Death Metal Epic by Dean Swinford is Now Available

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Death Metal Epic (Book One: The Inverted Katabasis)
Dean Swinford
Paperback and Ebook (June 2013)
160 pages
$9.95 USD (paper) and $2.99 USD (digital)
ISBN: 0988348438

David Fosberg plays guitar in Valhalla. But don’t worry: this is no jukebox hero saga of his rise to fame and fortune.

Valhalla’s a death metal band. From Florida.

And the rest of the guys just quit. There’s not a lot of money in metal hymns to the Elder Gods.

If David can record another album, Plutonic Records will send him on a two week tour to promote it.

A Eurotour.

Where people like metal.

Mastodon Farm by Mike Kleine

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Mastodon Farm
Mike Kleine
Paperback and Ebook
126 pages
$9.95 USD
ISBN: 0984969284

Outside: something resembling Godzilla attacks the city. At the party, ‘Faith’ by George Michael is playing and someone is telling you to consider changing apartments.

Advance Praise for Mastodon Farm

“I’d rank this book up there with Fabulous Nobodies and I Pass Like Night, both books that I’ll never forget the experience of reading.”
-Ken Sparling, author of Dad Says He Saw You At The Mall

“It is like watching TV for 12 hours on a Saturday / a blur of desert-palm trees-James Franco-helicopter noise / the brain of the TV watcher encapsulated.”
-Noah Cicero, author of Best Behavior

“In his impressive debut novel, Mike Kleine fingers the asterisk of pop culture by turns absurd, matted, and outré-familiar. Mastodon Farm lays bare the smooth fiction of mediatized reality.”
-D. Harlan Wilson, author of Hitler: The Terminal Biography

“You feel delirious reading Mastodon Farm. You freak out a little. You change genders. You listen to Tangerine Dream. You drive a Ferrari. You have a good time. You read it again. You read it again.”
-Nick Antosca, author of Fires

“Mastodon Farm is about you. You are wealthy and only associate with famous people. Mike Kleine has written your life. His language is stripped down, but your story is dense… [Think] Samuel Beckett, Tao Lin, Bret Easton Ellis.”
-Bradley Sands, author of Rico Slade Will Fucking Kill You

Losing the Light by Brian Cartwright

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Losing the Light by Brian Cartwright

Quique Martinez is a broken down photographer in search of the last great shoot. From the islands of Micronesia to the casbahs and desert of the Middle East, Quique will go anywhere to find it. What he doesn’t expect is the surreal adventure waiting to test him both mentally and physically. To him, the only possible outcomes are complete and total failure or the culmination of a life’s passion.

Trade Paperback
ISBN: 0982628188
$7.95 USD
78 Pages
Cover photograph by Brian Cartwright
Cover design by Brandon Duncan
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THEY HAD GOAT HEADS is Now Available

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D. Harlan Wilson returns with another ferociously mindbending collection of short fiction. Masked in absurdity, these stories reveal the horrifying and hilarious faces of everyday life. Wilson tells of egg raids, hog rippers, monk spitters, fathers who take their children to pet stores to buy them whales, sociopaths who threaten to clothesline eternity, and the simple act of the story itself becoming a means of repetitive, endless torture. Put on your goat head, hop in your hovercraft, and take a ride with a juggernaut of modern imaginative fiction.

PRAISE FOR D. HARLAN WILSON

“Wilson has been duly anointed as speculative fiction’s most unpredictable stylist.” – Booklist

“D. Harlan Wilson doesn’t just gaze into the abyss. He dives headlong into it, pulling us with him and laughing maniacally all the way down.” –Tim Waggoner, author of Nekropolis

“Funny, experimental, troubling, this brilliant collection of short stories proves conclusively that D. Harlan Wilson is a maverick author of genius . . . For years I have grumbled that there is too little quality fiction of this type. Wilson has persuaded me to shut my goddamn mouth.” –Rhys Hughes, author The Smell of Telescopes and A New Universal History of Infamy

They Had Goat Heads by D. Harlan Wilson
Trade Paperback, 146 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-9826281-2-6

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The Beard by Andersen Prunty

The Beard by Andersen Prunty is now available from Amazon and our store. Here’s a description:

Seven-year-old David Glum watches as his grandfather is abducted by a legendary herd of elephants. Twenty years later, after failing to sell his novel to a New York publisher, David returns to his parents’ home to focus on growing a beard, a goal he feels sure he can accomplish. Once the beard reaches a respectable girth, uncontrollable things begin happening around him. His mother dies… maybe. His father might really be a man named Gary Wrench. David is sure of only one thing: his family is cursed. It could have something to do with an eternal flame his grandfather stole from a possibly imaginary group of people called the Nefarions. David and Wrench begin a surreal cross-country journey that might have something to do with saving the world. Along the way they pass through a number of absurd towns, meet some disagreeable people, and discover an America that is radically different from the one they thought they knew, a place where nothing can be accepted for what it seems to be. And all the while, the beard grows, gaining strength, leading them toward a distant island that most people think doesn’t exist…

If you are a reviewer and would be interested in receiving a copy, send me (Gregory Seymour) an email at atlatl press (at) yahoo dot com.