Laurence A. Rickels' Germany: A Science Fiction has received a superb review in theory@buffalo. Here's an excerpt:
"It could be said that each of the fictions in Rickels’ treatment present an allegorizing logic meant to contain the disaster of the failure to mourn. In two senses: of the 'disaster' in and as the repeated failure of mourning, and of the disastrous real of mourning as failure, a constitutively impossible obstacle to mourning’s ownmost possibility. Rickels is as univocal as Freud in this regard: because death is, for the unconscious, an impossibility, it is always in the context of the encounter of mourning that this impossibility is repeatedly staged . . . Rickels' work continues to seek where it cannot help but find, to our uncanny bewilderment and edification, the catastrophe in our midst."
The Goodreads giveaway for Laurence A. Rickels' Germany: A Science Fiction is now complete. Congrats to Christine LaRue of Elverta, California, who won a free paperback copy. Keep your eyes peeled for future giveaways. The next one will be for our special paperback reprint of Barry N. Malzberg's Beyond Apollo, winner of the first John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in the early 1970s.