Technologized Desire: Selfhood and the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction

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In Technologized Desire, D. Harlan Wilson measures the evolution of the human condition as it has been represented by postcapitalist science fiction, which has consistently represented the body and subjectivity as ultraviolent pathological phenomena. Operating under the assumption that selfhood is a technology, Wilson studies the emergence of selfhood in philosophy (Deleuze & Guattari), fiction (William S. Burroughs' cut-up novels and Max Barry's Jennifer Government), and cinema (Army of DarknessVanilla Sky, and the Matrix trilogy) in an attempt to portray the schizophrenic rigor of twenty-first century mediatized life. We are obligated by the pathological unconscious to always choose to be enslaved by capital and its hi-tech arsenal. The universe of consumer-capitalism, Wilson argues, is an illusory prison from which there is no escape-despite the fact that it is illusory.

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"In Technologized Desire, the cultural pathologies that mark the panic ecstasy and terminal doom of the posthuman condition are powerfully rehearsed in the language of science fiction. Here, images of prosthetic subjects, zombies, cut-ups and armies of the medieval dead actually slip off the pages of literature to become the terminal hauntology of these technologized times. Technologized Desire is nothing less than a brilliant data screen of future memories. Read it well: it's a survival guide for bodies flatlined by the speed of accelerating technology." Arthur Kroker, author of The Postmodern Scene and Panic Encyclopedia
"Describing an impressively wide arc from high-toned cultural theory to cyberpunk fiction to techno-centered cinema, Wilson advances his theory that 'the only choice available to the postmodern subject . . . is rooted in a dependency on . . . the ultraviolent schizophrenic production of the commodity-self.' Technologized Desire is a bright, brazen, evocative reading of technology, the body, and the art that is inaccurately labeled science 'fiction'." Harold Jaffe, author of Straight Razor, 15 Serial Killers and Beyond the Techno-Cave: A Guerilla Writer's Guide to Post-Milennial Culture

"D. Harlan Wilson's Technologized Desire: Selfhood and the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction is a fantastic book. One of the finest theoretical examinations in the field, it is also eminently readable and highly incisive. With this, Wilson has written a major work, one that will stand out (and above) in science fiction studies. Both great fun and wonderfully intelligent, how could you go wrong? Highly recommended." Gary Hoppenstand, editor of The Journal of Popular Culture

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D. Harlan Wilson is an award-winning, critically acclaimed novelist, short story writer, editor, literary critic, and Professor of English at Wright State University-Lake Campus. In addition to numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, hundreds of his stories and essays have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies throughout the world in multiple languages. Wilson serves as reviews editor of the academic science fiction journal Extrapolation and managing editor of Guide Dog Books, the nonfiction syndicate of Raw Dog Screaming Press. For more information, visit DHarlanWilson.com and TheKyotoMan.com.

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