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.