Into the Unknown: Terror Incognita

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We are pleased to present TERROR INCOGNITA, an outsize barnacle clinging to the hull of Vortext, a meditation on seduction, desire, and insurrection.

Why do liberals label nearly any form of direct action as violence? What do queer black blocs have in common in with Christian hardcore? Why are anarchists so hung up on breaking windows and fucking?

In three interlocking movements, TERROR INCOGNITA answers all of these questions and more, while overturning some of our deepest assumptions about desire, identity, strategy, and freedom.

“Consent, Seduction, Violence” asks if we can build our politics as well as our sexuality around a discourse of consent. Offering a new analysis of violence and nonviolence in the context of consensus reality, it recasts anarchist resistance as a form of seduction, rooted in invitation, transformation, and contagion.

“W(h)ither Queer?” provokes us to examine how anarchists use the term “queer,” and why this is significant. Assessing queer identity as a post-feminist signifier and an eroticizer of insurrection from the dance party to the black bloc, it challenges us to move beyond the safe spaces of identity into the terror of the unknown.

“Terror Incognita” concludes the triptych with a journey beyond the boundaries of civilization into terrorism, secrecy, and terrible freedom. Along paths as disparate as Islamic theology, surveillance technologies, and medieval mapmaking, it charts an anarchist cartography of subversive peripheries and unknown directions, illuminated by the erotic force of terror.

TERROR INCOGNITA abounds with sexy and shocking vignettes, articulate but controversial claims, strategic insights, and a steamy undercurrent of sex and violence. Incisive, fresh, provocative, with classy design by the Troletariat, Terror Incognita invites you to the edge of a cliff—it’s up to you to step off.

against consensus reality – for unreasoning rebellion
against fixed identity – for desertion and disruption
against every map – for every terrortory

A very limited number of copies are were available for order online. Paper copies have now sold out, watch for PDFs in coming weeks. Each comes with a copy of Vortext—for a total of 148 pages of reading.

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