New bizarro/horror book MONSTROSITIES is out now!
“Jeremy C. Shipp’s boldness, daring, originality, and sheer smarts make him one of the most vital younger writers who have colonized horror literature in the past decade. Shipp’s modernist clarity, plus his willingness to risk damn near everything, put him up at the head of the pack with the very best.”
–Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story
A man with clown heads for hands. A city full of shape-shifting worms. A Cinderella story that ends with slaughter. These are just some of the monstrosities you’ll encounter in this horror collection by Bram Stoker Award Nominee Jeremy C. Shipp.
The collection totals over 20,000 words.
Table of Contents:
The Little Glass Soul
Flesh and Blood
Praise for JCS:
“Shipp’s clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn’t let go.”
–Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door
“I’m convinced Jeremy Shipp is a little bit crazy, in the best possible way.”
—Jeff VanderMeer, author of City of Saints & Madmen and Shriek: An Afterword
“Jeremy Shipp is a very good drug.”
–John Skipp, author of The Emerald Burrito of Oz
“Shipp’s flashbang stories will turn your mind inside-out.”
—Ronald Damien Malfi, author of Passenger
Jeremy Shipp is an incredibly talented author. His impressive stories are as intelligent, entertaining, and moving as they are strange. Read him now.”
—Carlton Mellick III, author of The Egg Man
“Jeremy C. Shipp writes about horrible things in marvelous ways. A weird, funny, brutal, transcendent read. Highly recommended.”
—Michael Louis Calvillo, Bram Stoker Finalist author of I Will Rise
“…intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative…”
—Piers Anthony, author of the Xanth series
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.
Published by Eraserhead Press. Edited by Cameron Pierce.
Order The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade today.
Jeremy C. Shipp: If you were a mad scientist, what would your first creation be?
Jordan Krall: Build a Tom Atkins golem.
JCS: What can you tell us about your newest projects?
JK: Coming this summer is BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE APOCALYPSE DONKEYS which is probably the best thing I’ve done so far. Copeland Valley Press is publishing that one. Later this year, I have TENTACLE DEATH TRIP coming from Eraserhead Press. And also PENETRALIA from LegumeMan Books. Those three books are completely different from each other. They’re going to be wild.
JCS: Did the butler really do it?
JK: If you are referring to William Pauley III’s shit butler, then yes. He did it. It took him years to do so but success was finally achieved when Pauley was careless and left his fly open.
JCS: As an evil mastermind, how would you go about taking over the world?
JK: First, hire William Pauley III’s shit butler. Then, fly Matthew Revert to America and let him live in my parents’ basement. Next, I’d use my Tom Atkins golem to take over Silver Shamrock Novelties. After that, I’d use druid automatons to take over Dynatox Industries. Once I have my hands on all that toxic waste, I’d hold the environment hostage and force Ed Begley to pay me. But honestly I’d probably end up going bat-shit crazy and blow shit up.
JCS: Would you rather ride on a giant squid or a giant donkey?
JK: A donkey. Squid are frightening creatures and the oceanic abyss is even more so. Plus, giant donkeys read more than squid so at least I’d have something to talk about.
Jordan Krall writes horror, bizarro, and crime fiction. His work has been praised by Edward Lee, Tom Piccirilli, and Carlton Mellick III among others. Books by Jordan include Piecemeal June, Squid Pulp Blues, Fistful of Feet, and King Scratch. You can contact him at www.filmynoir.com.
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