Eugene Lim in conversation with Jeremy M. Davies
June 8, 2017, 7:00 PM
Eugene Lim's Dear Cyborgs is a fleet-footed literary exploration of power, friendship, and creativity, combining detective pulps, subversive philosophy, and Hollywood chase scenes. In a small Midwestern town, two Asian-American boys bond over their outcast status and a mutual love of comic books. Meanwhile, in an alternative or perhaps future universe, a team of superheroes ponders modern society during their time off. Gleefully toying with literary conventions, Dear Cyborgs weaves together the story of a friendship's dissolution with a provocative and timely meditation on protest.
Eugene Lim is the author of Fog & Car and The Strangers. His writing has appeared in Fence, the Denver Quarterly, Little Star, Dazed, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere. He is the founder and managing editor of Ellipsis Press and works as a librarian in a high school. He lives in Queens, New York.