New Film Books

Save 30% on new film books from Columbia University Press—including my cultography on John Carpenter's cult classic They Live.
The official publication of the book isn't until February 2015, but it is currently available for preorder from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly from the publisher.

San Francisco Book Review

My latest novel, Primordial: An Abstraction, has received a 4-star review in San Francisco Book Review. Here's the verdict:

"And so it is that the reader is lead through the kaleidoscope of harm – pornography, random violence, death, tune in, drop out, swallow this before this swallows you. Does it all read as randomly connected mind droppings? Oh hell yeah. Is it that? Oh hell no. I have a protective interest in revealing the totality of an author's work, so I shall not delve further into Wilson's personal hallucinogens wrought on paper, other than to say we've been there, and we'd prefer to think we hadn't done that. Read this book. It's not your father's Oldgrishamobile."

Read the full review here.

November Goodreads Giveaway

The November Goodreads giveaway for a free signed copy of my latest book, Primordial: An Abstraction, is now active. Enter to win here.

Pushcart Prize Nomination

My short story "Cumbria" has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. The story will appear in the upcoming Phobia/Philia issue of Fiction International and next year in the first volume of my fiction collection Battle without Honor or Humanity, which will be published by Raw Dog Screaming Press. Thanks very much to the folks who nominated me.

Another Blurb for They Live

I received another gracious blurb for my monograph on They Live today from Tony Williams. Williams is Professor and Area Head of Film Studies in the Department of English at University of Illinois-Carbondale. He has written articles for Cinema Journal, Jump Cut, Wide Angle, CineAction, Journal of Popular Film & Television, Sight & Sound and Films & Filming. His books include Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film, The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead, and many others.

"D. Harlan Wilson's They Live is an ideal contribution to the cultographies project. Written by a critic fully aware of relevant discourses such as wrestling, fan culture, and historical reception past and present, this is a very stimulating and still timely analysis of one of John Carpenter's key films. Highly recommendable on all levels, especially those of enjoyable and informative reading."

Deep Ends

The second installment in Rick McGrath's series of Ballardicana, Deep Ends, is now available in hardcover and paperback editions. I loved the first installment, The J. G. Ballard Book, which I reviewed in the Fall 2014 issue of Extrapolation. This one is even better and includes my bio-fiction "Geometry of Mourning," a playful commentary on the ways in which Ballard's life and works have been critically (mis)perceived over the years. Even better is a rare prose poem by JGB himself, an essay and interview with JGB's daughters Bea and Fay, and a variety of pieces by prominent Ballardians, critics and artists, among them Iain Sinclair, Mike Bonsall, Umberto Rossi, Mike Holliday, Peter Brigg, Ana Barrado, Christopher Cokinos, David Pringle, and many others.