How The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Fell In Love With Fantasy Books

Electric Literature asked John Darnielle, singer/songwriter with the Mountain Goats and author of Wolf in White Van, to pick a book to talk about. And Darnielle chose The Worm Ouroboros, a 1922 fantasy novel by Eric Rücker Eddison that's one of the precursors to Tolkien. » 3/16/15 2:36pm 3/16/15 2:36pm

Two speculative fiction books getting literary acclaim. The 10 books on the National Book Award longlist include the post-apocalyptic novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and the gaming-oriented Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle, which we reviewed here . » 9/24/14 1:38pm 9/24/14 1:38pm

Read an Excerpt from John Darnielle's Haunting Novel Wolf in White Van

Wolf in White Van is one of the most intense, engrossing novels about gaming you'll ever read, and we've got an excerpt. Written by John Darnielle, creator of The Mountain Goats, it's a moody, surreal character study of a game designer whose face was disfigured in a mysterious accident. » 9/09/14 3:40pm 9/09/14 3:40pm

Finally, a Novel That Truly Captures the Intensity of Gaming

Wolf in White Van is a disturbing character study of Sean, a teenager who invents a role playing game that almost destroys him and the people who play it. But it's also about how gaming is a form of salvation. There's a dark ambiguity at the heart of this mystery, making it one of the most intense reads of the year. » 9/05/14 1:20pm 9/05/14 1:20pm

Join Mountain Goats And Vanderslice For A Lunar Organ Harvester's…

Last year, The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice released an EP called Moon Colony Bloodbath. It's the tale of a guard at a secret organ harvesting colony on the Moon slowly descending into madness, and it's pretty great scifi horror. » 11/01/09 1:00pm 11/01/09 1:00pm

The Mountain Goats Go To The Moon, Harvest Your Organs

How did we miss the fact that the Mountain Goats released an EP set in an organ-harvesting facility on the Moon? Moon Colony Bloodbath, a collaboration with John Vanderslice, has a story like Duncan Jones' Moon, only much darker. » 10/09/09 12:24pm 10/09/09 12:24pm

The Mountain Goats Explain Why Ozzy Osbourne Is A Scifi Visionary

We were excited to interview folk/rock singer John Darnielle, from The Mountain Goats, because his songs had always seemed like the perfect alternative science fiction soundtrack to us. Maybe it's the way they wrap otherworldly tropes, including alien invasions, in with their alienated ballads. Their latest album… » 3/27/08 11:28am 3/27/08 11:28am