Methods Devour Themselves is a dialogue between fiction and non-fiction. Inspired by Quentin Meillassoux’s Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction that was paired with an Isaac Asimov short story, this book examines the ways in which stories can provoke philosophical interventions and philosophical essays can provoke stories. Alternating between Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s fiction and J. Moufawad-Paul’s non-fiction, Methods Devour Themselves is an interstitial project that brings fiction and essay into a unique, avant-garde whole.
Out 2018 from Zero Books.
“Taking their cue––and title––from Frantz Fanon, Benjanun Sriduangkaew and J. Moufawad-Paul have refused all methodological straitjackets in this genre-defying book. The result is a chaotically dialectical spiral of fiction-critique-fiction whose form is as speculative as its content, imagining new worlds from amid the crumbling wreckage of the old.”
—George Ciccariello-Maher, author of Decolonizing Dialectics and Building the Commune
“Compelling science fiction and evocative instant postcolonial criticism entwined in a mutually reproductive double helix. Every page contains an intellectual thrill.”
—Nick Mamatas, author of Sensation and I Am Providence.