The Kyoto Man: Signed Limited Edition,

Later this year, Raw Dog Screaming Press will release a signed hardcover edition of The Kyoto Man limited to 100 copies. The edition will include outtakes, false starts, alternate endings, cosmic underpinnings, and other bonus supplementary material, with a custom dust jacket designed by Brett Weldele.

Stories by Maddie

My daughter Madeleine's short fiction has developed a kind of cult following in recent months. Here are the latest installments:

The Bricks & the Sun

There was a little boy and then there was a little girl. There was a baby named Sunny. There was bricks. The end.


Kylan and Rentu and Tollie and Hoho the monkey are jumping all around. They had some time today.

Top Ten Books

Lately a lot of people have been asking me about my favorite books and I usually draw a blank. Tonight I took a few minutes and thought about it.

Following are ten books that have had a momentous impact on me at some (turning) point in my life. I list them here in no particular order, and without explanation, since these are books, and they speak for themselves.

Philip K. Dick. Ubik. 1969.
Slavoj Zizek. Looking Awry. 1992.
Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari. Anti-Oedipus. 1972.
Franz Kafka. The Trial. 1925.
Bruce Lee. Tao of Jeet Kune Do. 1973.
Herman Melville. Moby-Dick. 1851.
Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. 1962.
William S. Burroughs. Naked Lunch. 1959.
Scott Bukatman. Terminal Identity. 1991.
Jorgen de May. The Action Hero Body. 2006.

Steve Aylett. Slaughtermatic. 1998.
Marshall McLuhan. Understanding Media. 1964.

Titles link to the specific editions I read and studied. Much of my own published fiction and nonfiction derives from and/or points to these texts in some capacity. For what it's worth (very little, no doubt), these texts also constitute the scaffolding for my worldview, methodology, and shifting realities.