D. Harlan Wilson  

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D. Harlan Wilson (born September 3 1971 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American short-story writer and novelist whose body of work is typically associated with the genres of irrealism, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and Bizarro fiction. Elements of splatterpunk, absurdism, literary fiction, ultraviolence, and postmodernism deeply inform his writing, too. He is the author of several books, and his stories and flash fiction have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies throughout the world in multiple languages.

A literary critic in addition to a fiction author, Wilson holds a Ph.D. in English and is a college professor. Both his cultural criticism and creative writing focus on how the human condition is an increasingly pathological construction of technocapitalist media forces.

His work has been allied with a wide range of authors, especially Bizarro authors like Carlton Mellick III, John Edward Lawson, Steve Aylett, Kevin L. Donihe, Vincent Sakowski and Steve Beard.

Wilson is also the editor-in-chief of The Dream People, an online journal of Bizarro literature, art and animation.



  • "Every facet of life is a form of psychological warfare." —The Kafka Effekt
  • "Dreams are constant reminders of the nightmare of reality." —Stranger on the Loose
  • "Pseudofolliculitis barbae ... is one of life's many hard truths." —Pseduo-City
  • "The mass of men don't lead lives of quiet desperation. They lead lives of quixotic douchebaggery." —Dr. Identity
  • "One man’s delusion is another ’gänger’s reality." —Dr. Identity
  • "Individuality is an evolving fiction." —Technologized Desire
  • "An effective neighbor never licks his lips before tackling the job of being an effective neighbor." —Blankety Blank

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