I've been slowly working my way through Reza Negarastani's fantastic Cyclonopedia the past few weeks, and while I'm thoroughly enjoying it, I can't help but think there's substantial material that's going over my head.

I know it's been pointed out to me that reading Deluze and Guattari's Thousand Plateaus would be a good start (and I've ordered it), but surely with a work of this density it's not the only reference I can draw on.

Better yet, is there some sort of reference list or 'readers companion' that I could pair with Cyclonopedia to get the most out of it?

Edit: Further research has also brought me to Negarastani's excellent blog, which is providing me with a ton of links to further explore.

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    This is an excellent question, possibly one of the best I've seen on this site, attempting to make use of the specialized knowledge that is gathered here. It's a shame more people aren't upvoting this. Jan 18 '11 at 4:49

Haven't been able to find any written references that might be of use. However there are two movies that are recommended to watch in combination with reading Cyclonopedia, as they are cited in the book:

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