Research is one of my favorite parts of writing a novel. Below are some of the sources that I mined for The Readymade Thief.
Books on Marcel Duchamp:
Books on Science:
Books on Urban Exploration:
Like much of the book, the defunct Atlas missile silo turned drug lab/rave center has a basis in reality. I first read the story here in Vice magazine.
Even off the dark web, Duchamp has a large web presence. I encourage a lot of free exploration, but found the following websites especially fruitful:
The website on all things Duchamp, the Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal Tout-Fait.
The Marcel Duchamp World Community is also worth checking out.
For a look at the 350K-word treatise on With Hidden Noise (yes, this actually exists!) by California State University Sacramento Art Department Professor Emeritus Kurt von Meier “A Ball of Twine: Marcel Duchamp’s ‘With Hidden Noise.’”
Andrew Stafford’s website “Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp” is one of the most insightful examinations of Duchamp’s work, on or off the web.