Battle #2 Jacket

Here's the full jacket for Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 2 beautifully designed by Bradley Sharp. Advance reader copies will be available soon. Coming from Raw Dog Screaming Press in September.

The Sand Men

My latest review in LARB is on Christopher Fowler's new novel The Sand Men. Verdict:

"Ballard devotees and scholars may be let down by The Sand Men, which, while powerfully written and not altogether derivative, is a conventional narrative tailored for a mainstream readership. For me, the novel could have been significantly enhanced by a use of inner spatial tactics and aesthetics or at least a more innovative exploration of the protagonist’s psychological vicissitudes. Such an approach, however, would likely veer Fowler away from the safe house of his target audience."

Read the entire review here.