A discerning review of Laurence A. Rickels' SPECTRE came out today in Los Angeles Review of Books. Here's a look:

"In Rickels’s reading, psychosis, as a state of removal from reality, is tied to the integration brought about at the end of mourning, while in psychopathy, which involves more of a removal from society than from reality, 'the failure to empathize and mourn tests the limits of tolerance.' A resistance to mourning is important in that the subject becomes even more shaken than stirred."

Read the full article here.

Copyeditor

Anti-Oedipus Press is currently seeking a copyeditor to proofread manuscripts. There is currently no payment for the job beyond the stamp of experience and a credit on your curriculum vita. Ideally we are looking for graduate students in English, composition and rhetoric, or some other writing-based field. If you are interested, please contact the editor-in-chief, D. Harlan Wilson, at antioedipuspress@yahoo.com.

HuffPo

There's a terrific schiz-review of Laurence A. Rickels' SPECTRE in The Huffington Post. Here's the thesis:

"In the same vein as Dr. Laurence A. Rickels' brilliantly idiosyncratic I Think I Am exhuming the corpus of Philip K. Dick, SPECTRE propels Kulturindustrie theory into the 21st century with its pointed multi-layered, multi-disciplinary fun-e-really examination of the Bond nemesis via the shadow of its creator, Ian Fleming."

Even A-OP gets kudos:


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"Only the idea can inject the venom" is the publishing upstart's philosophy for connecting the cross wires loose in the culture.

Read the full review here.