Erik Davis on FORBIDDEN FRUIT
Erik Davis on Jack Williamson’s DARKER THAN YOU THINK
He invented the postwar religion of Wicca.
A great novelist of high weirdness.
Since the ’60s, a grain-traversing thinker-doer.
He foresaw the evils lurking in cybernetic command and control.
A “tawny student of Esoterics.”
He brought countercultural humor into sword and sorcery.
Hacking the belly of the beast that has swallowed us up.
Rhizomes, assemblages, and abstract machines.
His flat sub-ironic tone is at once his method and “message.”
Machines can be absurd, surprising, ridiculous, sublime.
A restive blue-collar visionary.
Theorist of the “temporary autonomous zone.”
The most heavy metal of fin-de-siècle French artists.
Woozy chromaticism, electronica goofs, shaggy-dog ragas.
Rick Griffin, Superstar — Part Two
Rick Griffin, Superstar — Part One
We’ve lost our humanity, but at least sometimes we realize it.
Nog, by Rudy Wurlitzer
Liking It, As Is: Shakespeare on the Cusp
The Hashish Eater
Chasing the Tengu
Ligeti’s Requiem Mass: Cosmic choral chaos