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Strange Attractor Press

Celebrating unpopular culture since 2001, Strange Attractor Press is dedicated to publishing books from the outer edge, documenting lost, neglected, emerging, and underground currents from areas including anthropology, psychology, science and magic, natural history, literature, sound and music, film, and the visual arts.

Sex, Death and Design in the Digital Regime

A subtle and sometimes disturbing account of how technology has impacted upon human culture.

Spiders, Humans and Their Threads

A lively and personal account of the strange, centuries long entanglement between humans and spiders.

One Hundred Objects from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

Photographs of one hundred objects from Cornwall’s Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, accopanied by informative texts from Sara Hannant and Museum director Simon Costin, as well as an introduction by the leading historian of British witchcraft and magic, Ronald Hutton.

The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone
Edited by Stephen Coates

Telling the story of forbidden culture, bootleg technology and human endeavour, this is the secret history of Russian X-ray records and of the people who made, bought and sold them.

A heavily expanded edition of Joe Mellen’s legendary, long out-of-print auto-trepanation memoir.

Sound and Song in the Natural World

The first anthology on animal music and communication, with contributions from leading scientists, researchers and musicians.

Life-Changing Encounters with Music
Edited by Tony Herrington

An anthology of essays drawn from The Wire’s monthly Epiphanies column.

The Life and Legend of London's Lost Artist

An elegant and comprehensive biography of the controversial enfant terrible of the Edwardian art world, Austin Osman Spare.