The Surreal Grotesque

My story, "Bibliomancy," appears in issue 2 of The Surreal Grotesque. It will be reprinted down the line in Battle without Honor or Humanity, Vol. 1.

Flash Site for The Kyoto Man

David Smith of Merge Design has created a beautiful flash site for my upcoming novel, The Kyoto Man, the third and final installment in the scikungfi trilogy. The flash site includes the first chapter, "The 10001st Time I Turned into Kyoto." Content will be updated periodically leading up to the publication of the signed limited hardcover edition in December 2012 and the regular hardcover and paperback editions in 2013.

Please drop by the flash site at

Books Received for Extrapolation

The following books are currently available for review in Extrapolation. Please contact me via email if you're interested and I'll do my best to hook you up. Bear in mind, I generally hear from people quickly and books go fast. Thanks.

Kate Egan. The Evil Dead (Cultographies).

Jeffrey Weinstock. The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema.

Edward James & Farah Mendlesohn, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature.

Leigh Grossman, ed. Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction.

Richard Erlich. Coyote's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Marc Lucht & Donna Yarri, eds. Kafka's Creatures: Animals, Hybrids & Other Fantastic Beings.

Kimberly McMahon-Coleman & Roslyn Weaver. Werewolves & Other Shapeshifters in Popular Culture.

Brannon Costello & Qiana Whitted. Comics & the U.S. South.

Scott Von Doviak. If You Like The Terminator ...

William J. Devlin & Shai Biderman, eds. The Philosophy of David Lynch.

Tracy Bealer et al. Neil Gaiman & Philosophy.

Wayne Yuen. The Walking Dead & Philosophy.

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein. Inception & Philosophy.


My story, "Giraffe," will appear in The Cafe Irreal's upcoming anthology of irreal fiction and criticism from Guide Dog Books. This story also appears in my fiction collection They Had Goat Heads, although it was originally published in issue 34 of The Cafe Irreal, one of my favorite magazines.

The Kindle edition of They Had Goat Heads is currently available at the discount price of $2.99 compliments of the publisher Atlatl Press.

Father's Day Questionnaire

My 5-year-old daughter Maddie filled out a questionnaire for Father's Day. It is entitled:


My daddy's name is David.
He is 40 years old, 2 feet tall and weighs 20 pounds.
His favorite food is salad.
My daddy is really good at teaching.
He loves to play Zingo.
My favorite thing(s) to do with my Dad is make pies.
I'm just like my Dad because I like to write stories.
What I love most about my daddy is when he reads me stories.
It makes Dad happy when I give him hugs.

On the back of the questionnaire, Maddie drew this picture of our family:

Kindle Books for $2.99

For a limited time, the Kindle versions of the first two installments in my Scikungfi trilogy, Dr. Identity and Codename Prague, are for sale at Amazon for $2.99. The third installment, The Kyoto Man, comes out at the end of the year as a limited hardcover edition followed in 2013 by a standard hardcover, paperback and ebook. Compliments of Raw Dog Screaming Press.

In the next few weeks, the official flash website for The Kyoto Man will go live at

The Kindle version of my fiction collection, They Had Goat Heads, is also available for $2.99. Lots of cheap books by an author with expensive tastes and bourgeois ethics.