Yay, the very first eBook from H. Harksen Productions is out! Blowback, the weird fiction collection by Paul StJohn Mackintosh. You can, of course, get it in the Lulu store, but I see that it is also, already, available over at the iBookstore. That was fast, thank you Apple!
The book will also soon be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other favorite International bookstores. You will be update here on the blog, of course.
Want to know what kind of publication we’re talking about? Read on:
Weird fiction with a darkly sensual twist.
BLOWBACK delves deep into the dark, twisted roots of human nature and human sexuality. Using desire to dissect the delusions and dilemmas of will, choice and identity, this collection challenges genre boundaries and social conventions. Transgressive, confrontational, passionate, poignant, these sinister stories touch on every shade of black, from noir to the Lovecraftian cosmic abyss. Readers may be horrified, touched, tempted – never unmoved.
This is the first short story collection from noted British poet and weird fiction writer Paul StJohn Mackintosh. Few British writers have dared trace the borderlines between lust, insanity and terror so graphically since Clive Barker and J.G. Ballard.
Back in 2009, Ellen Datlow herself highlighted the Lovecraftian short story “The People of the Island” (originally published in Eldritch Horrors: Dark Tales) as a Honorable Mention in Best Horror of the Year Volume Two. So you know this is an author worth reading.
If you’re more into physical books, well, we can solve that for you as well. You can
find Black Propaganda in the Lulu store, of course, but also on Amazon (US), Amazon (UK), and Barnes and Noble, if you prefer those stores.
Hey, wait a minute! You may wonder. That’s two different titles. Yes it is. And there is a good reason for why the eBook and the paperback version have different titles. But as you can see here, the cover is essentially the same — and the contents is the same as well.
Want to know more about the author Paul StJohn Mackintosh’s thoughts regarding the title change? Head over to Teleread.org and read his thoughts on the matter.
Believe me, Paul is a new weird fiction writer who we’re bound to see more of in the future. His voice is distinct, cutting-edge… And darkly erotic. You can’t ask for more.
On a final note: If you are in New York (yes, USA) on August 16 I suggest you go see and hear Paul himself read from the book. It takes place in the Bluestockings Bookstore, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Read more about this exciting event here. You will be able to buy the book, of course — and get it personally signed.