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.