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              Books by D. Harlan Wilson

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              J. G. Ballard
                

              J. G. Ballard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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              ISBN 9780252082955
              Released AU 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              J. G. Ballard
               

              J. G. Ballard (Hardback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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              ISBN 9780252041433
              Released AU 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              They Live

              They Live (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Born out of the cultural flamboyance and anxiety of the 1980s, 'They Live' (1988) is a hallmark of John Carpenter's singular canon, combining the aesthetics of multiple genres and leveling an attack against the politics of Reaganism and the Cold War. The decision to cast the prof...essional wrestler 'Rowdy'; Roddy Piper as his protagonist gave Carpenter the additional means to comment on the hypermasculine attitudes and codes indicative of the era. This study traces the development of 'They Live' from its comic book roots to its legacy as a cult masterpiece while evaluating the film in light of the paranoid/postmodern theory that matured in the decidedly 'Big 80s'; Directed by a reluctant auteur, the film is examined as a complex work of metafiction that calls attention to the nature of cinematic production and reception as well as the dynamics of the cult landscape --P. [4] of cover.
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              ISBN 9780231172110
              Released AU 15 Nov 2014
              Publisher Columbia University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Cultographies
              Language (English)
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              They Had Goat Heads
                

              They Had Goat Heads (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

              • RRP: $44.50
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              D. Harlan Wilson returns with another ferociously mindbending collection of short fiction. Masked in absurdity, these stories reveal the horrifying and hilarious faces of everyday life. Wilson tells of egg raids, hog rippers, monk spitters, fathers who take their children to pet ...stores to buy them whales, sociopaths who threaten to clothesline eternity, and the simple act of the story itself becoming a means of repetitive, endless torture. Put on your goat head, hop in your hovercraft, and take a ride with a juggernaut of modern imaginative fiction.
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              ISBN 9780982628126
              Released AU 27 Sep 2010
              Publisher Grindhouse Press
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              Steve Aylett: A Critical Anthology
               

              Steve Aylett: A Critical Anthology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Ectric, Bill; Wilson, D. Harlan; Kendall, Rachel

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              British author Steve Aylett writes in multiple genres, usually simultaneously, combining elements of science fiction and fantasy with comedy and a high literary aesthetic. As a result of his unique method of narrative hybridization, Aylett has garnered throngs of devotees in unde...rground circles. He is simply too clever and grandiloquent for genre readers, and he's too genre for literary readers, infusing his meta-pulp fictions with intricate networks of hi-tech and/or bizarre novums. Like J. G. Ballard, Aylett belies, if not capsizes, formulaic methods and ultimately constitutes a genre in and of himself. This book offers a comprehensive commentary and analysis of his singular body of work, including original essays by D. Harlan Wilson, Spencer Pate, Bill Ectric, Andrew Wenaus, Iain Matheson, Robert Kiely, Jim Matthews, John Oakes, Michael Norris, Tony Lee, Sam Reader; commentary by Alan Moore and Michael Moorcock, and an exclusive interview with Aylett by Rachel Haywire - reportedly the last interview Aylett will grant for at least two years.
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              ISBN 9780692717271
              Released AU 11 Jul 2016
              Publisher Sein Und Werden
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              Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1
                

              Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Taking its cue from the theme song of Kill Bill by Tomoyasu Hotei and the Japanese yakuza film, BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY is a thought experiment in the short story form. The deranged politicians, simian film directors, choleric tyrants, fevered academics and berserk ever...ymen that populate this first volume scurry like vermin through dreamlike environments that have been imploded by the hammer of media and information technologies. Based in part on the author's lifelong practice of the martial arts, especially judo and Jeet Kune Do, unlikely English professor D. Harlan Wilson weaves a tapestry of narrative ultraviolence and wages an attack against conventional fiction while calling for a higher understanding of what it means to write, to read, and to make meaning. Challenging, absurdist and stylish, this book is a mad Rottweiler that goes for the jugular at every turn.
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              ISBN 9781935738763
              Released AU 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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              Douglass: The Lost Autobiography
                

              Douglass: The Lost Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              This book is not an autobiography of Frederick Douglass.

              ISBN 9781935738565
              Released AU 11 Mar 2014
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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              Primordial: An Abstraction
                

              Primordial: An Abstraction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              A nameless professor's methods of teaching and scholarship become toxic; he is sent back to college to redo his Ph.D. and redeem his authority. This is only the beginning of terror. Life at the University isn't what it used to be. Confronted by folly, redundancy and pornography a...t every turn, the professor must struggle to follow the rules and be a good student even as he terrorizes the roommates, faculty, staff and administrators that threaten to undermine his rancorous will to power. Narrated in D. Harlan Wilson's token Hornblower prose, PRIMORDIAL: AN ABSTRACTION is an exercise in absurdity that rakes academia over the coals while plumbing the obscurities of existence and identity.
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              ISBN 9780989239158
              Released AU 3 Sep 2014
              Publisher Anti-Oedipus Press
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              Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance
                

              Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Life in Dreamfield, Indiana, is a daily harangue of pigs, cornfields, pigs, fast food joints, pigs, Dollar Stores, motorcycles, pigs, and good old-fashioned Amerikan redneckery. The decidedly estranged yet complacent occupants of this proverbial smalltown go about their business ...like geriatrics in a casino ...until their business is interrupted by a sinister gang of outsiders. Angry, slick-talking, and ultraviolent to the core, Samson Thataway and the Fuming Garcias commit art-for-art's-sake in the form of hideous, unmotivated serial killings. When an unsuspecting everyman's family is murdered by the throng, it is up to Felix Soandso to avenge their deaths and return Dreamfield to its natural state of absurdity. The second edition of Peckinpah includes and introduction by Ian Cooper, author of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Cultographies).
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              ISBN 9781935738404
              Released AU 25 Sep 2013
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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              Hitler: The Terminal Biography
                

              Hitler: The Terminal Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              A work of fiction. The first chapter states the book is not about Adolf Hitler.

              ISBN 9781935738589
              Released AU 11 Feb 2014
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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