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ANGEL DUST APOCALYPSE is now available as light radiation from your Kindle screen!

This hi-def transfer of the cult classic has been fully revised and updated and features 20,000 words of new digital-only content including:

-A Note About This Author’s Preferred Edition by JRJ
-An Amazing Introduction by Stephen Graham Jones
-And new section “The Fallout: Bonus Material of Suspect Value” which contains early, entirely out-of-control interviews with CEMETERY DANCE magazine and THE MEAT SOCKET, as well as “JUST THE WORST THING EVER: A TERRIBLE STORY YOU SHOULDN’T READ (WITH WRITER’S COMMENTARY)” and “A REAL BATCH OF NETWORK PITCHES FOR SHOWS WHICH YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT BE SEEING ANYTIME SOON.”

It’s priced crazy cheap ($2.99) for the holidays and to say thanks for all the support and love the book has received in the past.


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.

Salty Language is In Effect: The Outre in Genre Fiction

Tomorrow evening (Saturday, February 18th at 7pm), Lazy Fascist author Stephen Graham Jones will be appearing at the Broadway Book Mall in Denver, CO to sign copies of Zombie Bake-Off (out now from Lazy Fascist) and Amazing Stories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

In addition to signing books, Jones will be speaking on a panel about the outre in genre fiction. Also appearing on the panel are Jesse Bullington (author of The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart and The Enterprise of Death) and Jason Heller, whose first novel, TAFT 2012, was recently published by Quirk Books.

Plus, there will be donuts.

If you’re in Denver, this is a must-attend.

“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!

The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction #5

The latest issue of The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction is now available! This one is guest-edited by Cameron Pierce.

Feature Novella: The Obsese by Shirley Jackson Award-winner Nick Antosca. Imagine The Birds with obese people instead of birds and you’ll have a slight idea of what this brilliant social satire is all about.

Also featuring:

Fiction by Stephen Graham Jones, Bradley Sands, Andersen Prunty, R.J. Sevin, Matty Byloos, J. David Osborne, Kirsten Alene, a collaborative story by Alan M. Clark and Jeremy Robert Johnson, and an exclusive excerpt from Sam Pink’s forthcoming novel, The No Hellos Diet.

Non-Fiction by Douglas Lain, Molly Tanzer, Patrick Wensink, J. David Osborne, and Caris O’Malley.

The author spotlight this issue is on multi-talented bizarro favorite Andrew Goldfarb.