Some recently published and forthcoming, non-Verso, politics, theory and music books that have us excited:
- Mark Fisher’s (aka K-Punk) Capitalist Realism: Is there no alternative? now has an ISBN so is available for pre-order – due end of November.
- Another from Zer0books is Dominic Fox‘s Cold World where he develops a concept of ‘militant dysphoria‘. There is an event to launch the book at Goldsmiths on September 30th and Mark Fisher will be speaking as well.
- We’re delighted to discover that Michael Peel’s A Swampful of Dollars: Pipelines and Paramilitaries at Nigeria’s Oil Frontier has been nominated for the Guardian First Book Award.
- Steve Goodman (aka Kode 9) has got a book coming out Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect and the Ecology of Fear on acoustic force – sound as a weapon. (In 0ur Wire Primers there’s an article on dubstep that covers Kode 9’s music.)
- Have just started reading Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials ‘the first horror and science fiction book coming from and written on the Middle East’ – already filled with dark foreboding…
- It mentions Pierre Guyotat’s avant-garde novel Tomb for 500,000 Soldiers which has just been re-published by Solar Books, along with his classic Eden Eden Eden. Lauded by Barthes and Foucault, they look terrifying.