Thursday, September 2, 2021

Now Shipping: bare•bones #7


Inside the seventh issue of bare•bones, you will find:

  • Stuart Gordon’s Lovecraft Adaptations by Matthew R. Bradley
  • William Schoell looks at classic genre film comic adaptations
  • Duane Swierczynski takes us inside the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood book launch event
  • A roundtable discussion on Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood novelization with Stephen R. Bissette, Kim Newman, David J. Schow, John Scoleri and Duane Swierczynski
  • J. Charles Burwell on the Dell First Editions of James McKimmey
  • James McKimmey in Mike Shayne by Peter Enfantino
  • S. Craig Zahler reviews a potpourri of pulp fiction
  • Peter Enfantino shines a light down Sleaze Alley
  • The latest installment of David J. Schow’s R&D column
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bare•bones #7 - Summer 2021
Publication Date: September 1, 2021 
Suggested Retail Price: $9.95
Trade Paperback - 112 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8541046397
Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Now Shipping: EYE by David J. Schow

Cimarron Street Books is pleased to bring you an updated edition of David J. Schow's fifth short story collection — back in print after 20 years — and for the first time in paperback!

You might perceive EYE as an unblinking scrutiny of sex, obsession, idol worship, penny miracles, policing the birthrate, mysterious phone calls in the dead of night, pornography, wrongheaded faith, or the price of devotion. With whom — or what — are you really crawling into bed, in the dark?

Or you might view it as a phantasmagoric kaleidoscope of sex, monsters, empaths, telepaths, aliens, peewee crime kingpins, otherworldly lovers, sentient art, UFOs, "rectosonics" and/or Mexican wrestling.

You could behold EYE as a spectacle of serial love, hot-and-cold lust, betrayal, and relationships seen from both ends of the telescope. Or a long, hard look into killers from inside their POV (and out), murder, mayhem, death and things worse than death.

Or you could stop reading this hard sell and start eyeballing the thirteen stories that comprise EYE ... including two completely new tales that have never before seen print, luscious illustrations by Thomas Canty, and a sparkling new Afterword, all prepared specially for this edition.

EYE. Feast yours!

Full contents include:
2¢ Worth
Blessed Event
Watcher of the Skies
The Potion
Scoop Goes Rectosonic
Why Rudy Can't Read
Dharma for One

Eye by David J. Schow
Publication Date: August 4, 2021 
Suggested Retail Price: $14.95
Trade Paperback - 260 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8512242117
Dimensions: 6 x 0.65 x 9 inches

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Now Shipping: SEEING RED by David J. Schow

Brain-scorching review hyperbole!
Pithy critical commentary!
Big-name blurb mongering!
Hardcore buy-or-die sales pitch hysteria!

You'll find none of that in Seeing Red, David J. Schow’s very first collection of short stories, back in print from Cimarron Street Books after twenty years.

Seeing Red features the World Fantasy Award-winning story, “Red Light,” the Twilight Zone Magazine prize-winner “Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You,” plus eleven more tales as startling, as disturbing, as provocative and unnerving.

Between these covers you’ll also find an introduction by best-selling fantasist T.E.D. Klein, a bevy of original illustrations (including previously unpublished cover concepts by Thomas Canty for the 1990 paperback edition), relevant magazine covers, an all-new interview — “Between Light & Shadow” — in which DJS recalls the era during which most of these tales appeared, and an updated and expanded Afterword. Not to mention, and an all-new cover by Tim Bradstreet!

Full contents include:
Introduction by T.E.D. Klein 
Red Light 
Bunny Didn’t Tell Us 
Incident on a Rainy Night in Beverly Hills 
The Woman’s Version 
Lonesome Coyote Blues 
Night Bloomer 
One for the Horrors 
Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You 
The Embracing 
Blood Rape of the Lust Ghouls 
Not from Around Here 
History: Between Light & Shadow 
Afterword: Seeing More Better Redder (1990-2021)

Seeing Red by David J. Schow
Publication Date: May 22, 2021 
Suggested Retail Price: $16.95
Trade Paperback - 376 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8713874919
Dimensions: 6 x 0.95 x 9 inches

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Now Shipping: bare•bones #6

Inside the sixth issue of bare•bones, you will find:

  • The Annotated Guide to Web Terror Stories by Peter Enfantino
  • Don D’Ammassa on the Hammer Horror Film Omnibus Novelizations
  • Matthew R. Bradley on Moon of the Wolf on Page and Screen
  • Horror Anthology Series in Britain by David A. Sutton
  • The Outer Limits on Home Video by Craig Beam
  • Caroline Munro and the Lamb’s Navy Rum Campaign Photo Gallery and Interview by John Scoleri
  • Richard Krauss on Private Eye digest
  • Ten Quick Takes from S. Craig Zahler
  • Peter Enfantino’s Sleaze Alley
  • David J. Schow’s R&D on Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone Magazine
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bare•bones #6 - Spring 2021
Publication Date: May 11, 2021 
Suggested Retail Price: $9.95
Trade Paperback - 110 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8737483807
Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Now Shipping: WEIRD DOOM by David J. Schow

What is Weird Doom?

Is it the long-lost issue of a forgotten horror pulp?

Is it 128 pages of fiction and non-fiction by David J. Schow?

Is it a peek behind the curtain at Cimarron Street Books’ DJS Library?

Is it the source of an all-new DJS short story, “Caving”?

What if Weird Doom was all of this . . . and more?

Cimarron Street Books invites you to prepare yourself for — Weird Doom!

Weird Doom by David J. Schow
Publication Date: February 18, 2021 
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
Trade Paperback - 128 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8583178155
Dimensions: 6 x 0.32 x 9 inches

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Now Shipping: bare•bones #5

Inside the fifth issue of bare•bones, you will find:

  •     Don D’Ammassa’s Overlooked Library
  •     Matthew R. Bradley on Robert Bloch’s Twilight Zone novelization
  •     Holger Haase on The Whistler on film, television and radio
  •     J. Charles Burwell on William Campbell Gault’s Joe Puma
  •     William Schoell on Killer Plants in film and television
  •     S. Craig Zahler on Weird Tales and other horrors
  •     Peter Enfantino looks at Crime Digests and Sleaze paperbacks
  •     John Scoleri travels back in time to 1980 via the TV Guide
  •     David J. Schow explores Holy Grails in his latest R&D column
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bare•bones #5 - Winter 2021
Publication Date: February 13, 2021 
Suggested Retail Price: $9.95
Trade Paperback - 110 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8595070249
Dimensions: 6 x 0.28 x 9 inches

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Now Shipping: CRYPT ORCHIDS by David J. Show

Cimarron Street Books is pleased to bring you an all-new edition of CRYPT ORCHIDS — the fourth collection of short stories by award-winning author David J. Schow, a gathering of foreboding fiction that grabs the cutting edge barehanded, damns the spray of blood, and stays right in your face “until you want to go down on your knees and mumble for mercy,” according to best-selling author John Farris.

Crime. Psychos. Trashed relationships. Tainted love. Murder. Sinister plots. Evil connivance. Men in Suits with a Plan.

Bizarre cover copy.

Not to mention hustlers, losers, cutthroats, gun fetishists, homicidal hitchhikers, demented road-hogs, serial killer impersonators, government torturers, and a Ripper named Jack. And most unnerving of all . . . vaudevillians (shudder).

Welcome to CRYPT ORCHIDS, where you’ll also meet a most murderous collector, a horror movie host who deals in the real thing, an innocent victim of a TV test screening, persnickety aliens with testicle-heads, a werewolf with a hook in place of a paw, a Mikey who does, in fact, hate everything, a hit man named Mister Bart, and a temperamental geezer with a lot to say about the environment and skinning people alive.

As Robert Bloch once said . . . it takes balls to make CRYPT ORCHIDS.

Enter and be enthralled. The Management assumes no responsibility for parts of you left scattered about.

Full contents include:
Introduction: Look Out, He’s Got a Knife! by Robert Bloch
Pick Me Up 
Dusting the Flowers 
Seeing Things 
Scoop Bites the Dust 
Final Performance (Stage Adaptation of Robert Bloch’s “The Final Performance”)
Jeff and Linda 
A Punch in the Doughnut 
Refrigerator Heaven 
The Mystery Buff 
The Incredible True Facts in the Case 
An Hour with Robert Bloch
Afterword: Look Out, He’s Got as Knife . . . Again!

Here's what folks are saying about CRYPT ORCHIDS:
  • Schow is so fine a writer, so imaginative a storyteller, that he deserves a place in all contemporary fiction collections. ― Library Journal
  • A polished, clever, witty, unflinching writer who combines horror and dark humor as well as anyone since the late, great Robert Bloch. Schow is one of the few writers of his generation who can actually makes psychos interesting. ― Weird Tales
  • CRYPT ORCHIDS definitely meets the high standards established by Schow’s previous story collections, such as BLACK LEATHER REQUIRED. Versatile, charming, and fiercely independent, Schow is a master of the contemporary horror story. ― Fiona Webster - Amazon
  • (CRYPT ORCHIDS) shows an eager propensity to ricochet between the virtuosic and the crass, often within the same paragraph, sometimes the same sentence. It’s a fine line to tread, but Schow has rarely shown even a wobble’s worth of misstep in developing a style that’s as inimitable as it is distinctive, and pulling it off because each artistic “either/or” is the clear choice of an intellect as sharp as a leather awl. ― Brian Hodge - Hellnotes
  • On a purely linguistic level, Schow’s style is as carefully crafted as Lovecraft’s, Robert Aickman’s, or Thomas Ligotti’s, (wielding) a surprising variety of tone and mood . . . his tales themselves range from the brooding to the comical to the poignant. ― S.T. Joshi - Studies in Weird Fiction
  • Bleak and savage stuff, as good as it gets. ― Scott Winnett - Locus

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Crypt Orchids by David J. Schow
Publication Date: December 24, 2020 
Suggested Retail Price: $15.95
Trade Paperback - 312 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8566193236
Dimensions: 6 x 0.78 x 9 inches

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