Do you like Bigfoot?
How about The Last Starfighter?
Do you wish Bigfoot was in The Last Starfighter?
Read my story “Space Pig Killer” along with a gaggle of amazing other writers and stories in this new Bizarro collection!
I’m super stoked to be a part of this. I hope you dig it.
Word on the street is that Amazon is trying to make room and they are marking down a number of books!
My most recent, Pax Titanus, is currently half off…at $5, it’s cheaper than a fancy coffee at Starbucks.
Someone out there loves my bizarro Pinocchio riff!
It’s been a slow year on the publishing front. Many things cooking on the stove but not much to nibble on.
But there is this little snicker-snack. Fresh and ready, my latest published work is now available.
I’ve had my way with a beloved fairy tale character. Here is our offspring, hanging out with the equally twisted children of authors Alex. S. Johnson and Berti Walker.
From the back cover:
When you love someone, sometimes they can mean the whole world to you. Or several worlds.
King Space Void is a planet-eating entity whose consciousness resides in the body of a gargantuan machine made to look like a man and powered by thousands of people. Dane Shipps is one of the best workers of in King Space Void, until the day he finds a mangled woman named Scarlet still alive and intertwined in the machine’s ductwork who convinces him to step outside of his routine. Together they plan to take down King Space Void and everyone inside.
Ok, the back cover description sets the stage nicely. The story takes place inside a ginormous MACHINE GOD slash GALACTUS slash LEVEL 4 CIVILIZATION. Our lead, Dane, is one lousy dude. His known world is crashing down upon him but he is too weak of mind and spirit to act independently and pretty much gets dragged through the book by the much stronger supporting terrorist, Scarlet. She’s tough enough to make up for his shortcomings, and thank the MACHINE GOD because otherwise he’d have been greasy gopher guts by page 20.
Trevino pulls some serious rabbits out his world-building hat in this relatively short bizarro novella. The story keeps the reader in the waiting room for the first act but once the rubber hits the road, what seemed to be a fairly one, maybe two set piece story turns into a highly compressed and successful road trip – and let’s go ahead and all caps that: TRIP. There’s plenty of drug use throughout the book along with all kinds of sex and slurpy whatnot. Trevino ain’t the Neapolitan Ice Cream of erotic scene setters – there’s every damn flavor you could think of and a few you never would. Trevino’s a bit of a sick puppy, much to the reader’s benefit.
Also, there’s some gore and body horror and a fantastic lightning-paced parade of horrific and surreal imagery, from exploding oozy spiders to zombified cyborgs fighting the leash. Trevino runs you through his machine god world with urgency but every image is painstakingly clear and haunting.
A fine addition to the league of New Bizarro Author Series books from Eraserhead Press. I’m already looking forward to the author’s follow up.
If you have enjoyed any of my previous live readings, a recent video has popped up on YouTube.
The first true Bizarro fiction reading in Orlando, I was excited to read at ‘Lil Indies. I chose to read my contribution to Potter’s Field 5. It’s kind of a “Tales From the Crypt” kinda thing.
If you enjoy the piece, you can pick up either the Print or Kindle version by clicking on the book cover on the left-hand side of my website.
I hope you enjoy!