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Erik Davis on FORBIDDEN FRUIT

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Erik Davis on Jack Williamson’s DARKER THAN YOU THINK

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He invented the postwar religion of Wicca.

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A great novelist of high weirdness.

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Since the ’60s, a grain-traversing thinker-doer.

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He foresaw the evils lurking in cybernetic command and control.

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A “tawny student of Esoterics.”

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He brought countercultural humor into sword and sorcery.

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Hacking the belly of the beast that has swallowed us up.

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Rhizomes, assemblages, and abstract machines.

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His flat sub-ironic tone is at once his method and “message.”

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Machines can be absurd, surprising, ridiculous, sublime.

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A restive blue-collar visionary.

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Theorist of the “temporary autonomous zone.”

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The most heavy metal of fin-de-siècle French artists.

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Woozy chromaticism, electronica goofs, shaggy-dog ragas.

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Rick Griffin, Superstar — Part Two

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Rick Griffin, Superstar — Part One

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We’ve lost our humanity, but at least sometimes we realize it.

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Nog, by Rudy Wurlitzer

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Liking It, As Is: Shakespeare on the Cusp

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The Hashish Eater

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Chasing the Tengu

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Ligeti’s Requiem Mass: Cosmic choral chaos