Books to Read or Throw at Zombies


Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

The Climate Change Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson

The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin

A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Homeland by Sam Lipsyte

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Q by Luther Blissett

Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Ubik by Phillip K. Dick

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon



Black Bloc, White Riot by A.K. Thompson

2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck

The Adderall Diaries by Stephen Elliott

Endgame I & II by Derrick Jensen

Everyday Pornography ed. by Karen Boyle

Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Justice Movement Under Siege by Will Potter

Living in the End Times by Slavoj Žižek

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford

Be Here Now by Ram Dass

Pretty in Punk: Girls’ Gender Resistance in a Boys’ Subculture by Lauraine Leblanc

Steal this Book by Abbie Hoffman

Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence by Christian Perenti

The Voice of Hope: Coversations with Alan Clements by Ang San Suu Kyi

Why I Can’t Read by Wallace Stegner



Poetry as Insurgent Art by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Revolutionary Letters by Diane di Prima

The Romantic Dogs by Roberto Bolano

The Totality for Kids by Joshua Clover

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake



Principles of the Philosophy of the Future by Ludwig Feuerbach

The German Ideology by Karl Marx

The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche

Reification and the Consciousness of the Proletariat by Geörgy Lukács

“Theses on the Philosophy of History” by Walter Benjamin (in Illuminations)

Minima Moralia: Reflections From Damaged Life by Theodor Adorno

“Formulary for a New Urbanism” by Ivan Chtcheglov

“On The Poverty of Student Life” by The Situationist International

Apocalypse and/or Metamorphosis by Norman O. Brown (esp. “My Georgics: A Palinode in Praise of Work”)

The Care of the Self by Michel Foucault

Specters of Marx by Jacques Derrida

The Sublime Object of Ideology by Slavoj Žižek (esp. ch. 1, “How Did Marx Invent the Symptom?”)

The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee

This is Not a Program by Tiqqun


Zines to Watch Out For

Absolutely Zippo, Ad Busters, Antipatia, The Anvil, Awesome Future, Brushfire, Chintz, Communicating Vessels, Dreams of Donuts, Dreamwhip, Cometbus, Earth First! Journal, Feral Revolution, Fifth Estate, Fluke, Full Metal Faggot, Graceless, Hack This Zine, Heart Check, Maximum Rock n’ Roll, The Match, Medatrocity, Media Junky, Morgenmuffel, No Gods No Matress, Nuts!, Pipe Bomb, Rad Dad, The Raging Pelican, Rot, The Student Insurgent,Turning the Tide, Zine World