10 Paranoid Science Fiction Stories That Could Help You Survive

It's not just paranoia. They really are watching you. The world we're living in is getting weirder and more dangerous all the time. So it's a good thing science fiction has been stockpiling dark mind-fraks for decades, full of smart survival strategies. Here are 10 paranoid science fiction tales that could keep you… » 8/01/13 10:18am 8/01/13 10:18am

Google wants to send you searching for answers in a Kafkaesque world

Today's Google Doodle pays tribute to Franz Kafka on his 130th birthday. Specifically, Kafka's famous story in which Gregor Samsa turns into a bug. And if you need more Kafka in your life, consider buying a lovely, strange new book, My First Kafka by Matthue Roth and Rohan Daniel Eason. Yep, it's Kafka for kids. » 7/03/13 8:39am 7/03/13 8:39am

This book is like reading Kafka on Ketamine

We're living in Kafka's world. Everybody from George Saunders to Terry Bisson has been mining a Kafkaesque seam of alarming strangeness. But what happens when you mix some especially odd story ideas with an almost supernatural sense of dissociation? You get something like The Miniature Wife by Manuel Gonzales, a book… » 1/29/13 3:40pm 1/29/13 3:40pm

What if Hunter S. Thompson starred in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis?

In this short animation and sound collage by the folks at Antfood and Buck for the literary charity Good Books International, Kafka's heartwarming fable of a man transforming into a giant cockroach monster to win his children's respect replaces Gregor Samsa with Raoul Duke. This should appeal to those of you who… » 3/14/12 10:40am 3/14/12 10:40am