Taking off along the grotesque evolutionary curve of the internet, this novel by Mochu brings together Japanese Otaku subcultures, Hindu mythology, darknet highways, ultraviolent cyberpunk forums, and renegade university departments to forge a transnational narrative that trips through the incompatible fantasies of rationality and civilization, with wormholes through ancient tales, recent cinema, plain-wrong art histories, and pirated philosophical reﬂections. Reactionary behavior on the internet, having spawned numerous retroactive origin stories for itself, takes on a tentacular presence across diverse political spectrums, time periods, and cultural contexts, giving the impression of a vast and tangled entity with distributed intelligence. Fatally fused by a common hatred for the legacies of the Enlightenment, popular manifestations go by terms like “alt-right” and “neo-reaction,” powered by nerdy forums and blog posts across the web. Stationing conspiracy theory itself as the central form of thinking, acting, and concept-making in the twenty-ﬁrst century, Bezoar Delinqxenz is a mixtape simulation of these entanglements at the borderlands of ﬁction, insanity, and political emancipation.
|104 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English|