“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, December 8, 2023

Hell Promo Hits 600 Views

 It's not a lot compared with the thousands that some videos have accumulated since I uploaded them ten years ago, but it seems fast, and 612 feels like a significant enough number to mention it. You can pre-order the book now! I hope you like these little ads I'm making. Feel free to share them. 

I've sent about 100 stickers out. The QR code links to this video. If anyone wants to stick some up somewhere, let me know and I'll send them to you. 

I'm really, really trying to reach America with this book. I think it's really important. 

In general, thanks for being the lovely supporters of this blog. I am grateful to you all. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Stickers and Memes and Video, Oh My

 If you'd like some stickers email me at tbm@rice.edu. You know, stickers: 

I've got 1000 of them to send you 

Stick em up, people! 


Online Class (register)


Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Divine Image or, The Remix of Heaven and Hell: A Playlist for My New Book


I'll be adding to this as time goes by...

Joy and Pain or, Last Night (x 13,000-ish) a DJ Saved My Life

If you've been following me for a while you'll know how important dancing and dance music is to me. I have some really good news on that front. I have made the most wonderful connection to the DJ who saved my life, many many nights ago, David M/A/R/R/S Dorrell. Turns out he was reading my stuff anyway! I had found out how to contact him for permission to reproduce his incredible LOVE flyer, for the club he created in 1988. 

This is all in the Hell book, but I wanted to share some of it here. David is wonderful and is constantly sending me music, which I will start to share here. 

Here's the latest. The strangest strangest synchronistic connections happen around me and David. Let's just say that this song has been playing in the back of my head since I went to his club in 1988, but for a totally different and very strangely poignant reason. It's too much to write here at present and I want just to share this incredible Pentecostal (David's very accurate term) call and response of it as soon as I can. 

PS here is the magnificent M/A/R/R/S: 

Monday, December 4, 2023

The Ecological Thought Is Now on the Dutch High School Curriculum (instructional video I made last week)


This turned out to be one of the loveliest occasions ever and I think I gave a great presentation, although I say it myself. 

AI Is One of the Topics in Hell (Columbia UP)


Friday, December 1, 2023

The Ecological Thought Is Now on the Dutch High School Curriculum

 ....and today is when I train the teachers about how to teach it. I'm so incredibly proud of that. And glad that someone is taking ecology that seriously. 

Unless you've been in high school in the 2010s, you wouldn't believe the number of high school students who like my stuff and are glad that I'm around. I'm putting it that way because it's actually true. In Cumbria in 2019, at Wordsworth's house, a mum and her daughter told me they had flown fro Ireland to say thanks to me for doing what I do. I get emails from high school students all the time. 

In 2014, at the library of Northwestern University, I had done a dialogue and was about to do my lecture. About one hundred graduate students piled in. There was nowhere for them to sit so most of them sat on the floor. Afterwards, about twenty of them surrounded me and told me how much they loved my stuff. 

I get emails from high school students all the time. Claire Colebrook once said something really nice. She said that the reason for this is, I'm giving them things they can actually think about. 

If you put my books through Lexile software, they come out as legible by kids from eleven years old and up. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

What You See Is What You Get


Abandon All Hope


There's an Audiobook of The Stuff of Life, and I'm Reading!

 Yes. Finally someone did the right thing and recognized my lovely radio voice (thank you Liza Thompson and the Bloomsbury team!). I'm so thrilled with this and I hope it leads to many more. I think you will be too. It was a blast to do. Thanks to my lovely employer I managed to get a soundproofed room, and thanks to the BBC I had been well trained in how to do such things. 

You can order it here if your'e in the USA, and here if you're in Europe, and here if you're in Australia

I'm so fond of the cover. I love the transparency of the things. 

Does Anyone Else Know to Handle Hecklers


Being Ecological Excerpt


Being Ecological (MIT) Is Great, and You Should Read It (Says Jeff VanderMeer)

A freewheeling, essential guide from one of our foremost ecological philosophers. Very useful for anyone wanting a better understanding of our relationship to the biosphere. Morton points to how we can live a meaningful life in an uncertain modern era.”―Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Blurbs for Hell

 I am really touched and honored by them. Laurie, Laura and Jeff are all incredible people. 

What a massive relief to have another book about the biggest disasters of our age  from the hilarious wise and brilliant Tim Morton.  Wild and free, Tim’s ideas give me hope.   

Laurie Anderson


Reading Timothy Morton is something between watching a gifted comedian and experiencing a religious conversion. This book is classic Tim Morton, and it's more. It's William Blake's “mental fight” reimagined for our contemporary world. It's religion reloaded after a major born-again experience (yep), British colonialism, ecological catastrophe, and the efflorescence of diversity on every racial, sexual, and gender level one can imagine (and then some). Hell is a trip, and a flip. Get ready.  You probably already are. 

Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of How to Think Impossibly: About Souls, UFOs, Time, Belief, and Everything Else


Hell: In Search of a Christian Ecology is an ecstatic sermon beamed in from another dimension, one far stranger and more human than our own. I often think that dimension is where Timothy Morton’s consciousness resides, and we are so very lucky for it.

Laura Hudson

A Video Lecture about Food and Ecology

 I encourage you to eat a lot less meat and talk about pleasure as the driver of an ecologically just future. This was for a Japanese museum, and I made it recently. 

Sunday, November 26, 2023

You Can Pre-Order Hell NOW

 Good heavens. That didn't take long. Thanks as ever to the magnificent Cliff Gerrish.