Battle #2 Jacket

Here's the full jacket for Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2 beautifully designed by Bradley Sharp. Advance reader copies will be available soon. Coming from Raw Dog Screaming Press in September.

The Sand Men

My latest review in LARB is on Christopher Fowler's new novel The Sand Men. Verdict:

"Ballard devotees and scholars may be let down by The Sand Men, which, while powerfully written and not altogether derivative, is a conventional narrative tailored for a mainstream readership. For me, the novel could have been significantly enhanced by a use of inner spatial tactics and aesthetics or at least a more innovative exploration of the protagonist’s psychological vicissitudes. Such an approach, however, would likely veer Fowler away from the safe house of his target audience."

Read the entire review here.

New Reviews of Three Plays

Hubert O'Hearn has written a terrific review of my new book of plays for San Diego Book Review. My favorite line:

"Wilson is the Loki of modern American letters, the spiritual love child of Rosa Luxemburg and Groucho Marx, taking the piss out of readers through a glorious embrace of the absurd."

Read the full review here.

There is another new review in Culture Vultures in which Ben Arzate calls Three Plays "hilarious, memorable, absurd, and just plain fun to read."

SFRA Review

There's a great review of my cultography on They Live in the latest issue of SFRA Review. Verdict: 

"This works as an academic-ish text with much to offer students and scholars who have at least an introductory knowledge of cult and/or literary criticism. It carves out a niche in cult studies, standing as an example of enthusiastic, informed scholarship. Cult film scholars, especially those working in SF, horror, or Carpenter’s oeuvre, must seek this book out."

Three Plays

The paperback edition of my new (and first) book of plays is now out. Thanks again to Derek Pell and Black Scat Books! Also thanks to everybody who entered the Goodreads giveaway for a free autographed copy. If you're interested in writing a review on Amazon, Goodreads or elsewhere, email me.

Verbicide Review of Battle #1

Gabino Iglesias has written a superb review of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1 for Verbicide Magazine. The gist:

"D. Harlan Wilson’s work is like a movie directed by the love child of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jacques Lacan if he grew up on a steady diet of action movies, bodybuilding shows, and dense philosophical texts."

Read the full review here.

Goodreads Giveaway for Three Plays

The February Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of my upcoming book of plays is live. It will run until the end of the month.