Review of Battle #1

Jonathan Raab has written an excellent new review of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1 for Muzzleland Press. Here's a blurb:

"Wilson takes a samurai sword dripping with LSD through our assumptions of what fiction can and should be, directly and indirectly skewering literary criticism, the artist’s ridiculous sense of self-importance, and audience expectations and entitlement."

Dog Con 4 Pics

Dog Con 4 in Philadelphia this past weekend was a blast. So was the book signing and multi-author reading at Farley's Bookshop in New Hope yesterday. Here's a few pics from the events.

Farley's Bookshop

Reading at Farley's

Posing with Books at Farley's

Signing Books

After the Saucers Landed

My review of Douglas Lain's new science fiction novel, After the Saucers Landed (Night Shade Books), has been published in Los Angeles Review of Books. Final verdict:

"What distinguishes it from other postcapitalist novels of its kind—spanning from Frederik Pohl and Cyril M. Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants to Max Barry’s Jennifer Government and beyond—is Lain’s sharp and easy voice, cool humor and wit, appetite for the absurd, and understanding of our mediatized nuances."

Read the full review here.

Denver Quarterly on Primordial

My novel Primordial: An Abstraction (Anti-Oedipus Press 2014) has been reviewed in issue 50.1 of Denver Quarterly. Here's are some extracts:

"D. Harlan Wilson's strange, hallicinatory, violent Primordial is not only perhaps the most disturbing novel set on university grounds ever to be published, but is also the world's first Bizarro campus novel . . . Wilson's vision presents the campus as Mad Max-like, post-apocalyptic wasteland—a landscape the narrator runs amok through, his rampage of violence reflecting a Grand Theft Auto-type video game more than any sort of reality-based world . . . There are times where the novel's wild experimentation with form and content, as well as its metaphorical use of arcane academia and institutionalized knowledge, bring to mind a writer like Jorge Luis Borges. But the Bizarro plot compressions and Gonzo acid flashbacks place Wilson in a much more dangerous, nihilistic landscape than anything found in Borges . . . The möbius strip-like circularity of graduate-level academia fits many of the definitions of the Ponzi scheme, and Wilson seems to be arguing that the extinction of this culture is necessary for us to 'reboot' and 'revert' back into a 'natural primitive state' where meaningful connection would be possible once more."

Read the entire review here.

2nd Edition of Goat Heads

The second edition of my fiction collection They Had Goat Heads has been released by Atlatl Press. Throughout the month, the Kindle version is on sale for $0.99.

Amazon Giveaway

There is an Amazon giveaway for a free copy of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1. It runs until October 13. This is the first giveaway I've set up for a book on Amazon—we'll see how it goes.

Publication of Battle without Honor or Humanity: Vol. 1

As of today, October 1, my new fiction collection, Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1 is out! Thanks, as always, to my publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press, for all their hard work.