Safely ensconced within the impenetrable chitinous carapace of his rocket-propelled time suit, Captain Tomorrow contemplates the multivalent phantasmagoria of Carl Schmitt’s disembodied eyeball, now just emerging as a solidified sentient icon from the impalpable envelope of its seventh cycle of manifestation. Trigger warning: political signposts ahead.
Carter Kaplan has taught in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and Scotland. His work includes a book on Wittgenstein and literary theory, Critical Synoptics: Menippean Satire and the Analysis of Intellectual Mythology. Articles on “Karel Čapek,” “Menippean Satire” and “Dystopian Literature” appear in The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. Articles on "Herman Melville" and "Michael Butterworth" appear in A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes (which also has an article about him). He has contributed a chapter on William Blake and Michael Moorcock to New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Author of the novels Tally-Ho, Cornelius! and Echoes, and the Aristophanic comedy Diogenes. He edits the annual literary anthology Emanations. Editor of the IA edition of The Scarlet Letter, with his Afterword, "A" is for Antinomian: Theology and Politics in The Scarlet Letter. He is editor of the anthology Fantasy Worlds. He is co-translator and editor of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso.