What is Suspicious Anatomy?

From the genre-chainsawing minds Ethan Gould and Wythe Marschall of the Hollow Earth Society comes the definitive guide to the horrifying world inside youfinally 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.


Inside The Human Cranius, you'll find:

A Word on Doctorology

Good person, is there an aspiring medical student in your life? Perhaps a full-fledged doctor, perhaps one with a doctory sense of humor?

Suspicious Anatomy makes a great gift for the medically minded—a definite amusement and conversation starter, whether it's standing handsomely on a bookshelf or lying in repose on a coffee table—or, more likely for a student—across whatever nearby furniture has been tipped over onto the floor.

What Everyone is Saying

"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."

"Weirder than I thought it would be." [In a good way.]

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

"Like Codex Seraphinianus except made today, but by Americans, in English, and about biology instead of a fictional planet... or something."

"You are one sick f*ck." [To the illustrator, in a good way.]

"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..."