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For a professor at Corndog University it’s quite acceptable to purchase a robotic dopplegänger and have it teach your classes for you. But how does it reflect on your teaching skills when your dopplegänger murders the whole class?
Follow the Dystopian Duo (Dr. Blah Blah Blah and his robot Dr. Identity) on a killing spree of epic proportions through the irreal postapocalyptic city of Bliptown where time ticks sideways, artificial Bug-Eyed Monsters punish citizens for consumer-capitalist lethargy, and ultraviolence is as essential as a daily multivitamin.
For a sneak peak read Chapters 1 & 2.
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THE COCKTAIL PARTY DVD
10.5 Minute Animated Short by Brandon Duncan based on the the short story of the same name by author D. Harlan Wilson. “A black and white animation so vibrant you’ll swear in a court of law that it was filmed in glorious Technicolor.” – Bradley Sands, author of It Came from Below the Belt
• Making Of
• Select Music From The Soundtrack
• About Bizarro and Suggested Reading
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What They’re Saying About Dr.Identity
“This book’s better’n the bushelfull of Benzedrine-spiked donut holes with which Dr. Identity tries to bribe his students into civilized demeanor! Pomo cybertheory never tasted so good or made you fly this high! Buy this book before the BEM’s attack!”
—American Book Review
“Only those with a yearning for something different, something truly off-the-wall, something that pushes the boundaries of good taste and what they’ve come to expect from a novel should take the time to journey through D. Harlan Wilson’s bizarro future world. And those who do will find the experience entertaining and at times maybe even a little enlightening.”
“Dr. Identity is the most surprising novel to come from the small press in some time. Vivid, colourful, coarse, expansive, often hilarious and at times suspiciously pointless, it is an impressive feat and a decadent read, lending itself equally to painstaking analysis and seriously heavy entertainment.”
“A mix of Orwellian satire, existential philosophy, and strikingly original humor,Dr. Identity is an erudite and entertaining read. Anyone who enjoys zoot suits, fedoras, an intellectually engaging parody, or a skillfully constructed narrative will be missing out if they don’t add this book to their library. Five stars.”
—Midwest Book Review
“Dr. Identity (or Farewell to Plaquedemia) is a work of absurdist fiction that portrays a future so unnerving that it makes Terry Gilliam’s vision of things to come in Brazil seem warm and fuzzy. Certainly, it is even more extreme than the future anticipated by Phillip K. Dick in his Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep...In the end, the book manages to skewer academia, technology, consumerism, politics, the media, the internet and various other facets of modern society with blood-curdling ferocity.”
“Some ideas strike me as being pretty good, others as funny, and others as alarmingly likely to occur at some point. It’s a humorous book. Entertaining. Weird (of course). It’s certainly a caricature of life today—perhaps we should be worried…”
“Madcap, macabre black comedy…Wilson’s sardonic, riotously imaginative vision of the future holds a mirror up to our own increasingly chaotic society and makes provocative entertainment.”
“More than a tale of science fiction, like any good science fiction story is, Wilson exposes the truth of why we keep going back to the same old narrative concepts, then destroys that truth by creating something completely original, proving that if the novel is dead, then Dr. Identity is a fully functional zombie.”
“At its core, this novel does indeed have a simple, almost pulpy, feel to it. That is only the setup for a book that, in each chapter, in nearly every sentence, contains far-reaching ideas that leave the brain racing to catch up. Wilson creates a whole future world that is as hilarious as it is horrifying. It is this black humor, this sci-fi slapstick, that makes the novel a thoroughly engaging read.”
“If you feel the need to read a novel that is part ‘Bladerunner’, part ‘I Robot’, part ‘Alice In Wonderland’ with a large dose of opium and a ladle full of magic mushrooms all sprinkled with an icing of coke then I dare you to read Dr. Identity.”
“Reading Dr. Identity is like wandering a hall of mirrors: each page presents a monstrous but all-too-recognizable vision of our own world.”
“…Dr. Identity doesn’t disappoint at all. You’ll be blinded by morphing zoot-suits, troubled by hippopotamus whips and left stammering by the satire and the spectacle of it all. Brilliant and disturbing in equal measure.”
“Let’s dispense with the usual predictable analogies (“Kafka/Cronenberg-on-laughing-gas”), redundancies (“Phillip K. Dick/William Gibson-on-acid”), or accurate-but-somewhat-obscure references (“the most intense and, in a certain sense, the most significant young prose writer since Mark Leyner and Ben Marcus…establishes Wilson as the Steve Katz of the post-everything generation…vies with Derek Pell’s The Little Red Book of Adobe Live Motionfor being the funniest book of the new millennium”), and cut to the chase: D Harlan Wilson’s hilarious meta-pulp SF novel, Dr Id-entity is a funhouse mirror whose cartoonish distortions continually amaze and amuse—until one realizes that what we¹re seeing is a disturbingly accurate vision of ourselves. An instant avant-pop classic by a major new talent. Two surgically-enhanced, stainless-steel thumbs way, way up!”
—Larry McCaffery, Storming the Reality Studio and After Yesterday’s Crash
“A blur-fast caper through a mediated nightmare future which will thankfully be prevented by a series of massive natural and man-made disasters.”
“Dr. Identity is a rollicking romp through a future so absurd, it can’t help but feel real. D. Harlan Wilson shows us everything we know—but wish we didn’t—about ourselves.”
—Robert Venditti, writer of The Surrogates