Battles Giveaway

Looking toward the publication of the complete Battles without Honor or Humanity by Raw Dog Screaming Press this year, there's a Goodreads giveaway for autographed paperback copies of volumes 1 and 2. Click here to enter. The giveaway will remain open until the end of January.

Against Literature as System

Prague-based writer and editor David Vichnar has written an excellent article on my oeuvre, Against Literature as System: D. Harlan Wilson's Splatterschticks, for 3:AM Magazine.

Marketing Copy

Here is the preliminary marketing copy for my upcoming book on J.G. Ballard for University of Illinois Press's Modern Masters of Science Fiction series. A formal press release will be available soon from the publisher.


Lethem on Ballard


Jonathan Lethem has written an outstanding blurb for my upcoming book on J.G. Ballard for University of Illinois Press's Modern Masters of Science Fiction series:

"A new comprehensive standard. Wilson's insights reach to the furthest ends of J.G. Ballard's bookshelf, complicate easy assumptions about the location of the 'autobiographical' in his novels, and, best of all, assert that if there is a Science Fiction worth advancing into the 21st Century, Ballard is at the center, not the periphery, of that project."

Review Copies

Paperback and kindle desk copies of my latest fiction collection, Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1 & 2, are available for interested reviewers. In 2017, both volumes will be published in one edition as Battles without Honor or Humanity, which includes an additional, Pushcart Prize-nominated novellette.

Review of Battle #2

Hubert O'Hearn has written a colorful review of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2, saying that the collection is "a perfect snapshot of our imperfect times. Before D. Harlan Wilson chose to check out of the Hotel California with a bullet to the head, Hunter S. Thompson chose to describe our time as the Age of Doom. Wilson provides the play-by-play of the game of Doom. Rape, death, terrorism, paranoia, monsters, impersonality, secret police and the false imaging of TV and movies—they are all here. These stories—or chainsaw sections of a violent conveyor belt—force readers into thinking along the same paths or rivers as Wilson. This is the most dangerous journey since Ronny Cox plopped up, arm askew, from the river in the movie version of James Dickey's Deliverance." Read the full review here. It will also be published in San Diego Book Review.

Cover for Battles

Here's the cover for Battles without Honor or Humanity. It will be published in 2017 by Raw Dog Screaming Press and include all stories from volumes 1 and 2 plus an additional, Pushcart Prize-nominated story. Designed by the incomparable Bradley Sharp.