"The surrealistic nature woven into the prose is engaging and pushes the mysteries to the forefront of your mind." —The Big Smoke on James Reich's The Song My Enemies Sing

Read the full review here.


Early in 2019, AOP will be accepting unsolicited book submissions for a short period. We are particularly interested in receiving work from women and authors of color. More details soon.


The paperback edition of James Reich's The Song My Enemies Sing is now available! The kindle edition will be published in 2019.


Here is the full jacket for our next title, James Reich's The Song My Enemies Sing, beautifully designed in part by the author as well as Matthew Revert. If you are interested in reviewing the novel, please query publicity manager Stanley Ashenbach at


To date, AOP has reprinted three special paperback editions of Barry N. Malzberg's novels Galaxies, Beyond Apollo and The Falling Astronauts. Check out this recent, insightful exchange with the science fiction legend and J. D. Daniels at Farrar, Straus, Giroux: Malzberg Reading Daniels Reading Malzberg.


We are excited to announce that AOP will publish James Reich's novel The Song My Enemies Sing later this year. Science fiction legend Barry N. Malzberg had a lot to say about it:

“This is absolutely astonishing—Vermillion Sands meets its atrocity exhibition somewhere Beyond Apollo . . . It is a science fiction novel cunningly framed as a straight literary novel using the devices of science fiction and can be taken as either. It is both synchronously of course. Schrodinger’s Novel. . . . The opening is magnificent, tanked-out, tracked-down Ballard and then it simply flies in its variations on a theme through my work, through Clarke, through Bradbury, through Phil Dick; ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, this is a history of science fiction form, origin and development and it is merciless in its refusal to pander to the easier implications of its material. . . . The Song My Enemies Sing is from the first paragraph an absolute stunner.”

This is Reich's fifth novel. It is his third publication with AOP after Soft Invasions and Mistah Kurtz! A Prelude to Heart of Darkness.

Taking its title from the ska classic by Joe Higgs and written in the vignette mode of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian ChroniclesThe Song My Enemies Sing is a surreal, disquieting science fiction novel  about interspecies communication, Mars colonization, Black Panthers and Afro-futurism, UFO close encounters and abductions, spiritual crisis, latent memories and missing time.

More details soon!


In conjunction with Litteraria Pragensia, we are proud to announce the anti-oedipal edition of City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague, a sprawling anthology of image and text edited by Louis Armand and Robert Carrithers.