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The Book

"Type I enacts a hyperreality, in which the effects of climate change are damaging our world, and technological advances are held up as the key innovative tools for alleviating ecological collapse. Merging poetics, visuals, fiction and essaying to create a vivid, multi-layered novel, Max Parnell's debut offers up not only an immersive portrayal of two anthropologists taking part in a VR experiment, but also an in-depth commentary on the complexity of tech-human relations, and the dangers of optimisation. This novel allowed me to explore virtual realities whilst engaging with questions of vital importance in our contemporary moment. Its beautiful language and subtle unravelling of the narrative generate an eerily futuristic atmosphere, and a creeping sensation of apophenia." - Kirsty Dunlop




The Author

Max Parnell, born 1994, is a writer and artist currently residing in Berlin. He works as staff editor and podcast producer at SPAM Press. His writing and artistic work focuses on ecology, AI-human relations and the effects of technology on memory. His first full length poetry collection, Gente, was published by Multifoco Press in Rio de Janeiro, 2017.

Pages: 318
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
ISBN: 978-1-8380156-3-3
Cat No: DW-001-100
Imprint: Dostoyevsky Wannabe Originals
Publishing Model: Tailored