Archive for May, 2012

OUT NOW: “Ugly Heaven”

Posted in Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction, Carlton Mellick III, surrealism on May 24, 2012 by carltonmellick

My novella Ugly Heaven is finally back in print and is now available at amazon.com.

UGLY HEAVEN

Heaven is no longer a paradise. It was once a blissful utopia full of wonders far beyond human comprehension. But that was a long, long time ago. The afterlife is now in ruins. It has become an ugly, lonely wasteland populated by strange monstrous beasts, masturbating angels, and sad man-like beings wallowing in the remains of the once-great Kingdom of God.

As two men die and awake in Heaven, they find themselves inside of new bodies with strange alien skin. They no longer remember their previous lives. All they really know is that the afterlife is a horrible, ugly place. Desperately seeking answers, allies, and refuge, these two newcomers explore this surreal world. But what they will soon find is that Heaven has become a place not that much different from Hell.

Available at amazon.com

New issue of The Dream People

Posted in Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction, Carlton Mellick III, eraserhead press on May 14, 2012 by carltonmellick

dream people 37The Dream People is the ORIGINAL bizarro fiction webzine, debuting back in 1999 (when I was the head editor). It’s now on issue #37. An excerpt from my book Armadillo Fists has been published there. There are also novel excerpts and short stories from Michael A. Arnzen, Blake Butler, Sean Kilpatrick, William Pauley III, Andersen Prunty, Donna Fleck and Gary J. Shipley. And an essay from Lance Olsen.

Check it out here: http://www.dreampeople.org/

Cover art for future books: Wonka, Quicksand House, and Satan Burger: 10th Anniversary Edition

Posted in art, Bizarro Artists, Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction on May 8, 2012 by carltonmellick



Just showing off cover art for books that won’t be coming out for quite a while. There’s “Wonka” which is kind of like a retelling of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the world of Beyond Thunderdome, “Quicksand House” a quiet surreal story about children in search of their parents inside a mansion the size of a country, and the super-sized 10 year anniversary edition of Satan Burger which will feature a lot of bonus material like illustrations, new intros, and perhaps even new bonus chapters. (Note: this version won’t be replacing the original edition with the butt on the cover.)

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