Category Archives: Borg Like Me

The White Goddess

This is an excerpt from my collection, Borg Like Me. If you’re interested, you can order the book here. I had an event in my life, a plain and unexpected epiphany, that’s become a high watermark to my happiness. Of course, celebrations of big milestones, things like my marriage, the birth of my son, were […]

Tears in the Rain (excerpt from Borg Like Me)

I’m currently on Nantucket after a five year hiatus. Being here again has evoked this essay to visible appearance, along with the rich chapter of my life that it represents. I took a picture of the theater mentioned in the piece (which has now been gobbled up, power-washed, and thoroughly sterilized by a mega-theater chain), […]

Review of Borg Like Me by Eric Siegel

Eric Siegel, former Director of the New York Hall of Science (site of the annual World Maker Faire) sent me this review that he felt inspired to write after finishing Borg Like Me. He posted it on my Amazon page and on Goodreads. I asked his permission to repost it here. I was very touched […]

Last Kickstarter Backer Report of the Year

Here is the last KS newsletter with a round-up of my Borg Like Me activities for the year. What’s in Store for 2015 I’ll do some more book readings next year, but mainly I’ll be moving on to other projects. I’m currently working on “The Eros Part: Further Writings on Love, Sex, and Muses,” the […]

Wink Review: Syllabus

My latest review on WINK, of Lynda Barry’s intensely inspiring Syllabus: Professor Lynda Barry has been on a roll of late. First, she published her astonishing and inspired writing-workshop-in-a-book, What It Is. She followed that up with Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book, which covered drawing in much the same way that What It Is […]

RU Sirius Interview Me for H+ Magazine

From Sirius’ Intro: Gareth Branwyn’s latest book, Borg Like Me, takes a slightly unusual route to tell us the story of his Cyborgification, a process that started, of necessity, when he was very young. By combining memoir-style segments with articles published in various periodicals ranging from my own MONDO 2000 through Wired, Boing Boing and […]

Holiday Deal for Borg Like Me!

Between now and the end of the year, when you buy the first copy at full price, you can add additional copies at only $15. Half off! You also get a free gift of a Sparks of Fire Press “Artistic License” (for every book ordered) sent in a mail art envelope. Now you’ll never be […]

Understanding William Blake: Part 1

The following chapter is excerpted from my book, Borg Like Me. It is the only pieced I’ve ever published about William Blake. Since he takes up so much of my interest and attention, and is so profoundly important to me, I decided I wanted to use my blog to delve deeper into WHY he remains […]

Singing in the Dark

For Borg Like Me, I wrote a series of ten one-page pieces that were designed to follow after the essay “Mindfucking Since 1976,” a piece I originally wrote for Boing Boing about “guerrilla ontologist” Robert Anton Wilson. In that piece, I introduced Wilson’s Operation Mindfuck (aka OM), an ongoing campaign to creatively mess with people’s […]

Leo Laporte’s Triangulation is Borg Like Me

I had a fabulous time yesterday on Leo Larporte’s Triangulation program on the TWiT network. You can see the full interview here.