The latest Eraserhead Press release has dropped and is available on Amazon! S.T. Cartledge presents: The Orphanarium.
Here is us. We are here in the Orphanarium. Think: a city in a massive box, vacuum-sealed tight. No one is allowed outside. Here, people are born out of the air or made like computers and put together. Daff is me and Dil is you and together we are twins pulled from the same vacuum of space. Cyberia is our friend android and she has a window in her head, a sphere like a crystal mind monitor. Our pet is called Killy, a cyborg dog who was born out of the air like you and me, but has since been built up with robot parts so she can live longer.
This is the way things are. And the way things are right now is all about the situation with the Elementals. Some people are calling it a war. For others, it’s more of a slaughter. Us or them, it’s never specified. We try so hard to stay alive but the chaos spills through the walls onto us. There is no control. But there’s always talk of what’s going on outside the Orphanarium. Whispers of what’s happening out there, while we’re over here surrounded by candylions grazing on their holographic grass. Truth is we don’t know until we find out.
The Orphanarium is a surreal dystopian novel reminiscent of early bizarro works like Lost in Cat Brain Land by Cameron Pierce and Sea of the Patchwork Cats by Carlton Mellick III, as well as the poetic dreamscapes of Richard Brautigan and Hayao Miyazaki.
There have been several Bizarro Starter Kits released through Eraserhead Press, serving as a regular sample platter of the different voices telling weird tales in the bizarro scene. Until now, they’ve all been in English, but our Spanish speaking friends are about to get a surprise…
Orciny Press presents BIENVINIDOS AL BIZARRO, a collection of bizarro stories from some of the scene’s best and brightest, translated for consumption across the barrier that is human language. You can preorder your copy here.
Courtesy of Rooster Republic Press comes BAD HOTEL….
The whole world is haunted. Ghosts and monsters are everywhere and it’s actually kind of irritating. So, two friends take it upon themselves to get rid of the ghosts and set the world right again, even though, they have no clue what they are doing. Like, at all. They set off on an adventure through a world of haunted donut shops, alien department stores, worm-riddled junkyards and possessed schoolhouses until they finally check into the Bad Hotel.
“Bad Hotel is a twisting, turning rabbit hole of a book, shimmering with surreal imagery and paranoia. Bring some drugs.” -David W. Barbee, author of Bacon Fried Bastard
“Bad Hotel is Ghost Hunters getting trapped in The Twilight Zone, or a stoner version of The X-Files, or Kevin Smith directing The Shining.” – G. Arthur Brown, author of Governor of the Homeless and The Long Night of the Eternal Korean War.
Get your copy at Amazon
“Dope Tits is the work of a puerile, reverted, dangerous and insidious man… I laughed… pretty much the entire time.” Laura Lee Bahr, author of LONG-FORM RELIGIOUS PORN and HAUNT
“If you’re looking for an absurdist tour of the vast and dangerous criminal underworld of Fremont, Ohio or a ridiculously laugh out loud portrait of a bizarre small town… then Bix Skahill’s DOPE TITS is the book for you.” Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of SKULLCRACK CITY
“Bix is the tits,” Tiffany Scandal, author of SHIT LUCK and JIGSAW YOUTH
Life is good in Fremont, Ohio. Well, acceptable. If one ignores the fact that Rusty Slump, local ne’er-do-well known for public defecation, and his sometimes girlfriend, CoCo McArdle, have recently dug up the corpse of hometown hero Rutherford B. Hayes with thoughts of ransom. But their hopes are dashed when they realize no one really cares. But then they discover, through sexual hijinks, that if you mix the drug ectasy with the flesh of the dead president’s penis, you get one hell of a high. They dub their new drug Purple Hayes and attempt to take over Fremont’s vast and dangerous criminal underworld. Unfortuatenly, although Hayes’ penis meat is prodigious, it can only last so long and soon the highly addictive drug disappears from the streets of Fremont.
This is good news for the Fremont Police Society, as the town is about to host their annual celebration, Hayes Dayes. But something more dangerous than Purple Hayes is coming to town.
A demon, Maude the Layer of Waste, has escaped the confines of hell, bent on destroying all mankind. She inhabits the body of the recently dead Connie Pendleton, a virginal teen accidentally killed by Rusty. Maude the Layer of Waste transforms Connie’s body into a curvaceous sex kitten, Dearly Departed, and begins searching Fremont for the perfect mate to help her carry out her plans. She sets her sights on Rusty, but he passes out every time they have sexual congress. The young thug soon realizes the demon’s breasts are psychotropic, just like Hayes’ penis.
Rusty and CoCo have stumbled upon a way to regain their position in the vast and dangerous criminal underworld of Fremont, Ohio, as long as the demon doesn’t end the world first.
Hello future residents! Welcome to Charge Land. We’re excited to have you here and hope you join us permanently, but first watch this orientation video to find out all you need to know about our fine land. Also, don’t forget to pick up your official handbook. It is mandatory . .
Clash Books has released an anthology based on the music of the immortal WU-TANG CLAN. The cover is amazing, the contributors are amazing, and you can get your copy at Amazon. A full table of contents is located below.
An eclectic collection of Crime, Horror, Bizarro, Science Fiction, Ninja Action, Noir, Mythos, and Literary Fiction stories, that gives tribute to one of the best Hip-Hop groups of all time.
Gabino Iglesias: BIG GHETTO BOYS
Charles Austin Muir: THE RAEKWONOMICON
Joshua Chaplinsky: SUPREME MATHEMATICS: A CIPHER
Mame Bougouma Diene: BEATS, BONES, & BRISKET
Jeremy Thompson: WU-TANGIBLE
J.C. Carter: ABBOT OF THE WHITE LOTUS
Loren Kleinman: SUNSHINE
Robert Dean: THE WORLD FELL BENEATH THE BROKEN CONCRETE
Andy Rausch: THE NIGHT OL’ DIRTY BASTARD CAME TO HOBOKEN
Tom Leins: INCARCERATED SCARFACES
Laura Lee Bahr: THE ONE WHO SWALLOWS THE SEA
David Osborne: PCP & METH & MOLLY & ALCOHOL, & NO SLEEP
S.L. Dixon: THE RIGHTEOUS HUNT
Aaron Besson: HELLRZA
Sergio Hernandez: LINX