Tag: Jaded Ibis Press

  • “A Duality, a Duet”: Reading Addie Tsai’s Unwieldy Creatures by Maxx Fidalgo

    “A Duality, a Duet”: Reading Addie Tsai’s Unwieldy Creatures by Maxx Fidalgo

    Described as a “genderbent, queer, biracial modern-retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein,” Addie Tsai delivers on all descriptors. Unwieldy Creatures follows Plum and Dr. Frank, two queer, nonbinary scientists who embark on their journey to play gods and create a human embryo without egg or sperm. In frame stories nestled into each other like Russian…

  • “Capturing the Is-ness of Liminal Events”: Avinash Rajendran’s Dual Review of RITES and THIN PLACES

    “Capturing the Is-ness of Liminal Events”: Avinash Rajendran’s Dual Review of RITES and THIN PLACES

    “What are these dark days I see in this world so badly bent … How much longer can it last? How long can it go on?” Dylan asks prophetically in his 2020 album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, a question that has endured in our collective imagination for two years now. The Marxist theorist, Antonio Gramsci…

  • Davis Schneiderman’s INK.

    Davis Schneiderman’s INK.

    Is this a riff on a Pollock drip painting? Is this a Rorschach test in ink splatters, rather than blots? A satire? A graphic novel? None? All? This concept novel aggressively resists review and conventional classification. What it is—or is not—INK. won’t say. Or, maybe it will, but certainly not on typical narrative terms. Disrupting…

  • “We”: An Interview with c.vance by Ben Spivey

    “We”: An Interview with c.vance by Ben Spivey

    Ignore the limitations of history. All is accounted for as c. vance reimagines the lives of his family from five different perspectives (father, mother, they, we and she). What we have here is a fabulist’s bildungsroman—a possible history told with solid language and emotional sentences. c. vance composes his pseudo family history as if channeled…

  • Not Verner Herzog: An Interview with J.A. Tyler & John Dermot Woods

    Not Verner Herzog: An Interview with J.A. Tyler & John Dermot Woods

    On this first ever HFR podcast, I talk to writers J.A. Tyler & John Dermot Woods about their collaborative novel, No One Told Me I Was Going To Disappear, to be published by Jaded Ibis Press, among other things. Not Vernor Herzog: An Interview with J.A. Tyler & John Dermot Woods