Contributors include Michael Berube writing on Colson Whitehead's "The Intuitionist"; Joseph Conte on William Gibson and Bruce Sterling; David Cowart on Don DeLillo's "Cosmopolis"; Carl Djerassi on science-in-fiction; N. Katherine Hayles on Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon"; Ursula Heise on risk and narrative in the contemporary novel; John Johnston on network theory; Brian McHale on Harry Mathews, Kathy Acker, and Gilbert Sorrentino; Joseph Tabbi on William Gaddis; and Curtis White on the "Great American Disaster Machine."
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Charles B. Harris directs the Unit for Contemporary Literature at Illinois State University. He is also the publisher of American Book Review and author of numerous books and articles on recent American fiction and the profession of English studies. In 1997 the Modern Language Associated honored him with the Francis Andrew March Award for Exceptional Service to the Profession of English.