Orbit is proud to announce the publication of a special issue on the novels of Percival Everett, one of the most prolific, unique, and multifaceted writers in contemporary American literature.The introduction to the issue initially offers a general overview of his works and then focuses on Dr. No, while the other seven essays address Frenzy, Telephone, The Trees, American Desert, Walk Me to the [...]
The various genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction – including but not limited to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and alternate history – have long been popular across diverse reading audiences. More importantly, authors have used these genres to provide thoughtful commentary about and insightful criticism of our contemporary world. And this has been [...]
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 [...]
Orbit: A Journal of American Literature has migrated to a new platform run in-house in tandem with Birkbeck Center for Technology and Publishing, Janeway. In addition to our new layout, Orbit will be using a new domain name. The old domain will continue to redirect to article pages as normal.