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New Release: Full Metal Octopus by Carlton Mellick III

Welcome to Grub Town, the most corrupt city in America. A place where gutter punk mermaids swim in sewage-filled canals, fairy prostitutes hang in birdcages on every street corner, and yakuza elves run everything behind the scenes.

Eliot is the most beautiful fairy in all of the city with his dazzling emerald green butterfly wings that make everyone who sees them fall instantly in lust with him. But it’s more of a curse than a blessing. Forced to hide his wings in public in order to avoid the constant sexual harassment, Eliot only finds solace when visiting his friends at the Snake Pit lamia strip club or getting tattooed by the dark and mysterious half-octopus woman named Oona.

Oona is the best tattooist in the city, but she is a frightening woman three times Eliot’s size with nine-foot tentacles that could choke a man to death in seconds. But despite this fact, Eliot is desperately in love with her. He’s so infatuated with the octomaid that he gets new tattoos from her each and every week just to be closer to her, addicted to having her artwork permanently embedded into his skin. But when Eliot accidentally murders the only heir to the elf yakuza crime family in Oona’s tattoo shop, they are forced to go on the run together, hoping to avoid the wrath of the most dangerous man in town. With everyone in the city out to get them, they can only rely on each other if they have any hope for survival.

Like if Quentin Tarantino played with Monster High dolls, Full Metal Octopus is a return to Mellick’s pulpy gritty bizarro style previously seen in The Cannibals of CandylandArmadillo Fists, and Clownfellas.

For almost 20 years, Carlton Mellick III has been writing some of the strangest and most compelling novels the bizarro fiction genre has to offer. Described as one of the top 40 science-fiction writers under the age of 40 by The Guardian and “one of the most original novelists working today” by extreme horror legend Edward Lee, Mellick returns with an erotic urban fantasy crime novel about love and violence, sex and sexuality, oppression and overcoming impossible odds.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carlton Mellick III is the Wonderland Book Award-winning author of over 45 novels, including Quicksand House, Bio Melt, Cuddly Holocaust and Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland, among others. In 2013, he was named one of the top 20 science-fiction writers under the age of 40 by The Guardian UK.

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New Release: Snap! Crackle! Fuck You! by Simon Oré Molina

Snap! Crackle! Fuck You! by Simon Ore Molina

Welcome to Cerealand! A place where adults can relive their childhood desire while indulging in their most perverted fantasies! Our rides are x-rated, our cereal is alcoholic and our mascots aren’t just people in suits – they are genetically mutated and reshaped into your favorite cereal mascots! Isn’t that amazing!? At Cerealand, we are committed to making your experience as nostalgically hedonistic as possible!

Something is rotten in Cereal Land and it’s not just the rancid milk fountains. Things have been going downhill at the Amusement Park ever since the three daughters of Captain Crunch took over. Rides have been breaking down, attendance is low, and strange new mascots are showing up in the park. None of this would bother Lucky the Leprechaun so much, except for the fact that he thinks something might have happened to his ex-girlfriend who’s gone missing. Something to do with all the strange businessmen that have been wandering the park lately. Something to do with the Security Soggies showing up in strange places. Teaming up with Sugar Bear, a leather daddy who helped design the park with Captain Crunch, Lucky hits the back alleys of Cerealand, forcing himself to confront his own demons and past as he ventures deeper into the milky mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Toucan Sam he once loved.

Snap! Crackle! Fuck You! is part of a complete breakfast.

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Simon Oré Molina is an imaginary friend for hire and a lover of snacks. Born in Montreal, Canada to a Moroccan father and Mexican mother, (he’s a MoroCanexican) he now lives in Los Angeles, CA where he works as head of development at Starburns Industries, an animation studio in Burbank. He is also the founder of SBI Press, where he has produced over 20 Albums on limited edition cassette tape (including Dan Harmon’s Rap Album, Angelyne’s Meditation Tape “Cosmic Gods”, Chuck Tingle’s “Guide to the Tingleverse Museum” and “Rosetta Stone for Cats”) and edited graphic novels books such as “Trent “by Dino Stamatopoulos and “The Crawling King” by Einar Baldvin. He co-hosts Saturday Morning Cartoons, an animation mix tape show that plays monthly at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles as well as is the co-founder of El Cine, a non profit organization that promotes diversity in the arts and has screenings of LatinX films with their creators. He is left handed and therefore should be considered sinister.

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SPACE WALRUS by Kevin L. Donihe on Kindle

SPACE WALRUS by Kevin L. Donihe on Kindle https://amzn.to/3g9Cf6P

Space: the final frontier… these are the voyages of… a walrus?

Meet Walter. He is the first walrus in a revolutionary space program. Someday, his blubbery form will float past asteroids, stars, and planets as he journeys through the dark beyond to become a Master of Space. But for now, Walter’s dream is to win the heart of his lifelong love, Dr. Stephanie, who happens to be the scientist assigned to conduct experiments on him. The problem is Dr. Stephanie does not love Walter. She views him as a test subject and nothing more. To make matters worse, Dr. Stephanie appears to be in love with the abusive head scientist, Dr. Ron.

From Wonderland Book Award winner Kevin L. Donihe comes a tragic comedy of unrequited love and inspired determination.

Now available on Kindle

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Cover Reveal: NOT SEEING IS A FLOWER by Erhu Kome

We are proud to reveal the cover for the forthcoming book NOT SEEING IS A FLOWER by Erhu Kome.
Designed by Matthew Revert @papercrisis

Get ready for powerful female bizarro fiction from Nigeria.

Coming August 2021.
Review copies and pre-order coming soon!

#bizarrofiction #nigerianbizarro #lovemagic #moderfairytale #nsiaf #notseeingisaflower #writersofnigeria

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New Release: WIDOW OF THE AMPUTATION by Robert Guffey

Eraserhead Press is proud to announce the release of WIDOW OF THE AMPUTATION by Robert Guffey

Widow of the Amputation & Other Weird Crimes is a collection of four novellas that explore the madness of murder through the warped lenses of urban noir, science fiction, horror, and experimental fantasy.

About the stories:

  • In Decay in Amber, a convicted rapist and murderer wakes up one morning to discover he is only six inches tall and floating down the middle of the L.A. River in a beer bottle.
  • In Rocket City Murder, a police lieutenant has only twenty-four hours to solve a brutal triple-murder committed within the secretive confines of the bio warfare research lab known as Micropolis.
  • In Widow of the Amputation, the mythologies of various cultures collide as Charles Manson succeeds in busting out of Corcoran Penitentiary.
  • And in You Might As Well Die, a crime noir writer is led into a clever cat-and-mouse game intended to frame him for a murder he himself unknowingly devised.

Along with Cormac McCarthy, Guffey is my favorite modern fiction writer.

Gary D. Rhodes, author of The Perils of Movie going in America

About the author:

Robert Guffey is a lecturer in the Department of English at California State University – Long Beach. His most recent books are WIDOW OF THE AMPUTATION AND OTHER WEIRD CRIMES (Eraserhead Press, 2021), a collection of four novellas, and a novel entitled BELA LUGOSI’S DEAD (Crossroad Press, 2021). Find him on Goodreads.

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New Release: CAPTAIN CLIVE’S DREAMWORLD by Jon Bassoff

Eraserhead Press is proud to announce the release of Captain Clive’s Dreamworld by Jon Bassoff.

After becoming the suspect in the death of a young woman, Deputy Sam Hardy is reassigned to the town of Angels and Hope, which, within its borders, holds the once magnificent amusement park, Captain Clive’s Dreamworld. When he arrives, however, Hardy notices some strange happenings. The park is essentially empty of customers. None of the townsfolk ever seem to sleep. And girls seem to be going missing with no plausible explanation. As Hardy begins investigating, his own past is drawn into question by the town, and he finds himself becoming more and more isolated. The truth—about the town and himself—will lead him to understand that there’s no such thing as a clean escape. 

“The Twilight Zone mixed with Twin Peaks mixed with Dante’s Inferno.” – Jeffrey Thomas

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Limited Edition Eraserhead Press Logo T-Shirts Available Now!

We’ve been getting requests to make our official logo t-shirt available. This design was previously only available to Eraserhead Press staff members. But now through August 4th we’re making this Limited Edition T-Shirt available for all. Show your support for Eraserhead Press and pick up one of these while they last!

Standard T-Shirt or Slim Fit, $24.99

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New Release: HELL OF DEATH by Vince Kramer

Eraserhead Press is pleased to announce the release of HELL OF DEATH by Vince Kramer.

Hell of Death is an offensive, hilarious adventure through the depths of Hell where Satan is like your cool older brother. And at the center of it all is the Hell House, Hell’s version of the White House, with its own president and everything. So it’s all political and shit. But not too political. There’s literally a scene where you can’t even keep reading anymore because a pit opens beneath you and screaming demons pull you down into the abyss! YOU’LL DIE! HOLY SHIT! Don’t read this book without drawing an upside cross on your forehead and a pentagram on the floor. Yell out “Hail Satan!” after every page if you want to survive! And if you don’t even want to live anymore, then kill yourself with the special Hell of Death razor blade (sold separately). Satan will be waiting for you!
SATAN WAITS FOR US ALL!

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ABOUT VINCE KRAMER

Vince Kramer is a gay author who lives in Portland, Oregon. In addition to Hell of Death, he is also the author of Gigantic Death Worm, Death Machines of Death, and Deadly Lazer Explodathon. Follow him on Instagram!

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New Release: HUMAN FISH by Benjamin DeVos

Fall in love this month with the latest New Bizarro Author Series release, HUMAN FISH by Benjamin DeVos

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His mom is a trout and his dad’s a human. He is a half-man, half-fish creature from the sea, trying to figure out the world of man. But the answers he finds lurking in the Los Angeles underbelly only lead to more questions. On a journey to find his father after a drug deal gone bad, how far will the Human Fish go to seek out the truth of his identity?

A new twist on the mermaid narrative, Human Fish is a dark bizarro adventure of drug trafficking, interspecies romance, and the ghosts of our past that come back to haunt us.

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Ben Devos

Benjamin DeVos is the author of The Bar is Low, Lord of the Game, and Madness Has a Moment and Then Vanishes Before Returning Again. He is the head editor of Apocalypse Party and lives in Philadelphia.
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New Release: EVERYBODY LIES IN HELL by Dave Zeltserman

Happy October! We are pleased to announce the release​​ of EVERYBODY LIES IN HELL by Dave Zeltserman
Everybody Lies In Hell
“In Everybody Lies in Hell Mike Stone’s eternal damnation is a private detective’s office in a re-imagined Brooklyn. In Hell, the beautiful woman with a case opens a literal Pandora’s Box, and Stone is soon inundated by all-too-recognizable evils and lies of Hell’s tortured souls, powerful ancient demons and devils, and haunting personal ones. Classic pulp, noir, and horror—think James N. Cain and Bukowski and Palahniuk–are all ground up in a blender and the result is a nasty, wild, and ultimately redemptive novel that only Dave Zeltserman could write.”     —Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts
“Everybody Lies in Hell is a wild adventure centered on confronting our demons–literally and figuratively. At once compulsively entertaining and bizarre. Zeltserman has written a metaphysical masterpiece. Hell has never been so much fun.”   —Jon Bassoff, author of The Drive-Thru Crematorium
Hell can be a tricky place with all of its rules. Mike Stone, hell’s lone practicing private eye, thinks he has it figured out, and more often than not, solves the cases that come his way. It’s not easy, though. Not with the fact that everyone in hell lies. And not with having to worry about a barbaric warlord from a long-forgotten time after his head. Or a compatriot of Vlad the Impaler wanting to purify his soul in a chamber of horrors for all eternity. Or that his circa 1992 Brooklyn private hell might be absorbed at any moment by a more aware soul. And then there’s that creepy Mortuary Man and whatever his agenda might be.
When Stone takes on a young woman as a client who wants him to find out who murdered her, it turns out to be his most dangerous case yet, and what he discovers might just be Hell’s biggest secret.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“If there’s any other young writer out there who does crime noir better than Zeltserman, I don’t even want to know.” Maureen Corrigan, THE WASHINGTON POST

Boston-based author Dave Zeltserman’s crime and horror novels include SMALL CRIMES, PARIAH, KILLER, OUTSOURCED, THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD, A KILLER’S ESSENCE, MONSTER, and THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS, and he’s been published in seven languages. SMALL CRIMES has been made into a Netflix film starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Molly Parker, Gary Cole, Robert Forster, and Jacki Weaver. THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD and OUTSOURCED are currently in film development.

His books have been picked by NPR, the Washington Post, American Library Association, Booklist, and WBUR as best novels of the year, and his Julius Katz mystery stories has won a Shamus, Derringer and two Ellery Queen Readers Choice awards.