Archive for November, 2012

The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade

Posted in Aimee Bender, Bentley Little, Bizarro Authors, Bizarro Books, Bizarro Fiction, Cameron Pierce, Carlton Mellick III, eraserhead press, Joe Landsdale, Stephen Graham Jones on November 30, 2012 by carltonmellick

My stories “Candy-coated” and “Ear Cat” were selected for the Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade anthology. Lots of amazing stories are packed into this beast of a book. I highly recommend it. Definitely worth the money for this much bizarro goodness.

best bizarro


A feeling has been tearing up the underground of the fiction world. It’s a nightmare reflection of the society you inhabit, a surreal explosion of pop, punk, and the post-apocalypse. Over the last decade, Bizarro Fiction has changed the definition of avant garde, it’s abolished the traditional prose of yesterday and established a new precedent for awesome. Collected in this anthology is some of the best weird fiction from the past decade. Award-winning writers, cult prodigies and burgeoning talents all collected together in one place. This is what you’ve done with the last ten years of your life.

With stories by:

D. Harlan Wilson, Alissa Nutting, Joe R. Lansdale, Carlton Mellick III, Kevin L. Donihe, Blake Butler, Ryan Boudinot, Vincent Sakowski, Cody Goodfellow, Amelia Gray, Robert Devereaux, Mykle Hansen, Athena Villaverde, Matthew Revert, Garrett Cook, Roy Kesey, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Aimee Bender, Ian Watson & Roberto Quaglia, Jeremy C. Shipp, Andersen Prunty, Jedediah Berry, Andrea Kneeland, Kurt Dinan, David Agranoff, Ben Loory, Kris Saknussemm, Stephen Graham Jones, Bentley Little, David W. Barbee, and Tom Piccirilli.

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Works in Progress

Posted in Bizarro Fiction, Carlton Mellick III, post-apocalypse, surrealism on November 21, 2012 by carltonmellick

Kill Ball was the last book of mine to be released this year, but I’ll have a new book called “Cuddly Holocaust” coming out the first week of January. More info on that one next week.

Here is a list of books I am currently working on. I have no idea when they will be finished or released, but I thought you might be interested in what I’ve been working on.


Cuddly Holocaust – final draft stages
Hammer Wives – my next collection. Just need to finish the title story.
As She Stabbed Him Gently in the Face – bizarro serial killer story
Village of the Mermaids – a story about vampire mermaids and human livestock.
Pippi of the Apocalypse – the third book in the wolf women series.
Wonka – retelling of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in apocalyptic Beyond Thunderdome setting.
Quicksand House – quiet bizarro
Seven Cyborgs – bizarro sci-fi retelling of 7 Samurai
The Super Evils – bizarro superhero story
Clusterfuck – a follow-up to Apeshit

Bizarro Brigade Exclusives
these won’t be for sale to the general public.

Skinhead Girls – unreleased early work very similar to Satan Burger.
The Secret Adventures of Dr. Seuss – kinky Seuss world book.