Oneiropolis Compendium: Kohlrabian Dialecticus

Kohlrabian Dialecticus is generally considered to be one of the most important academics of the Lands of Dream. Though he chooses to live in his beloved Southern Belzoond, his contributions to the academic output of Oneiropolis University should never be underestimated, neither in terms of his own work nor in terms of his support of the work of others. There are literally dozens of books that could never have existed without his editorial guidance.

For this he has gained the respect of many of his peers – though of course, academics being what they are, he has gained an equal amount of hate, vitriol and death threats. The latter mostly came from a certain postmodernist professor who was secretly in the employ of Urizen, before said entity had openly declared war on Oneiropolis; they ended when, while attempting to erase Dialecticus from existence by changing the discourse of reality, the professor was fatally deconstructed by the same laundry van that ran over Roland Barthes.

Southern Belzoond, as has been extensively documented elsewhere, is now under occupation by the forces of Urizen. Dialecticus has refused to move, however, and his tower has become a refuge for members of the local resistance. Whether Urizen will allow this situation to continue is unclear, but for the moment we can be thankful that voices of true reason continue to exist in this age of increasingly unsubtle tyranny.

Major works:

  • Oneiropolis: Metropolis of Dreams
  • History of the Gnomes: A Marxist Perspective
  • Celephaïs: The Unknown History
  • The Fragmented City: Towards a New Definition of the Urban Community
  • Urban Sprawl in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros: Myths, Facts and Political Substructures

As contributor or editor (a small selection):

  • Maps of Southern Belzoond (University of Dunsany) [editor]
  • Ombria City Map (Shadow Edition) [contributor]
  • London: Myth or Reality, by Maxine Superfluous Surname [foreword]
  • The Complete History of Katsouli, by Mick Rogataki [editor]
  • Oneiropolis University Guide to Classic Interactive Fiction [editor]
  • Geographical Analysis of the Drakalor Chain (Third Edition), by Thomas Biscuit [editor]
  • Oneiropolis University Guide to Middle-earth (Fifty-Second Edition) [contributor]
  • Oneiropolis University Guide to the Imaginary Cities of Ooomba [editor]
  • Book of Opinions of the People of the Ideal City (Revised Edition), by Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn al-Farakh al-Farabi [foreword]
  • Stalin: That Idiot, by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin [editor]

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