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Paperback | $21.95 Trade | £16.95 | 320 pp. | 5.8 x 8.2 in | 40 b&w illus. | July 2018 | ISBN: 9781907222528
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Strange Attractor Journal Five

Overview

After seven years of silence, the acclaimed Strange Attractor Journal returns with a characteristically eclectic collection of high weirdness from the margins of culture. Covering previously uncharted regions of history, anthropology, art, literature, architecture, science, and magic since 2004, each Journal has presented new and unprecedented research into areas that scholarship has all too often ignored.

Featuring essays from academics, artists, enthusiasts, and sorcerers, Journal Five explores matters including the folklore of foghorns; the occult origins of the dissident surrealist secret society the Acéphale; the pleasures of heathen falconry; the dark cosmological mysteries of Bremen’s Haus Atlantis; a provisional taxonomy of animals with human faces; a twentieth-century crucifixion on Hampstead Heath, and an unpublished horror script by David MacGillivray and Ken Hollings.

Journal Five sees Strange Attractor continuing in its mission to celebrate unpopular culture.

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About the Editors

Mark Pilkington founded Strange Attractor in 2001 and the Press in 2004. He is the author of 'Mirage Men' (2010), which was made into a feature documentary film in 2013, and 'Far Out: 101 Strange Tales from Science’s Outer Edge' (2007). His writing has appeared in publications including Fortean Times (where he was a contributing editor) The Guardian, Frieze, Boing Boing, Sight and Sound, the Wire and various anthologies and catalogues. Mark is also half of the experimental synthesiser musical duo Teleplasmiste.

Jamie Sutcliffe is a writer based in London and a publisher at Strange Attractor Press. He has written regularly for Art Monthly, Frieze, Rhizome, The White Review and EROS Journal and is also co-editor of both A-or-ist , a new journal of art writing, and Berserker, an anthology of weird comics and unabashed genre work published by Breakdown Press.