Fiction + Disorientation

Via Warren Ellis comes this link to Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia, which looks to be a massively disorienting work of fiction:

At once a horror fiction, a work of speculative theology, an atlas of demonology, a political samizdat and a philosophic grimoire, Cyclonopedia is work of theory-fiction on the Middle East, where horror is restlessly heaped upon horror. Reza Negarestani bridges the appalling vistas of contemporary world politics and the War on Terror with the archeologies of the Middle East and the natural history of the Earth itself.

That there’s a China Miéville blurb on it doesn’t hurt, either. And it’s something I wouldn’t be surprised to see wind up mentioned on HTML Giant one of these days…

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