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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