1Q2020 SNEAK PEEK

By: HILOBROW
December 21, 2019

Here’s a preview of HILOBROW’s publishing plans for January, February, and March 2020.

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SPECIAL SERIES


The weekly series, here at HILOBROW in 2020, will be: KLAATU YOU. We’ve invited 52 of our friends and regular contributors to wax enthusiastic about some of their favorite pre-Star Wars sci-fi movies! Here’s the 1Q2020 lineup:

KLAATU YOU introduction by Josh Glenn.

Matthew De Abaitua on ZARDOZ | Miranda Mellis on METROPOLIS | Rob Wringham on THE INVISIBLE MAN | Michael Grasso on THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN | Gordon Dahlquist on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY | Erik Davis on DARK STAR | Carlo Rotella on THE OMEGA MAN | Madeline Ashby on KISS ME DEADLY | Adam McGovern on SILENT RUNNING | Michael Lewy on THIS ISLAND EARTH | Josh Glenn on WILD IN THE STREETS | Mimi Lipson on BARBARELLA vs. SINS OF THE FLESHAPOIDS | Vanessa Berry on THE FLY.

Josh Glenn is editor of KLAATU YOU. He is very grateful to the series’ contributors, many of whom have donated their fees to the ACLU.

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During 1Q2020, we’ll publish Josh Glenn’s TAKING THE MICKEY, a series of 15 posts surfacing and dimensionalizing the unspoken norms and forms encoded in Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse character. Here’s the lineup:

MINSTREL MICKEY | TRICKSTER MICKEY | A GOOD AMERICAN | HIGH-LOWBROW MICKEY | ICONIC MICKEY | NEOTONIC MICKEY | DONALD STEALS THE SHOW | MICKEY’S DORK AGE | FORTIES BACKLASH | DISNEY CO. MASCOT | FIFTIES BACKLASH | SIXTIES BACKLASH | “I’M THE MOUSE” | NOBROW MICKEY | TAKING THE MICKEY


REGULAR SERIES


Peggy Nelson will continue to investigate art and the virtual life through her regular series EYE CANDY and SIMULACRA. She also edits the series CROSS-POST, which introduces HILOBROW readers to the output of some of her favorite bloggers.

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Tom Nealon will continue to interrogate suspect food history, and embellish his findings with outlandish, yet compelling theories of his own, in his series STUFFED.

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Adam McGovern’s irregular series OFF-TOPIC will continue to deliver over-the-transom, on-tangent essays, dialogues and subjective scholarship.


BEST ADVENTURES PROJECT


We’ll publish five new installments in Josh Glenn’s BEST ADVENTURES PROJECT, which chronicles his attempt to identify the 10 best adventures he’s read from each year of the 20th century. Here’s the 1Q2020 lineup:

  • BEST 1984 ADVENTURES, from NEUROMANCER and BRIARPATCH to THE SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING
  • BEST 1985 ADVENTURES, from THE HANDMAID’S TALE and BLOOD MERIDIAN to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
  • BEST 1986 ADVENTURES, from THE REVERSE OF THE MEDAL and THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS to HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
  • BEST 1987 ADVENTURES, from CONSIDER PHLEBAS and WISE CHILD to THE BLACK DAHLIA
  • BEST 1988 ADVENTURES, from MONA LISA OVERDRIVE and THE PLAYER OF GAMES to FOUCAULT’S PENDULUM

Each BEST ADVENTURES installment will first be published as 10 individual posts.

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We’ll continue to publish Josh Glenn’s DIAMOND AGE SCI-FI 75, a weekly lit-list series aiming to identify his favorite science-fiction adventures published during the Eighties (1984–1993) and Nineties (1994–2003). Here’s the 1Q2020 lineup:

Ken MacLeod’s THE STONE CANAL | Iain M. Banks’s EXCESSION | William Gibson’s IDORU | Molly Gloss’s THE DAZZLE OF THE DAY | Warren Ellis’s TRANSMETROPOLITAN | Jonathan Lethem’s AS SHE CLIMBED ACROSS THE TABLE | Connie Willis’s TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG | Jonathan Lethem’s GIRL IN LANDSCAPE | Octavia E. Butler’s PARABLE OF THE TALENTS | Iain M. Banks’s INVERSIONS | Ken MacLeod’s THE CASSINI DIVISION | Susan Price’s THE STERKARM HANDSHAKE | Warren Ellis’s PLANETARY


CURATED SERIES


We’ll wrap up the latest installment of 12 DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE — reprinting object-oriented stories originally contributed to Josh Glenn and Rob Walker’s SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS. Here’s the 1Q2020 lineup:

Rob Baedeker on FOPPISH FIGURINE | Scarlett Thomas on BIRTHDAY CANDLES | Wayne Koestenbaum on DUCK NUTCRACKER | Jeff Turrentine on “WOMEN & INFANTS” GLASS | Joe Lyons on LETTERS AND NUMBERS PLATE

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During 1Q2020, we’re also planning to reprint 10 of the best images from HILOBROW friend Patrick Cates’s @carpephallum Instagram feed….

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dangerous game

Richard Connell’s story “The Most Dangerous Game” appears on HILOBROW’s list of the Best Adventures of 1924. “The Most Dangerous Game” enters the public domain in 2020; HiLoBooks will serialize this terrific yarn here at HILOBROW.

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On to 1Q2020…

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