petak, 9. veljače 2018.

Cosmic Communities - Homofuturism, Applied Psychedelia & Magic Connectivity

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Cosmic Communities:
Coming Out Into Outer Space – Homofuturism, Applied Psychedelia & Magic Connectivity

an exhibition organized by Diedrich Diederichsen &  Christopher Müller

feat. Marcus Behmer, Stefan George, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hans Henny Jahnn,  Lutz Bacher, Hans Kayser, Ludwig Gosewitz, Jordan Belson,  Hapshash and the Coloured Coat, The Fool, Rogério Duarte,  The Red Krayola/Mayo Thompson, Walter de Maria, Sigmar Polke,
Emil Schult, Isaac Abrams, John McCracken, Pedro Bell, Kai Althoff,  Henrik Olesen, Öyvind Fahlström, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sun Ra,  Hartmut Geerken, Albert Oehlen, Jack Goldstein, Jutta Koether,  Isa Genzken, Palermo, John Coltrane, Tony Conrad

2 November 2017 – 13 January 2018

Space is the place where the homosocial collides with the cosmos in this group exhibit that brings together works by artist muscians, art collectives and composers in a show that challenges “Western, bourgeois sexual order” by going off-planet to the realms of the spiritual, the magical and the psychedelic.

The curatorial flight of fancy suggested by this show’s wryly incantatory title makes for a dense and surprising group show, co-organized by Diedrich Diederichsen and Christopher Müller. Their springboard is the cultish literary cliques that orbited two Germans in the early twentieth century, the poet Stefan George and the writer and organ builder Hans Henny Jahn. The men’s rejection of bourgeois heterosexual mores and their quests for alternative cosmic harmonies are seen here as paving the way for such far-flung explorations as Jordan Belson’s “Brain Drawings,” from 1952, and the Afrofuturism of Sun Ra. Some of the most visually compelling works invoke sound, including Tony Conrad’s freestanding “Fair Ground Electric Horn,” a conceptual instrument made from a big white funnel, and Lutz Bacher’s forensic-looking floor display of organ pipes. One lush highlight is an oil-painting outlier: Isaac Abrams’s golden-hued dream garden, from 1965.

Tony Conrad, “Fair Ground Electric Horn” (2003), large funnel, hose clamps, copper tubing, metal mouthpiece, 182 x 121.5 x 55.9 cm, installation view, Galerie Buchholz, New York 2017 (all images courtesy Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York)
In his Nobel Prize-winning novel The Glass Bead Game (1943), Hermann Hesse writes,
For we do not regard even the perfect hierarchy, the most harmonious organization, as a machine put together out of lifeless units that count for nothing in themselves, but as a living body, formed of parts and animated by organs which possess their own nature and freedom.
Cosmic Communities: Coming Out Into Outer Space – Homofuturism, Applied Psychedelia & Magic Connectivity at Galerie Buchholz on the Upper East Side takes the living body of early 20th-century utopian intellectual communities as its starting point. Organized by cultural historian Diedrich Diederichsen and the gallery’s Christopher Müller, the exhibition brings together art and ephemera spanning the 20th century, anchored by two German literary and intellectual groups from the fin-de-siècle period: the circle of Symbolist poet Stefan George, and Ugrino, the polyamorous community headed by writer Hans Henny Jahnn.
George (1868-1933), a political reactionary whose work was adopted by the Nazis for his advocacy of self-sacrifice and his belief in a secret, true Germany, was at the center of the George-Kreis, an academic circle modeled on classic Greek organizations. Although George was celibate, the Hellenic principle of man-boy love permeated his circle and work.
Stefan George, installation view, Galerie Buchholz, New York 2017
In the exhibition, a small collection of ephemera by and about George includes his book Maximin: ein Gedenkbuch (A Memorial Book1907), dedicated to his friend Maximilian Kronberger, as well as a drawing (c. 1900) and matching 1908 etching by Marcus Behmer, George’s follower and a member of one of the world’s first homosexual organizations. Both of Behmer’s works are called “Prometheus” (the latter, “Prometheus (Stefan George)”)
The curators sharply contrast Behmer’s charming, folksy imagery with Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1976 slapstick comedy Satansbraten (Satan’s Brew), presented here on a video monitor along with film stills, in which a frustrated writer adopts a high camp image and surrounds himself with male prostitutes to model himself on George.
Hans Henny Jahnn, who was also an organ builder, founded Ugrino in 1920 with his partner, the musician Gottlieb Harms, as a utopian community dedicated to literature, architecture (specifically, sepulchral), and baroque music. Jahnn, whose dramas were censored in 1920s Germany for their portrayal of “deviant” sexuality (incest and self-mutilation), seemed to equate sexual liberation with personal and collective freedom, exemplified in the sexual interrelationships between male and female Ugrino members.
Hans Henny Jahnn inspecting the St. Ansgar organ, Hamburg, 1931, xerox
Although George and Jahnn diverged in their political views, both circles espoused a kind of magic or cosmic utopianism that could be achieved by abandoning bourgeois social and sexual mores and pursuing intellectual and aesthetic ideals.
In their exhibition essay, the curators explain:
[…] we are here primarily addressing the special cases [of collectives] in which the supposed cosmic laws, the musical and mathematical harmonies of planetary orbits, and the numerical ratios that can be found in both nature and music serve as justifications for recasting interpersonal, societal, but also sexual relationships. Ideas of Pythagoras or Kepler here created all-encompassing artistic equivalences which were meant to organize contemporary forms of coexistence as well as important artistic and scientific work, and which were also supposed to give rise to the society of the future.
The first of the exhibition’s two galleries features Ugrino architectural plans and insignia, as well as Jahnn’s sketches for organs, a photograph of a test organ, an undated painting of Jahnn by Karl Kluth, and photographs of Jahnn (in one, he poses alongside an organ). The result is the beginning of what could easily be developed into an archival solo showcase on Jahnn.
Instead, the exhibition leads from George and Jahnn to various 20th– and 21st-century artists, musicians, and intellectuals “by similarity and association” rather than direct lines of influence. The correlation between transmission devices and mysticism is one of the exhibition’s leitmotifs, in works such as “Telefon” (1971), a screenprint of a nondescript telephone mounted on yellow paper by Blinky Palermo and Gerhard Richter; Sigmar Polke’s “Telefonzeichnung (Gespräch)” (“Telephone Drawing (Conversation),” 1975); Emil Schult’s 1974-75 cover design for Kraftwerk’s recording Radioactivity (Radioactivität); Walter de Maria’s stainless steel “High Energy Bar” (1966); and two iterations of Isa Genzken’s “Weltempfänger” (“World Receiver”), the first, from 1982, a radio, and the second, from 2017, a concrete cast of a radio with attached antennae.
Jordan Belson “Brain Drawing” (1952), ink on paper, approx. 24.8 x 24.8 cm
The “cosmic” evolves, by mid-century, into psychedelic album covers by the Dutch design collective The Fool and the British design team Hapshash and the Coloured Coat (including a 1968 album by Fats Domino), as well as a selection of Funkadelic album covers from 1973 to 1981, designed by Pedro Bell.
The most interesting objects are those that hold logic and mysticism in suspension, as in a series of geometric drawings (1968-1971) and undated glass vessels by Ludwig Gosewitz that mirror the graphic sci-fi cover of a 1969 edition of Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game.   There are also Jordan Belson’s ink Brain Drawings (1952) of biomorphic forms, Öyvind Fahlström’s series Improvisations for Nightmusic (1967), and two multicolored mandala drawings from 1971 by John McCracken (which fall loosely into the psychedelic camp).
The exhibition is strongest conceptually when the curators focus on collectives and artists seeking a new social and cosmic order through art. Following George and Jahnn, Diederichsen and Müller home in on scientist Hans Kayser (1891-1964), avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brazilian designer and musician Rogério Duarte, and the prophetic composer and performer Sun Ra.
Hans Kayser / The Urantia Book, installation view, Galerie Buchholz, New York 2017
Kayser’s book Der Hörende Mensch (The Hearing Human, 1932), along with reprints of his musical scales and Duarte’s sketches and diagrams, suggest further paths that the exhibition could have explored, given more space and resources. The former’s theory of harmonics based on the Table of Pythagoras identifies harmonics in music with harmonious structure in nature. Duarte, a pioneer of the Tropicalismo movement in Brazilian music and art, was also a political activist who turned to Hinduism late in life.
Undated musical notations by Stockhausen, done in colored marker on paper, are accompanied by several of his recordings and photographs documenting a performance of his 1974 science fiction opera Sirius, in which emissaries from another planet send a message to Earth. Costume designs for Sirius by Stockhausen’s then-wife, artist Mary Baumeister, are also on view.
Installation view, Galerie Buchholz, New York 2017
Sun Ra’s presence dominates much of the exhibition’s second room. He is represented by numerous record jackets, as well as his own drawings and designs for his album covers, photographs by Hartmut Geerken of a 1971 Sun Ra Arkestra performance in Cairo, and a 1994 publication by Geerken, Omniverse Sun Ra, displayed alongside two diagrams by John Coltrane, “The Circle of Fifths” (1961).
Cosmic Communities can be perceived in two distinct ways: as a whole in which major and minor players equally contribute to a tapestry of information and images, or as a study of the key players and their philosophies, with many of the above-mentioned works serving as supplemental material. A slightly different exhibition emerges with the latter, raising questions rather than simply illuminating aesthetic and philosophical connections.
The emphasis on music privileges Jahnn’s influence over George’s, but music is just one mode — if the primary one — of achieving utopias; and utopia is sought in these cases through a collective mentality in which order is imposed and a male leader is installed even as the establishment is rejected.
Installation view,  Galerie Buchholz, New York 2017
Diederichsen explained by email that an exhibition exploring the theme of homosocial and homosexual male collectives in the early 20th century “excludes women, not because we want to do this, but because they [the collectives] did.” (In fact, a selection of works from the 1960s and later decades are by women. However, Swedish artist and mystic Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), who belonged to a women’s circle called The Five, could have inspired another genealogy.)
The representation of George and his circle in the exhibition is ambivalent, although Fassbinder’s portrayal in Satansbraten targets his persona perhaps more than his reactionary politics. Yet, despite the liberal politics of Jahnn and most of the included artists, a reactionary outlook is embedded in the patriarchal structure and strict order of the collectives; paradoxically, mysticism aligns here with authoritarianism, though it’s not so paradoxical in practice: George and Jahnn emerged from the fount of 19th-century German philosophy, which celebrated ancient Greece and advocated cultural renewal as a rejection of so-called “decadence” (i.e., moral or constitutional weakness). The same philosophy is easily co-opted into fascism.
The exhibition essay, available on the gallery’s website, clarifies some points (a publication is tentatively planned for next year), but not all of the questions it raises are answerable. What risks do we run of whitewashing history when we aestheticize reactionary politics and the myth of the male “artist-genius”? There are clear affinities among George, Jahnn and Sun Ra; how does this juxtaposition impact the relationship between Sun Ra’s Afrofuturism and the American Civil Rights movement? On the other hand, what do we gain by ignoring these histories and apparent affinities, or their aesthetic value? How do we tread the line between aesthetics and ideology? Between the art world’s responsibility to art and to fair and inclusive representation?
Hartmut Geerken, photograph of Sun Ra Arkestra performing at Balloon Theater, Cairo, December 17, 1971
At one time, it would have been enough to appreciate the aesthetic value of these artifacts and artworks without attention to the implications. That this is no longer the case is not a loss. Cosmic Communities invites us into a dialogue. It presents us with a choice between passive pleasure and active questioning.
And it concludes with a skeptic. On a wall near the gallery’s back office, a manifesto by experimental composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad, from his 1995 CD Slapping Pythagoras, savages Pythagorean harmonics. It ends, “And here’s a slap, too, for stealing the names of all your sect members and taking credit for their works. […] Slapping you Pythagoras, it makes me feel like I’m rising, like watching falling water.”   -

David Rimmer - Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper (1970)

Film lebdi u vremenu, odlazi, nestaje, vraća se. Metafizika kao Goldbergova varijacija; nenarativna recikliranja nađenog filmskog celofana.

David Rimmer

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre
This three volume set brings together some of David Rimmer’s most seminal early works. Born in Vancouver, BC, Rimmer has been a pivotal figure in the city’s art scene since the early ’70s. Known for his experimentation with superimposition, looping and optical printing, Rimmer’s aesthetic reflects a “West Coast sensitivity to landscape, poetry and psychedelia” – Mike Hoolboom.
Internationally celebrated filmmaker David Rimmer has over 25 experimental and documentary film and video productions to his credit. Throughout his prolific career, he has worked primarily in film, video and photography with his expertise extending to a variety of other media. His multi-faceted background includes working in performance, sound, sculpture, holography and dance.
Widely considered to be a key contributor to the emergence of film as an art form, Rimmer’s innovation has led to much acclaim. In addition to his provocative work as an artist, he is an instructor in the film and video program at Emily Carr College of Art and Design.

David Rimmer is one of Canada's best-known and influential experimental filmmakers. This 3-volume set brings together Rimmer’s seminal early works, made between 1968 and 1986. Born in Vancouver, BC, Rimmer has been a key figure in that city's avant garde and in New York City. Rimmer’s films are known for their formal experimentation with looping, superimposition and optical printing. But they also go beyond structuralist strictures to operate on a poetic and metaphoric level.

Canada / 13:00 / 1968 / sound / colour
“'Square Inch Field' surveys the micro-macro universe as contained in the mind of man. In that square inch field between the eyes... Rimmer projects a vision of the great mandala of humanity's all-time experience in space/time... powerful aesthetic integrity." - Gene Youngblood
Canada / 11:00 / 1969 / sound / colour
"Rimmer describes 'Migration' as 'organic myth,' and he recalls that shooting began with the central image of a dead deer on a beach. Subsequently, he worked on either side of that image (shooting and editing) towards a composition that predominantly featured visual rhythms (which) are the result of an integration of two interesting techniques - flash-frame montage and 'writing' with the hand-held camera... Naturalism is subordinated to a kinetic interaction with organic life processes and decay." - Al Razutis, Vancouver Art Gallery
Canada / 8:00 / 1969 / silent / colour
Using fixed-frame timelapse, fifteen hours of a day in the mountains, showing the changes in the sea and sky, is compressed into eight minutes. It was originally designed to be displayed like a painting: rear-projected onto a plexiglass screen that was framed in a false wall by a traditional wooden picture frame.
Canada / 6:00 / 1970 / silent / colour
“‘Blue Movie’ was made for the international Dome Show where it was projected down onto the muslin surface of David Rimmer's geodesic dome. The audience lay on the floor looking up at it, the inside of each eye finishing the globe” (Gerry Gilbert, B. C. Monthly Magazine). Screened as a traditional "cinema" film, "Blue Movie" is about movement on the film surface.
Canada / 5:00 / 1970 / silent / b/w
“Treefall" was originally made for a dance performance at the Vancouver Art Gallery, April, 1970. Structured in the form of two loops of high-contrast images of trees falling, reprinted and overlapped.
Canada / 5:00 / 1970 / sound / b/w
"With an irresistible humour, Rimmer speculates in 'The Dance' on the nature of the film loop. We see a (1920’s) couple whirling around a dance floor at a dizzying pace... Even after the technical building block of the film is evident, the vertiginous effect remains... Uncanny in its ability to evoke complexity of responses from a simplicity of means.” - Art and Cinema, #2
Canada / 5:00 / 1970 / silent / colour
"The loveliest Rimmer film shows a river boat slowly steaming past the Houses of Parliament - so slowly that it seems not to be moving, and surrounded by such luminous mistiness that one critic is supposed to have thought he was looking at a Turner painting rather than at film footage. Gradually the surface of the film begins to wrinkle slightly, to spot, to show minor blemishes.... The gesture is tentative and discreet, but it is also unsettling and liberating in ways that seem central to the gentle invocations of dissolution that are a basic feature of David Rimmer's world." - Roger Greenspun, New York Times
Volume Two
Running time 53:30 min
Canada / 8:30 / 1970 / sound / colour
"The most exciting non-narrative film I've ever seen.... The basic image is a female factory worker unrolling a large sheet of cellophane.... The film resembles a painting floating through time, its subject disappearing and re-emerging in various degrees of abstraction." - Kristine Nordstrom, The Village Voice
Canada / 11:00 / 1971 / silent / b/w
"The basic image derives from a shot of women in (Edwardian era ) dresses standing along the edge of the ocean. Within this eight-second loop, [Rimmer] cuts shorter ones. For example, the activity of a central group of three women is cut so that the figures repeat certain motions over and over and over again.... Rimmer also chose to use the forms of surface imperfections, the scratches and dirt patterns, as bases for his loops." - Kristina Nordstrom, The Village Voice
Canada / 13:00 / 1971 / sound / colour
Selected moments from eight months of street life outside a Manhattan pizza parlour, as seen from a fourth-floor loft. People coming and going, changes in weather, light. My first dramatic film. (DR)
“A cheerful, slightly crazy jauntiness prevails that may be as close as film form can come to really capturing a mood of the city." - Roger Greenspun
Canada / 11:00 / 1973 / silent / b/w
A mathematically ordered restructuring of two seconds (48 frames) of stock newsreel footage, primarily concerned with the frame as information unit and the change in formation between frames.
"The first frame of the original shot is frozen for 1200 frames (approximately one minute), the next two for 600 frames, the next four for 300 frames, etc. The result is a slowly accelerating montage and a concretization of the 'real' event through time. It is as if a re-invention of the motion picture domain of 'reality' was being undertaken." - Al Razutis, Vancouver Art Gallery
Canada / 10:00 / 1973 / silent / colour
"Variously relaxed, apprehensive, or relieved, the fractured gestures of a woman and a baby are played backward and forward, frame by frame, like a musical phrase." - Ian Birnie
“‘Fracture’ presents the viewer with a narrative riddle, one which is related directly to the nature of parallel construction ... [It] successfully isolates and exploits basic cinematic codes and conventions, such as screen direction and open-frame composition, in the creation of an implied and poetic narrative." - Al Razutis
Volume Three
Running time 63:00 min
Canada / 9:00 / 1974 / silent / colour
Vancouver harbour, with its railyards, mountains and passing ships, is a vista in fluid transformation as three winter months are reviewed in ten minutes. What interested me about the shot were the horizontals: train tracks, the water, the mountains, the sky. In the way those four elements would change. (DR)
Canada / 9:00 / 1975 / silent / colour
Designed as a companion piece to “Canadian Pacific.” Shot from a window two storeys higher, on the fourth floor of the next building east from the artist's studio of the previous year: December 1974 to February 1975. Can be projected alone or in double-screen format with "Canadian Pacific."
Canada / 10:00 / 1980 / silent / colour
Starting with a boat swaying on its anchor at the head of an inlet, a landscape of pilings, shore, and forest is slowly revealed by time-lapse photography as the morning fog lifts. While the deep space of the landscape evolves out of the fog-enshrouded flatness of early morning, the camera skips from fixed point to fixed point - suggesting the motion of the human eye while reading.
Canada / 11:00 / 1984 / sound / colour
A film which deals with aspects of male and female representation, spatial and temporal dislocation, and notions of framing and containment.
Canada / 15:00 / 1986 / sound / colour
"Much of the imagery seen on TV is first captured on film; here the filmmaker has reversed the process. As the title suggests, this film foregrounds the aesthetic nature of the television/cinematic medium by manipulating its pictorial qualities - image grain, scan lines and its luminous colour qualities. The structure of the film alternates between looped, processed stock TV imagery and a blank, static blue screen.... ‘As Seen on TV’ is a moving film which conveys a deep-seated human experience." - Maria Insell

Film Descriptions excerpted from loop, print, fade + flicker: David Rimmer’s Moving Images
Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper (1970. 8 mins.)
Or he might make a loop out of a woman throwing some cellophane on a table and then unravel every possible variation, in every colour and combination of colours (Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper, 1970). The way he could measure time and rhyme it out second after second like a musician working off a riff, like old Bach sitting down at the clavier running out his variations. David could make the fragments sing.
Surfacing on the Thames (1970. Silent, 10 mins.)
He was a recycler, working with remnants until the audience could feel it right along with him, holding that bit of plastic in his hands. He might dissolve one frame into the next frame into the next, so you’d slowly watch a barge cross the River Thames, along with a storm of golden dust and scratches (Surfacing on the Thames, 1970).
Narrows Inlet (1980. Silent, 8 mins.)
He takes his camera out on a boat and click clicks a frame at a time even though he can’t glimpse a thing.He’s caught in the fog and there’s nothing there at all until a sliver of colour appears, and then slowly, oh so very slowly, the fog lifts and the tree line lives again, staring back at the camera with all of its colour and height resolved. Another small miracle of looking
Real Italian Pizza (1971. 12 mins.)
"And I was a little reluctant to take my camera out on the street because it’s a tough place, you know, and a lot of people would try and steal it from me, I guess. And I didn’t know the rhythmof the city enough to...So I thought, 'Why not just stick it out the window?' And fortunately, across the street, this is four floors up, there was a pizza parlour and there was a lot of activity going on in front of it: kids would hang out there, drug deals would go on, or ..."
As Seen on TV (1986. 14 mins.)
So he lays a snippet of epileptic seizure between day-glo-coloured TV bits until the seizure becomes a comment on televisual spasmwhich he names As Seen on TV.
Bricolage (1984. 11 mins.)
He runs a loop of sound and picture out of joint until the sound comes all the way back and accompanies the picture again in Bricolage (1984).
On the Road to Kandahar (2003. 5 mins.)
Tiger (1994. 5 mins.)
Divine Mannequin (1989. 7 mins.)
Padayatra (Walking Meditation) (2006. 12 mins.)
An Eye for an Eye (2003, 12 mins.)
An experimentalist even today, directly applying colour on 35mm film in films like An Eye for an Eye (2003), a review of many of Rimmer’s earlier films such as Migration (1969), Landscape (1968), Canadian Pacific I (1974) and Canadian Pacific II (1975) set his work in sharp relief against the common structuralist penchant for indoor scenarios and confined settings, and constantly return us to the cultural contexts and broad visual "scapes" of Vancouver and British Columbia (both urban and rural) repeatedly invoked throughout his work.
Local Knowledge (1992, 30 mins.)
His second great "period" comes to an end with Local Knowledge (1992). It is a reckoning and last stand. Not a movie that could ever be made by a young man, its time-compressed skies and hunters and fishers and motorboat reveries narrate a home movie reading of the west coast. -


Cover of Loop, Print, Fade + Flicker

Loop, Print, Fade + Flicker: David Rimmer's Moving Images

By Mike Hoolboom & Alex MacKenzie, Anvil Press (March 1, 2009)

The Pacific Cinémathèque Monograph Series was initiated to explore the spectrum of contributions and innovations of Western Canadian filmmakers, videomakers, and fringe media artists. Monograph Number One focuses, fittingly, on David Rimmer, one of Canada’s foremost experimental filmmakers.

There is no better way to start off Pacific Cinémathèque’s Monograph Series, celebrating West Coast filmmakers, than with the work of David Rimmer. Mike Hoolboom’s essay tantalizes us with a romantic myth that contextualizes David, while Alex MacKenzie’s interview lets the artist speak for himself. Both offer a unique insight into the art practice of one of the most influential Canadian filmmakers of the 20th century. — Ann Marie Fleming,  independent filmmaker and visual artist

For David Rimmer, film is a way of seeing, a way of experiencing life. And there are no two better filmmakers to take us on this journey of coming to understand Rimmer and his practice than Mike Hoolboom and Alex MacKenzie. Before there was even the awareness of a filmmaking culture in Canada, one “more concerned with dramatics,” Rimmer was breaking the rules as they were being made. Working with film as a canvas, Rimmer’s works are technical experimentations incorporating found footage, optical and contact printing and hybrid film and video forms. Like that other Economics major turned self-taught filmmaker, Guy Maddin, Rimmer is a seminal Canadian filmmaker and a must-study for any student of Canadian cinema. — Cecilia Araneda,
Executive Director, Winnipeg Film Group

[Rimmer’s] Surfacing on the Thames is a brilliant film which, in its way, belongs in the same class as Snow’s Wavelength. I’ve never seen anything like it … the ultimate metaphysical movie.— Gene Youngblood, ArtsCanada magazine

The most exciting non-narrative film I’ve ever seen … images become polarized into grainy outlines, like drawings in white or colored chalk which gradually disintegrate and disappear. The film [Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper] resembles a painting floating through time, its subject disappearing and re-emerging in various degrees of abstraction.— Kristina Nordstrom, The Village Voice

četvrtak, 8. veljače 2018.

Qualia Computing - There is no other intellectual challenge more important or pressing than qualia

Reverse-engineering of consciousness.
Ok, našli smo leteći tanjur, sad moramo otkriti kako su ga izvanzemaljci napravili; ok, našli smo u sebi samosvijest (unutrašnji "osjećaj" svijesti = qualia), sad trebamo otkriti kako ju je "evolucija" napravila.

“Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.” (Schopenhauer)

The concept of qualia is clearly at the heart of the next stage of human intellectual endeavors.
There is no other intellectual challenge more important or pressing than qualia.
The revolution can only be brought about by a combination of a rigorous scientific thinking and a trembling sensitivity.

It is the greatest intellectual challenge for humanity at present to elucidate the first principles behind the fact that there is such a thing as a subjective experience. The hallmark of our subjective experiences is qualia. It is the challenge to find the natural law behind the neural generation of qualia which constitute the percepts in our mind, or to go beyond the metaphor of a “correspondence” between physical and mental processes. This challenge is necessary to go beyond the present paradigm of natural sciences which is based on the so-called objective point of view of description. In order to pin down the origin of qualia, we need to incorporate the subjective point of view in a non-trivial manner.
The clarification of the nature of the way how qualia in our mind are invoked by the physical processes in the brain and how the “subjectivity” structure which supports qualia is originated is an essential step in making compatible the subjective and objective points of view.
The elucidation of the origin of qualia rich subjectivity is important not only as an activity in the natural sciences, but also as a foundation and the ultimate justification of the whole world of the liberal arts. Bridging the gap between the two cultures (C.P.Snow) is made possible only through a clear understanding of the origin of qualia and subjectivity.


Every Qualia Computing Article Ever


Burning Man* (long)
Psychedelic Science 2017: Take-aways, impressions, and what’s next* (long)
How Every Fairy Tale Should End
Political Peacocks (quote)
OTC remedies for RLS (quote)
Their Scientific Significance is Hard to Overstate (quote)
Memetic Vaccine Against Interdimensional Aliens Infestation (quote)
Raising the Table Stakes for Successful Theories of Consciousness*
Qualia Computing Attending the 2017 Psychedelic Science Conference
GHB vs. MDMA (quote)


The Binding Problem (quote)
The Hyperbolic Geometry of DMT Experiences: Symmetries, Sheets, and Saddled Scenes(long)
Thinking in Numbers (quote)
Praise and Blame are Instrumental (quote)
The Tyranny of the Intentional Object*
Schrödinger’s Neurons: David Pearce at the “2016 Science of Consciousness” conference in Tucson
Beyond Turing: A Solution to the Problem of Other Minds Using Mindmelding and Phenomenal Puzzles*
Core Philosophy*
David Pearce on the “Schrodinger’s Neurons Conjecture” (quote)
Samadhi (quote)
Panpsychism and Compositionality: A solution to the hard problem (quote)
LSD and Quantum Measurements: Can you see Schrödinger’s cat both dead and alive on acid?(long)
Empathetic Super-Intelligence
Wireheading Done Right: Stay Positive Without Going Insane(long)
Just the fate of our forward light-cone
Information-Sensitive Gradients of Bliss (quote)
A Single 3N-Dimensional Universe: Splitting vs. Decoherence (quote)
Algorithmic Reduction of Psychedelic States(long)
So Why Can’t My Boyfriend Communicate? (quote)
The Mating Mind
Psychedelic alignment cascades (quote)
36 Textures of Confusion
Work Religion (quote)
Qualia Computing in Tucson: The Magic Analogy*
In Praise of Systematic Empathy
David Pearce on “Making Sentience Great” (quote)
Philosophy of Mind Diagrams
Ontological Runaway Scenario
Peaceful Qualia: The Manhattan Project of Consciousness(long)
Qualia Computing So Far
You are not a zombie (quote)
What’s the matter? It’s Schrödinger, Heisenberg and Dirac’s (quote)
The Biointelligence Explosion (quote)
A (Very) Unexpected Argument Against General Relativity As A Complete Account Of The Cosmos
Status Quo Bias
The Super-Shulgin Academy: A Singularity I Can Believe In (long)
The effect of background assumptions on psychedelic research


An ethically disastrous cognitive dissonance…
Some Definitions (quote)
Who should know about suffering?
Ontological Qualia: The Future of Personal Identity(long)
Google Hedonics
Solutions to World Problems
Why does anything exist? (quote)
State-Space of Background Assumptions
Personal Identity Joke
Getting closer to digital LSD*
Psychedelic Perception of Visual Textures 2: Going Meta
On Triviality (quote)
State-Space of Drug Effects: Results*
How to secretly communicate with people on LSD*
Generalized Wada Test and the Total Order of Consciousness*
State-space of drug effects
Psychophysics for Psychedelic Research: Textures* (long)
I only vote for politicians who have used psychedelics. EOM.
Why not computing qualia?*
David Pearce’s daily morning cocktail (2015) (quote)
Psychedelic Perception of Visual Textures
Should humans wipe out all carnivorous animals so the succeeding generations of herbivores can live in peace? (quote)
A workable solution to the problem of other minds*
The fire that breathes reality into the equations of physics (quote)
Phenomenal Binding is incompatible with the Computational Theory of Mind
David Hamilton’s conversation with Alf Bruce about the nature of the mind (quote)
Manifolds of Consciousness: The emerging geometries of iterated local binding
The Real Tree of Life
Phenomenal puzzles – CIELAB
The psychedelic future of consciousness
Not zero-sum
Discussion of Fanaticism (quote)
What does comparatively matter in 2015?
Suffering: Not what your sober mind tells you (quote)
Reconciling memetics and religion.
The Reality of Basement Reality
The future of love


And that’s why we can and cannot have nice things
Breaking the Thought Barrier: Ethics of Brain Computer Interfaces in the workplace
How bad does it get? (quote)
God in Buddhism
Practical metaphysics
Little known fun fact
Crossing borders (quote)
A simple mystical explanation

In this video I outline the core philosophy and objectives of Qualia Computing. There are three main goals here: 
  1. Catalogue the entire state-space of consciousness
  2. Identify the computational properties of each experience (and its qualia components), and
  3. Reverse engineer valence (i.e. to discover the function that maps formal descriptions of states of consciousness to values in the pleasure-pain axis)
While describing the 1st objective I explain that we start by realizing that consciousness is doing something useful (or evolution would not have been able to recruit it for information-processing purposes). I also go on to explain the difference between qualia varieties (e.g. phenomenal color, smell, touch, thought, etc.) and qualia values (i.e. the specific points in the state-spaces defined by the varieties, such as “pure phenomenal blue” or the smell of cardamom).
With regards to the 2nd objective, I explain that our minds actually use the specific properties of each qualia variety in order to represent information states and then to solve computational problems. We are only getting started in this project.
And 3rd, I argue that discovering exactly what makes an experience “worth living” in a formal and mathematical way is indeed ethically urgent. With a fundamental understanding of valence we can develop precise interventions to reduce (even prevent altogether) any form of suffering without messing up with our capacity to think and explore the state-space of consciousness (at least the valuable part of it).
I conclude by pointing out that the 1st and 2nd research programs actually interact in non-trivial ways: There is a synergy between them which may lead us to a recursively self-improving intelligence (and do so in a far “safer” way than trying to build an AGI through digital software). - algekalipso

OPEN Foundation: 31 video-lectures on psychedelic research

Narkoanaliza, normalizacija psihodelije.

The OPEN Foundation (Stichting OPEN in Dutch) is an interdisciplinary organization that aims to stimulate research into all aspects of the psychedelic experience. By organizing lectures, conferences and other informative meetings at universities, the goal of OPEN is to draw the attention of researchers towards this promising scientific subject. We want to spread honest information on both the potential and the risks of psychedelics, and hope to decrease the taboo that still surrounds the study of psychedelics. OPEN functions as a central node in an ever increasing network of national and international experts in the field of psychedelic research. A central focus in the coming years will be the facilitation and funding of psychedelic research in the Netherlands.

Stephen Whitmarsh - A Fully Emerged Neuroscience Expedition into the Shamanic Ayahuasca Experience from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

Wouter Hanegraaff - Entheogens and Contemporary Religion from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

Robin Carhart-Harris - Neuroimaging Studies with Psilocybin and MDMA from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

Konstantin Kuteykin-Teplyakov - Molecules of Mysticism: Pharmacology meets Anthropology from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

Joe Bicknell - Cognitive Phenomenology of the Psychedelic Experience from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

Torsten Passie - Astonishing Similarities of Physiological and Psychoactive Drug Induced States from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

Klaas Pieter van der Tempel - Psychedelic Consciousness and the Future of Academia from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

Ayahuasca and Antropology, Amazonian Shamanism & Western Science from OPEN Foundation on Vimeo.

četvrtak, 11. siječnja 2018.

100vampirenovels - Free Novels Online

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Ako ste sumnjali da na svijetu ima previše romana.

Free Novels Online:

Death Star by Michael Reaves
Victoria & Abdul by Shrabani Basu
Never Fall Down: A Novel by Patricia McCormick
The Templar Archive by James Becker
Thinblade by David Wells
A Hero's Bargain by Forrest, Rayne
Bradbury, Ray - SSC 21 by Long After Midnight (v1.1)
Gladiator by Kate Lynd
Deathless by Belinda Burke
Alicia's Folly by C A Vincent
Roma Aeronautica by Ottalini, Daniel
All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Surrender by Lee Nichols
Geeks vs. Zombies by Charlie Higson
Bella's Wolves by Stacey Espino
Hilda and Pearl by Alice Mattison
Ransom of Love by Al Lacy
Blood Stones by Evelyn Anthony
Powder Burn by Carl Hiaasen
The Dead Season by Franklin W. Dixon
The Big Whatever by Peter Doyle
Riding Star by Stacy Gregg
What the Heart Haunts by Sadie Hart
The Haunting of the Gemini by Jackie Barrett
Exquisite Revenge by Abby Green
Body By Night by Day, Zuri
The Merchants of Zion by William Stamp
Final Touch by Brandilyn Collins
The Fashion In Shrouds by Margery Allingham
Mark of the Wolf by T. L. Shreffler
Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins
Wrath of the Furies by Steven Saylor
The Ties That Bind by Erin Kelly
Gettin' Dirty by Sean Moriarty
In the Middle of the Wood by Iain Crichton Smith
Audience Appreciation by Laurel Adams
Blood Cult by Page, Edwin
The Truth Machine by Geoffrey C. Bunn
The Truth Machine by Geoffrey C. Bunn
A Place of Safety by Natasha Cooper
Redeemers by Enrique Krauze
Blue Bonnets by Marie Laval
The Border Part Three by Amy Cross
Hello Hedonism by Day, Desiree
A Quill Ladder by Jennifer Ellis
Beowulf by Neil Gaiman
Deryni Checkmate by Katherine Kurtz
On wings of song by Burchell, Mary
Undercover Memories by Alice Sharpe
Devil's Ride by Kathryn Thomas
Find This Woman by Richard S. Prather
The Old Contemptibles by Grimes, Martha
A History of Forgetting by Adderson, Caroline
Four Kinds of Rain by Robert Ward
Stone Walls by A.M. Madden
Haven 5: Invincible by Gabrielle Evans
Panorama by H. G. Adler
Tipping the Balance by Koehler, Christopher
The Diva Wore Diamonds by Mark Schweizer
The Last Secret by Mary Mcgarry Morris
Home is the Hunter by Helen Macinnes
Getting Married by Theresa Alan
A Laird for Christmas by Gerri Russell
The Gallows Bride by Rebecca King
The Lasko Tangent by Richard North Patterson
Mojo by Tim Tharp
Refuge by Kirsty Ferry
Threats at Three by Purser, Ann
The People vs. Cashmere by Karen Williams
Club of Virgins by TorreS, Pet
Noodle by Ellen Miles
The Divided Child by Nikas, Ekaterine
Frozen by Richard Burke
My Lost Daughter by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
The Byram Succession by Mira Stables
Shanghaied to the Moon by Michael J. Daley
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Game Changer by Douglas E. Richards
The Big Boom by Domenic Stansberry
Petrella at 'Q' by Michael Gilbert
Zombie Pulp by Curran, Tim
Demons (Eirik Book 1) by Ednah Walters
Shadow of Freedom-eARC by David Weber
Devil With a Gun by M. C. Grant
Stirred by Lucia Jordan
A Tiger for Malgudi by R. K. Narayan
Witch House by Dana Donovan
Blue Sea Burning by Geoff Rodkey
Manhattan 62 by Nadelson, Reggie
Ponygirl Tales by Don Winslow
The Rule Book by Kitchin , Rob
Catwalk: Messiah by Nick Kelly
ADropofBlood by Viola Grace
New Title 1 by Gorman, Ed
Streetlights Like Fireworks by Pandolfe, David
Death Falls by Todd Ritter
A Gentlewoman's Dalliance by Portia Da Costa
Only for a Night (Lick) by Naima Simone
Grave Situation by Alex MacLean
Corridor Man by Mick James
Museums and Women by John Updike
Seducing the Viscount by Alexandra Ivy
Just Her Type by Laudat, Reon
The Perdition Score by Richard Kadrey
Luna Tango by Alli Sinclair
New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club by Bertrand R. Brinley, Charles Geer
Watchers by Dean Koontz
Second Chances by Gayle, A.B., Speed, Andrea, Blackwood, Jessie, Moreish, Katisha, Levesque, J.J.
Miranda's War by Foster, Howard;
Forsaken by Keary Taylor
The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh
Visitants by Randolph Stow
Hair-Trigger by Trevor Clark
The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
Ghost of the Chattering Bones by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Pomegranates full and fine by Unknown Author
Trust Me by Javorsky, Earl
Coalescence - SF3 by Meagher, Susan X
Perfect Harmony by Lodge, Sarah P.
Pathway to Tomorrow by Claydon, Sheila
Wishes and Wings by Kathleen Duey
Sweet Bea by Sarah Hegger
Unspeakable by Caroline Pignat
Billionaire Menage by Jenny Jeans
The Eighth Veil by Frederick Ramsay
Heavy Metal Thunder by Kyle B. Stiff
Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones
Broken Together by K. S. Ruff
A Night To Remember by Williams, Paige
Master Dan by Natalie Dae
Freedom (Delroi Prophecy) by Hunt, Loribelle
To Mend a Broken Heart by K.A. Hobbs
Edge of Tomorrow by Wolf Wootan
Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
Marauder Ramses by Aya Morningstar
The White Flamingo by James A. Newman
Dewey by Vicki Myron, Bret Witter
21 Days in October by Magali Favre
Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel
I don't Wear Sunscreen by Kavipriya Moorthy
Hyperthought by M M Buckner
Star Force: Sav (SF51) by Jyr, Aer-ki
Before The Night Is Over by Sandy Sullivan
Her Story by Casinelli, Christina
Desert Spring by Michael Craft
Laura by George Sand
Gloria Oliver by In Service Of Samurai
I Refuse by Per Petterson
Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force
The Best Victim (Kindle Serial) by Thompson, Colleen
The Shattered Raven by Edward D. Hoch
The Boat in the Evening by Tarjei Vesaas
Will of Man - Part Four by William Scanlan
Bereavements by Richard Lortz
I Love You Again by Kate Sweeney
Charming Lily by Fern Michaels
Dreams of Speaking by Gail Jones
Bond of Fate by Jane Corrie
Player's Challenge by Koko Brown
The Interpreter by Diego Marani, Judith Landry
Zombie Elementary by Howard Whitehouse
Blind Date by Veronica Tower
Call Her Mine by Lydia Michaels
Sick of Shadows by Sharyn McCrumb
The Pyramid Waltz by Barbara Ann Wright
Crematorium for Phoenixes by Nikola Yanchovichin
The Judas Glass by Michael Cadnum
Accidentally Married by Victorine E. Lieske
Long After Midnight by Iris Johansen
Blowout by Byron L. Dorgan
His Most Wanted by Sandra Jones
Darke Mission by Scott Caladon
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
Mr. Nice Spy by Jordan McCollum
Gravity's Chain by Alan Goodwin
Scandalous by Candace Camp
Another Woman's Man by Shelly Ellis
One Way Out by R. L. Weeks
The White Fox Chronicles by Gary Paulsen
Crossing the Line by Gillian Philip
Dragon Wish by Judith Leger
The Many Deaths of Joe Buckley by Assorted Baen authors, Barflies
A Hint of Witchcraft by Anna Gilbert
Blood Duel by Ralph Compton, David Robbins
Last Act of All by Aline Templeton
A Deadly Cliche by Adams, Ellery
Worth Waiting For by Vanessa Devereaux
The Romulus Equation by Darren Craske
Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper
Christmas with the Boss by Seaton, Annie
I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk
Rake's Honour by Beverley Oakley
Human After All by Connie Bailey
A Complicated Marriage by Janice Van Horne
Brutal Vengeance by J. A. Johnstone
Wife to Henry V: A Novel by Hilda Lewis
What's a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne
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Death Rhythm by Joel Arnold
The Humming of Numbers by Joni Sensel
Death at Hallows End by Bruce, Leo
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Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
No Pity For the Dead by Nancy Herriman
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Dancer by Colum McCann
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The Proving by Brosky, Ken
Devil Smoke by C. J. Lyons
Fight for Love by David Manoa
Black Roses by Jane Thynne
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Handful of Heaven by Jillian Hart
Sleeves by Chanse Lowell, K. I. Lynn, Shenani Whatagans
Foolish Notions by Whittier, Aris
Exit Wound by Michael Marano
The Rose of Singapore by Peter Neville
2nd Earth: Shortfall by Edward Vought
Faithfully Yours by Jo Ann Ferguson
The Starter Boyfriend by Tina Ferraro
On Unfaithful Wings by Blake, Bruce
Reprobates by Bridgestock, RC
C.O.T.V.H. (Book 2): Judgment by Palmer, Dustin J.
Weeping Angel by Stef Ann Holm
Scandalous by Tilly Bagshawe
The Magic Bullet by Harry Stein
Simple Arrangement by McKenna Jeffries
Garden of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang
Maneater by Mary B. Morrison
Roil by Trent Jamieson
Technicolor Pulp by Arty Nelson
Cupid’s Misfire by Katriena Knights
Lake Justice by Devon Ellington
Evil That Men Do by Hugh Pentecost
Now You See Her by Linda Howard
Nina's Dom by Raven McAllan
Martin Sloane by Michael Redhill
Wet and Wilde by Tawny Taylor
The Headhunters by Peter Lovesey
Turbulence by Samit Basu
The Golden Dragon by Tianna Xander
The Deep by Jen Minkman
The Night of the Comet by George Bishop
Blackwater by Eve Bunting
I Love a Broad Margin to My Life by Maxine Hong Kingston
Snowed In by Cassie Miles
Stormy Haven by Rosalind Brett
Return To Lan Darr by Anderson Atlas
The Tiger in the Tiger Pit by Janette Turner Hospital
Black Scars by Steven Alan Montano
Punk and Zen by JD Glass
My Year Off by Robert McCrum
Kristen's Surprise by West, Megan
The Full Experience by Dawn Doyle
Bewitched for Pleasure by Lacey Thorn
The Last Man Standing by Davide Longo
The Maiden At Midnight by Kate Harper
Restoration by John Ed Bradley
Lying in Wait (9780061747168) by Jance, Judith A.
Tethered (A BirthRight Novel) by Hall, Brandi Leigh
The Heiress by Cathy Gillen Thacker
Jordan's Return by Samantha Chase
Bad Radio by Langlois, Michael
Finding Grace by Becky Citra
Fanmail by Mia Castle
Black Friday by William W. Johnstone
Handful of Dreams by Heather Graham
The Wizard from Earth by S.J. Ryan
This Earl Is on Fire by Vivienne Lorret
Collared (Vegas Nights Book 1) by Rayanna Jamison
Now and Forever by April King
Vampire Enslavement (Lords of Bondage) by Balfour, Corinne [vampire]
A Chance of Fate by Cummings, H. M.
Salty Sky by Seth Coker
The Etruscan Net by Michael Gilbert
Runaway Cowboy by T. J. Kline
The Kremlin Phoenix by Renneberg, Stephen
Angels of Detroit by Christopher Hebert
Knave of Hearts by Anton, Shari
Highland Fling by Katie Fforde
Like You Read About by Mela Remington
The End of Apartheid by Robin Renwick
Bet On Love by Witek, Barbara
Shadow of Hope by Pollick, Tina, Rose, Elizabeth
Who is Mackie Spence? by Lin Kaymer
Acts of Mercy by Mariah Stewart
The Fangs of the Dragon by Simon Cheshire
Hakusan Angel by Alex Powell
1978 - Consider Yourself Dead by James Hadley Chase
Starstruck - Book Four by Gemma Brooks
Fauna by Alissa York
Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything by Daniela Krien, Jamie Bulloch
Skyfire by Skye Melki-Wegner
Magnificent Guns of Seneca 6 by BERNARD SCHAFFER
Warclaw by Samantha McGivern
A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd
The Pearl Savage by Tamara Rose Blodgett
The Lad of the Gad by Alan Garner
Apple of My Eye by Patrick Redmond
Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor
Secrets of the Singer Girls by Kate Thompson
The Cove by Catherine Coulter
Figment by Elizabeth Woods
Finding Fiona by Emily Ann Ward
The Prey by Tom Isbell
Loralynn Kennakris 2: The Morning Which Breaks by Owen R. O'Neill, Jordan Leah Hunter
The Mercenaries by John Harris
The Pure by Simons, Jake Wallis
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Edge of Seventeen by Cristy Rey
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith
Of Love & Regret by S. H. Kolee
Harry Potter's Bookshelf by John Granger
A Mother's Secret by Janice Kay Johnson
Dead By Midnight by Hart, Carolyn
Bat Summer by Sarah Withrow
Bogeywoman by Jaimy Gordon
May Day Magic by Breton, Beverly
When Next We Love by Heather Graham
The Mile Long Spaceship by Kate Wilhelm
Infernal Sky by Dafydd ab Hugh
Winner Takes All by Dragon, Cheryl
Samantha and the Cowboy by Lorraine Heath
In Uniform by Sophie Sin
Under the Lights by Shannon Stacey
The Savage Dead by Joe McKinney
Death's Sweet Song by Clifton Adams
Country Crooner (Christian Romance) by Clayson, Rebecca Lynn
Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Texas Gold by Lee, Liz
To Wear His Ring by Diana Palmer
A Time of Peace by Beryl Matthews
A Certain Age by Lynne Truss
Evan Blessed by Rhys Bowen
Right of Thirst by Frank Huyler
Miss Fortune by Lauren Weedman
To Be With You by Opal Mellon
Under the Skin by Kannan Feng
Ashes of the Red Heifer by Shannon Baker
The Good Dogging Guide by Heidi Flow
The Somme by Gristwood, A. D.; Wells, H. G.;
Balance by Kurt Bartling
The Raven's Moon by Susan King
Bloodhype by Alan Dean Foster
Anywhere (BBW Romance) by Christin Lovell
Famously Engaged by Robyn Thomas
Personal Effects by E. M. Kokie
Threads of Silk by Linda Lee Chaikin
Spiraling by H. Karhoff
Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange
1973 - Have a Change of Scene by James Hadley Chase
Pit Pony by Joyce Barkhouse
Bridge to a Distant Star by Carolyn Williford
Stand Against Infinity by Aaron K. Redshaw
The Fortune Hunter by Jo Ann Ferguson
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Sea-Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
Danger at the Fair by Peg Kehret
Summer Of My Secret Angel by Anna Katmore
Have to Have It by Melody Mayer
The Unkillables by Boyett, J.
Lives of the Saints by Nino Ricci
Tempting the Artist by Sharon C. Cooper
Troubleshooters 16.8 - Free Fall by Suzanne Brockmann
Way of the Wolf by Bear Grylls
Tempting by Susan Mallery
Married Men by Weber, Carl
The Death Cure by James Dashner
The Resilient One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Checketts, Cami, Lewis, Jeanette
Suspension by Richard E. Crabbe
Bleed For Me by Cynthia Eden
Last Stand on Zombie Island by Christopher L. Eger
Crow Mountain by Lucy Inglis
Truly Tasteless Jokes Two by Blanche Knott
Good Earls Don't Lie by Michelle Willingham
Euphoria Lane by McCright, Tina Swayzee
Red Love by David Evanier
420 by Kenya Wright, Jackie Sheats
East End Angel by Rivers, Carol
Better for Us by Vanessa Miller
Wild For Mr. Wrong by Virna De Paul
Silent Hall by NS Dolkart
Drive and Determination by Louise, Kara
101. A Call of Love by Barbara Cartland
One-Man Massacre by Jonas Ward
Risking Trust by Adrienne Giordano
For King and Country by Annie Wilkinson
The Arrogant Architect by LK Collins
A Fatal Slip by Melissa Glazer
Forgotten Wars by Harper, Tim, Bayly, Christopher
Three Wishes by Alexander, Juli
A Second Chance With Emily by Alyssa Lindsey
Combustion by Elia Winters
Silver Blade by Copper, Charlotte
After The Wedding by Sandifer, L
Her Christmas Bear by Marie Mason
City of Ruins by Mark London Williams
The Persian Price by Evelyn Anthony
Blackmail by Simpson, A.L.
The Velvet Glove by Mary Williams
Hunting Memories by Hendee, Barb
Private Screening by Richard North Patterson
Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson
Bad to the Bone by Debra Dixon
Pregnancy Plan by Tina Gayle
Her Imperfect Life by Sheppard, Maya
Cormac by Kathi S. Barton
Iron Angel by Kay Perry
Lord Dragon's Conquest by Sharon Ashwood
Worlds of BBW Erotic Romance - Box Set by Primrose, Jennie, Demure, Celia
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Devil Moon by Dana Taylor
Hathor Legacy: Burn by Bailey, Deborah A
Mirrors by Ted Dekker
The Ferryman by Amy Neftzger
American Sextet by Warren Adler
Shield of Refuge by Carol Steward
Tempt Me by Shiloh Walker
On the Way to a Wedding by Stengl, Suzanne
Threshold by Caitlin R Kiernan
Folly by Jassy Mackenzie
The Calendar by David Ewing Duncan
Riding Barranca by Laura Chester
Singing in Seattle by Tracey West
Blood Kin by Ceridwen Dovey
The Noble Pirates by Rima Jean
Selby's Secret by Duncan Ball
Across Eternity by Whittier, Aris
Naughty Rendezvous by Lexie Davis
Trust (Blind Vows #1) by J. M. Witt
Revolutionary Petunias by Alice Walker
Krakow Melt by Daniel Allen Cox
The Book of One Hundred Truths by Julie Schumacher
Between Two Worlds by Zainab Salbi
Fun Inc. by Tom Chatfield
A Reputation For Revenge by Jennie Lucas
Girl vs. Boy Band by Harmony Jones
Accelerated by Heppner, Vaughn
Private Showing by Jocelyn Michel
Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Old Neighborhood by Bill Hillmann
Unforgivable by Amy Reed
Chasing the Skip by Patterson, Janci
Mechanical by Pauline C. Harris
Tease by Silver, Jordan
The Journal: Cracked Earth by Moore, Deborah D.
The Third Victim by Collin Wilcox
Closet Confidential by Maffini, Mary Jane
Phantom Affair by Katherine Kingston
Fallon's Wonderful Machine by Maire De Léis
More William by Richmal Crompton
The Reluctant Reformer by Lynsay Sands
The Language of the Dead by Stephen Kelly
In a Moon Smile by Coner, Sherri
Headspace by Calinda B
Billy Rags by Ted Lewis
The Dead Room by Ellis, Robert
Hardcastle's Soldiers by Graham Ison
The Edge of Armageddon by David Leadbeater
Sara's Soul by Deanna Kahler
Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
Lucky T by Kate Brian
On the Island by Iain Crichton Smith
The Bug - Episode 1 by Barry J. Hutchison
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LetMeWatchYou by Emma Hillman
Hit the Beach by Laura Dower
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
The Way It Never Was by Austin, Lucy
Tree by Tolkien by Colin Wilson
The Blue Light Project by Timothy Taylor
Monument to the Dead by Sheila Connolly
Improper Gentlemen by Diane Whiteside, Maggie Robinson, Mia Marlowe
Glazed by Ranae Rose
Dream With Little Angels by Michael Hiebert
Ashes of the Day by P.G. Forte
Sanctuary by Ken Bruen
Losing Joe's Place by Gordon Korman
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Who Needs Mr Willoughby? by Katie Oliver
Shadows of Falling Night by S. M. Stirling
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Woods and Chalices by Tomaz Salamun
Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand
Football Nightmare by Matt Christopher
Lady Star by Claudy Conn
Work Song by Ivan Doig
Anything but Normal by Melody Carlson
Race to Refuge by Craig, Liz
Tracie Peterson by Tidings of Peace
Banshee by Terry Maggert
The White Hotel by D. M. Thomas
Freewill by Chris Lynch
Twenty Miles by Cara Hedley
Slaughter's way by Edson, John Thomas
Lost In Dreamland by Dragon, Cheryl
The Hanged Man by Gary Inbinder
The Long Valley by John Steinbeck
Solomon's Decision by Judith B. Glad
Shadow Magic by Cheyenne McCray
The Viking’s Sacrifice by Julia Knight
The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond
Branching Out by Kerstin March
The Wrong Chemistry by Carolyn Keene
False Entry by Hortense Calisher
Shattered Legacy by Shane R. Daley
The Hibernia Strain by Peterson, Albert
The Block by Treasure Hernandez
Vango by Timothée de Fombelle
The Emerald Mask by H. K. Varian
Between The Sheets by Jeanie London
Angst (Book 4) by Robert P. Hansen
Enslave by Felicity Heaton
Suffer the Children by John Saul
Four Years Later by Monica Murphy
The Talents by Inara Scott
Princess of Thorns by Unknown
Devil Moon by David Thompson
Dragon Down by Casey Knight
All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins
A Pirate's Ransom by Gerri Brousseau
Alpha by Rachel Vincent
Golden by Joely Sue Burkhart
Calvin by Martine Leavitt
Wishful Thinking by Sandra Sookoo
Score by Jessica Ashe
In the Commodore's Hands by Mary Nichols
Hollow Space by Belladonna Bordeaux
One Hot Mess by Lois Greiman
Nine: Vengeance of the Warrior by Shobha Nihalani
Juked by M.E. Carter
Mediterranean Nights by Dennis Wheatley
Upon Your Return by Lavender, Marie
Roosevelt by James MacGregor Burns
Anna's Contract by Deva Long
The Chef's Choice by Kristin Hardy
The Italian Affair by Crossfield, Helen
The Black Stallion Revolts by Walter Farley
AwayTeam by Mark Alders
Firsts by Wilson Casey
Two Hearts for Christmast by Lisa Y. Watson
The Secret Dog by Joe Friedman
Dog That Called the Signals by Matt Christopher, William Ogden
Saving Me (Finding You #3) by Amanda Mackey
The Sooner the Better by Debbie Macomber
Promise Me A Rainbow by Cheryl Reavi
Midnight Sun by M J Fredrick
Shirley Kerr by Confessions of a Viscount
Cousin's Challenge by Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Assault by Brian
Finder's Fee by Alton Gansky
Daughters Of The Storm by Kim Wilkins
Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett
Salby Damned by Ian D. Moore
Warhorse by Timothy Zahn
Luckpenny Land by Freda Lightfoot
Spoiled Rotten by Dayle Gaetz
Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead
Predator (Copper Mesa Eagles Book 1) by Roxie Noir, Amelie Hunt
Raven Quest by Jo Ann Ferguson
skeletons by swarthout, glendon
Backfire by J.R. Tate
Race by Mobashar Qureshi
Dying to Write by Judith Cutler
The Sisterhood by Barr, Emily
Trapped by Scandal by Jane Feather
Snowbound Mystery by Gertrude Warner
To Wed and Protect by Carla Cassidy
Autumn's Wish by Bella Thorne
The Boy Project by Kami Kinard
Uneasy Lies the Crown by N. Gemini Sasson
April Kihlstrom by The Dutiful Wife
Big Bad Wolf by Marquis, Michelle
Down by Law by Ni-Ni Simone
Havisham: A Novel by Ronald Frame
The Truth Club by Grace Wynne-Jones

Love and Miss Communication by Elyssa Friedland
Daughter of Fortune by Carla Kelly
Demon Jack by Donovan, Patrick
Scar Tissue by William G. Tapply
Visioness by Lincoln Law
Emerge by Easton, Tobie
Gilded Canary by Brad Latham
Anatomy of Restlessness by Bruce Chatwin
The Dark Gate by Pamela Palmer
Our Time Is Gone by James Hanley
Hellebore’s Holiday by Viola Grace
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
Whose Business Is to Die by Adrian Goldsworthy

Hell's Legionnaire by L. Ron Hubbard
Izzy's River by Holly Webb
I'm Game by Nancy Krulik
Opal Dreaming by Karen Wood
Unforced Error by Michael Bowen
The Wind Chill Factor by Thomas Gifford
The Endgame by James, Cleary
Cheryl Reavis by An Unexpected Wife
Alistair (Tales From P.A.W.S. Book 1) by Kupfer, Debbie Manber
Nothing Like Love by Sabrina Ramnanan
Four Times the Trouble by Tara Taylor Quinn
Ring of Light by Isobel Bird
Brett McCarthy by Maria Padian
Surviving The Theseus by Randy Noble

Beauty and the Wolf by Lois Faye Dyer
Out of Alice by Kerry McGinnis
Angel's Devil by Suzanne Enoch
Mind Games by Christine Amsden
Dark Revelation by S.E. Myers
Fairy by Shane McKenzie
cosmicshifts by Crymsyn Hart
The Banshee's Desire by Richards, Victoria
Chasing the Bear by Robert B. Parker
A Lotus for the Regent by Adonis Devereux
Pleasuring Anne by Tessie Bradford
The Port-Wine Stain by Norman Lock
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Sweet and Twenty by Joan Smith
Honor (9781101606148) by Shafak, Elif

Playing with Fire by Amy Knupp
Island of the Lost by Joan Druett
The Quest: A Novel by Nelson Demille
Gladly Beyond by Nichole Van
The Soldier's Curse by Meg Keneally
Dorothy Garlock by High on a Hill
The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon
Magic Nation Thing by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore by Lisa Moore, Jane Urquhart
Parachutes and Kisses by Erica Jong
Being Shirley by Michelle Vernal
The Lisa Series by Charles Arnold
Torpedo Run by Robb White
Franklin Affair by Jim Lehrer
Ad Eternum by Elizabeth Bear

(LB1) Shakespeare's Champion by Harris, Charlaine
Arachnodactyl by Danny Knestaut
Dante Alighieri by Paget Toynbee
The Wicked Boy by Kate Summerscale
Yellow Dog Contract by Thomas Ross
A Time to Die by Mark Wandrey
Tempting The Manny by Wolfe, Lacey
Compromised by Heidi Ayarbe
The Curse of Naar by Joe Dever
The Lion's Shared Bride by Bonnie Burrows
Slow Moon Rising by Eva Marie Everson

Alamut by Judith Tarr
Walking Wounded by William McIlvanney
The Volunteer by Michael Ross
Aftershock by Sam Fisher
WaltzofSeduction by Natasha Blackthorne
Upon the Head of the Goat by Aranka Siegal
Dark Water by Laura McNeal
It Rained Red Upon the Arena by Kenneth Champion
The Rockin' Chair by Steven Manchester
End Days Super Boxset by Hayden, Roger
Zombielandia by Wade, Lee
The Christmas Spirit by Susan Buchanan
Forsaken by Dean Murray
Shattered (Dividing Line #5) by Heather Atkinson
Almost Friends by Philip Gulley

Fate and Ms. Fortune by Saralee Rosenberg
Imagined Love by Diamond Drake
Neptune's Ring by Ali Spooner
Strange Star by Emma Carroll
Witch Hunt by SM Reine
Knucklehead & Other Stories by W. Mark Giles
Made for Sin by Stacia Kane
Out of Mind by J. Bernlef
Lucia Victrix by E. F. Benson
Sweet and Wild by Hebert, Cerian
Ant Attack by Ali Sparkes
Jackie's Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs
Marjorie Farrell by Lady Arden's Redemption
The Haunting Within by Michelle Burley
Norton, Andre - Chapbook 04 by Serpent's Tooth (v1.0)
Lanterns and Lace by DiAnn Mills
Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Calico Brides by Darlene Franklin
Drawn To You by Lily Summers
Affairs of the Heart by Maxine Douglas
Almost Doesn't Count by Angela Winters
Flowers for the Dead by Barbara Copperthwaite
The Vampire's Protector by Michele Hauf
Body Slammed! by Ray Villareal
Hotel Midnight by Simon Clark
Sissy Godiva by Mykola Dementiuk
Irresistible by Bankes, Liz
Stone Song by D. L. McDermott
Victory by Susan Cooper

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