“The Face of Any Other” featured by Jeff Vandermeer on his Southern Reach blog

Not only is he one of the best writers working today, Jeff Vandermeer is also one hell of a literary citizen. He goes out of his way to be involved in all aspects of the literary industry, be it the small press world or the majors. Imagine how I felt then when he gave me the opportunity to guest post about my latest book, The Face of Any Other, you can imagine I was more than a little excited.


Michael J. Seidlinger is the author of a number of novels, including The Laughter of Strangers, The Fun We’ve Had and The Face of Any Other. He serves as Electric Literature’s Book Reviews Editor as well as Publisher-in-Chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms, an indie press specializing in unclassifiable/innovative fiction and poetry. He can be found on Facebook, Twitter (@mjseidlinger), and at michaeljseidlinger.com. Flavorwire recently called this unique writer “a kind of 21st century David Markson. He’s prolific and talented and we should all read together to try to figure him out.” I’ve long liked Electric Lit, Civil Coping Mechanisms, and the press that published his The Face of Any Other—Lazy Fascist Press (highly recommended in general). So I thought I’d ask Seidinger here to talk about his book…or, in this case, excerpt it. – JV


Talk about kind words. Definitely gives me fuel to burn on those dreaded Monday mornings.

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Excerpt from The Laughter of Strangers featured at Sundog Lit

The fight card’s finished. All 12 rounds and an excerpt from the novel fought and finished. I’d like to think we won every round. My thanks go out to Justin Lawrence Daugherty, the mastermind behind Sundog Lit, for providing the opportunity and, of course, Cameron Pierce for making “The Laughter of Strangers” possible; it wouldn’t have existed without him. Metal horns (\m/) go out to everyone that contributed writing to the campaign: you turned a simple prompt into a G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) level experience. Lastly, to every reader, thank you, thank you, and, once more, thank you: This has been “A Fight Between Friends.” Thanks for tuning in.


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“Mother of a Machine Gun” excerpt at Similar Peaks

To coincide with an interview earlier today, Similar Peaks published an exclusive excerpt from a currently unpublished novella of mine titled “Mother of a Machine Gun.” Really thrilled to get this surrealistic piece out there to readers.


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