ARCs of Battle #1

Advance reader copies of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1 are available for anybody interested in writing a review of the book for a magazine, journal, Amazon, Goodreads, etc. Contact the publisher at publicity@rawdogscreaming.com. You are also welcome to contact me directly at dharlanwilson@yahoo.com.


Battle Vol. 1 Press Release

Here's the official press release for the first volume of Battle without Honor or Humanity, coming from Raw Dog Screaming Press in October.


Blurb for Battle #1

My favorite living fiction writer, Steve Aylett, has this to say about the first volume of my upcoming short story collection Battle without Honor or Humanity:

"D. Harlan Wilson moves so fast he strips his labels."

Aylett is the author of many novels, stories and comics. Touchstones for me are the Beerlight books, which include Slaughtermatic, Atom, Novahead and The Crime Studio. LINT, however, is his masterwork.

Extrapolation Call for Reviewers

The following titles are currently available for review in Extrapolation. Please email me at david.wilson@wright.edu with requests. As always, if we haven't worked together before, tell me a little about yourself (e.g., fields of specialty, past publications, etc.). Thanks!


Paul Kincaid, Call and Response
Timothy Shanahan, Philosophy and Blade Runner
John Clute, Stay
Susan George & Regina Hansen (eds.), Supernatural, Humanity and the Soul
Michelle Le Blanc & Colin Odell, Akira (BFI Film Classics)
Stuart D. Lee (ed.), Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien
Frenchy Lunning (ed.), Mechademia 9: Origins
Mark Bould & Rhys Williams (eds.), SF Now (Paradoxa)
Brett Rogers & Benjamin Stevens (eds.), ClassicalTraditions in Science Fiction
Brian Willems, Shooting the Moon
Alexander Dunst & Stefan Schlensag (eds.), The World According to Philip K. Dick
Jack Fennell, Irish Science Fiction
Nicholas Michaud & Jessica Watkins (eds.), Jurassic Park& Philosophy

The New Urge Reader #2

Note the following call for short fiction from Black Scat Books:

THE NEW URGE READER 2
Erotic Fiction by New Women Writers

We are seeking women writers with a fresh vision for a sequel to our paperback anthology of short erotic fiction. Send a query letter (with “anthology” in the subject line) to newurge@outlook.com. Please do not send manuscripts as attachments unless requested. No simultaneous submissions; our reporting time is prompt. We recommend you read the original anthology before sending a query. Here are a few writers that we admire: Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Sarraute, Alain Robbe-Grillet, André Pieyre de Mandiargues, Emmanuelle Arsan (Marayat Bibidh), Pauline Réage (Anne Desclos), Anaïs Nin, Georges Bataille, Violette Leduc, Harriet Daimler (Iris Owens), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Catherine Millet, Nicholson Baker, Witold Gombrowicz, and Melissa Panarello. We’re not looking for porn or another Fifty Shades of Grey, but sensual, seductive, innovative fiction.

LENGTH: 500 – 10,000 words
REPORTING TIME: Two weeks
RIGHTS: First Rights
DEADLINE: September 30th, 2015

Three Plays

I'm very happy to announce that my first book of plays will be published in early 2016 by Black Scat Books. The plays include The Triangulated Diner, The Dark Hypotenuse and Primacy. More details soon.

Extrapolation 56.1

The Spring 2015 issue of Extrapolation is now available. Here's the lineup:

Sherryl Vint
"Skin Deep: Alienation in Under the Skin"

Isiah Lavender
"Reframing Heart of Darkness as Science Fiction"

Sharon DeGraw
"Tobias S. Buckell's Galactic Caribbean Future"

Karen May and David Upton
"'Ser Piggy': Identifying an Intertextual Relationship between William Golding's Lord of the Flies and George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones

Lee Braver
Coin-Operated Doors and God: A Gnostic Reading of Philip K. Dick's Ubik

Also included are reviews of Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy, Gazing in Useless Wonder: English Utopian Fictions (1516-1800), Terror and the Cinematic Sublime: Essays on Violence and the Unpresentable in post-9/11 Films, Africa SF, 1950s "Rocketman" TV Series and Their Fans, Planet of the Apes and Philosophy, and Future Esoteric: The Unseen Realms.

I have a big pile of new books in need of review. I will send out a new call for reviewers in the next week or two.