Despite the “attractive” allure of being aware of recent philosophical trends, there is the necessity of absorbing their effect. No matter the status of your personal (i.e. income- or cultural-based) condition, none of us are exempt from living with the consequences of decisions made by those in positions of power, be they politicians, academics and/or […]Read more "We Get the Gods We Deserve"
“An ecological future must voyage through intensity . . . and for that we need maps.”—Timothy Morton METANOIA: aphoristic fragments/dark noise splintered from the novel 1. Even while nourishing them, it destroys meaning. 2. The unearthly stillness and peace of empty places. 3. Global sub-reality is a state of loss. 4. There’s a frenzy to […]Read more "Metanoia and Dark Theopathy"
Since I’m at this very moment starwheeling at the center of staggered deadlines (watch that sibilant alliteration!), this is an optimal time to share a handful of my reviews from Library Journal magazine. Yes, this is how I recharge from writing. Recall Ye Olde Schoole wisdom: “No matter how full of whiskey a flask may […]Read more "Books I’ve Reviewed: Worth Your Time!"
[From Fortean Times, #369/August 2018/Dennis Publishing Limited, London] Review by William Grabowski Prisoner of Infinity began 1 May 2013 as an online art installation called “Crucial Fictions,” and reached final form in January 2017. Long before this start-date (marking the online aspect—not the author’s longstanding awareness of these issues) the wholesale dismantling of societal infrastructure’s “core […]Read more "Prisoner of Infinity: UFOs, Social Engineering, and the Psychology of Fragmentation"
“There is failure in language, and yet a language. There is failure in life, and yet a life.”—Samuel Beckett “No one and nothing cares for us.”—Caitlín R. Kiernan American poet Charles Upton noted that “the specific medicine for the shock of despair is the deeper shock of meaning.” After picking myself up off the […]Read more "HEAVY METTLE REQUIRED: THE ECOLOGICAL UNCANNY"
A filmmaker/executive producer in Hollywood (Holywood? Highly Weird?) has contacted me with an offer to join his writers’ room, where roughly 5 to 9 scribes will turn out scripts for a projected HBO/Netflix Originals dramatic series set on a near-future Mars. “Stoked” doesn’t begin to describe how I felt immediately after our 1-hour phone conversation—Fuckin’ […]Read more "My Mars Future and Two Reviews"
Just in time (but not really) for the holidaze, here are 5 of the most wicked books I’ve read and reviewed in my role as contributing editor—covering political science—with New York City’s iconic Library Journal magazine. These reviews are not easily found, as LJ is a subscription-only publication usually present in most North American libraries, […]Read more "Espionage, Black-Ops, and a Dyslexic Spy"