mutants

Essayist and cultural critic Michael Grasso just posted the first major blog review of High Weirdness on the Cold War pop culture website We Are the Mutants. I was very happy with the essay, not so much because he dug the book (which is obviously swell), but because his reactions to it—complex, personal, intellectual, initiatory—made me confident that, at least for some readers, I achieved my central goal as a writer: not to necessarily sell tons of books, or to “increase my cultural capital,” but to craft something that powerfully struck certain readers, informing and entertaining them, but also getting under their skin.