by Eric Aldrich

Friend – Paek Nam-nyong

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In FRIEND, Paek Nam-nyong reminds us that the local and interpersonal elements of our lives are just as real as the ideological and political, and certainly tell more about what it means to be human.

The People’s Porn: A History of Handmade Pornography in America – Lisa Z. Sigel

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THE PEOPLE’S PORN provides timelines and contexts showing that, no matter what obscenity laws our nation puts in place, individuals have always expressed their sexuality through art and crafts.

Artificial Gut Feeling – Anna Zett

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Digital systems are not just tools or extensions of our brains, but they are parodies of us, our goals, beliefs, dreams, passions, and cognitions.

Future Tense Fiction – Multiple Authors

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FUTURE TENSE FICTION is an exciting and self-conscious celebration of what science fiction has often done best – predict the future

Kansastan – Farooq Ahmed

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Kansastan, a hilarious novel, is perhaps even more surreal than Governor Brownback’s political credulity.