Advisory Board

Douglas Lain

Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books, a novelist, a blogger, and a podcaster. His first novel, entitled Billy Moon tells the story of Christopher Robin Milne’s fictional involvement with the French general strike in May of 1968, and was released from Tor Books in 2013. His second book entitled After the Saucers Landed is about a Fluxus artist and Ufologist who sinks into a deep depression after the aliens arrive on schedule.
About Zero Books
Contemporary culture has eliminated the concept and public figure of the intellectual. A cretinous anti-intellectualism presides, cheerled by hacks in the pay of multinational corporations who reassure their bored readers that there is no need to rouse themselves from their stupor. Zero Books knows that another kind of discourse — intellectual without being academic, popular without being populist — is not only possible: it is already flourishing. Zero is convinced that in the unthinking, blandly consensual culture in which we live, critical and engaged theoretical reflection is more important than ever before.
Watch Doug’s YouTube channel. Watch After The Saucers Landed — An Interview With Doug Lain. Listen to Doug Lain — The Dream of Reality. Read his LinkedIn profile and his Wikipedia profile. Follow his Twitter feed.