"This is the first of three in Moten’s new 'consent not to be a single being' series, which is destined to constitute some of the most important criticism/ theory of our time. It’s just out, so get it NOW."
"I challenge anyone to read the title story here and not remember it for the rest of their lives. 'Speech Sounds' is indelible, too."
Like Being Killed
"Will someone get this novel (Miller’s only book, sadly, before her untimely death) back into print already? It’s junkie lit of the highest order—completely compelling, horrifying, erudite, and—rarest of all—totally original."
"This dystopian 'allegory' about a world of ice makes a strangely fitting counterpoint to the terrors that will attend a warming planet. It’s also, quite simply, one of the weirdest pieces of writing of all time."
"A childhood of video games and technology refracted through the lens of philosophy, or philosophy refracted through childhood and technology—any which way, Clune is an excellent and important thinker and writer."
To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life
"I’m consistently shocked that Guibert doesn’t have a wider audience, given that he’s one of the most innovative life-writers the world ever has known. Most famous for outing Foucault as dying of AIDS, this book was written in the midst of Guibert’s own illness; its stakes are as high as its level of artistry."
Flying Books's current guest chooser is Maggie Nelson. Nelson is a poet, critic, and nonfiction author of several books including The Argonauts, The Red Parts, The Art of Cruelty, Bluets, and Jane: A Murder. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, and an Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant, among other awards and honours. She teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and lives in Los Angeles.