Mark von Schlegell

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Mark von Schlegell is an American science fiction writer and cultural critic. He lives in Germany and the U.S. His novels include Venusia (2005), which was honor's listed for the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Mercury Station (2009) and Sundogz (2015).[1]

He works regularly as an international art writer. Projects from recent years include writing The Lepidopters (2012–14), a comic book/rock opera originating in Yogyokarta, Indonesia,[2] co-curating the exhibition Dystopia at the CAPC Bordeaux in 2011,[3] and scripting the Ben Rivers film Slow Action (2010).[4]

His father was sculptor David von Schlegell and his mother is poet Susan Howe. His siblings include painter R. H. Quaytman.


  • Ickles, Etc. Berlin: Sternberg Press. 2014.
  • Dreaming the Mainstream: Tales of Yankee Power. Berlin: Merve. 2012.
  • New Dystopia. Berlin: Sternberg Press. 2011 OCLC 759972525
  • Mercury Station: a transit. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e). 2009. OCLC 288986122[5]
  • High wichita. [Kbh.]: KBH Kunsthal. 2006. OCLC 475063339
  • Venusia Venusia: a true story. New York: Semiotext(e). 2005.
  • Realometer: uncovering discovery in American literature. Thesis (Ph. D.)-New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2000.

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  1. ^ "Mark von Schlegell". M.I.T. Press. 
  2. ^ "The Lepidopters: A space-opera by a sci-fi writer". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ "Dystopia". Frieze Magazine. 
  4. ^ von Schlegell. "Somerset, or a glance at the deep future of the avant-garde". Frieze Magazine. 
  5. ^ "Mercury Station Review. Jeff Vandermeer. Sept/Oct/Nov 2009. Bookforum.