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Leprechaun in the Hood: The Musical: A Novel

leppyleppyleppyOut now from Broken River Books: LEPRECHAUN IN THE HOOD: THE MUSICAL: A NOVEL by Cameron Pierce, Adam Cesare, and Shane McKenzie

Thirty, jobless, and going prematurely bald, amateur director Simon has dumped every last dime into his pet project: a musical adaptation of the cult film LEPRECHAUN IN THE HOOD. With a week til curtains up, the production is a disaster. His actors can’t act, his crew hates his guts, and his set has a tendency to go up in flames. And all that is before the actual leprechaun, a mythological beast with a penchant for limericks and grisly murder, catches wind of the whole operation. Gathering as many four-leaf-clovers and wrought-iron spears as they can, the surviving cast and crew must band together to kill the creature and ensure that the musical goes ahead as planned. But with an army of undead strippers at his side, the leprechaun is determined to disembowel, behead, and battle rap his way toward reclaiming his gold…and his intellectual property.

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Bizarro Central’s Summer Reading List

We asked more than a dozen authors of bizarro fiction to name the book they’re most excited to read this summer. The resulting list is a mix of new releases, classics, and a few that may surprise you. If you’re looking for a great summer read, here’s what sixteen bizarro fiction stars will be reading on the beach this summer.

authorityAuthority by Jeff VanderMeer – Kirsten Alene

 

 

 

 

crossedCrossed – Jeff Burk

 

 

 

 

18467818An Untamed State by Roxane Gay – Brian Allen Carr

 

 

 

 

The 41CsdbeUzCLCollected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel – Constance Ann Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

93180The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Jan Potocki – Cody Goodfellow

 

 

 

 

Cunt_a_declaration_of_independenceCunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio – C.V. Hunt

 

 

 

 

18220681Crystal Eaters by Shane Jones – Gabino Iglesias

 

 

 

 

downloadGrasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith – Spike Marlowe

 

 

 

 

quignos4a2_coverN0S4AS by Joe Hill – Shane McKenzie

 

 

 

 

download (1)Angel Baby by Richard Lange – J. David Osborne

 

 

 

 

download (2)I, Slutbot by Mykle Hansen – Christoph Paul

 

 

 

 

cover-echo-lakeEcho Lake by Letitia Trent – Cameron Pierce

 

 

 

 

download (3)Basal Ganglia by Matthew Revert – Michael Allen Rose

 

 

 

 

9780375713675_p0_v1_s260x420Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste: A Lester Bangs Reader edited by John Morthland – Bradley Sands

 

 

 

 

download (4)We Did Porn by Zak Smith – Tiffany Scandal

 

 

 

 

Laymans-Report-175x250Layman’s Report by Eugene Marten – Michael J Seidlinger

 

 

 

 

610tqFTJgNLRepo Shark by Cody Goodfellow – John Skipp


Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Voting Begins Now!

Voting for the Wonderland Book Award preliminary ballot begins now for the Best Bizarro Novel and Best Bizarro Collection of 2013. Please send your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes in the Novel and Collection categories to bizarrocon@yahoo.com with the subject line “Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Ballot.” Preliminary voting ends July 31st.

NOTE TO AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS: Please do not solicit or campaign for votes.

NOVELS

Japan Conquers the Galaxy by Kirsten Alene

Thunderpussy by David W. Barbee

8-Bit Apocalypse by Amanda Billings

Shatnerquest by Jeff Burk

Motherfucking Sharks by Brian Allen Carr

The Cheat Code for God Mode by Andy De Fonseca

Santa Claus Saves the World by Robert Devereaux

Cucumber Punk by P.A. Douglas

Killer Koalas from Another Dimension by P.A. Douglas

Son of a Bitch by Andre Duza and Wrath James White

The Mondo Vixen Massacre by Jamie Grefe

The Party Lords by Justin Grimbol

All Art is Junk by R.A. Harris

Alien Smut Peddlers from the Future by Kent Hill

The After-Life Story of Pork Knuckles Malone by MP Johnson

Moosejaw Frontier by Chris Kelso

Death Machines of Death by Vince Kramer

You Are Sloth! by Steve Lowe

Fat Off Sex and Violence by Shane McKenzie

Clusterfuck by Carlton Mellick III

Cuddly Holocaust by Carlton Mellick III

Quicksand House by Carlton Mellick III

Village of the Mermaids by Carlton Mellick III

Fantastic Earth Destroyer Ultra Plus by Cameron Pierce and Jim Agpalza

Grambo by Dustin Reade

Basal Ganglia by Matthew Revert

There’s No Happy Ending by Tiffany Scandal

Dreams of Amputation by Gary J. Shipley

Babes in Gangland by Bix Skahill

Damnation 101 by Kevin Sweeney

Vampire Guts in Nuke Town by Kevin Strange

The Church of TV as God by Daniel Vlasaty

Notes from the Guts of a Hippo by Grant Wamack

Dinner at the Vomitroplis by Jesse Wheeler

Bigfoot Crank Stomp by Erik Williams

 

COLLECTIONS

Tales of Questionable Taste by John Bruni

Time Pimp by Garrett Cook

Paper Mache Jesus by Kevin L. Donihe

Clown Tear Junkies by Douglas Hackle

Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth by Stephen Graham Jones

Hammer Wives by Carlton Mellick III

The Last Gig on Planet Earth and Other Strange Stories by Kevin Strange

DangerRAMA by Danger Slater

 


New Books from Lazy Fascist

Lazy Fascist, the mustachioed imprint of Eraserhead Press, has just dropped four new books, including the bizarro fables The Fun We’ve Had by Michael J Seidlinger and The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World by Brian Allen Carr. Also out is the first issue of their new print journal, Lazy Fascist Review, featuring fiction and interviews with some of today’s top writers. Also out now is The Collected Works of Noah Cicero Vol. 2, which contains more of Noah Cicero’s classic white trash minimalism.

LastHorrorNovelcoverThe Last Horror Novel in the History of the World by Brian Allen Carr

The black magic of bad living only looks hideous to honest eyes.

Welcome to Scrape, Texas, a nowhere town near the Mexican border. Few people ever visit Scrape, and the unlucky ones who live there never seem to escape. They fill their days with fish fries, cheap beer, tobacco, firearms, and sex. But Scrape is about to be invaded by a plague of monsters unlike anything ever seen in the history of the world. First there’s La Llorona — the screaming woman in white — and her horde of ghost children. Then come the black, hairy hands. Thousands, millions, scurrying on fingers like spiders or crabs. But the hands are nothing to El Abuelo, a wicked creature with a magical bullwhip, and even El Abuelo don’t mean shit when the devil comes to town.

Click here to order The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World.

thefunwevehadThe Fun We’ve Had by Michael J Seidlinger

“Michael Seidlinger is a homegrown Calvino, a humanist, and wise and darkly whimsical. His invisible cities are the spires of the sea where we all sail our coffins in search of our stories.”-Steve Erickson, author of Zeroville

Two lovers are adrift in a coffin on an endless sea. Who are they? They are him and her. They are you and me. They are rowing to salvage what remains of themselves. They are rowing to remember the fun we’ve had.

Click here to order The Fun We’ve Had.

 

 

lazyfascistreview1Lazy Fascist Review #1 edited by Cameron Pierce

The debut issue of the literary journal from premiere independent publisher, Lazy Fascist Press. Featuring interviews with Dennis Cooper and Tom Piccirilli, fiction and poetry by Elizabeth Ellen, William Boyle, Juliet Escoria, Mike Meginnis, Sean Kilpatrick, Ben Spivey, Monica Storss, and Hernan Ortiz. Also featuring recommended beer pairings and beer reviews by Ross E. Lockhart.

Click here to order Lazy Fascist Review #1.


Lazy Fascist Fall Releases

Lazy Fascist Press has just released three weird, delightful, and challenging books to brighten your November. There’s a postmodern western about a town being ravaged by flying sharks, a love story set in a pillow fort modeled after the human brain, and a boxing novel destined for cult classic status.

MotherfuckingSharksfinalMotherfucking Sharks by Brian Allen Carr

“Motherfucking Sharks reads like it was carved into the floor of a sun-baked desert by an old testament prophet with a thirsty knife.” – BEN LOORY, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

Where I come from, the children sing a song:

Oh the motherfucking sharks
Oh they’re gonna come to town
Oh they’re gonna kill the babies
Oh they’re gonna make you drowned in your blood

Oh the motherfucking sharks
Oh they’re gonna mince the flesh
They’re gonna swim up and surround you
Don’t you know you’ll never pass the test it’s over

Oh the motherfucking sharks
Oh they don’t care about the gods
And they don’t care about the families
And they don’t care about the cries or tears they’re killers.

Motherfucking sharks
Motherfucking sharks
Motherfucking sharks
Motherfucking sharks

Click here to order Motherfucking Sharks.

Basal Ganglia jacketBasal Ganglia by Matthew Revert

“Basal Ganglia casts an unsettling spell, but one that in its aphoristic intensity and lightning-flash insights into human loneliness and connection, achieves a genuine empathic wisdom.” – SERGIO DE LA PAVA, author of A Naked Singularity

“Matthew Revert is one of the visionaries. What else can you say?” – SCOTT MCCLANAHAN, author ofHill William and Crapalachia

As teenagers, two lovers, Rollo and Ingrid, escape the world as it is known to live underground in a sprawling pillow fort that mirrors the structure of the human brain. Construction of the fort takes 25 years and once complete, their life exists to honor the fort in all it requires. Basal Ganglia begins countless years after they have become enslaved to the fort process. Rollo and Ingrid have lost any connection to their pasts and each other. Nothing exists beyond the patterns required by the fort. In an effort to become more than stasis, Ingrid expresses her desire to have a baby. Not wanting to subject another human to their strange world, she decides she will knit the baby using materials Rollo gathers from the fort. The emergence of this baby leads to paranoia between Rollo and Ingrid with both believing the other means the child harm. Within the confines of their cloistered world, the two engage in psychological warfare, desperately searching for a conclusion they don’t understand. As a result, they will find connection with their past, each other and the true nature of their identities.

Click here to order Basal Ganglia.

laughter-of-strangers-3-100dpiThe Laughter of Strangers by Michael J. Seidlinger

“Like a ghost fretting over its lost body (or is it bodies? – in this book whatever you think of as ‘you’ might simply float like a butterfly right into someone else’s body) a boxer attests to his presence, damaged and shimmery though it may be. That this fractured first person narrator feels the need to put the word ‘me’ in quotes speaks volumes. Terrifying volumes. This elastic, hurtling narrative pivots (and pivots again) on a recurring image of almost unimaginable dread – that of being laughed at in your hour of need by an audience of strangers.”
-Grace Krilanovich, author of The Orange Eats Creeps

“Michael J. Seidlinger’s The Laughter of Strangers is vicious and unforgettable. Willem Floures’ search for meaning in a world that keeps knocking him off his feet is as gritty and enthralling as a fight. The Laughter of Strangers destroyed my expectations of what a boxing novel can be. Seidlinger is charting new narrative territory, and we should follow him wherever he goes.”

-Laura van den Berg, author of The Isle of Youth 

“The last time I got punched in the face (by someone I wasn’t married to or dating) I was 16 years old. What began as an exchange of witty banter, turned into a pummeling. Never make jokes about a man’s mother enjoying the erotic companionship of goats, or you’ll find out about this world. The Laughter of Strangers is like that beating. I never trust people who use a middle initial, but Michael J Seidlinger is different. If the Laughter of Strangershad a middle initial it would be an F. And that F would stand for ‘Fuck yes.’ I’m on my back. I’m having my behavior corrected. It’s teaching me a lesson. And I can see stars.”

-Scott McClanahan, author of Crapalachia“Steeped in noir, Michael J Seidlinger’s superb boxing novel delivers 12 rounds of sweet science and shifting identities. Both physical and philosophical, it’ll leave the reader with a complicated bruise – the closer you examine it, the more it resembles your own face.”
-Jeff Jackson, author of Mira Corpora

‘SUGAR’ WILLEM FLOURES

That’s a name I built from the ground up. I wasn’t the first to systematically climb the ranks, beating the sugar out of everyone I had known to be inferior, leaving only the sour taste of defeat, my claim forever being:

“I am the greatest!”

I can still hear it now. In the silence of this locker room, blood drying on my face, I can still hear those words.

And I was. I was the greatest.

JAB

LEFT HOOK

JAB

LEFT HOOK

RIGHT HOOK

JAB

STRAIGHT

TO THE BODY:

JAB

JAB

POWER SHOT STRAIGHT

POWER SHOT STRAIGHT

UPPERCUT

And then a voice says, “‘Sugar’… you are no longer sweet with the science.”

Click here to order The Laughter of Strangers.


Now Available: Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth by Stephen Graham Jones

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Out now from Lazy Fascist Press: ZOMBIE SHARKS WITH METAL TEETH by Stephen Graham Jones!

If you’ve never been inside a giant space lobster, well. I don’t recommend it.

“Mixing doughnuts and the walking dead proves to be a deadly combination in Stephen Graham Jones’ latest novel, Zombie Bake-Off, a slim volume of experimental fiction that wastes no time or word count on superfluous detail or arbitrary introspective riff-raff. Jones constructs a bare-bones horror tale by combining clever, offbeat humor with a familiar, yet unpredictable plot.” -RUE MORGUE on Zombie Bake-Off by Stephen Graham Jones

“Much like the mad-but-brilliant scientists in this collection’s titular story, Jones has created the tales here with experimental glee, yielding an astonishing assortment of mutated manuscripts. The investigational ‘Let’s see what happens’ mentality at play in this collection means that the story about gigantic soul-storing moonshrimp will also be told by a dime store P.I. It means that elderly love and parenting are monster-mashed to deeper meaning. It means Kafka goes corporate inspector, basset hounds get sexy, and the aliens are popping up everywhere. It means you’ll get your Raymond Carver via dog food therapy and the Please-Let-It-Just-Fucking-Die world of zombie fiction gets repurposed twice in beautifully heart-rending ways. And yeah, there are hamsters. I’ll just say it-Jones went off the deep end this time. But it’s thrilling to watch an artist dive into their mind’s Marianas Trench and return with exploding oceanic oddities-Coltrane going from devilish smooth to full-stellar squonk, Aphex Twin going from ambient pharmacist to robot brain-masher. And here: Intrepid Writer Stephen Graham Jones going from the assured, human horror of earlier collection THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY to the outstanding aberrations of ZOMBIE SHARKS WITH METAL TEETH.”

-From the introduction by Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of We Live Inside You

Also available now from Lazy Fascist:

The Collected Suicide Notes of Sam Pink by Sam Pink

Gil the Nihilist: A Sitcom by Sean Kilpatrick


Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Voting Begins Now!

Voting for the Wonderland Book Award preliminary ballot begins now for the Best Bizarro Novel and Best Bizarro Collection of 2012. Please send your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes in the Novel and Collection categories to bizarrocon@yahoo.com with the subject line “Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Ballot.” Preliminary voting ends July 31st.
BOOKS ELIGIBLE FOR BEST NOVEL
Janitor of Planet Anilingus by Andrew Wayne Adams
Unicorn Battle Squad by Kirsten Alene
The Obese by Nick Antosca
Kitten by G. Arthur Brown
House Hunter by S.T. Cartledge
Space Walrus by Kevin L. Donihe
Gutmouth by Gabino Iglesias
Mastodon Farm by Mike Kleine
Tentacle Death Trip by Jordan Krall
King of the Perverts by Steve Lowe
Samurai Vs. Robo-Dick by Steve Lowe
All You Can Eat by Shane McKenzie
The Handsome Squirm by Carlton Mellick III
Kill Ball by Carlton Mellick III
Tumor Fruit by Carlton Mellick III
Feast of Oblivion by Josh Myers
The DOOM MAGNETIC! Trilogy by William Pauley III
Fill the Grand Canyon and Live Forever by Andersen Prunty
Satanic Summer by Andersen Prunty
The Warm Glow of Happy Homes by Andersen Prunty
Her Fingers by Tamara Romero
TV Snorted My Brain by Bradley Sands
Robamapocalypse by Kevin Strange
Avoiding Mortimer by J.W. Wargo
Broken Piano for President by Patrick Wensink
BOOKS ELIGIBLE FOR BEST COLLECTION
All-Monster Action! by Cody Goodfellow
Die You Doughnut Bastards by Cameron Pierce
Bury the Children in the Yard by Andersen Prunty
Hi I’m a Social Disease by Andersen Prunty
Pray You Die Alone by Andersen Prunty
Sunruined by Andersen Prunty
How To Avoid Sex by Matthew Revert
A Pretty Mouth by Molly Tanzer

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