Venusia, a new science fiction novel by Mark von Schlegell (and published by Semiotext(e)), received 4 & 1/2 stars in Maxim. Reviewer Mike Errico deems it a "psychedelic sampling of high and low literature that reads like the best of the genre. . . . like a head-on collision between a David Lynch film and a Philip K. Dick novel in the 23rd century."