“The ultimate heat death of a cold and infinite universe, where all love perishes and nobody would ever, ever love me, opened its mouth and swallowed me whole.”
A morbidly obese YouTuber and his anonymous Twitter nemesis. A young woman’s desperate attempt to find an apartment in London. A Chinese dumpling shop with a disturbing secret.
Unsqualified Preservations is a short story collection sitting at the intersection of sexual dysfunction and social anomie. In his literary debut, Mencius Moldbugman guides the reader through a morbid tableau of professional lolcows, loveless women, and workplace humiliation, shining a light on the very real horrors that many of us have come to know.
“Keen insight. Sharp wit. Honestly the greatest poster of our time. Simple as.” — I, Hypocrite
“Mencius Moldbugman’s new collection is his most brilliant writing to date: a thrilling and hilarious anthology of short stories encapsulating themes and worlds as diverse as modern Britain in its simultaneous banality and horror, our online communities, those realer then real life simulacrums, and today’s China, that oft-admired soulless bureaucratic dystopia. Sometimes I wonder if he is diseased or unwell in the head, so accomplished is he in telling these stories. If he is, then I’m glad he manages to push through that mental agony to the extent that we can get this, the end result which is this wonderful compilation.” — Drukpa Kunley
“Here, in your hands, you have a tome that captures the true horror of the modern world in a way that only a writer whose pen name is a union of Moldbug and Bugman could, for the author is both analyst and patient, at once high up in the clouds and down in the dirt with the worms. In these unnerving, hilarious short stories, you’ll learn more about corporate hell, childhood addiction, and mukbang videos than you could ever possibly want to know. Dark, disturbing, depraved: the world of the Moldbugman is your world—you just didn’t know it.” — Raw Egg Nationalist, author of Raw Egg Nationalism
- Sam Dexter, The American Sun
Unsqualified Preservations is also available in paperback format. To purchase the paperback edition, click here.