Author: R N Jorden
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Major Karen Keller isn't having a good day. She knows her helmet wasn't sealed properly. The in-flight computer is a second-rate circuitboard asshole. She was drafted by the USMC-NASA to go on this boring inter-dimensional mission. Her mother went on this same mission years ago, returned a mumbling wreck, and burnt down a children's hospital, you know just 'cause. The only other person to go on this assignment returned to Earth liquified. No pressure. None at all.Karen is about ready to discover what awaits her on the other side of the wormhole is someone (or something?) beyond her wildest pot-induced imagination.
Author: M. Suddain
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-06-27
This is the story of M. Francisco Fabrigas, explorer, philosopher, heretical physicist, who took a shipful of children on a frightening voyage to the next dimension, assisted by a teenaged Captain, a brave deaf boy, a cunning blind girl, and a sultry botanist, all the while pursued by the Pope of the universe and a well-dressed mesmerist. Dark plots, demonic cults, murderous jungles, quantum mayhem, the birth of creation, the death of time, and a creature called the Sweety: all this and more waits beyond the veil of reality.
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Manticore Press
Release Date: 2011
Containing the key stories which make up the mythical world established by Lovecraft and works by Howard written in this mythological framework, this volume also presents Lovecraft's essay on the nature of the horror tale, a new analysis written on the nature of myth and the occult in Lovecraft's work, and new tales of terror written in the same vein.
Periodizing contemporary fiction against the backdrop of neoliberalism, After Critique identifies a notable turn away from progressive politics among a cadre of key twenty-first-century authors. Through authoritative readings of foundational texts from writers such as Percival Everett, Helena Viramontes, Uzodinma Iweala, Colson Whitehead, Tom McCarthy, and David Foster Wallace, Huehls charts a distinct move away from standard forms of political critique grounded in rights discourse, ideological demystification, and the identification of injustice and inequality. The authors discussed in After Critique register the decline of a conventional leftist politics, and in many ways even capitulate to its demise. As Huehls explains, however, such capitulation should actually be understood as contemporary U.S. fiction's concerted attempt to reconfigure the nature of politics from within the neoliberal beast. While it's easy to dismiss this as post-ideological fantasy, Huehls draws on an array of diverse scholarship--most notably the work of Bruno Latour--to suggest that an entirely new form of politics is emerging, both because of and in response to neoliberalism. Arguing that we must stop thinking of neoliberalism as a set of norms, ideological beliefs, or market principles that can be countered with a more just set of norms, beliefs, and principles, Huehls instead insists that we must start to appreciate neoliberalism as a post-normative ontological phenomenon. That is, it's not something that requires us to think or act a certain way; it's something that requires us to be in and occupy space in a certain way. This provocative treatment of neoliberalism in turn allows After Critique to reimagine our understanding of contemporary fiction and the political possibilities it envisions.
Author: Random House
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-06-10
Blacklist Publishing promises to bring you the kinds of books the other presses do not dare: the forbidden, the forgotten, the condemned. Our wonderful list exclusively features titles from authors whose works have been burned, banished, or simply neglected by history. From a book for adolescents on the problems of turning yourself into an artificial vampire (Flesh of the Fallen), to a chilling dystopian novella written by a literary computer (Beyond the Senses). From a seditious fragment of an ancient hypertext (Theatre of the Gods) to a book which proposes, with heretic bravado, that we are all the fleshy descendants of old gods (The Gorgon Wakes). With these controversial titles and many more available to preview in this sampler, we are expecting a hearty series of battles with clerics, politicians, frigid lunatics and conservative activists.
A sequel to the novel Motorman finds Moldenke still down and out, and now the victim of a memory erasure that leaves him with only his name and a few facts about his former life as he wanders through a manufactured alternate reality. Original.
Perhaps the funniest man in the newspaper business, Little Lit contributor Kaz has been cranking out his postmodern comic strip masterpiece Underworld for over ten years now; it runs in over a dozen major metropolitan weeklies. Sidetrack City collects his best comic book stories.
Author: Steve Finbow
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Grave Desire is an analysis of the occasions of necrophilia throughout history, literature and the arts. It is an examination of the breaking of taboos and the metastasizing of fetishes in individuals and cultures using the works of Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Sigmund Freud, Georges Bataille, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Žižek and others to explore the biographies of known necrophiles such as Carl von Cosel, Karen Greenlee and Ed Gein, and to analyze the cultures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Troy, Victorian England and the first to eighth century CE civilization of the Moche people in northern Peru who used necrophilia as a means of religious time travel. Throughout the book, examples from the works of Herodotus, the Metaphysical poets, the Marquis de Sade, Cormac McCarthy, Poppie Z Brite, Jörg Buttgereit and more are used for illustration.
Author: Michael Pilinski
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Did you ever wonder if it was possible to create your very own female pleasure-bot? I'm talking about a woman so devoted to your sexual skills and to the emotional fantasy world that you've created for her that she forms an addictive attraction to you she simply cannot control?Mike Pilinski, seduction writer and author of 'Without Embarrassment: The Social Coward's Totally Fearless Seduction System', thinks so - and in this, his first new book since 2007, he presents a detailed 5 step process that lays out exactly how any guy can create a sexually charged relationship that satisfies his every whim and desire.'How to Seduce a Woman and Get Her Sexually Addicted to You in 5 Steps' explores the complexities of female sexuality with a focus on learning how to play to her dreams and desires just like the mysterious lover of her deepest, darkest fantasies would do. Mr. Pilinski describes how to "benevolently manipulate" the typical female mind in a way that will gradually capture her love and sexual devotion, and do so in a manner that will seem both thrilling and subconsciously familiar to her in a comforting sense. Before long you'll know enough to step into any woman's world that you choose to and turn it completely inside out.And most importantly... have a blast at each and every step along the way!'How to Seduce...' is loaded with dozens of clever and creative ploys that can take any woman from that point where you are just beginning to date her, to a state which can only be characterized as a sexually-centered obsession... aimed straight at YOU! This enjoyable but still very serious training is presented in Mike's signature, easy-to-read, detail-oriented yet humorous style which has characterized all of his terrific books since he first broke onto the PUA scene in 2002.This latest text is not just full of entertaining theory and philosophy however... it's a true teaching guide in the fine art of female seduction and using psychological tactfulness to your advantage. Mike even includes a comprehensive Crypt Notes section at the end of the book - showing a genuine dedication to help his male readers learn how to utilize all his solid ideas to supercharge their own sex lives.Just page through the look-in-book above and check out the Introduction for a quick overview: Part 1 "Her Seduction" introduces a series of romantic actions that work to draw a woman closer to a man emotionally, setting the stage for a future of great sex with her. The particular steps include: Developing a Formula For Seduction, Guaranteed Sexual Conquest and Securing Her as Your Lover.Part 2 then delves straight into establishing a woman's complete sexual addiction to you. Here's where the fun really begins as you develop a mastery of both the physical and psychological aspects of dealing with a woman in a way that will set you far apart from any other lover she's ever known. There's also a helpful section on premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction which advocates for a unique non-drug method to overcome what the author believes are essentially mental-based issues that most men can easily correct for themselves.As Mike Pilinski comments: "This whole idea started out as a small project but then grew into a more comprehensive guide as I began digging back through my old notes and old memories. This book is also the first installment in my new Advanced Dating and Seduction Skills for Men Series, and I wanted it to be something that you guys could really use to take your current relationship - and especially a brand new one - to stratospheric levels sexually. I'm talking about creating intense shared pleasure states that probably less than 5% of people ever experience."And now it's time for YOU to join that elite 5% and embrace the ultimate Alpha Male experience for yourself.
Author: Zadie Smith
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2009-11-26
Genre: Literary Collections
Changing My Mind is a collection of essays by Zadie Smith on literature, cinema, art - and everything in between. 'A supremely good read. Smith writes about reading and writing with such infectious zeal and engaging accessibility that it makes you want to turn up at her house and demand tutoring' Dazed and Confused 'Alarmingly good' Metro 'Striding with open hearted zest and eloquence between fiction (from EM Forster to David Foster Wallace) and travel, movies and comedy, family and community in a self-portrait that charts the evolution of a formidable talent. In lovely elegiac pieces on her late father Harvey, D-Day veteran and Tony Hancock fan, Smith also delivers some of the most affecting autobiographical writing in any form' Independent, Books of the Year 'Brilliant. She's friendly and conspiratorial, voicing the kind of clever theories we could imagine ourselves holding if only we were as articulate as Zadie Smith' Vogue 'Fascinating. Smith has the gift of showing you how she reads and thinks; watching her do it makes you feel smarter and more observant. Her account of her struggles as an author may be the most authentic, unglamorous description of novel-writing ever put on paper' Time Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. Her debut novel, White Teeth, won the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Guardian First Book Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and the Commonwealth Writers' First Book Prize, and was included in TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Her second novel, On Beauty, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has written two further novels, The Autograph Man and NW, a collection of essays, Changing My Mind, and has edited a short-story collection, The Book of Other People.