The Belan Deck

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Sideshow Media Group
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4.37 X 7.0 X 0.34 inches | 0.29 pounds
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About the Author
Matt Bucher is a writer and editor living in Austin, Texas. His writing has appeared in Publishers Weekly, The Dublin Review of Books, Electric Literature, Molossus,, and many other places. He is the co-host of the Concavity Show podcast.

"Matt Bucher's excellent tiny book is overtly in the style of his hero David Markson. In making itself worthy of that iconoclast's unforgettable example, Bucher proves, like his hero, how much less can be how much more."- Jonathan Lethem

"Very smart, witty, insightful, very literary, and a lovely homage to Markson."- Steven Moore, author of The Novel: An Alternative History

"In the end, The Belan Deck succeeds as far more than a digressive fable. Barbed with didactic antinomies, powdered with the treasures of a Humanist's commonplace book and the finery of well-wrought allusion, and delivered in a concision that warrants its own style guide, the book is a thorough consideration of where our oligarchical technocracy has gotten us."- Rain Taxi

"An excellent, piercing account of the AI question and a reminder of the potentials of fractured literature, or maybe fractured life more broadly. Marksonian to the core and just a joy to read."- Kyle Beachy, author of The Most Fun Thing

"The Belan Deck isn't a straightforward guidebook or manifesto or map, but it nevertheless, in its elliptical, poetic approach, offers a winding, thinking, feeling path of opposition to not only the machines themselves, but also the hollow men who would gladly replace artists and creators and thinkers with those machines. It's also really fun to read. Great stuff."- Edwin Turner,

"The Belan Deck almost acts as the placement of a hyper sensitive human antenna extended into our cold, dark accelerationist evolution into the Information Age looking for ways in which we can still mine and reflect back upon ourselves some deeply luminous sign of life that reminds us of the beauty resting within the heart of what it means to be human. A must read."- Phillip Freedenberg, author of America and the Cult of the Cactus Boots: A Diagnostic

"Fantastic, a work of profound wisdom."- Greg Carlisle, author of Elegant Complexity