Archive for May, 2011
The new Bizarro Central website is now live! This is the BC that bizarro fans have always wanted. It will be updated multiple times a day with news, articles, updates, fiction, entertainment, and all sorts of things of interest to bizarro fiction fans. Bookmark this page and visit often.
The re-release of The Haunted Vagina is now available at amazon.com
John Skipp’s anthology Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed is now up for preorder at amazon.com. It features one of my new stories, as well as stories from other bizarro writers such as Athena Villaverde, J. David Osborne, Cody Goodfellow, and James Steele.
Here is the complete table of contents:
CHERUB – Adam-Troy Castro
THE DEVIL – Guy de Maupassant
THE BOOK – Margaret Irwin
THE MONKEY’S PAW – W.W. Jacobs
THE HOUND – H.P. Lovecraft
…THE BLACK CAT – Edgar Allan Poe
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER – Stephen Vincent Benet
NELLTHU – Anthony Boucher
THE HOWLING MAN – Charles Beaumont
THE EXORCIST (excerpt) – William Peter Blatty
HELL – Richard Christian Matheson
VISITATION – David J. Schow
…BEST FRIENDS – Robert R. McCammon
INTO WHOSE HANDS – Karl Edward Wagner
PILGRIMS TO THE CATHEDRAL – Mark Arnold
THE BESPELLED – Kim Harrison
NON QUIS, SED QUID – Maggie Stiefvater
DEMON GIRL – Athena Villaverde
HE WAITS – K.H. Koehler
HAPPY HOUR – Laura Lee Bahr
…STAYING THE NIGHT – Amelia Beamer
DAISIES AND DEMONS – Mercedes M. Yardley
AND LOVE SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION – Livia Llewellyn
MOM – Bentley Little
20TH LEVEL CHAOTIC EVIL ROGUE SEEKS WHOLE WIDE WORLD TO CONQUER – Weston Ochse
CONSUELA HATES A VACUUM – Cody Goodfellow
OUR BLOOD IN ITS BLIND CIRCUIT – J. David Osborne
EMPTY CHURCH – James Steele
…ANGELOLOGY (excerpt) –Danielle Trussoni
THE CODA OF SOLOMON – Nick Mamatas
THE LAW OF RESONANCE – Zak Jarvis
STUPID FUCKING REASON TO SELL YOUR SOUL – Carlton Mellick III
HALT AND CATCH FIRE – Violet LeVoit
SCARS IN PROGRESS – Brian Hodge
THE UNICORN HUNTER – Alethea Kontis
OTHER PEOPLE – Neil Gaiman
If you’re in the Portland area, join David Agranoff (as well as myself, Eraserhead Press, and others in the PDX bizarro fiction scene) at the Hollywood Theater tonight at 7pm for the release party of his new novel “Hunting the Moon Tribe.” There will be vegan cake, classic Kungfu and horror movie trailers on the big screen, books on sale, signing, and total geek madness.
Here’s a video ad for tonight’s event:
Here’s some praise for “Hunting the Moon Tribe” by David Agranoff:
“David Agranoff’s HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE mashes up Chinese mythology, some seriously unnerving horror, Maoist politics, a sweet coming-of-age story, dark magic, and high-kicking martial arts into a compelling and unusual page-turner. I’ve never read (or seen) anything like it, and HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE should mark Mr. Agranoff as one of the most original and exciting new voices to emerge in genre fiction in a dragon’s age.” – Lisa Morton Three time Bram Stoker award winning author of The Castle of Los Angeles and The Cinema of Tsui Hark.
“Remember that old Shaw Brothers / Hammer Studios flick The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires? HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE is what that movie should have been. It is an extremely entertaining epic of kick-ass martial arts and bloody horror. Agranoff not only dazzles us with breathtaking action scenes and vampire violence but also tugs at our heartstrings with realistic family drama and romance. It’s a scary martial arts fantasy that will please just about everyone. David Agranoff is a gifted storyteller.” – Jordan Krall Author of Fistful of Feet and Squid pulp Blues
“As terrifying as Richard Laymon, and just as good, David Agranoff reshapes the vampire mythos in ways never experienced. The horror is visceral, the action brutal, and at its core, there’s a poignancy typically left out of today’s horror. A circus between worlds, vampires, and martial arts aplenty – “Hunting the Moon Tribe” reads like “Brotherhood of the Wolf” encompassed in Chinese folklore and culture. One of the strongest new voices in horror fiction that I’ve read.” – Eric Mays author of Naked Metamorphosis and host of the Authors Speak Podcast
This book is now available at amazon.com
My novella War Slut has been re-released and is now available. This edition includes a new introduction and new cover art.
In a future where everyone in the world has been drafted into the military, there is only one enemy left to fight . . . ourselves.
Five exhausted soldiers are sitting in the middle of a frozen Arctic wasteland, waiting for something to happen. They don’t know why they are there or what they are supposed to be doing. Their superior officers have stopped giving them orders, their food supply is running low, and they are unsure whether or not their enemy actually exists at all. Once they lose their war slut (a transmorphing sex cyborg), the soldiers leave the safety of their camp in order to get it back. Only what they find out in the dark icy landscape is something far beyond what they ever could have imagined.
Part 1984, part Waiting for Godot, and part action horror video game adaptation of John Carpenter’s The Thing, WAR SLUT is a fast-paced dystopian tale of the dark and the absurd.
Available at amazon.com