Sunday, 25 January 2009

Print Media 2008

November 08
Welcome to Mars: Fantasies of Science in the American Century 1947-1959
293pp, illustrated, published by Strange Attractor Press.
Available from Amazon.

‘Welcome to Mars is a map of the post-war Zone, a non-fiction Gravity’s Rainbow that follows the arc of Germany’s V2 rocket to the end of the rainbow – to America’ Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis

‘Ken Hollings shows brilliantly how the extraordinary web of technologies that drove the cold war have shaped not just our culture but the very way we think of ourselves as human beings. Welcome To Mars offers a rare and fascinating glimpse of the roots of the strange humanoid culture we live in today’ Adam Curtis, director of The Power of Nightmares and Century of the Self

‘Ken Hollings has placed his critical focus at the precise point where the high technologies of information control and social manipulation intersect the passionate search for scientific ways to probe the human mind. Welcome to Mars is a searingly accurate and deeply disturbing exposé of the fantasies of American modernism that have inspired the many nightmares and the few hopeful visions of our new Millennium’ Dr Jacques Vallee, author of The Network Revolution and Passport to Magonia

‘Ken Hollings is brilliant as always’ – Aleksandra Mir

To read a press release for this book, click here.

April 08
‘Real English Tea Made Here’
Publication of a short critical essay on William S Burroughs’ early tape-recorder experiments in the April issue of The Wire.

March 08
‘Other Channels’
Specially commissioned text for the Ghost Box album release Other Channels by the Advisory Council as part of a booklet designed by Julian House.