Nick Land from a 1994 BBC documentary
|Born||17 January 1962|
|Residence||People's Republic of China|
|Institutions||University of Warwick|
His writing is credited with pioneering the genre known as "theory-fiction". A cofounder of the 1990s collective Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, his work has been tied to the development of accelerationism and speculative realism.
Land was a lecturer in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick from 1987 until his resignation in 1998. At Warwick, he and Sadie Plant co-founded the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit. He is the author of The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism, published in 1992, in addition to an abundance of shorter texts, many of which were published in the 1990s during Land's time with the CCRU. The majority of these articles were compiled in the retrospective collection Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007, published in 2011.
He currently works as an editor at Urbanatomy in Shanghai, and (until April 2017) taught at the New Centre for Research & Practice. Land's work is noted for its unorthodox interspersion of philosophical theory with fiction, science, poetry, and performance art. He has recently started writing psychological horror fiction.
Land is founder of two electronic presses, Urbanatomy Electronic and Time Spiral Press (with Anna Greenspan).
Nick Land's work with CCRU, as well as his pre-Dark Enlightenment writings, have all been hugely influential to the political philosophy of accelerationism. Kodwo Eshun, a prominent UK afrofuturist theorist, has asked "Is Nick Land the most important British philosopher of the past twenty years?"  Along with the other members of CCRU, Land wove together ideas from the occult, cybernetics, science fiction, and poststructuralist philosophy to describe the phenomena of techno-capitalist acceleration. One of Land's most important concepts is "hyperstition," a portmanteau of "superstition" and "hyper" that describes the action of successful ideas in the arena of culture. 
Most recently, Land has been a prominent theorist and namer of the Dark Enlightenment, a "neoreactionary" philosophy that opposes egalitarianism and is sometimes associated with the alt-right or other right-wing movements. Shuja Haider notes, "His sequence of essays setting out its principles have become the foundation of the NRx canon."
Nick Land has released an introduction to his new book to be published sometime this next year on his blog site Crypto-Current: Bitcoin and Philosophy
- Heidegger's 'Die Sprache im Gedicht' and the Cultivation of the Grapheme (PhD Thesis, University of Essex, 1987)
- The Thirst For Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism (An Essay in Atheistic Religion) (London and New York: Routledge, 1992)
- (w/ Keith Ansell-Pearson & Joseph A. McCahery) Machinic Postmodernism: Complexity, Technics and Regulation (SAGE Publications, 1996)
- The Shanghai World Expo Guide 2010 (China Intercontinental Press, 2010)
- Shanghai Basics (China Intercontinental Press, 2010)
- Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987-2007 (Urbanomic, 2011)
- Calendric Dominion (Urbanatomy Electronic, 2013)
- Suspended Animation (Urbanatomy Electronic, 2013)
- Fission (Urbanomic, 2014)
- Templexity: Disordered Loops through Shanghai Time (Urbanatomy Electronic, 2014)
- Phyl-Undhu: Abstract Horror, Exterminator (Time Spiral Press, 2014)
- Shanghai Times (Urbanatomy Electronic, 2014) ASIN B00IGKZPBA.
- Dragon Tales: Glimpses of Chinese Culture (Urbanatomy Electronic, 2014) ASIN B00JNDHBGQ.
- Xinjiang Horizons (Urbanatomy Electronic, 2014) ASIN B00JNDHDVY.
- Chasm (Time Spiral Press, 2015) ASIN B019HBZ2Q4.
- Kant, Capital, and the Prohibition of Incest: A Polemical Introduction to the Configuration of Philosophy and Modernity (Third Text 2(5) 1988)
- Narcissism and Dispersion in Heidegger's 1953 Trakl Interpretation (Philosophers' Poets, Routledge, 1990)
- Delighted to Death (Pli - The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 3(2) 1991)
- Art as Insurrection: The Question of Aesthetics in Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche (Nietzsche and Modern German Thought, Routledge, 1991)
- Circuitries (Pli - The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 4(1/2), 1992)
- Spirit and Teeth (Of Derrida, Heidegger, and Spirit, Northwestern University Press, 1993)
- After the Law (Closure or Critique: New Directions in Legal Theory, Edinburgh University Press, 1993)
- Machinic Desire (Textual Practice 7(3), 1993)
- Making It with Death: Remarks on Thanatos and Desiring-Production (Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 24(1), 1993)
- (w/ Sadie Plant) Cyberpositive (Unnatural: Techno-Theory for a Contaminated Culture, Underground, 1994)
- Shamanic Nietzsche (Nietzsche: A Critical Reader, Wiley, 1995)
- Machines and Technocultural Complexity: The Challenge of the Deleuze-Guattari Conjunction (Theory, Culture & Society 12(2) 1995)
- Meat (or How to Kill Oedipus in Cyberspace) (Body & Society 1(3-4), 1995)
- Cyberrevolution (***Collapse 1, Privately Published, 1995)
- Hypervirus (***Collapse 2, Privately Published, 1995)
- A zIIgothIc–==X=coDA==–(CookIng–lobsteRs– wIth–jAke–AnD–DInos) (Chapmanworld, ICA Publications, 1996)
- Shoot-out at the Cyber Corral (New Scientist 2043, 1996)
- Cyberspace Anarchitecture as Jungle-War (Architectural Design 118: Architects in Cyberspace, 1996)
- Meltdown (Abstract Culture 1, CCRU, 1997)
- CyberGothic (Virtual Futures: Cyberotics, Technology and Posthuman Pragmatism, Routledge, 1998)
- Mechanomics (Pli - The Warwick Journal of Philosophy 7, 1998)
- Qabbala 101 (Collapse Volume I: Numerical Materialism, Urbanomic Press, 2006)
- Foreword (0(rphan)d(rift>) Cyberpositive, Cabinet Editions, 2012)
- Introductions to the Afterlife (Design Ecologies 2(1), 2012)
- Teleoplexy: Notes on Acceleration (#ACCELERATE: The Accelerationist Reader, Urbanomic, 2014)
- Odds and Ends: On Ultimate Risk (Collapse Volume VIII: Casino Real, Urbanomic, 2014)
- Foreword (CCRU: Writings 1997-2003, Time Spiral Press, 2015)
- (w/ Anna Greenspan) Neo-Modern Shanghai and Art of Abstraction (Flash Art 307, 2016)
- Neurosys (Parasol: Journal of the Centre for Experimental Ontology 1, Parasol Press, 2017)
- Fisher, Mark (2014) . "Terminator vs Avatar". In Mackay, Robin; Avanessian, Armen. #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader. pp. 341–2.
- Beckett, Andy (11 May 2017). "Accelerationism: How a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in". The Guardian.
- Mackay, Robin (27 February 2013). "Nick Land – An Experiment in Inhumanism". Divus.
- Robin Mackay and Armen Avanessian, 'Introduction' to #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader, (Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2014) pp.1-46
- Fisher, Mark (1 June 2011). "Nick Land: Mind Games". Dazed and Confused.
- Land, Nick (2011). Fanged Noumena: Collected Writings 1987–2007. Introduction by Ray Brassier and Robin Mackay. Falmouth: Urbanomic. ISBN 978-0-9553087-8-9.
- New Centre for Research & Practice: Statement on Nick Land
- Fisher, Mark (c. 2013). "Is Nick Land the most important British philosopher of the last twenty years?". Mark Fisher ReBlog.
- "Hyperstition". 2010.
- Laliberte, Bryce (8 November 2013). "It's not racist to seek an 'exit'". The Daily Caller. Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
- Matthews, Dylan (25 August 2016). "Alt-right explained". Vox.
- Haider, Shuja (28 March 2017). "The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction". Viewpoint Magazine.
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