Literary Nonfiction. LGBT Studies. The anti-heroism of Sara Jane Stoner's EXPERIENCE IN THE MEDIUM OF DESTRUCTION is a kind of queer-critical atomization--an expression of desire for a practice and a pedagogy toward an auto- necromancy of our own nuclear dust. A book harboring a raucous community of questions, enormous and tiny, personal and political, dense and light and hard and soft, questions as numerous as bodies: what boundaries serve both self and world in motion? what do we sacrifice in self production, in legibility? what utterances raise the stakes of the present and show us to our senses? what do we need from language in order to broaden our shared understanding of the overlapping fields of our relation? how can a poetics act toward consciousness?