Enter the Luciferous Hexichasm: On the Savage Theoryfiction of Gruppo di Nun in Revolutionary Demonology

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Theoryfiction: weird, reality-warping hybrid born of critical theory, esoterica, Qabala, cyberpunk and Gothic horror. More than mere academic auto-fiction or an intellectual strain of hysterical realism, theoryfiction deliberately attempts to actively infect and colonise the ‘real world’ with its own twisted vision: it is ambivalent in extremis towards the limitations of consensus reality, proving to be capable of incubating accelerationist philosophies and acting as a vehicle to reshape conscious reactions to culture simultaneously. In 1940, Jorge Luis Borges’ short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius predicted the form; between 1997 and 2003, the experimental cultural theorist collective Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU) brought it into being, only for English philosopher Nick Land to lead the group from a state of cyberfeminism to a growing neoreactionary cyberfascism.

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Casstles, J., (2024) “Enter the Luciferous Hexichasm: On the Savage Theoryfiction of Gruppo di Nun in Revolutionary Demonology”, Moveable Type 15(1), 121-123. doi: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.444.1755-4527.1783

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