A Summer Reading List
Thanks for reading! I have not heard of Mike Davis, must check him out. Three Hands Books aren't always cheap (though they usually have affordable editions) but they are powerful!
Cool list Erik! Love the look of Josep Baque!
thank you, erik
especially like being reminded of dale pendell's books
nice to find there are others, similar
Hey there bushy. I know about Burt (love his images in the Corman Poe films as well as Chidester's catalog). But I haven't heard of Millarc. Thanks for the tip!
I discussed making a special edition available with Mark McCloud, whose stories and archive are of such central importance to the book that he is basically its unlisted coauthor. We are discussing the possibilities.
Yep I am looking forward to that one coming out! I don't travel as ravenously as I once did but I am gonna use the publication of this as an excuse to cruise around and meet various communities, hopefully make my way to Europe too. I am really really happy with how this one came out, I hope it's embraced as a classic!
Sounds like you have a fun gig teaching! Weird lit is such a fascinating topic, funny to think how little attention it got just not so long ago, and now its almost THE genre...I do try and be nourishing in the midst of it all...
Any time Erik talks books, I put aside all else and do a deep dive on what he recommends. Never ever disappointing. I cannot wait to check out Green Mysteries. I don’t know my ass from my elbow on this topic, but I know enough to be fascinated by it, and am also always looking to grow my occult library. I hope as an admittedly normie New Englander, I can put some of its content to use. We have a wonderful apothecary here in RI called Farmacy Herbs which I frequent, so perhaps this book will inspire new self-experimentation.
Three Hands Press is new to me as well. Perhaps a little above my pay grade perusing their titles, but very interesting nonetheless. I noticed one of the books had cover art by Mike Davis, who I commissioned to do a discordian-themed painting last year. That painting rocks my world every time I sit in front of it. I feel like I’m about to go down a Three Hands Press rabbit hole now that there’s that connection.
As always, thanks for writing articles that get me stoned, Erik.
Always enjoy the act of ‘self immolation’ here on the Fiery Shore, appreciate your work Erik. I am hopeful you will consider offering ‘Blotter’ in a small hardback run(?) perhaps with a ‘perforated jacket’?,..i’m certain there would be several “Fiery Shore immolators” available to participate in pre-payment.
Great Works should last more than one lifetime.
You're the best, Erik.
Can't wait for this to come out but happy its available for pre-order (,-)
Blotter: The Untold Story of an Acid Medium by Erik Davis
Quick comment: THP looks great! Can’t wait to pick some of these titles.
First encountered you on the Ezra Klein show, so ran out and grabbed TechGnosis. 200 pages in and loving it. Thanks for keeping it Weird.
It all feeds into two classes I teach, one on weird lit and another--in development--on AI. I’ve found it nourishing to have your voice in the mixture.
The Green Mysteries looks beautiful and fascinating. It is a shame that it appears to be wholly sold out... Hopefully there will be a reprint some time soon.