Welcome to the Arms Race

Welcome to the Arms Race Churches made of meat spaceships powered by song simulated authors and a soul warping artwork that may or may not exist in these ten stories you will be confronted with a garish neon blueprint of po

  • Title: Welcome to the Arms Race
  • Author: Justin Isis
  • ISBN: 9781907681264
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Churches made of meat, spaceships powered by song, simulated authors and a soul warping artwork that may or may not exist in these ten stories you will be confronted with a garish neon blueprint of post humanity, a form fixated vision of the Altermodern less New Wave than No Wave Torrents of alien language and remixed fragments of science fiction hauntology merge in theChurches made of meat, spaceships powered by song, simulated authors and a soul warping artwork that may or may not exist in these ten stories you will be confronted with a garish neon blueprint of post humanity, a form fixated vision of the Altermodern less New Wave than No Wave Torrents of alien language and remixed fragments of science fiction hauntology merge in the valley of the shadow of unguessable metaphysics, while atomized characters scramble for self and meaning only to find themselves overwritten or revised out of reality.

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    1. What sorcery is this? A paperback? No deluxe edition, no expensive cloth boards, no two colour text inside, no foil stamping? Then how the heck am I supposed to enjoy reading this? I fear the book will keep falling out of my hands each time I will try to read something from it. Or perhaps I will go blind or lichen will start growing out of my nostrils or perhaps mushrooms out of my ears. In any case, something bad is going to happen. I know it. The God of Deluxe, Limited Editions books will most [...]

    2. What interests me about Justin's work is that while many writers have a discernible style, I feel that he's the opposite in that there's something almost chameleon-like about his short story collections (especially his second one, "Welcome to the Arms Race"). Each of the ten stories here is written in a completely different style, almost as if each one had been written by a completely different person. In this regard then he's almost like the anti-Lovecraft. It reminds me almost of the work of J [...]

    3. In Welcome to the Arms Race, Justin Isis, as usual, dazzles with his rendition of shattered reality where deeply damaged characters kick up their heels as they revel in their self-inflicted agonies. There’s just no letting up—from depravity involving a squid to the relentless mirroring of our deep-seated anxieties in ‘The Heart of a Man,’ from cosmic horror in ‘The Willow’ to the tortuous psychedelia in ‘M-FUNK VS THA FUTUREGIONS OF INVERSE FUNKATIVITY.’ Another terrific collecti [...]

    4. I like the vibrant fuchsia of the cover with the simply centred, majuscule title, fractured to suit meaning – Welcome to the Arms Race - and the simplicity of title and author – Justin Isis - on the spine. I’m less sure of the pneumatic blonde, reminiscent of a girl I’ve met, in full armature on the back cover with what looks like a plugged-in iron on metallic stilts and another jewelled weapon but I like that the weight of the design’s on the back. Nimit Malavia’s the artist. The pu [...]

    5. - Welcome to the Arms Race: 2/5- Some Notes on the Artwork of Chris Wilhelm: 5/5- M-FUNK VA THA FUTUREGIONS OF INVERSE FUNKATIVITY: 1/5- The Stars and Yellow Doubt: 1/5- The Heart of a Man: 5/5- Brent Beckford vs Writing: 5/5- The Portrayed Man: 5/5- The Plot: 5/5- The Willow: 4/5- Defense/Prosecution: 1/5 rating: 3,4/5

    6. First collection I've read my Mr. Isis and thoroughly enjoyable. Now to hunt down his previous collection!

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