Look at This Sexy Book Cover: Cataclysm Baby by Matt Bell

Cataclysm Baby Matt Bell

I have been waiting for this book for a while, and now Matt Bell’s forthcoming Cataclysm Baby is available for preorder from MudLuscious Press. Order it now and get it for only $10, PLUS get a free ebook version as well.

It is also available from Amazon, if that is more your style, but I don’t know if you will get the free ebook if you order it from Amazon.

Cataclysm Baby boasts blurbs from:

  • Karen Russel
  • Lucy Corin
  • Lance Olsen
  • Chris Bachelder

I am very excited for this one. As soon as it comes out I will be reviewing it here, so stay tuned.

Three Awesome New Books From Lazy Fascist Press

Lazy Fascist Press is a relatively young publisher, but it has quickly grabbed the alt-lit scene by the throat, and it shows no sign of letting go. They already have an impressively strong catalog, and it just keeps getting stronger. In fact, they just released their first offerings of 2012 – not one book, not two, but three books all at once, and they are a trio of face-melters. Here is a look at these three new books from Lazy Fascist Press.


Anatomy Courses by Blake Butler and Sean KilpatrickAnatomy Courses by Blake Butler & Sean Kilpatrick

Blake Butler put out two books in 2011, both from Harper Perennial, and now he is back at the small press party, serving spiked punch with fellow wordsmasher Sean Kilpatrick. What they are saying about this one is that it is – well, I don’t know what they are saying [really, look, no info: (huh?) (nevermind, it’s there now)], but I do know that if it is anything like what I would expect from these two, well then that is enough for me to want to read it. And that should be enough for you, too.



Zombie Bake Off Stephen Graham JonesZombie Bake-Off by Stephen Graham Jones

Is it weird that I consider Stephen Graham Jones one of my favorite living writers, even though I have only read one of his books? Seriously, it was that good. There is just something so compelling and exciting about his style. I have vowed to read every single one of his books, and at the rate he is publishing, he’s not giving me much time to catch up. Seriously, the man works hard. Well, here is another to add to the list. This review calls Zombie Bake-Off a combination of “Desperate Housewives, WWE, the Food Network, and George A. Romero.” Sounds delicious.



The Obese Nick AntoscaThe Obese by Nick Antosca

Okay, so Nick Antosca is the only author on this list who’s work I have not previously read, but not for lack of interest. Now, with the release of The Obese, that Antosca-absence is going to have to change, and soon. Touted as “a bloody satire about body image and America’s obesity epidemic”. They are calling it “Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds – with obese people.” How could I not want to read it?



So those are the three brand new books that just came out from Lazy Fascist Press. Their pages are still warm from the printers. I haven’t had a chance to pick up copies of my own yet, but once I do get my hands on these monsters, I’ll be writing about them. If you’ve read them yet, share your thoughts in a comment and let me know which one to start with.


In this video I show you the two books I got from my htmlgiant.com 2010 secret santa gift-giver. Thank you, secret santa! I can’t wait to read them.

The books they gave me:

Big Lucks #3


She Saw Ghosts He Saw Bodies by Ric Royer, published by Narrow House Press


In this video I show you all the books I got during the holidays this past December.

These are the books I got:
Flowing in the Gossamer Fold – Ben Spivey
Event Factory – Renee Gladman
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead – Barbara Comyns
We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough – Mike Young
Look! Look! Feathers – Mike Young
Pictures of Houses with Water Damage – Michael Hemmingson
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls – Alissa Nutting
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel – Charles Yu
Ledfeather – Stephen Graham Jones
Last Days – Brian Evenson
Camera – Jean-Philippe Toussaint
The Bathroom – Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Things in the Night – Mati Unt
The Golden Age – Michal Ajvaz
Siamese – Stig Sæterbakken
Homage to Czerny – Gert Jonke
Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things – Gilbert Sorrentino
Criers & Kibitzers, Kibitzers & Criers – Stanley Elkin
The Complete Butcher’s Tales – Rikki Ducornet
The Great Fire of London – Jacques Roubaud


Dzanc Books Holiday Sale – Any 3 books for $30 or any 5 books for $50

Ellipsis Press End Of Year Sale – Any two Ellipsis Press titles for only $20

Both books from Dorothy Project:

The 3 latest books from FC2:

The Avian Gospels by Adam Novy [Books I & II]


The 4 latest from Publishing Genius

The 2 latest from Featherproof Books:

The 2 latest from Word Riot Press:

If you want to buy or donate any of these books or other books of your choice, I will gladly accept your offer. Send me an email: wingchairbooks [at] gmail.com, or simply click here.