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Cyclonopedia : complicity with anonymous materials

Author: Reza Negarestani; Kristen Alvanson
Publisher: Melbourne : Re.press, 2008.
Series: Anomaly.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At once a horror fiction, a work of speculative theology, an atlas of demonology, a political samizdat and a philosophic grimoire, Cyclonopedia is a theory-fiction on the Middle East as a living entity. Negarestani bridges contemporary politics and the War on Terror with the archeologies of the Middle East and the natural history of the Earth.
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Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Horror tales
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reza Negarestani; Kristen Alvanson
ISBN: 9780980544008 0980544009
OCLC Number: 244315104
Notes: "Incognitum hactenus by Kristen Alvanson"--Title page.
Description: xx, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Bacterial archeology: Nether, sub-soil and xeno-chemical insiders. Palaeopetrology: From Gog-Magog axis to petropunkism ; Excursus I: Incomplete burning, pyrodemonism and napalm-obsession ; Machines are digging ; Excursus II: Memory and ( )hole complex ; Pipeline odyssey: The z monologue --
Exhumations: Relics and diabolic particles. An Assyrian relic ; Excursus III: Occult, the state's marcopolitics and political pollution ; The dead mother of all contagions ; Excursus IV: Meteorological teratology ; Mistmare ; Excursus V: Fog oil, a retrospection on obscurants --
The legion: Warmachines, predators and pests. The dust enforcer ; Excursus VI: Xeno-agents and the Assyrian axis of evil-against-evil ; The thing: White war and hypercamouflage ; War as a machine ; Excursus VII: The codex of Yatu --
Tellurian insurgencies: Xerodrome, solar tempests and earth-sun axes. Telluro-magnetic conspiracy towards the sun I: Solar rattle ; Excursus VIII: Barbaric music and vowelless alphabets ; Five billion years of hell-engineering ; Telluro-magnetic conspiracy towards the sun II: The core ; Excursus IX: Dracolatry, writing with the Middle East ; Mesopotamian axis of communication ; Excursus X: Az and destrudo --
Uncharted regions: Catalytic spaces. Decay ; Excursus XI: Life modeling --
Polytics: Complicity and schizotrategies for openness and insurgency. A good meal: The schizotrategic edge ; The Z. crowd: The infested germ-cell of monotheism ; Excursus XII: The heretical holocaust ; Excursus XII: Schizotrategy and the dawn of paranoia --
Notes --
Glossary.
Series Title: Anomaly.
Responsibility: Reza Negarestani.

Abstract:

At once a horror fiction, a work of speculative theology, an atlas of demonology, a political samizdat and a philosophic grimoire, Cyclonopedia is a theory-fiction on the Middle East as a living entity. Negarestani bridges contemporary politics and the War on Terror with the archeologies of the Middle East and the natural history of the Earth.
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