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Criticism

Modern Masters of Science Fiction: J. G. Ballard. Biography & Literary Criticism. University of Illinois Press. Forthcoming 2017.

Cultographies: They Live. Film & Cultural Theory. Columbia University Press, 2015.

Technologized Desire: Selfhood & the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction. Cultural Theory & Literary Criticism. Guide Dog Books, 2009.

Biographies

Hitler: The Terminal Biography. Raw Dog Screaming Press. February 2014.

Freud: The Penultiate Biography. Raw Dog Screaming Press. February 2014.

Douglass: The Lost Autobiography. Raw Dog Screaming Press. March 2014.

Novels

Primordial: An Abstraction. Novel. Anti-Oedipus Press. June 2014.

The Kyoto Man: Book 3 in the Scikungfi Trilogy. Novel. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2013.

Codename Prague: Book 2 in the Scikungfi Trilogy. Novel. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2011.

Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance. Novella. Shroud Publishing, 2009.

Blankety Blank: A Memoir of Vulgaria. Novel. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2008.

Dr. Identity, or, Farewell to Plaquedemia. Novel. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2007.

Plays

Three Plays: The Triangulated Diner, The Dark Hypotenuse and Primacy. Black Scat Books. March 2016.

"Primacy." The Café Irreal. Issue 58. May 2016.

"The Dark Hypotenuse." One-Act. The Strange Edge Magazine. Issue 0. July 2016.

Fiction Collections

Natural Complexions. Forthcoming 2017.

Battles without Honor or Humanity. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2017.

Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2016.

Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2015.

Diegeses: A Double. Anti-Oedipus Press, 2013.

They Had Goat Heads. Atlatl Press, 2010.

Pseudo-City. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2005.

Stranger on the Loose. Eraserhead Press, 2003.

The Kafka Effekt. Eraserhead Press, 2001.

Novelettes

"Battle without Honor or Humanity." VLAK. Issue 5. Summer 2015.

"The Bureau of Me." Shroud Magazine: The Digital Edition. Issue 1.01. September 2010.

Journal Articles

“Empires of the Self: Technological Subjectivity in J.G. Ballard’s Autobiographical Novels.” Deep Ends: The J.G. Ballard Anthology. Toronto: The Terminal Press, 2016

"Technomasculine Bodies and Vehicles of Desire: The Erotic Delirium of Michael Bay's Transformers." Extrapolation. Vol. 53, No. 3. Autumn 2012.

"How a Discount Store Clerk Defeats an Army of the Medieval Dead: Schizoanalysis and Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness." Journal of Popular Culture. Vol. 41, Issue 3. June 2008.

"'Capitalizm' Unbound in Max Barry's Jennifer Government." Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. No. 99. Spring 2007.

"Terminal Constructedness and the Technology of the Self in Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky." Extrapolation. Vol. 47, No. 2. Summer 2006.

"The Pathological Machine: Dark City's Translation of Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 15, No. 2. Spring 2005.

Review-Essays

“A Magnum Opus of Martian Criticism.” Rev. of Imagining Mars: A Literary History, by Robert Crossley. Extrapolation. Vol. 53, No. 2. Summer 2012.

“Explorations of Science-Fictionality: Istvan Csicsnery-Ronay, Jr.’s The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction.” Extrapolation. Vol. 52, No. 3. Fall 2011.

“Enter the Posthuman: Anthony Miccoli’s Posthuman Suffering and the Technological Embrace.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 22, No. 1. 2011.

"PKD Studies á la Kafka, Borges and Calvino." Rev. of The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick, by Jason P. Vest. Extrapolation. Vol. 51, No. 2. 2010.

"The Science of Horror, the Horror of Science: Jason Colavito's Knowing Fear: Science, Knowledge and the Development of the Horror Genre." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 20, No. 1. 2009.

"Stylistic Abstraction and Corporeal Mapping in The Surrogates." Postmodern Culture. 17.1. September 2006.

Reviews

Rev. of Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk, by Sean McQueen. Journal of Science Fiction Film & Television. Forthcoming 2017.

Rev. of Gothic Science Fiction: 1818 to the Present, by Sian MacArthur. Extrapolation. Vol. 58, No. 2. Summer 2017.

“Ballardoscopic Incidents.” Rev. of Deep Ends: The J. G. Ballard Anthology 2015, ed. Rick McGrath. Extrapolation. Vol. 57, No. 2. Summer 2016.

“Tabloid Psychoanalysis.” Rev. of The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick, by Kyle Arnold. Los Angeles Review of Books. 1 Oct. 2016.

“A History of Patriarchy.” Rev. of The Sand Men, by Christopher Fowler. Los Angeles Review of Books. 3 Apr. 2016.

“Towards a Science Fictional Modernism.” Rev. of Modernism and Science Fiction, by Paul March-Russell. Extrapolation. Vol. 56, No.3. Autumn 2015.

“Nostalgia for Detritus.” Rev. of After the Saucers Landed, by Douglas Lain. Los Angeles Review of Books. 11 Oct. 2015.

"Ballardicana!" Rev. of The J.G. Ballard Book, ed. Rick McGrath. Extrapolation. Vol. 53, No. 3. Autumn 2014.

“Post-Freudian Pathologies.” Rev. of The Psychological Fictions of J.G. Ballard, by Samuel Francis. Extrapolation. Vol. 55, No. 1. Spring 2014.

“The Magus and His Mediums.” Rev. of Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore, by Lance Parkin. Los Angeles Review of Books. 20 January 2014.

Rev. of Science Fiction, by Mark Bould. Journal of Science Fiction Film & Television. Vol. 6, No. 3. Autumn 2013.

Rev. of 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. No. 115. Summer 2012/13.

"Girl without the Dragon Tattoo." Rev. of The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes. Los Angeles Review of Books. 4 June 2013.

Rev. of Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. No. 114. Spring 2012/13.

"The Alien Tooth." Rev. of Miracles of Life: From Shanghai to Shepperton, by J.G. Ballard. Extrapolation. Vol. 54, No. 2. Summer 2013.

"Osama Bin Laden: Pulp Vigilante." Rev. of Osama, by Lavie Tidhar. Los Angeles Review of Books. 6 Dec. 2012.

"W.W. Norton: Bully or Ball Hog?" Rev. of A Clockwork Orange: Norton Critical Edition, ed. Mark Rawlinson. Extrapolation. Vol. 53, No. 3. Autumn 2012.

"Words that Kill." Rev. of Death Sentences, by Chiaki Kawamata. Los Angeles Review of Books. 14 May 2012.

Rev. of Novahead, by Steve Aylett. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. No. 112. Summer 2011.

"Psy-Fi Meditations via Philip K. Dick." Rev. of I Think I Am Philip K. Dick, by Lawrence C. Rickels. Extrapolation. Vol. 52, No. 2. Summer 2011.

"Pop Schizosophy." Rev. of They Live (Deep Focus), by Jonathan Lethem. Extrapolation. Vol. 52. No. 1. Spring 2011.

Rev. of Uncanny Modernity: Cultural Theories, Modern Anxieties, co-edited by Jo Collins and John Jervis. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 21, No. 3. 2010.

Rev. of J.G. Ballard: Contemporary Critical Perspectives, ed. Jeannette Baxter. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 21, No. 3. 2010.

"An Evolution of Monsterology." Rev. of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, by Stephen Asma. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 37, Part 3. November 2010.

“I Sing the Body Mechademic.” Rev. of Mechademia 3: Limits of the Human, ed. Frenchy Lunning. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 37, Part 2. July 2010.

“Diegetics of Mainstream Hollywood.” Rev. of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema, by James Walters. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 37, Part 2. July 2010.

Rev. of The Assault on Progress: Technology and Time in American Literature, by J. Adam John. Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Vol. 42, No. 1. Spring 2009.

Rev. of Wireless: The Essential Collection, by Charles Stross. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. Vol. 38, No. 107. Winter 2009.

Rev. of Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction’s Newest New Wave Trajectory, ed. by Marleen Barr. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. Vol. 37, No. 104. Winter 2008.

"A Science Fictionalized Filmosophy of Reality." Rev. of Performing Illusions: Cinema, Special Effects and the Virtual Actor, by Dan North. Extrapolation. Vol. 50, No. 1. Spring 2009.

Rev. of Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality, by Christine Cornea. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 19, Issue 2. 2009.

Rev. of Cultographies: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, by Jeffrey Weinstock. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 19, Issue 1. 2008.

"Wells's Cinematic Ekphrasis." Rev. of H.G. Wells: Modernity and the Movies, by Keith Williams. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 35, Part 3. November 2008.

"Fix(at)ing Technicity." Rev. of Technicity, eds. Louis Armand and Arthur Bradley. Extrapolation. Vol. 49, No. 1. Spring 2008.

"The Nightmare of Culture." Rev. of Pretend We're Dead, by Annalee Newitz. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 35, Part 1. March 2008.

Rev. of The Impossible David Lynch, by Todd McGowan. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 18, Issue 2. 2007.

Rev. of Utopia Deferred: Writings from Utopie (196-1978), by Jean Baudrillard. Extrapolation. Vol. 48, No. 2. Summer 2007.

Rev. of The Caterer: Dial I for Inconvenience, by Jeff Lint a.k.a. Steve Aylett. The Dream People. Issue 27. Stick Figure Incorporated, 2007.

"Philosophizing the Matrix (in Extremis)." Rev. of Philosophers Explore the Matrix, ed. by Christopher Grau. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 34, Part 1. March 2007.

Rev. of Nietzsche's Kisses, by Lance Olsen. The Dream People. Issue 26. Stick Figure Incorporated, 2006.

Rev. of The Blood Cake Vendor and Other Stories, by J.L. Navarro. The Dream People. Issue 25. Stick Figure Incorporated, 2006.

Rev. of Atom, by Steve Aylett. SFRA Review. No. 250. January/February 2001.

"A Taste of Stapledon." Rev. of An Olaf Stapledon Reader, ed. Robert Crossley. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 26, Part 3. November 1999.

Introductions

“The Spiritual Riff: An Introduction to Monk Punk.” Monk Punk, ed. A.J. French. Static Movement, 2011.

“Postdecadence & Transgendered Bodies.” The Resurrectionist, by Wrath James White. Cargo Cult Press, 2010.

“House on Golf Course: An Introduction.” Withersin’s Unkindness Anthology. Vol. 1. October 2008.

“Spider-Pie & the Irreal Condition.” Spider-Pie, by Alyssa Sturgill. Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2005.

Creative Nonfiction (Selections)

"Geometry of Mourning." Deep Ends: The J. G. Ballard Anthology. Toronto: The Terminal Press, 2014.

"An Unreading: Notes on a Narrative of Failure." Dark Discoveries. Issue 29. October 2014.

"Technicity & the Pathological Turn." Fugue. No. 34. Winter/Spring 2008.

"This Side of Ironside." Bust Down the Door & Eat All the Chickens. Issue 8. No Girls Allowed Press, 2008.

"Stagefright, or, A Failed Attempt to Flesh Out the Psychology of Public Urination." The Dream Zone. Issue 11. June 2002.

"In 3-D: Death, Desire, Dread, and the Crisis of an Adam." Ascent. September 2001.

Short Stories & Flash Fiction (Selections)

“Dinámica del aula” (“Classroom Dynamics”). Trans. into Spanish by Hugo Camacho. Bienvenidos al bizarro. Orciny Press, 2017.

"Sacrosanctum." Fiction International. Issue 49: Taboo. Forthcoming 2016.

"The Theory of G." The Café Irreal. Issue 55. August 2015.

"Zamroczenie" (“Scotomization”). Trans. into Polish by Dawid Kain. Bizarro dla zaawansowanych. Warsaw: Polska Groza, 2015.

"I Believe I Shall Not Die." Dark Discoveries Magazine. Issue 30. Winter/January 2015.

"Cumbria." Fiction International. Issue 47: Filia/Phobia. Fall 2014.

“Incendiary.” Rampike. Conflict & Concord Issue. Spring 2014.

“Zapruder.” Fiction International. Issue 46: Realtime/Virtual. Fall 2013.

"Directeur." Backlit. Issue 2. August 2013.

"Paraprosdokian." Black Scat Review. No. 2. March 2013.

"Entelechy." Emanations: Second Sight. International Authors, 2012.

"Virulence." Pif Magazine. March 2012.

“Vérité.” Fantastique Unfettered. Issue 4. December 2011.

“Class Reunion.” Kugelmass. Issue 1. January 2011.

“The Bureau of Me.” Shroud Magazine. Issue 1.01. September 2010.

“Digging for Adults.” Trans. into Japanese by Hiroshi Hayakawa. Hayakawa’s Mystery Magazine. No. 654. August 2010.

“To Bed, To Bed—Goodnight.” PANK. No. 4.03. March 2009.

“The Monster Truck.” Vulcan. Issue 3. 2009.

“Lord Byron Circus.” Trans. into Polish by Piotr Leszczynski. RED. No. 3. December 2008-March 2009.

“The Storyteller.” Zone 3. Issue 48. Fall 2008.

“They Had Goat Heads.” Brutarian. Issue 51. February 2008.

“Somewhere in Time.” Bust Down the Door & Eat All the Chickens. Issue 7. 2007.

“Toreador.” Journal of Experimental Fiction. Issue 34. 2007.

“Quality of Life.” Mad Hatter's Review. Issue 7. Winter 2007.

“Hovercraft.” Alice Blue Review. Issue 3. Spring 2006.

“Disney Reanimated.” Gargoyle. Issue 50. May 2005

“The Lesson.” .ISM Quarterly. Issue 8. Winter 2005.

“Classroom Dynamics.” Albedo One. Issue 29. Fall 2004.

“The Personalities.” Red Cedar Review. Vol. 39. May 2004.

“Cops & Bodybuilders.” Trans. into Dutch by Yorgos Dalman. Prado. No. 66. August 2003.

“Warning on a Person.” Minima. Issue 0.2. 2002.

“Pityriasis Park.” Locus Novus. Issue 2. January 2002.

“Shriek.” Diagram. Issue 1.4. Summer 2001.

“Circus.” The Café Irreal. Issue 3. Feb. 2000.

“An Unleashing.” Liquid Fiction. Issue 2. February 1999.

Awards

Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award. Annual award presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in writing and publishing at Wright State University-Lake Campus. Received in 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Hiram Grange Award. Presented to Shroud Publishing’s “Steamiest Author” in 2010.

2009 Presidential Award for Early Career Achievement. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service during the formative years (the first four years) of a junior faculty member's initial appointment at Wright State University.

Wonderland Book Award. Given to Dr. Identity, or, Farewell to Plaquedemia for best novel of 2007. BizarroCon. Troutdale, OR. 14-16 November 2008.

Stick Figure Prize in Language and Literature. Fake metanarrational award given by the author of Dr. Identity, or, Farewell to Plaquedemia to himself for excellence in linguistic innovation.

2007 Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award. Annual award presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in writing and publishing at Wright State University-Lake Campus.

Ace Film Festival Winner Best Animation. Award for “The Cocktail Party,” co-written, rotoscoped and directed by Brandon Duncan. New York, NY. 24-26 August 2007.

Fear No Film Festival Best of Show. Grand Jury Award for “The Cocktail Party.” Salt Lake City, UT. 21-24 June 2007.

WorldFest 2007 Best Short Film. Platinum Remi Award for “The Cocktail Party." Houston, TX. 20-29 April 2007.

Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee 2007 Best Animated Short Film. $1,000 prize and trophy for “The Cocktail Party.” Kansas City, KS. 12-16 April 2007.

Josephine Bunselmeyer Book Prize. Awarded for UMass-Boston M.A. thesis in 1997. It recognizes outstanding achievement in research on the relationship between literature and language.