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Suspicious Anatomy

Suspicious Anatomy

Author Ethan Gould and Wythe Marschall
Publication Date
Section Espresso Book Machine Books / Printed Here
Type Print on Demand
Format Paperback
ISBN X3633

The Hollow Earth Society presents
Workbook No. 15: The Human Cranius

"Not since Galen's De Elementis has been set in ink a single compendium of medicological knowledge so extensive & practicably useful as SUSPICIOUS ANATOMY Workbook No. 15: The Human Cranius."

From the genre-chainsawing minds of Ethan Gould and Wythe Marschall comes "the definitive guide to the horrifying world inside you"—finally available in lush, illustrated paperback!

In the tradition of John Hodgman, David Cronenberg, and H. P. Lovecraft, The Human Cranius explores an alternative anatomy at once mesmerizing and deeply unsettling. Gould and Marschall ask: What do we know about our own bodies? (The answer: Very little.)

The modern human sciences may have given us the keys to our unconscious minds, but they've left entirely to the cold, uncaring laboratory the most vital workings of our bodies. What does it feel like to have guts? To face disease, age, mutation—a self that is not only not whole but not even on its own side?

The SUSPICIOUS ANATOMY series seeks to address these physio–psychomological quandaries by producing, for your benefit, the entire unconscious of the body—the shadow-self—in words and elaborate images.

"Having intrinsic value to all persons—piratical, mysterious, upright, or otherwise—The Human Cranius is a PEERLESS GEM of uncanny truth."


  • The mysteries of the Heavy Blood Cycle
  • The life and works of the luminary Dr. Matheson, including details of her grisly and unfortunate demise at the hands of the very organ-matrix she studied
  • Pathologies (a variety)
  • DOZENS of illustrations
  • Quizzes to test the aspiring junior medicologist
  • EVEN MORE...


In short: If you are a living human, you should make frequent, unabashed forays into this field guide to your hideous secondary body—the cranius, an organ-matrix & carnival of fangs which is trying to destroy you even as you read this sentence...

For over one hundred years, the Hollow Earth Society has probed the world's most bizarre and pertinent mysteries via an ever-mutating set of handbooks, rogue histories, and practical manuals. Their Medical Symporium—a dedicated legion of adventurers in the Body Human—provides answers to the most unspeakable riddle that wily Science can dish up: ANATOMY. The Society is currently led by Colonels Ethan Gould and Wythe Marschall.

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