Books Userlands New Fiction Writers from the Blogging Underground by Dennis Cooper Paperback, 362 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $16.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleUserlandsSubtitleNew Fiction Writers from the Blogging UndergroundAuthorDennis Cooper Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Userlands Critics' Lists: Summer '07 Summer Reads for Former Recess Rebels June 4, 2007 As kids we preferred indoor recess to the playground hullabaloo. As adults we're film dorks, comic book geeks and indie-music nerds. We do not, as a general rule, jet-ski. This is what we'll be reading as we try to avoid the sun. Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'This is Not an Isolated Incident' June 4, 2007 "You won't find many of the conventions of contemporary literary fiction here," says Glen Weldon of Userlands: New Fiction Writers from the Blogging Underground. "These stories are discursive, deliberately elliptical things — but there's plenty of arresting prose." Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Estrellas y Rascacielos' June 4, 2007 Justin Taylor's story appears in Userlands: New Fiction Writers from the Blogging Underground edited by Dennis Cooper. Glen Weldon recommends this anthology of hard-edged contemporary fiction found on the Internet as "an unflinching look at promising talent in the raw."