Beta Testing the Ongoing Apocalypse by Tom Kaczynski
Hardcover – Fantagraphics Books – Mar 2022 – 181 pages
At once science fiction, contemporary demonology, an occult theory, a mutant utopia, and an architectural treatise, Beta Testing the Ongoing Apocalypse is a series of fictions about the contemporary global metropolis. Tom Kaczynski’s short stories trace a complex space-time trajectory from the smallest corporate out to the farthest fathoms of the multiverse.
Occult economics, metaphysical traffic jams, Marxist zombies on Mars, secert architectural societies, designer ghosts from the future, demographic demons, and utopian corporate strategies are just a few elements of a new untested future eschatology.
This updated edition of a groundbacking Eisner Award-nominated collection inclueds and introduction by noted science fiction author Christopher Brown (Tropic of Kansas), three previously uncollected stories, and extensive notes by Adalbert Arcane.