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:

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
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.

Review of They Live

There's a great little review of my cultography on They Live at San Francisco Book Review. Verdict:

"Wilson cagily weaves philosophy and sociology into his analysis of the film, couching possible interpretations of the film in genuine science and educational paradigms, while still appreciating the film for what it is, be it cult lunacy or eye-opening wake-up call."


A translation of my story "Scotomization" appears in a beautiful new Polish anthology of fiction. Other authors include Edward Lee, Carlton Mellick III and Sam Pink. My story will appear in English later this year in the first volume of Battle without Honor or Humanity via Raw Dog Screaming Press.

Blurbage for Derek Pell

Here's my blurb for Derek Pell's upcoming novel:

“Derek Pell spins words like flaming yarn from a berserk spindle. Burroughs would be proud of this one . . . but Pell’s voice is entirely his own. Naked Lunch at Tiffany's is a true work of literature.”

Get a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.