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Happy Birthday Famous Author Mykle Hansen!

If you’ve not heard of Mykle Hansen, then you’re a sad excuse for a person. He’s a fabulous bizarro author who writes some pretty funny shit. Since today is his birthday, why not give him a present in the form of buying one of his books? Or maybe check out his website!


Now Available: THE BEST BIZARRO FICTION OF THE DECADE

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.


Live Bizarro Event! Satanic Summer: An Evening of Bizarro and Alt Lit Readings

Steve Roggenbuck is currently on a national tour celebrating the release of his poetry collection CRUNK JUICE. In Portland, he’ll be teaming up with bizarro authors Mykle Hansen, Cameron Pierce, and Bradley Sands, as well as poets Diana Salier and Keegan Crawford for a night of satanic book burning and crunk madness.

Even if you’re not in Portland, you can watch a live broadcast of the reading online at http://www.spreecast.com/events/satanicsummer.

About the Authors:

Steve Roggenbuck is a 24 year old poet/blogger. He has a book CRUNK JUICE and several e-books. He is a vegan and a buddhist. He is currently traveling around the country and staying with friends while he blogs full time. 666.

Mykle Hansen is the author of the bestselling novel HELP! A BEAR IS EATING ME, the Wonderland Book Award-winning collection RAMPAGING FUCKERS OF EVERYTHING ON THE CRAZY SHITTING PLANET OF THE VOMIT ATMOSPHERE. His latest is the themed short story collection HOORAY FOR DEATH!

Cameron Pierce is the author of GARGOYLE GIRLS OF SPIDER ISLAND and the Wonderland Book Award-winning collection LOST IN CAT BRAIN LAND. He is also the head editor of Lazy Fascist Press.

Bradley Sands is the author of SORRY I RUINED YOUR ORGY, RICO SLADE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU, and PLEASE DO NOT SHOOT ME IN THE FACE: A NOVEL.

Diana Salier is the author of LETTERS FROM ROBOTS and the chapbook WIKIPEDIA SAYS IT WILL PASS. Her work has appeared in Housefire, Red Lightbulbs, Metazen, Thunderclap, New Wave Vomit, and other places. She is the poetry editor of NAP Magazine. She wears striped pajamas.

Keegan Crawford is the author of the ebook THE MOON LOOKS RED AND THE SKY LOOKS BLACK AND I CAN REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW YOUR HEART SOUNDS AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. His work has appeared in Screaming Seahorse, Spoken War, Amphibius, and is actually a ghost.

400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Live in Chicago!

It’s the Bizarro Hour – Chicago edition! Do you like your fiction weird, off-kilter, insane? Do you wanna see a reading that goes way beyond someone standing there, nose in a book, droning on and on about nothing? This event will blow your freakin’ mind right out of your skull!

FEATURING:

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Famous Author Mykle Hansen has an important presentation about how even you can be affected by death! (And kittens!)

Noir bizarro-pulp author Garrett Cook presents his Old Tyme Bizarro Action Raydio show!

The world’s foremost expert on Party Wolf cranial infestation and migration patterns Michael Allen Rose will help keep you safe from invasive species!

The amazing Andersen Prunty shares tips from his Driver’s Guide to Hitting Pedestrians!

And MORE!

Featuring your lovely hosts, all the way from the U.K. the world-famous duo THE POP TARTS!

PRIZES TOO? HOLY BEES! That’s right, buy one of the bizarre and hilarious books on sale and get entered into a raffle for free books, art and other crazy great stuff!

ALL WHILE ENJOYING the WONDERFUL atmosphere and tasty treats of your favorite neighborhood coffee shop KNOCKBOX!

FREE! FREE? FREE!

MARCH 1ST, 2012
1001 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Bizarro Hits Chicago!

It’s the Bizarro Hour – Chicago edition!
Do you like your fiction weird, off-kilter, insane? Do you wanna see a reading that goes way beyond someone standing there, nose in a book, droning on and on about nothing? This event will blow your freakin’ mind right out of your skull!

FEATURING:

Famous Author Mykle Hansen has an important presentation about how even you can be affected by death! (And kittens!)

Noir bizarro-pulp author Garrett Cook presents his Old Tyme Bizarro Action Raydio show!

The world’s foremost expert on Party Wolf cranial infestation and migration patterns Michael Allen Rose will help keep you safe from invasive species!

The amazing Andersen Prunty shares tips from his Driver’s Guide to Hitting Pedestrians!

And MORE!

Featuring your lovely hosts, all the way from the U.K. the world-famous duo THE POP TARTS!

PRIZES TOO? HOLY BEES! That’s right, buy one of the bizarre and hilarious books on sale and get entered into a raffle for free books, art and other crazy great stuff!

ALL WHILE ENJOYING the WONDERFUL atmosphere and tasty treats of your favorite neighborhood coffee shop KNOCKBOX located at 1001 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Thursday, March 1, 8:00pm 10:00pm
FREE! FREE? FREE!


“Mamma Mia, That’s a Spicy Anthology!” A Review of Amazing Stories of The Flying Spaghetti Monster

by Steve Shroyer

In 2005 a young man sent a message to the state school board in Kansas, and inadvertently created a cult icon. Bobby Henderson’s letter to the Kansas Board of Education was in response to the board’s plan to teach the scientifically unfounded theory of “Intelligent Design” alongside the more scientific Evolution theory brought to us by Charles Darwin. Henderson’s logic is that if these intelligent design folks say an unknown being created the universe, why can’t this being be a floating mass of pasta. Thus, The Flying Spaghetti Monster was born, and a cult of followers who called themselves “Pastafarians” began spreading his tasty word around the internet and anywhere intelligent design was being debated.

While I am not a devout Pastafarian (I am happy being a Methodist, do it please ya) I like the idea of FSM and what he stands for which is basically pointing out right wing loons and their falsehoods. That is something I get a kick out of quite intensely, and being someone who has at least a few books on the religious right on his shelf, right next to F.A Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and Hunter S. Thompson’s Generation of Swine, I find that this kind of humor is also well founded. The only problem was is that we had no works of fiction that could capture FSM’s giddy mixture of religion and Monty Python silliness without being contrived(look at the star ratings for the book God Speaks and the reviews inside to see what I mean.) until now. Cameron Pierce, whom I consider the Bizarro offspring of Tim Burton and Lloyd Kaufman, has created, alongside 23 of his equally loony contemporaries, what amounts to the mother of all FSM books. That book is Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Creating a collection is not easy, some stories are juicier and more tender cuts and some stories are gristly, tough, and dry. Like a master chef crafting the ultimate pasta dish Pierce has blended perfectly savory bits of humor with spicy and flavorful darkness in every story he has included in this collection. Among the highlights are Steve Lowe’s take on a young man’s encounter with god and one Olive Garden employee that just doesn’t believe, S.G Browne’s take on James Lipton’s interview of his “Noodly Goodness” on a spin-off of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” And Adam Bolivar’s take on FSM’s attempt to become a god that features the odd pairing of Charlie Sheen and Cthulhu in one story.

I loved this book, it’s not only a good read it is also a good showcase for the talent of the writers included. Right away I began seeking out some of the author’s stuff more recently completing Spore which was written by two authors in this book, John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow.
This book is a perfect gateway to the Bizarro genre for those who can’t see themselves reading the genre’s more offbeat titles.

So what are you waiting for? Get this book and be touched by his Noodly Appendage!

Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster featuring stories by John Skipp, Stephen Graham Jones, Kate Bernheimer, S.G. Browne, Cody Goodfellow, Mykle Hansen, Kevin L. Donihe, Bradley Sands, Jeffrey Thomas, Kelli Owen, and many more, is available now on Amazon!


Now Available: Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, edited by Cameron Pierce

On the seventh day, the Flying Spaghetti Monster said, “Read me, for I am good.”

In Amazing Stories, the Flying Spaghetti Monster goes on trial to earn his godhood among a council of deities that includes Jehovah, the Buddha, Ganesh, Cthulhu, and Charlie Sheen. He is interviewed for an exclusive episode of the celebrity talk show In the Monster’s Studio to discuss his relationship with Godzilla and other famous monsters. He rears his head at an archeological dig in a desert wasteland and dines with a horde of food demons in Hell. He rescues pirates, authors, and prisoners from the cold hand of death while banishing children to suffering and starvation. He is a just god, but only if you compliment his vodka sauce.

Like an all-spaghetti evening of Adult Swim, Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster will show you the many realms of His Noodly Appendage. Learn of those who worship him and the lives he touches in distant, mysterious ways.

Enjoy with Italian food and a side of Darwinism.

Featuring stories by John Skipp, Stephen Graham Jones, Kate Bernheimer, S.G. Browne, Mykle Hansen, Cody Goodfellow, Kevin L. Donihe, Bradley Sands, Kelli Owen, Jeffrey Thomas, Andersen Prunty, Bruce Taylor, David W. Barbee, Marc Levinthal, J. David Osborne, Poncho Peligroso, Kirk Jones, Steve Lowe, Kirsten Alene, Jess Gulbranson, Len Kuntz, Edmund Colell, and Adam Bolivar. Also featuring an illustration by Gwar lead singer Dave Brockie.

Click here to order Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Published by Eraserhead Press.