Dr. Identity

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Dr. Identity, or, Farewell to Plaquedemia
Author D. Harlan Wilson
Cover artist Morten Bak
Country USA
Language English
Series Book 1 in The Scikungfi Trilogy
Genre Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Metafiction, Irrealism, Bizarro, Postmodernism
Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
Publication date
2007
Media type Print
Pages 212
ISBN 1-933293-32-2
OCLC 122932539
Preceded by Pseudo-City
Followed by Blankety Blank: A Memoir of Vulgaria

Dr. Identity (2007) is the fourth book and first novel by American author D. Harlan Wilson. Set in a dystopian, mediatized future where people surrogate themselves with android lookalikes, the novel focuses on the foils of an English professor (Dr. 'Blah), his psychotic android (Dr. Identity), and their flight from the agents of the Law, especially the "Papanazi." Like much of Wilson's work, Dr. Identity is distinguished by its ultraviolence, metanarration, and critique of media technology. It is the first novel in the Scikungfi Trilogy along with the forthcoming Codename Prague (2009) and The Kyoto Man (2010).

Cover Description[edit]

For a professor at Corndog University it's quite acceptable to purchase a robotic doppelgänger and have it teach your classes for you. But how does it reflect on your teaching skills when your doppelgänger 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.

Table of Contents[edit]

  • Dostoevsky & Lucille
  • Advanced Neurorealism
  • Luge
  • Plaquedemics at Large
  • Incognito
  • Littleoldladyville, Part 1
  • Achtung 66.799
  • Littleoldladyville, Part 2
  • The Wife-Thing & Other Minutia
  • In the Hall of the Mountain Kings
  • Smaug Turbo GT
  • Dr. Blah Blah Blah, a Comic Book
  • Cronenberg Cirque
  • Schizoverse, Part 1
  • Excerpt from "The Post(post)/post-post+postmodern Icklyophobe: Ultra/counter/hyper-nihilism in Fiona Birdwater's Megaanti-micronovel, The Ypsilanti Factor"
  • The Briefcase
  • Schizoverse, Part 2
  • Dream of the Brown Lady
  • Battle Royal
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Barracuda vs. Bogue
  • Papanazi Kontrol
  • Dénouement

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