Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pretty cool update


Chimeraworld #5 available from Chimericana Books.

Chimeraworld #5 (THE REJECTS ISSUE) is available right now from Chimericana Books in American format 6" by 9" paperback for just £8.10. The perfect Christmas gift for those readers bored by the tedium of genre and the dryness of literary compliance.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 24, 2008 – Chimericana Books caters to fans of extreme/bizarre fiction. The Chimeraworld anthology is edited by Oxford, UK-based artist/writer Mike Philbin (the man behind subversive keyboard entity Hertzan Chimera R.I.P.).

Mike began editing (and publishing) the Chimeraworld anthologies in 2005 because he couldn't find any fiction that could hold his attention longer than *clicks fingers* that. Most of the things he read were derivative, weak, grey, cliched, genre-compliant filler product that any honest editor would have sent back in a black fugue of disdain or simply poured gasoline on and burned in the reject bin.

What makes the Chimeraworld anthologies so different from 99.37% of the literature you find on the book shelves today is a) they defy genre, 3) they're very strange and ix) you can't find them in the shops - Chimeraworld is a totally online trade paperback venture.

Chimeraworld #1 (23 bizarro tales) was a pure 'grand guignol' festival of all things subversive, horrific and insane.

Chimeraworld #2 (hell is a sorry s**t hole) was the chillled-out downer-antidote to the previous year's gory excesses.

Chimeraworld #3 (atheist, misogynist, terrorist) is back to basics with 23 stories that touch on one or more of these provocative themes.

Chimeraworld #4 (all cars must die) the modern motor car is a blight upon planet earth and must be eradicated.

Chimeraworld #5 (THE REJECTS ISSUE), 170 pages, is available right now at Chimericana Books in American format 6" by 9" perfect-bound trade paperback for £8.10 in English money, or the global equivalent. The perfect Christmas gift for those readers bored by the tedium of genre and the dryness of literary compliance.

The Chimeraworld anthology is staunchly anti-genre, anti-censorship, anti-mediocrity, and the idea behind issue five was that some really great stories had found themselves rejected over the years for the simple reason of editorial inappropriateness.

Here's the full TOC for this year's stunning issue:

HAD BABY - Jade Eckert
TWO BASEBALL AFICIONADOS IN HAVANA - Larry Lefkowitz
APPLE PIE & GLORY HOLES - Chris Reed
READ MY MIND - Kaalii Cargil
THE NIGHT IT RAINED MURDER - Julya Oui
GLIMMER - Deb Atwood
RIPENED FRUIT - Alex Severin
GRAPPLING WITH URINE - Ralph Robert Moore
EDITH’S CHILDREN - Wayne Summers
ME, MYSELF, AND I...AND I...AND I... - J.R. Murdock
PERPENDICULAR DOGS - George O'Gorman
THIS IS THE CALL - Gary McMahon
THE BIKINI BABE RATIOS - Geoffrey Maloney
TWITCH - D.W. Green
WRITER’S BLOCK - David Simms
CRAZY BONES - Joel Jacobs
PAYNE - Jeremy Hepler
THE PRISONER - John B. Rosenman
THE KELPIE - Kevin James Miller
TRANSCRIPT AT THE CLOSE OF A LIFE CYCLE - Forrest Armstrong
MASTERPIECE - James R.Cain
AGAINST MY WILL - Christina Capewell
A LABYRINTH OF ENTRAILS - Adam Lowe

Don't forget, while you're over there, to also pick up the other FOUR Chimeraworld issues, cars, depression, hell and grand guignol are your very bestest friends. Available at the click of a ADD PRINT TO CART button.

http://www.lulu.com/chimericanabooks

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Chimericana Books caters to fans of extreme/bizarre fiction. The Chimeraworld anthology is edited by Oxford, UK-based artist/writer Mike Philbin (the man behind subversive keyboard entity Hertzan Chimera R.I.P.).

Mike began editing (and publishing) the Chimeraworld anthologies in 2005 because he couldn't find any fiction that could hold his attention longer than *clicks fingers* that. Most of the things he read were derivative, weak, grey, cliched, genre-compliant filler product that any honest editor would have sent back in a black fugue of disdain or simply poured gasoline on and burned in the reject bin.

http://www.prlog.org/10145813-chimeraworld-5-available-from-chimericana-books.html

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