Last week I received a grant from Wright State University-Lake Campus to fund the operations of Anti-Oedipus Press in 2017. Details are available on the AOP blog.

Primacy at Rutgers

Recently I discovered that my play Primacy will be directed by a senior theatre major at Rutgers University-Camden. The show will run for four performances in early December. It is part of RUC's annual Student-Directed One-Act Play Festival.

Primacy appears in my collectoin of dramas Three Plays, which was published earlier this year by Black Scat Books. Read it online in Issue 58 of The Cafe Irreal.

Divine Madness

My latest review for Los Angeles Review of Books is on Kyle Arnold's The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick. I hate writing bad reviews, but this book got under my skin, although I think PKD fans and scholars will like parts of it. Here's my verdict:

"The book seems to have little reason for being beyond capitalizing on the growing popularity of PKD’s life and works. It is not a moral treatise on the dangers of drug abuse. Arnold doesn’t offer any new material that Lawrence Sutin, Paul Williams, and Emmanuel Carrère haven’t already delivered in better formats from more compelling angles. His final deduction—that 2-3-74 and The Exegesis stemmed from PKD having “a spiritual opening that resulted in a powerful yet temporary transcendence of his problems in living,” rather than a schizoaffective hallucination—doesn’t merit a book-length exegesis. Rather than illuminate anything novel or interesting about PKD, The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick reveals, instead, Arnold’s own shortcomings as a critic and analyst."

Read the full review here.


Please join me on Tuesday, September 20, at 7 p.m. for a reading from my upcoming fiction collection, Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2, followed by Q&A. The event is sponsored by Raw Dog Screaming Press and accessible via WebinarJam. Register here.

Battle #2 Giveaway

Enter the second Goodreads giveaway for an autographed copy of my upcoming fiction collection, Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2, which will run until the end of August. Coming from Raw Dog Screaming Press in late September.

Empires of the Self

Compliments of Rick McGrath, here's the artwork for my essay in Deep Ends: The J.G. Ballard Anthology 2016, coming soon from The Terminal Press. The essay is an abridged version of a chapter in my upcoming book on Ballard, which will be part of University of Illinois Press's Modern Masters of SF series.

Battle #2 Preorders

Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2 is now available for preorder from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly from Raw Dog Screaming Press. If you are interested in reviewing my new fiction collection, query me for a desk copy.