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If Walden or Crown books aren't exactly your idea of literary pleasure dens, "Loompanics" might be for you.

Would you like to change your identity, make yourself invisible from the IRS and other reptilian cults, learn how to smuggle contraband for profit and adventure, change emic reality, manufacture ethenogens at home, pick locks, write porn novels, learn how to become a body-guard, discover the world of pyrotechnics, or get revenge? Then you need Loompanics' selection of "the world's most unusual books."

Typical titles include "The Social Construction of Reality," "Might is Right," "The Myth of Natural Rights," " The Abolition of Work," "How to Cheat on College Exams and Get Away With It," "How to Rip Off A Drug Dealer," "Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture," "Beyond the Helix: DNA and the Quest for Longevity," "The Complete Manual of Pirate Radio," "How to Start Your Own Country," "How to Kill" (a six volume set), "Kitchen Improvised Fertilizer Explosives," "The Hacker's Handbook," "The Outlaw's Bible," "The Boo-Hoo Bible," and "Principia Discordia."

Even the most open-minded libertarian will find something here that shocks or offends. This is the kind of book that makes the lizards start talking about stuffing the Bill of Rights into the paper shredder.

If you are a progressive thinker, this catalog and the books it sells will open more circuits in your nervous system; if you're closed-minded, it'll burn out what few circuits you have left and send you running to the mailbox with a letter to your congressperson.

I've ordered several books through Loompanics (including Robert Anton Wilson's "Natural Law, or Don't Put a Rubber on Your Willy," and Mike Gunderloy's "How to Publish a Fanzine.") and the service has been great. With each order, they throw in a new main catalog, and a seasonal supplement. Both contain new book listings as well as fascinating articles on a variety of libertarian-oriented subjects. I wonder if your name goes on a government list when you order from Loompanics? If you have a P.O. box number, I suggest you use it when you order from them.

(M. Frauenfelder)


Loompanics Unlimited
P.O. Box 1197
Port Townsend, WA 98368
260 pages, PB, $5

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Here are some titles from Loompanics that may be of interest to "Beyond Cyberpunk!" readers:

"Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement"
by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall $15.00

"Electronic Surveillance and Civil Liberties"
by Eden Press $12.95

"Compute!'s Computer Viruses"
by Ralph Roberts $14.95

"Computer Viruses, Worms, Data Diddlers, Killer Programs, and other Threats to Your System"
by John McAfee and Colin Hayes $16.95

"Computer Viruses: A High-Tech Disease"
by Ralf Burger $18.95

"The Hacker's Handbook"
by Hugo Cornwall $12.95

"Psychedelic Chemistry"
by Michael Valentine Smith $16.95

"Rants and Incendiary Tracts"
compiled by Bob Black and Adam Parfrey $9.95

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