Galaxies

As the editor-in-chief of Anti-Oedipus Press, one of my goals is to reissue exceptional out-of-print novels so that they may be taught in the classroom. I am particularly interested in out-of-print science fiction novels that chart new territory and break the rules and codes of the genre. Earlier this year, A-OP released a new paperback edition of Barry N. Malzberg's Galaxies, a truly unique science metafiction novel originally published in 1975, and in 2015, A-OP will do likewise with A Short, Sharp Shock, a work of surreal science fantasy that may be Kim Stanley Robinson's strangest novel to date. I have taught both books in SF courses before. Not only did they make for good lectures and discussions while facilitating my pedagogical m.o.—students really liked them, too.

Free desk copies for A-OP books are always available for people who may want to teach them. Simply contact our publicity manager, Stan Ashenbach, at antioedipuspress@yahoo.comA-OP is a non-profit publisher; monies made are used for author royalties and promotions.

Call for Reviewers

The following books are available for review in Extrapolation. As always, if we haven't worked together before, please send me an email explaining who you are and why you are qualified to review a particular book. Thanks!

Charles L. Adler. Wizards, Aliens & Starships: Physics & Math in Fantasy & SF.
Karen Burnham. Greg Egan.
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson, eds. Green Planets: Ecology & SF.
Thomas Clareson & Joe Sanders. The Heritage of Heinlein.
Robert Horton. Frankenstein. (Cultographies Series.)
Lauren J. Lacey. Women Writing Fantastic Fiction.
Peter Lang. Ukranian Science Fiction.
Frenchy Lunning, ed. Mechademia 8: Tezuka's Manga Life.
Joshua Raulerson. Singularities: Technoculture, Transhumanism & SF in the 21st Century.
John R. Stilgoe. Old Fields: Photography, Glamour and Fantasy Landscape.
J.P. Telotte. Science Fiction TV. (Routledge Television Guidebooks).
Jeffrey Weinstock, ed. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters.

Extrapolation 55.1

The Spring 2014 issue of Extrapolation is out. My review of Samuel Francis's The Psychological Fictions of J.G. Ballard appears in it alongside a lot of other great reviews. Major essays include the following:
Mark Barr. "'Two Sought Adventure': Fritz Leiber and the Architecture of Fantasy." 
Lars Schmeink. "On the Look-Out for a New Urban Uncanny: An Interview with China MiĆ©ville." 
Helen Young. "Critiques of colonialism in Robin Hobb's Soldier Son Trilogy."
James Campbell. "Fear of a Stupid Planet: Sexuality, SF, and Kornbluth's 'The Marching Morons'." 
Nicolas Labarre. "Alien as a Comic Book: Adaptation and Genre Shifting."
In the next issue, I will review Rick McGrath's The J.G. Ballard Book.

RDSP Acquires A-OP

My main publisher, RAW DOG SCREAMING PRESS, has acquired my publishing company, ANTI-OEDIPUS PRESS, which will become an imprint of RDSP alongside GUIDE DOG BOOKS and DOG STAR BOOKS! Here's the official press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


RAW DOG SCREAMING PRESS ACQUIRES ANTI-OEDIPUS PRESS
Raw Dog Screaming Press has acquired worldwide rights to publish all future and backlist titles from Anti-Oedipus Press under the imprint of the same name, effective immediately.

Dedicated to publishing high-quality fiction and nonfiction, Anti-Oedipus Press was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2013 by novelist, editor and English professor D. Harlan Wilson, who has described the mission of A-OP as follows: 
"Anti-Oedipus Press is a publisher of literary 'schiz-flows' that aspire to chart new boundaries in narrative and theory. Taking our cue from the poststructuralist writings of Deleuze and Guattari, A-OP publishes authors who write to the Nth power, making rhizomes instead of roots and sculpting innovative bodies without organs in the form of fiction, nonfiction, literary criticism, cultural studies and pop philosophy."
A-OP joins two other imprints under the RDSP fold: Guide Dog Books, which specializes in "nonfiction with incisors," and Dog Star Books, which specializes in "science fiction that goes for the throat." RDSP itself will continue to focus on “fiction that foams at the mouth,” releasing cross-genre works from the literary fringe.

A-OP’s most recent titles include a work of critical theory on the James Bond oeuvre by esteemed Sigmund Freud Professor of Media and Philosophy Laurence A. Rickels, a reprint of SF legend Barry Malzberg’s novel Galaxies, a reprint of best-selling SF author Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel A Short, Sharp Shock, a critifictional travel narrative by American postmodern writer and theorist Lance Olsen, and a collection of docufiction by "guerrilla writer" Harold Jaffe.

RDSP will sell and market A-OP titles through Ingram and our usual sales channels throughout the rest of the world.

D. Harlan Wilson, who is also the managing editor of Guide Dog Books, will continue to function as editor-in-chief of A-OP. Along with his team, he will prepare manuscripts for publication and work with RDSP and A-OP editors and authors.

Primordial ARCs


Advanced reader copies of my upcoming novel Primordial: An Abstraction will be available within the next few weeks. Anybody interested in desk or reviews copies—please contact Stan Ashenbach at antioedipuspress@yahoo.com. The book can be preordered directly from Anti-Oedipus Press.