Forthcoming Titles

Notes on Trumpspace: Politics, Aesthetics, and the Fantasy of Home


Your diamond in the sky. It seems a fantasy. And you are home. ~ Trump Tower advertisement In the wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, considerable ink was spilled on the architecture and interior design of ...

paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic (2nd edn.)

paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic is the definitive edition of the grand Klingon epic of Kahless the Unforgettable (qeylIS lIjlaHbogh pagh). The story of Kahless is a tale of legendary proportions comparable to those of ancient ...

Evil Twins and the Ultimate Insight: Ayn Rand, Vladimir Nabokov, and the Polarized Politics of Reading


With the 2020 election, the political polarization in the U.S. entered a ludicrous end-stage. Partisanship, once a pseudo-rational system of biases, has devolved to a conflict between incompatible realities. In search of some pathway toward ...

Microbium: The Neglected Lives of Micro-Matter


Microbium: The Neglected Lives of Micro-Matter tells the story of small matter such as bacteria, coral, fungi, lichen, pollen, protozoa, and viruses. With intentionally short entries that are organized like a herbarium or similar specimen ...

punctum books is an independent open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage. We curate books that are genre-bending and paradigm-shifting and also experiment with the styles and forms of intellectual writing. Our authors understand that where they publish is just as important as the content of their work, and that sharing their work with the global commons is vital and necessary.