Peculiar confrontations. Explosions of language. Sinister games.
Sinister Miniatures is the definitive collection of short fiction by Kris Saknussemm, confirming that he is one of the best, most daring writers of the weird to emerge in the twenty-first century.
Praise for Kris Saknussemm
“James Ellroy meets David Lynch.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“SINISTER MINIATURES is as beautiful as Bizarro gets—a galaxy of black holes rendered in stained glass. Kris Saknussemm’s prose mixes intimate, delicate detail and molten intensity, taking you through powerful and mystifying experiences to deliver too-human truths. Twisted, smart, strange, earnest, and awesome—SINISTER MINIATURES reads like the mutant spawn of Bradbury and Vonnegut, born after a particularly nasty night at the S & M club.” – Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of Angel Dust Apocalypse and Extinction Journals
“One is hard pressed, while reading him, to recall the existence of any other reality.” – The Boston Review
“Part picaresque, part brilliantly inventive black comedy, Zanesville is one of the most creative, edgy, and entertaining novels sf has spawned in a decade.” – Booklist
“. . . an original blend of noir procedural, horror, and dark eroticism.” – School Library Journal
“Kris Saknussemm has a voice like no one else’s.” – Joan Wickersham, National Book Award Finalist
“Reading Kris Saknussemm is like watching killer wombats drag babies out of strollers and eat them in alleyways.” – Cameron Pierce, author of Ass Goblins of Auschwitz and The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island