Percival Everett is among the most significant and prolific living contemporary American writers. The author of over twenty novels, four short-story collections, five volumes of poetry, and a children’s book, Everett is famed for his versatility and range while retaining a distinctly recognizable style. His prose oeuvre includes masterful satires as well as unconventional takes on genre fiction, [...]
Orbit is proud to announce the publication of a special issue on Mark Z. Danielewski’s pentalogy The Familiar, perhaps the most remarkable and audacious project in American fiction in the twenty-first century so far. A truly unique blend of various textual, visual, material, and medial features, these novels were published to considerable critical and popular acclaim, although the series was [...]
Mark Z. Danielewski’s pentalogy The Familiar, published between 2015 and 2017, is likely the most audacious project in American fiction in the twenty-first century so far. Announced as a set that would eventually encompass 27 novels, the five novels published as the first “season” of the series as a whole have done what readers have come to expect of Danielewski’s work: they once more pushed the [...]
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