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Flat Mountain

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i like gloopy void stuff + textual noise.. → indie lit / expanded field / fractured poetics / cut-up technique

NOTE: Ratings are entirely subjective approximations of how the text resonated with me at the particular moment I read it. If I took the time to quote/rate/review then you can presume I enjoyed the work in some way. (I probs won't record books the here that didn't land with me.)

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Cyclonopedia (2008, Re.Press) 3 stars

Cyclonopedia is theoretical-fiction novel by Iranian philosopher and writer Reza Negarestani. Hailed by novelists, philosophers …

[O]il turns Time towards apocalyptic blasphemies [...] War machines are dissolved in oil. The role of the oil pipeline is not military offense but life support [...] Is there anything more Lovecraftian than the building of a new pipeline, winding its blobbing flutes? The question is: How long can the cavernous sentience ride in this modern vehicle?

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It is not oil as fuel that matters but the ways that hyperstitional entities of oil fuse with western war machines.

(Hyperstition archive; edited)

Cyclonopedia (2008, Re.Press) 3 stars

Cyclonopedia is theoretical-fiction novel by Iranian philosopher and writer Reza Negarestani. Hailed by novelists, philosophers …

Although the void devours the solid, the solid feasts on the void, i.e. its outsider. In compositions, the solid becomes hysterically gluttonous for the void. This is what intrigued the Cult of the Old Ones in their mission to perform their awakening ritual. If the Old Ones are to fly through holey space, bubbling up through the carrion black pit and turning their tentacles into interconnected borrows and lubricious warrens, then the only strategic technique to speed and facilitate their return is to mess with the ()hole complex, that is to say, the zone of their emergence.

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"Cthulhu, Minister and Priest of the Outside brings a new kind of existence to the Machine-Shoggoths. The Cavern Rim and Black Pit are the Holes, tunnels of Holey space — which is nothing but a composition of solid and void — through which the Unlife may seep."

(Hyperstition archive; edited)

Cyclonopedia (2008, Re.Press) 3 stars

Cyclonopedia is theoretical-fiction novel by Iranian philosopher and writer Reza Negarestani. Hailed by novelists, philosophers …

The process of degenerating a solid body by corrupting the coherency of its surfaces is called ungrounding, In other words, the process of ungrounding degenerates the whole into an endless hollow body — irreducible to nothingness — and damages the coherency between the surfaces and the solid body in itself, To talk about holey spaces and Earth is to insinuate the Earth as the Unground.

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"Holey Space — or more accurately ()hole complex, with an evaporative W connoting a degenerate wholeness — speeds and triggers the opening of the Unlife and its convoluting, holing, coring out processes that eventually transform into a violent process of ungrounding, re-inventing the Earth as an Unground, or 'the New Earth'. The question is: Can the Unground can still be called Earth? And then according to what chronologic current or based on what calendar, can it be mapped as New? The Unground is a shadow out of time."

(Hyperstition archive; edited)