Zelmer Pulp Gears Up For The New Release

Greetings folks. Brian Panowich, Chris Leek, Chuck Regan and Isaac Kirkman (and me, I guess) have thrown our collective hat into the world of science fiction for Zlmer Pulp’s next release, Hey! That Robot Ate My Baby!

Ebook should be available tonight, print should be ready later in the week. Here’s a preview:

Timejacked: The Rand Paradox

by Chuck
“In the 24th Century, the ultimate form of vanity is to create a personal alternate Earth timeline. Chlör Byzantine, a B-Grade web celebrity, travels to 1957 to stop Ayn Rand from ruining the future… but she is ready and waiting for him.”

THE WHORES OF GOD

By Chris
“Earth in the 22nd Century is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to live there; the moral majority has taken a stand and if you want your kicks in 2132 you have to go off-world to get them. In the international waters of deep space everything is available, for a price. Jensen Corduroy is on a mission to get laid, but the Reverend Ellroy has a much higher purpose, he is on a mission from God.”

THIS PROTEAN LOVE

By Isaac
“Adelita Salazar, the last living border agent of her precinct patrols the Tierras Oscuras, the Dark Lands, in search of her missing brother, encountering killers, and refugees, human, and machine in a futuristic world where the nature of reality is as uncertain as her future.”

GEEK SQUAD 2.0

By Brian
“In the 60’s and 70’s they did it with a bullet. In the 80’s and 90’s they did it with the media, but today if you want someone dead, it’s as easy as a Google search. The Geek Squad, bringing assassination to the modern age, but still can’t get dates for the prom.”

WHEREVER THE LIGHT ENDS

ImageBy Ryan
“In 1947, twins sisters disappear from the face of the Earth during the most horrific experience of their lives. Later they are found, and they have new parents, new scars and a desire for a new life. When they die in 2012, shut-ins and with no family and no friends, the results of that one disappearance mark the end for mankind.”

New Richard Dean Buckner in Crime Factory Issue 12

They did it. The pros at Crime Factory went ahead and lowered their standards just for me. Richard Dean Buckner, homicide cop turned private detective, is just trying to get to an all night Armenian diner when he comes along a high pimp beating a pregnant whore. So of course it’s time to beat his face in. Then people start shooting. Then a high speed chase. Then a car wreck outside of a police station. Then…finality. Sprinkle in some PCP and a need to protect an unborn child and you’ve got a winning formula. Hammer down.

Get it here.

The Noir Affliction and Out of the Gutter Magazine

Well, it started with me getting my story “Cheated” published at The Flash Fiction Offensive, which is the flash section of Out of the Gutter magazine. Later, as luck would have it, FFO published “Collection”. Through the whole thing I worked with FFO editor Joe Clifford and eventually, when OOTG needed a new non-fiction column, my name was brought up. My name stuck, the column became The Noir Affliction and the world is finally at peace. See, that’s how it works, folks. Just like that.

The column will deal with the authors behind the noir. Why they do what they do. As OOTG editor-in-chief Matt says, “it’s an on-going autopsy of the genre”. And, I want reader input. Interaction. So do it.

Out of the Gutter

Near to the Knuckle drops a bomb of teddy bears and love on me! Hooray!

The folks over at Near to the Knuckle, a gritty noir site, have accepted my story “Squeezing” for their anthology. Holy crap, that is awesome. Squeezing is a gentle slice-of-life bit that follows a nerd during an active shooting on a campus. Horrible, I know. But, my serialized stories about unicorns and puppies hasn’t found a home yet so I have to make the rent somehow. 

 

http://www.close2thebone.co.uk/

Four Shorts Posted

The menu column titled ‘Excised Demons’ I put up as a collect-all for any of my stories that have been taken down off the Internet. Posted there now are four shorts which were previously published on now-defunct websites. Oh, Amanda and Sponsor were published at the Short Story Library. Amanda was included in a printed anthology. The link for that is live under the ‘Bullets Already Spent’ column at the very bottom. Evidence was put up in the Heroin Love Songs volume 7 collection and Wilhelm was at the short-lived but eclectic Craniotomic Magazine. Enjoy.

Pixie, the Zombie Killing Fairy

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So, at the beginning of the year I wrote a (long) short story about a wingless fairy named Pixie who spends her days being drunk and slaughtering the zombie infestations that always pop up in her magical homeland. My wife, a multi-genre fiber artist, did my cover. I uploaded it to Amazon and sent it out into the world, for better or worse. Hammer down.

Get it here and have a reason to live:

http://www.amazon.com/Straw-House-Slaughter-Zombie-Killing-ebook/dp/B007IIX6Q2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341601366&sr=8-4&keywords=ryan+sayles