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trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.

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Nieves
Will Sweeney's new graphic narrative is set in a retrofuturistic England ruled by a twisted elite who exploits a population inhabiting decadent urban centers. Monsters populate this strange world, and humanity's last chance lies in the power of the Vorpal Sword—a metaphysical blade of vital creative energy…

English edition
Diaphanes – Forward Fiction
After a meteorite crashes into his yard, the daily life of Rockabilly and of his neighbors takes a strange turn… Mike Wilson's third novel combines social criticism and science fiction, depicting the dark corners of American suburbs at night.

English edition
Song Cycle Records
last available copies!
Collector's edition box set including the soundtrack realised by the great Russian composer Edward Artemiev for the Andrey Tarkovsky's masterpiece film Solaris (1972). The box comes with the soundtrack in the vinyl and CD formats, an exclusive luxurious photo book with unreleased images of the movie set and essays about music and cinema of the duo Artemiev/Tarkovsky, and the Blu-ray version of the film, in original language with English subtitles.

bilingual edition (English / Simplified Chinese)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
The catalogue for Heman Chong's first solo museum exhibition in mainland China, at the Rockbund Art Museum, provides an insightful and critical look into the Singaporean artist's recent practice.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This book revisits the oeuvre of Alain Séchas as a whole, with a particular focus on the works produced over the past decade—most notably his paintings and drawings.

French edition
Strandflat
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.

French edition
Éditions UV
The second part of Konrad Becker's triptych devoted to information control methods: with his seventy-two keys, Becker aims to unlock the gates of strategic reality: its construction over centuries, its imposition through stealth and force, its dull and laborious maintenance, and its dissolution and destruction by those who can't take it anymore.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
A thriller novel set in a dystopian Europe where a medicine against depression radically changes people's behavior…

English edition
Dis Voir – Contes illustrés pour adultes
A tale loosely inspired by both the contemporary astrophysicist Aurelien Barrau's work on multiverses and the turn-of-the-century author H.P. Lovecraft's mystical stories. The book entwines astrophysics and fantasy literature through fiction, deconstructing the frameworks of narration, logic, identity, space, and time. Illustrated by Andréa Marchal, after Barrau's works.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
First monograph.

Shelter Press – Disques
Atkinson's most ambitious musical work to date, Hand In Hand combines 80's sci-fi anxious aethetics with today's transparency of digital sounds. Placing the voice at the epicenter of the recording, the French artist and musician convokes fiction, composition and abstraction in the manner of Joan La Barbara, Robert Ashley, or Delia Derbyshire.

Shelter Press – Disques
Atkinson's most ambitious musical work to date, Hand In Hand combines 80's sci-fi anxious aethetics with today's transparency of digital sounds. Placing the voice at the epicenter of the recording, the French artist and musician convokes fiction, composition and abstraction in the manner of Joan La Barbara, Robert Ashley, or Delia Derbyshire.

French edition
Dis Voir – Contes illustrés pour adultes
A tale loosely inspired by both the contemporary astrophysicist Aurelien Barrau's work on multiverses and the turn-of-the-century author H.P. Lovecraft's mystical stories. The book entwines astrophysics and fantasy literature through fiction, deconstructing the frameworks of narration, logic, identity, space, and time. Illustrated by Andréa Marchal, after Barrau's works.

French edition
Éditions UV
Cultural Intelligence and Social Control: a survival manual.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Livres & éditions d'artistes
The artist's own archive of phantasmagoria: a unique collection of objects and ephemera relating to magic, the paranormal, occultism, pseudoscience, technology as well as their cultural and media portrayals (new edition).

English edition
Sternberg Press – E-flux journal
Benjamin H. Bratton's kaleidoscopic theory-fiction links the utopian fantasies of political violence with the equally utopian programs of security and control. Equal parts Borges, Burroughs, Baudrillard, and Black Ops, Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution charts a treacherous landscape filled with paranoid master plans, failed schemes, and dubious histories.

Jannink – L'art en écrit
A set of charades invented by Alain Séchas and illustrated with original drawings, with an original artwork signed by the artist.

French edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
A set of charades invented by Alain Séchas and illustrated with original drawings.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Reference monograph.

French edition
Mix
An unpublished novel by one of the great figures of Land art.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
A tale on the search for an ancestral relic that has the power to annihilate the universe. At the crossroads of an adventure novel, a science-fiction narrative, and a punk story.

French edition
Supernova – Livres
A collection of hallucinatory epic poems inspired by crime novel & science fiction.

English edition
Shelter Press – Livres
Alberto García del Castillo's first novel is a comedy-science-fiction novelette about “faggotry” and the art world; depicting a retour-au-passé in contemporary painting and waving to some of the most beautiful homosexuals on Earth.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
Mark von Schlegell's fusion of theory and fiction puts the SF back in notions of “speculative aesthetics.”

French edition
MAMCO – Ecrits d'artistes
Peter Hutchinson's writings.

French edition
Franciscopolis
last available copies!
First translation into French of the short story by Edward Page Mitchell—a major figure in the early development of the science fiction genre—, written and published unattributed in the NY Sun in 1879.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
A series of fragmentary narratives between science fiction and experimental literature, much like William Burroughs' Nova Trilogy.

bilingual edition (English / French)
CAPC
New Dystopia is contemporary author Mark von Schlegell's illustrated screenplay-as-science fiction novel. In conjunction with the curator Alexis Vaillant, von Schlegell curated an exhibition of contemporary art at CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, “Dystopia,” based on his novel's dystopian-present.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – Wide Open
Artist's book / first monograph.

French edition
Jannink – Collection 127
A set of photographs and texts / a large original photograph.

French edition
Jannink – Collection 127
Limited edition in a boxed set with the original photo print.

English edition
Dis Voir – Contes illustrés pour adultes
Halfway between science-fiction novel and thriller, this tale by Nicolas Ancion, illustrated by Killoffer, revisits the figures of the mad scientist and the sorcerer's apprentice.

French edition
Dis Voir – Contes illustrés pour adultes
Halfway between science-fiction novel and thriller, this tale by Nicolas Ancion, illustrated by Killoffer, revisits the figures of the mad scientist and the sorcerer's apprentice.

French edition
Al Dante – Poésie & littérature
A science-fiction story telling the rise and fall of a fantasized totalitarian global state.

French edition
Dis Voir – Arts visuels – Rencontres
This artist's book proposes to construct a “mental space” through a narrative—mixing ravers, science-fiction and comic strips—presented through illuminations in the style of old children's books.

French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
€8.00 €5.00
Exhibition catalogue.

French edition
MAMCO – Livres d'artistes
48 cats drawings.

Jannink – Estampes
Silkscreen (120 numbered and signed copies limited edition).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
forthcoming

French edition
Franciscopolis
out of print
An interactive book where you are the hero, written by the game designer FibreTigre, edited by Fanette Mellier (a collector's item for graphic art lovers as well as for readers-players).

French edition
M19 – Collection 20/27
out of print
Five essays.

English edition
Nieves
out of print
A visual narrative based on a series of randomly selected photographs from National Geographic issues: a “dream generator” taking visual motifs from a version of the real world and pushing them into the realm of the subconscious.