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Snark, Inc.: A Corporate Fable

Snark, Inc.: A Corporate Fable Brian Gage Illustrated by Tom Ellsworth A children’s book for adults! Snark tells the story of a working stiff Everyman and his attempt to escape the working life and products of the omnipresent Snark Incorporated. Snark Inc. takes place in the small town of Snark, U.S.A., where the citizens dream of owning Snark, the greatest and most versatile material possession on the...

Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me

Suzy, Led Zeppelin, and Me Martin Millar Glasgow, Scotland, 1972. To the utter astonishment of the narrator, Martin Millar, and his friends in the Scottish boondocks—Glasgow seeming to them pretty much as out of the way and provincial as it could get, and hardly likely to attract a band that elsewhere filled stadiums—Led Zeppelin, the mighty Lords of Asgard, are coming to Glasgow. Martin and his equally nerdy best...

Tear Down the Mountain

Tear Down the Mountain An Appalachian Love Story Roger Alan Skipper Sid Lore and Janet Hollar drift together because in their tiny, secluded Appalachian community, both are misfits: Sid because he wasn’t born there, Janet because she cannot clear the bar set for inclusion in her Pentecostal church, speaking in tongues. They soon discover that Appalachian life is one of attenuation: family and friends die or...

The Age of Sinatra

The Age of Sinatra David Ohle After the most recent Forgetting, Ohle’s luckless protagonist Moldenke is in possession of only his name and the bare facts of his former life. He finds himself cruising on the Titanic through a bizarre alternate reality where elective deformation is a fashion trend, neuts and human settlers do their best to live together in relative harmony, and the only available sustenance is...

The Amazing Snox Box

The Amazing Snox Box Brian Gage Illustrated by Tom Ellsworth Colored by Robert Park The Amazing Snox Box is a brilliant satire of the narcotic effect of television in American culture. The second book by Brian Gage, author of Snark Inc: A Corporate Fable, fuses the wit and charm of a children’s book with a nuanced and clever critique of the excesses of a culture based on consumption. With a visual style that...

The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf

Now eighteen, Scottish teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is settling in London, though she still struggles with anxiety, depression, and self-abuse. And no matter how Kalix tries to make her life more normal, there will always come a time when, under threat, her insanity and battle-madness will descend on her, and the skinny young girl will again transform into the most feared and ferocious werewolf in the country.

The Colony

The Colony A Novel Jillian Weise Anne Hatley is a twenty-five-year-old spitfire from the South, born with a genetic mutation: She has only one leg and walks with a computerized limb.  Looking for an escape from the drudgery of work and the fiancé who bores and irritates her more than makes her happy, Anne hopes to make easy money off her genes by accepting an invitation from a research colony in Cold Spring...

The Fountain at the Center of the World

The Fountain at the Center of the World Robert Newman The three-strand narrative of this lively thriller starts with Chano Salgado, a reclusive young widower being chased by police and soldiers for blowing up pipelines that were draining the local groundwater. Meanwhile, in London, PR flack Evan Hatch is dying from leukemia. Hoping to find a bone marrow donor, he tracks down his long-lost brother in Mexico. In the...

The Full Ridiculous

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell Pub date: May 13, 2014 Price: US $15.95 ISBN: 978-1-61902-295-9 Trade Paper • 5.5″ x 8.25″ • 240 pages If you go under, most likely you get brain-squeezingly run over by one or more wheels. You go over, at least you’ve got a chance. Michael O’Dell is hit by a car, and when he doesn’t die, he is both surprised and pleased. But he can’t seem to move, frozen in the...

The Good Fairies of New York

The Good Fairies of New York Martin Millar Introduction by Neil Gaiman The Good Fairies of New York finds two Scottish thimble fairies transported to lower Manhattan. Morag and Heather, who didn’t completely fit in back in the old country, are a bit bewildered by their new surroundings, but make do as best they can. They’re not entirely alone-as it turns out, New York is heavily populated by fairies,...

The Irish Wine Trilogy

The Irish Wine Trilogy Dick Wimmer The Irish Wine Trilogy is the original group of short comic novels that first introduced Dick Wimmer’s beloved cast of characters; the same characters who most recently reappeared in The Wildly Irish Sextet. In these novels, which span ten years and two continents, readers are introduced to Seamus Boyne, “the greatest painter since Picasso;” his old friend, erstwhile writer,...

The Past

The Past is the story of Rene, this unexpected child, as told by her own child as he searches for the truth about his parents’ mysterious and romantic history. Through the reminiscences of his mother’s friend, the pieces of the past begin to fit together into a delicate mosaic of the truth. What really happened in that seaside town? Why does the past seem to hold so many secrets?

The Pisstown Chaos

The Pisstown Chaos A Novel David Ohle The Age of Sinatra was David Ohle’s long-awaited sequel to his 1972 novel Motorman. Motorman has become a cult classic among today’s young writers and has inspired innovative fictioneers such as Ben Marcus, Shelley Jackson, Matthew Derby, and Brian Evenson, among others. Part political allegory, part sci-fi dystopia, the world Ohle creates in this trilogy is...

The Pornographer’s Poem

The Pornographer’s Poem A Novel Michael Turner The Pornographer’s Poem is a first-hand account of the life of an unnamed pornographic filmmaker. At the age of sixteen, the narrator gets his first taste of adult cinema. Shortly before that, he shoots his first adult film, surreptitiously capturing his neighbors having sex on their back porch. From these linked experiences, he realizes that through...

The Saddest Little Robot

The Saddest Little Robot Brian Gage Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi Snoot is a Drudgebot, and a confused one at that. He can’t figure out why the Halobots, who run Dome City, get so much extra light (all robots need light to survive). He thinks so much about this he gets easily distracted and is consequently the least productive of all robots. He is also oddly shaped and the others make fun of him. Curious about what...

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