The Mud Jury by T. Fox Dunham

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The Mud Jury is our latest guest feature at Solarcide—a surreal and deadly kayak trip from author T. Fox Dunham.

Beware of ferocious seagulls, killer crabs, and the unrelenting power of mud.

Justice is served in The Mud Jury—Read it Here and Enjoy!

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The Red Tie and More

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My new story “The Red Tie” is featured in the latest issue of Stoneboat.

Stoneboat 7.2 “Beyond Red and Blue: Voices for America“ is a special issue of the literary journal dealing with the current political divide in our country. My story “The Red Tie” sees a family torn apart when a young man loses the trust of his mother over political and social differences.

Other news: my story DWDC appears in the NASTY anthology from the folks at Flash Fiction Online, and the anthology is spotlighted in an article at Rolling Stone.

The support of those who visit this site is very much appreciated, and I’m thrilled that it’s still going after these past six years.

On our featured story front? Submissions for April have closed and we will be going live with a new story soon. Check back toward the end of the month.

Nathan Pettigrew

Too Many Crooks: An Interview with Paul D. Brazill

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Crime Fiction at its Finest!

Paul D. Brazill has stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8, 10 and 11 – alongside the likes of Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Neil Gaiman.

His books include Guns Of Brixton, The Last Laugh, A Case Of Noir, and Kill Me Quick!

His latest novels are Too Many Crooks and Cold London Blues—which we discuss with the author in our interview. Read it here!

Night in New Orleans—Out Now!

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The new Night in New Orleans anthology from FunDead Publications is Available Now through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Night in New Orleans features my story “The Farewell Quarter” —a Crime and Horror tale about a young man running from a dark and tragic secret—but all secrets are exposed in the French Quarter when our protagonist crosses paths with a psychic gypsy and an unhinged stranger.

More Stories Coming Soon. Stay Tuned and Thanks for the Support…

Nathan Pettigrew

A Man’s Last Shit

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Welcome to Solarcide 2017—when the world has gone to shit.

We’re proud to present our first guest feature of the year, by author Mário de Seabra Coelho.

His work has appeared at Strange Horizons, and now he comes to Solarcide with his latest story, “Men Who Shit.”

A man’s daughter is murdered. The world has been destroyed. What’s a man to do?

Find out here—and Enjoy!

Bite Into Her: An Interview with Sara Dobie Bauer

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The Solarcide Interview Returns!

We’re psyched to talk with Sara Dobie Bauer about her new novel, Bite SomebodyAvailable Now through World Weaver Press at Amazon and other great places listed on the author’s website.

A comedic take on vampires and romance, Bite Somebody introduces readers to a motley crew that you can root for, laugh with, and follow down the rabbit hole created by Sara Dobie Bauer.

Be sure to check it out, and read our interview with the author here.

Bite Somebody Now!

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At last! The Debut Novel from Sara Dobie Bauer, Bite Somebody, is Out Now through World Weaver Press.

“Do you want to be perfect?”

That’s what Danny asked Celia the night he turned her into a vampire. Three months have passed since, and immortality didn’t transform her into the glamorous, sexy vamp she was expecting, but left her awkward, lonely, and working at a Florida gas station. On top of that, she’s a giant screw-up of an immortal, because the only blood she consumes is from illegally obtained hospital blood bags.

What she needs to do–according to her moody vampire friend Imogene–is just … bite somebody. But Celia wants her first bite to be special, and she has yet to meet Mr. Right Bite. Then, Ian moves in next door. His scent creeps through her kitchen wall and makes her nose tingle, but insecure Celia can’t bring herself to meet the guy face-to-face.

When she finally gets a look at Ian’s cyclist physique, curly black hair, and sun-kissed skin, other parts of Celia tingle, as well. Could he be the first bite she’s been waiting for to complete her vampire transformation? His kisses certainly have a way of making her fangs throb.

Just when Celia starts to believe Ian may be the fairy tale ending she always wanted, her jerk of a creator returns to town, which spells nothing but trouble for everyone involved.

Bite Somebody is available through AmazonBarnes & Noble, Goodreads, iTunes/Apple iBooksKobo, and OmniLit among other stores.

Be Sure to Come Back Soon for the Solarcide Interview with Sara Dobie Bauer…

Burn, Babee—Burn!!

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BLACK SAILS, DISCO INFERNO

by andrez bergen with renee asher pickup

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 30, 2016

LIST UNDER: CRIME/NOIR/PULP

PUBLISHER: OPEN BOOKS

An unnamed city, in which crime families flourish and police pinch pennies from those with most power… Black Sails, Disco Inferno retells the classic medieval romance of Tristan and Iseult by turning things on their head, reversing the sex of our chief protagonists, and then placing them in a ’70s pulp/noir world.

Andrez Bergen‘s latest novel (with Renee Asher Pickup) exposes Trista and Issy to a sensual, disco-infused narrative — one overflowing with double-dealings, violent brutality, and a spellbinding mystery. Black Sails, Disco Inferno is also the novelization of critically-lauded 2015-16 comic book series Trista & Holt that Bergen wrote and illustrated (Pickup scripted #7). Feedback to the comic is included in these lovely bytes:

“Captures the spirit of noir so perfectly it hurts.” GRAPHIC POLICY

“The dark, brooding world of Trista and Issy is compelling.” SCI-FI JUBILEE

“Trista is a breath of fresh air.” MARA WOOD

“A crime story, albeit with a hell of a lot of references to medieval literature.” FLICKERING MYTH

“Slow-burning, hard-boiled noir.” COMING UP COMICS

“Bergen shows once again he has a firm grasp on the concepts of noir literature – perhaps due in part to his readings of Chandler and Hammett (two of the genre’s best), and his consistent great work on Bullet Gal.” ALL-COMIC

The 280-page novel is now ready for pre-order, and both writers involved are available for comment or interviews.

(Solarcide will be conducting an interview soon!)

OPEN BOOKS http://www.openbks.com/library/moderns/black-sails-discoinferno/about-book.html

Andrez Bergen is an expat Australian writer, journalist, DJ, artist and ad hoc saké connoisseur who’s been entrenched in Tokyo, Japan, for the past 15 years. He makes music as Little Nobody and Funk Gadget, and ran groundbreaking Melbourne record label IF? for over a decade from 1995.

Bergen has also written articles for papers and magazines such as Mixmag, The Age, Anime Insider, Australian Style, Impact, Remix, Yomiuri Shinbun, VICE, and Geek Magazine.

He published noir/sci-fi novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat in 2011, the surreal fantasy One Hundred Years of Vicissitude through Perfect Edge Books in 2012, comicbook/noir/pulp tome Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? (2013), a collection of short stories and archival articles called The Condimental Op (2013), a surreal coming-of-age tale with crime/noir undertones titled Depth Charging Ice Planet Goth (2014), and the horror/noir comedy Small Change (2015).

He additionally makes comics, as writer and occasionally artist, with Tales to Admonish, Bullet Gal, Trista & Holt, Magpie, and a graphic novel version of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat under the belt. Bergen has published stories through Crime Factory, Shotgun Honey, Snubnose Press, All Due Respect, Solarcide, Weird Noir, Roundfire Fiction, 8th Wonder Press, ProjectNerd Publishing, Under Belly Comics, Another Sky Press, and IF? Commix, and works occasionally on translating and adapting the scripts for feature films by the likes of Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Kazuchika Kise and Naoyoshi Shiotani, for Production I.G in Japan.

Renee Asher Pickup is a mellowedout punk rocker living in Southern California.

She is senior editor at Dirge Magazine, class facilitator at LitReactor, and is one of the hosts of the Unprintable Podcast.

Renee writes fiction about bad things happening to flawed people—and stands by the statement that From Dusk Till Dawn changed her life.

 

The Cold Is Coming

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The Killer Priest Is Coming! The Pre-Sale for Cold London Blues by Paul D. Brazill is happening now through Amazon.co.uk and Waterstones.

‘A killer priest is on the rampage across London and an egotistical Hollywood action movie star is out for revenge when is his precious comic book collection is stolen.Meanwhile, gangster Marty Cook’s dreams of going legit swiftly turn pear shaped when one of his bouncers accidentally kills one of his salsa club’s regular customers.Razor sharp wisecracks, gaudy characters and even gaudier situations abound in Cold London Blues, a violent and pitch-black Brit Grit comedy of errors.’

Caffeine Nights Publishing will release the novel this summer. Get caught up on the works of Paul D. Brazill in the meantime right here, or check out his author page at Amazon.

Also be on the lookout for The Last Laugh—the author’s upcoming crime collection from All Due Respect Books.

Tobacco-Stained Forever!

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#1 of the New, Revamped Print-Edition ‘Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat‘ Comic Book Is Now Available from Project-Nerd PublishingIn The U.S.A.!

Says author Andrez Bergen, “It draws on elements of the graphic novel, but I’m revamping, changing, and adding visuals/plot. So much fun.”

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat #1 also comes with a Variant Cover.

Be sure to check that out, as well as more from Andrez Bergen in the upcoming GrayHaven Comics anthology: Antithesis: A Twilight Zoe Inspired Graphic Novel.

Return of the Rook

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Two great stories from author Daniel Donche, “Gift of the Rook” and “Smallerhouse,” are now live at Everwindtimes.com—both previously published while one originally appeared at Solarcide. In a joint promotional effort, the author has graciously agreed to let us republish Gift of the Rook—an Everwind tale that introduced some of our readers to the Everwind Series and Universe.

Be sure to participate in the Gift of the Rook Treasure Hunt over at Everwind for a “special mystery prize and chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.”

Contest ends February 1st!

Gift of the Rook at Solarcide can be read here.