Monday, May 16, 2022

Now Shipping: bare•bones #10

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

  • Matthew R. Bradley on the Godfather of Grande Dame Guignol
  • A look at 60’s TV comic tie-ins by William Schoell
  • J. Charles Burwell takes us on a tour of Nightmare Alley
  • An exploration of 45 years of Star Wars EU fiction by Jay Shepard
  • John Scoleri talks with Chris Matheson about his new memoir
  • A guide to Verdict Crime Detection Magazine by Richard Krauss
  • The Marvel University profs tackle Marvel’s Monsters Unleashed Magazine
  • A selection of five-star fiction reviews by S. Craig Zahler
  • Another trip down Sleaze Alley with Peter Enfantino
  • David J. Schow takes on the 8th Wonder of the World in his R&D column

bare•bones #10 - Spring 2022
Publication Date: May 15, 2022 
Suggested Retail Price: $9.95
Trade Paperback - 108 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8809809436
Dimensions: 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Now Shipping: HAVOC SWIMS JADED by David J. Schow

Havoc Swims Jaded? What the hell kind of title is that? What does it mean? It sounds vaguely . . . threatening, doesn’t it?

Havoc musters another lucky 13 short stories into the seventh collection of same by David J. Schow, who has won awards for this sort of behavior.

Havoc reigns as a bullet-filled criminal named Leadman goes totally aggro, and a prehistoric, Lagoony creature engages in mortal combat with his own evolved self.

Havoc ensues, as a time-displaced trio of friends find themselves lost in a trackless desert zone where there are no “signposts up ahead” at twilight. As your friendly TV remote control displays disturbing new functions. As changing your body image becomes as simple as donning a zip-up human suit.

Havoc cries forth the ghosts of the dogs of war as the Berlin Wall falls, in the novella-length “Dismantling Fortress Architecture.”

These and other dark tales of disturbance await the pleasure of your discomfiture. You will find, as Peter Straub said, that “here, all of Schow’s glittering weapons are sharper than ever before.”

But what does Havoc Swims Jaded mean, exactly?

You’ll have to open these pages to puzzle that one out for yourself. Sounds vaguely . . . threatening, doesn’t it?

Cimarron Street Books is pleased to bring you World Fantasy Award-winning author DAVID J. SCHOW's seventh short story collection, for the first time in paperback, featuring an updated afterword, an extensive essay on all-things Creature from the Black Lagoon, and now fully illustrated with the artwork of Woody Welch and Bernie Wrightson. Havoc Swims Jaded is the eleventh title in Cimarron Street’s massive reprint program of DAVID J. SCHOW's work. Collect ‘em all!

Full contents include:
Front Matter 
Expanding Your Capabilities Using FRAME/SHIFT™ Mode
The Five Sisters: A Fable
Plot Twist
Size Nothing
Water Music
Wake-Up Call
Dismantling Fortress Architecture
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by David J. Schow & Craig Spector
Scoop vs Leadman 
The Pyre and Others
What Happened With Margaret 
What Scares You
Reflections in the Black Lagoon 

Havoc Swims Jaded by David J. Schow
Publication Date: May 9, 2022
Suggested Retail Price: $15.95
Trade Paperback - 332 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8403866125
Dimensions: 6 x 0.84 x 9 inches

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Now Shipping: THE DEVIL'S COLLECTOR by Robert Colby

Cimarron Street Books is pleased to bring you Gold Medal author Robert Colby's The Devil's Collector, containing the complete Paint the Town stories, including the first publication of the novella, "Paint the Town Aquamarine."

If you must have a label for me you might say I’m a tax collector. There’s a tax on evil, and I’m the devil’s own collector.

I hunt people who are engaged in larcenous activities, to put it nicely. I take pleasure and profit from making them pay an appropriate penalty for their crimes.

I’m a free-lance operator, an agent at large.

Without false modesty — I’m the best.

Robert Colby’s novel The Captain Must Die “is up with the best of John D. MacDonald, Charles Williams and the Gold Medal cult classic Black Wings Has My Angel. A flawless novel.” 

— Ed Gorman (from his introduction)

The Devil's Collector by Robert Colby
Publication Date: April 22, 2022 
Suggested Retail Price: $12.95
Trade Paperback - 193 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8445328353
Dimensions: 6 x 0.49 x 9 inches

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

Now Shipping: bare•bones #9

Inside the ninth issue of bare•bones, you will find:
  • Matthew R. Bradley on A.E. van Vogt’s Voyage of the Space Beagle and its on-screen offspring
  • A look at eurospy films of the ‘60s by William Schoell
  • J. Charles Burwell examines Joe Gores’ DKA File Series
  • Duane Swierczynski revisits Robert Culp’s Hickey & Boggs
  • Take a trip back in time for a 1974 Boxoffice review by John Scoleri
  • A guide to Sure Fire Detective Stories by Peter Enfantino
  • S. Craig Zahler reviews a number of horror manga from Japan
  • Peter Enfantino shines a light down Sleaze Alley
  • The latest installment of David J. Schow’s R&D column
  • A special vintage treat for fans of The Day of the Triffids

  • bare•bones #9 - Winter 2022
    Publication Date: February 27, 2022 
    Suggested Retail Price: $9.95
    Trade Paperback - 114 pages
    ISBN-13: 979-8488132511
    Dimensions: 6 x 0.29 x 9 inches

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    Tuesday, February 15, 2022

    Now Shipping: BLACK LEATHER REQUIRED by David J. Schow

    Despair. Betrayal. Violent death. Scary monsters. Murder most foul. Things blowing up real good. Dinosaurs. Great big guns. Cannibalism, necrophilia, drug abuse, scuffed psyches and shattered hearts. Good guys, bad guys, and worse things waiting. Sound like fun? “This man must sound the Degüello when he sits down to write,” says F. Paul Wilson of the person whose name you’ll find on the spine here. “No quarter. No prisoners. No deals.”

    It’s too easy to hang that deadly wrong turn and crash face-first into your worst nightmares . . . or most fervent desires, as these thirteen stories demonstrate.

    In “Sedalia” you’ll meet a modern-day drover on a dinosaur roundup; then, in “Kamikaze Butterflies,” you’ll see that cowboy romanticism subverted, as an ironic flipside to the Ray Bradbury classic, “A Sound of Thunder.”

    In “Bad Guy Hats” you’ll meet brand-new monsters who look just like the people you ignore in 7-Elevens.

    Or how about interior evil, the torment of love destroyed? Read “Life Partner” or “Sand Sculpture.” (You may never step out of your front door again.)

    Cimarron Street Books is pleased to bring you the International Horror Guild nominee for Best Collection, David J. Schow’s third assembly of short stories, back in print after nearly 30 years, in its first paperback edition ever, with an all-new cover and seventeen interior illustrations by artist extraordinaire Timothy R. Bradstreet!

    Black Leather Required. Absolutely. Time to strap it on.

    DAVID J. SCHOW is the World Fantasy Award-winning author of numerous novels, collections, TV shows, movies, nonfiction and comics — too many to count — and Black Leather Required is his tenth title in Cimarron Street’s massive reprint program of his work. Collect ‘em all!

    Full contents include:
    Introduction by John Farris 
    The Shaft 
    A Week in the Unlife 
    Scoop Makes a Swirly 
    Kamikaze Butterflies 
    Beggar’s Banquet, with Summer Sausage 
    Knight Moves 
    Jerry’s Kids Meet Wormboy 
    Life Partner 
    Gore Movie (unpublished novel excerpt) 
    Sand Sculpture
    Bad Guy Hats 
    View from the Top by Robert Sabat
    Black Leather Required by David J. Schow
    Publication Date: February 6, 2022
    Suggested Retail Price: $16.95
    Trade Paperback - 362 pages
    ISBN-13: 979-8454253356
    Dimensions: 6 x 0.91 x 9 inches

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