cthulhu books


The relationship between human beings and nature is present in everyday life, narrated, mediated, and fictionalized through stories, tales, and myths that define how we inhabit the planet. Words, voices, images, and fiction shape how we relate to what we understand as natural. Cthulhu Books brings together reflections and worlds that derive from distinct perspectives, emerging new ways of talking about nature and suggesting malleable relationships between words and what they describe. 

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Institute for Postnatural Studies



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cthulhu books is an editorial platform that invites us to reflect and imagine worlds, cultivating new ways of talking about nature and insinuating malleable relationships between words and what they describe.




Making Kin

When we practice becoming with another’s experience, we practice empathy. When we embody collectiveness, we understand ourselves as a whole and therefore feel no separation. What would it be like to inhabit a body without limits or definition? Which words and meanings make us feel like “non-animals”? The literary genre of xeno fiction proposes an exercise of ethological research and imagination, placing our body inside another’s perspective. This publication convenes writers and non-writers that have experimented with animal embodiment to create literary works and visual interpretations that explore different ways to experience “otherness.” In this volume of the Making Kin series, we focus on non-human animals and hybrid bodies.

To have fur,
to detect fast movements,
to be afraid,
to breathe underwater,
to see in the dark,
to carry precious stones,
to be aerial,
to make silver trails,
to drink from the lake,
to care for your offspring,
to live in song,
to play,
to create micro crevices on the ground,
to know death,
to move with the moon,
to cure with herbs,
to be extinct,
to enter middle earth,
to inspire justice,
to commune with the swamp

Let's make kin!




Authors
   Zoë De Luca Legge
    Esther Merinero
    Eva Piay
    John Kazior
    Jorge de la Cruz
    Marianne Hoffmeister Castro
    Luca E. Lum
    Anonymous
    Paula Proaño Mesías
    Laura Dominguez Valdivieso
    Adèle Grégorie
    Morgan Wood

Editorial design
    Matteo Guarnaccia
    Laura Voskian

Language
   Texts in English and Spanish but not translated

Binding
    Softcover

Paper
    Cover: Materica Gesso 250g
    Inside: Munken print white 90g

First edition: January 2023


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ISBN: 9788409478514
Dimentions: 19 x 13 cm, 250g.
Pages: 116