Name Change


My personal assistant, publicist and managing editor of The Dream People, Stanley "Third World" Ashenbach, has informed me that he is officially changing his "middle" name from "Third World" to "Release the Kraken." And so I introduce you to Stanley "Release the Kraken" Ashenbach. Despite how we might feel about this unseen turn of events, he is, at last, the author of his own identity.

The Kyoto Man

Done.

Here's the table of contents:

rei the 10,000th time I turned into Kyoto
ichi the 1st time I turned into Kyoto
ni before the 1st time I turned into Kyoto
san before the 1st time I turned into Kyoto
yon the 2nd time I turned into Kyoto
go the 3rd time I turned into Kyoto
roku the 10th time I turned into Kyoto
nana the 15th time I turned into Kyoto
hachi the 26th-170th time I turned into Kyoto
kyu the 202nd time I turned into Kyoto
juu the 250th time I turned into Kyoto
juuichi the 257th time I turned into Kyoto
juuni the 500th time I turned into Kyoto
juuni.go the 510th time I turned into Kyoto
juusan the XXXth time I turned into Kyoto
juuyon the 666th time I turned into Kyoto
juugo the 666th time I turned into Kyoto
juuroku the 666th time I turned into Kyoto
juunana the 1,000th time I turned into Kyoto
juuhachi the 1,001st time I turned into Kyoto
juukyu the 2,000th time I turned into Kyoto
nijuu the 3,000th time I turned into Kyoto
nijuuichi the 3,001st time I turned into Kyoto
nijuuni the 4,000th time I turned into Kyoto
nijuusan the 5,000th time I turned into Kyoto
nijuuyon the 6,000th time I turned into Kyoto
nijuugo the 7,000th time I turned into Kyoto
nijuuroku the 8,000th time I turned into Kyoto
nijuunana the 8,193rd time I turned into Kyoto
nijuuhachi the 8,998th time I turned into Kyoto
nichikyu the 9,000th time I turned into Kyoto
sanjuu the 9,500th time I turned into Kyoto
sanjuuichi the 10,000th time I turned into Kyoto
sanjuuni the Nth time I turned into Kyoto
sanjuusan the last time I turned into Kyoto

Working It Out

I must regularly work out my demons. Here I am in the home gym:



More importantly, here I am in my The Caterer t-shirt:



Jeff Lint is the author of the The Caterer. Read about him here.

Blankety Blank Reading

Here's a reading of my novel Blankety Blank: A Memoir of Vulgaria I did awhile ago at Horrorfind:



Memoir

73 mph. A man with a goatee in a red sedan was riding my ass in the left lane while I passed a white van. After I passed the white van, I stayed in the passing lane for awhile. The man with the goatee sped closer. Abruptly I jerked into the right lane. The man with the goatee wasn't expecting it. Screech. The sedan veered off the highway and plummeted down a grassy knoll. It almost flipped over. A short, sharp victory.

Metaphor

An apt metaphor for northeastern Indiana: a luxury pickup truck in the corner of a parking lot, empty, locked, its right turn signal on.

NYRSF Review of Technologized Desire


Here is an excerpt from a great review of Technologized Desire that appears in the Feb. 2010 issue (#258) of The New York Review of Science Fiction:

"A common accompanying theme ... of postcapitalist science fiction is dystopian posthumanism: a merging of the biological self with technology with disastrous global consequences. Such stories swarm with clones, cyborgs, and virtual realities. These latter stories have a tendency to dehumanize the human, many seeming to strive to answer the question, "What is humanity?" while characters plug or jack or dial into virtual, highly technologized existences. With this backdrop of science fiction, along with that of decades of culture, philosophy, politics, and history as its base, and expanding his science fiction data field to include cinema as the prevailing mass medium for such fiction, prolific fiction and non-fiction author D. Harlan Wilson's Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction is an ambitious undertaking, analyzing the currents of all these information flows and examining them for patterns and meaning with a keen, postmodern eye."

Reading at Backlist Books

Here I am in March 2010 reading stories from my upcoming book They Had Goat Heads, which will be published in August by Atlatl Press.

Chest-Back-Legs Workout

Today's workout kicked my ass. Here it is:

CHEST
Century DB Incline Press - 1x100
SM Incline Chest Press - 1x12 1x10 1x8 1x6 1x4 1x25
DB Flye 3x10-15
Pec Deck 3x10-15
DB Pullover 2x10

BACK
Century Cable Row - 1x100
Pulldown - 1x12 1x10 1x8 1x6 1x4 1x25
Reverse Pec Deck - 3x10-15

LEGS (superset)
Machine Leg Extension 4x8-10
Machine Calf Raise 4x15-20

ABS (squeeze abs for 25s between sets)
Rope Crunch - 4x25
Leg Raise - 4x15

Aspired for failure at the end of most chest/back sets. 75m total with 5m treadmill warmup. Still feeling the centuries.

Dr. Identity: The Movie


Achtung! My novel, Dr. Identity, or, Farewell to Plaquedemia, has been informally optioned for a film by a German production company.

Ventricles


Here is a sentence from my upcoming novel, The Kyoto Man:

"My ventricles are stronger than your bullshit."

Interview in 3 A.M. Magazine

I have a new interview in 3 A.M. Magazine.

Flashquote of the Day

"Frick you, Sam Rothstein. Friiick you."

Blurbage for Technologized Desire

"Postmodern SF, Wilson suggests, has recovered from the panic of cyberpunk and begun to treat the human as body as a commodity-self that can free itself from the technological. . . . Ultimately, Wilson's book is a quick read, except where he chooses to quote Bukatman and Deleuze-Guattari. It could serve as an entry into SF and postmodern fiction and film." Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association

As time goes on, will humanity become less human? Technologized Desire: Selfhood and the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction is a discussion of science fiction and its relation to the future of mankind and its relationship to technology. Analyzing the works of many writers, D. Harlan Wilson brings readers some original philosophy about the conclusions we can draw for the future of mankind, by simply looking at science fiction. Technologized Desire is an utterly fascinating read that deserves a place in any literary studies collection." Midwest Book Review

Corey Haim Is Dead

I can't believe he lived this long.

Backlist Books Authors


Here's a pic of me, A. Prunty, J. Barnes, M. Arnzen & J. Lawson (right to left) taken after our book reading last weekend.

Lint

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Life Magazine Feature


I will be a featured author in an upcoming issue of Life. My parents will be interviewed and a goat will be involved. Stay tuned.

Interview in Bull Spec


I have an extended interview in the inaugural issue of Bull Spec, a new magazine of speculative fiction. Pre-order a copy here.

Guest Editor for The Pedestal Magazine

The Pedestal Magazine invites submissions for a special issue of Bizarro fiction to be edited by me. Flash fiction between 250-1000 words will be considered. Loosely speaking, “Bizarro” is an umbrella term encompassing different kinds of weird, absurd, horrific, uncanny, and/or grotesque speculative fiction. Literary and experimental forms are strongly encouraged. Do not submit work that is simply weird for weird’s sake; also avoid toilet humor and boyish antics. We are looking for purposeful Bizarro that is dynamically written and thought-provoking. Payment for accepted stories will be $.08 per word. No reprints. Submission period will run from April 28-June 14. All submissions will be received via the submission form provided on The Pedestal Magazine site. For more details, go here.

The Dream People #33


TDP #33 will be an All-Prunty issue. For a taste, visit www.andersenprunty.com.

They Had Goat Heads


Recently I sold a new collection of short stories, They Have Goat Heads, to Atlatl Press. It will come out later this year. The title story originally appeared in issue #3 of Shroud Magazine. More details soon.

Call me Blankety Blank

This is my flashblog. I am D. Harlan Wilson. My pseudonym is my reel name.