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Chick Bassist now available for Kindle

18 Dec

Chick BassistOne of our featured fall releases, Chick Bassist by Ross E. Lockhart, is now available as an e-book for the Kindle.

Praise for Chick Bassist:

“Chick Bassist is utterly savage. Lockhart’s style waxes poetic as a modern Beat giving us a glimpse into Rock & Roll hell.” – Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Occultation and The Croning

“Ross Lockhart knows something about those who people the world of Rock and Roll. In CHICK BASSIST, he provides an intimate and at times truly disturbing look at the pains and pleasures, the aspirations and triumphs, the simple failings as well as the epic downfalls of those who climb the stage with electric instruments and high-voltage attitude. I highly recommend this great Rock novel.” – Alan M. Clark, author of A Parliament of Crows

“A stunningly daring performance…” – Zachary Jernigan, author of No Return

“Could be the ultimate rock novel.” – M.P. Johnson

Click here to order Chick Bassist for your Kindle.

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Lazy Fascist Fall 2012 Releases

4 Nov

 

CHICK BASSIST BY ROSS E. LOCKHART

Chick Bassist is utterly savage. Lockhart’s style waxes poetic as a modern Beat giving us a glimpse into Rock & Roll hell.” – Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Occultation and The Croning

Erin Locke, the Queen of Rock, wakes up at the crack of noon.

“La Cucaracha” has infested her dream, and now echoes through her hotel room. “What the fuck is that?” Erin’s voice is muffled by the thick blankets that completely cover her. Beside the lump that is Erin lies a black Ibanez bass guitar. A Heroes for Goats sticker adorns its reflective surface. Erin thrusts one arm out from beneath the blankets and fumbles for the nonexistent alarm clock. She’s still slogging off fragments of her dream, that goddamn recurrent creep-out where she’s a praying mantis, translucent green, perched on the crest of a burning city, devouring her still-copulating preymate. This time her meal had worn her father’s face. Those dreams were the worst.

Chick Bassist welcomes you into punk rock hell, the friendless disillusionment of waking up in a shitty motel room in California with half a joint and an empty six-pack, radio blaring Lou Reed, concrete ocean on all sides and a blazing inferno within.

“Crime and horror wrapped in a wondrous symmetry, made all the more terrifying by its factual basis, A Parliament of Crows has it all. Read it!”F. PAUL WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of Cold City

Murder, fraud, suicide, war, isolation, madness, duty, pride, love, loyalty.

From World Fantasy Award winner Alan M. Clark comes a godforsaken southern gothic based on the three most evil sisters in history. They are the Mortlow sisters, and they do it all for the family.

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT UNTIL IT SUCKED BY PATRICK WENSINK

“There are plenty of bastards in this world, but Patrick Wensink isn’t one of them. Well, maybe. He is our Terry Southern and Paul Krassner and possibly one day even our own Jonathan Swift…” – SCOTT MCCLANAHAN, author of The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. I

“I’ve never known an American economy that didn’t smell like Red Lobster’s dumpster,” begins Patrick Wensink’s (bestselling author of Broken Piano for President) long-awaited essay collection

Zipping together heartbreak and hilarity in one neat package, this book is one man’s journey along the front lines of America’s economic nightmare. These nonfiction pieces feature Wensink selling his own BBQ sauce, tying the knot in a doughnut shop, getting fired from more jobs than most hold in a lifetime and struggling to make ends meet as a stay-at-home-dad.

In the end, Wensink perseveres in typical self deprecating fashion, chronicling his unexpected rise to bestseller status when Broken Piano for President goes viral thanks to the World’s Nicest Cease and Desist from Jack Daniel’s.

These essays originally appeared in Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and more.
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Now Available: The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones and A Pretty Mouth by Molly Tanzer

20 Sep

Lazy Fascist Press is proud to present our late summer/early autumn releases, A Pretty Mouth by Molly Tanzer and The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones.

The Last Final Girl is like Quentin Tarantino’s take on The Cabin in the Woods. Bloody, absurd, and smart. Plus, there’s a killer in a Michael Jackson mask.” – Carlton Mellick III, author of Apeshit

Life in a slasher film is easy. You just have to know when to die.

Aerial View: A suburban town in Texas. Everyone’s got an automatic garage door opener. All the kids jump off a perilous cliff into a shallow river as a rite of passage. The sheriff is a local celebrity. You know this town. You’re from this town.

Zoom In: Homecoming princess, Lindsay. She’s just barely escaped death at the hands of a brutal, sadistic murderer in a Michael Jackson mask. Up on the cliff, she was rescued by a horse and bravely defeated the killer, alone, bra-less. Her story is already a legend. She’s this town’s heroic final girl, their virgin angel.

Monster Vision: Halloween masks floating down that same river the kids jump into. But just as one slaughter is not enough for Billie Jean, our masked killer, one victory is not enough for Lindsay. Her high school is full of final girls, and she’s not the only one who knows the rules of the game.

When Lindsay chooses a host of virgins, misfits, and former final girls to replace the slaughtered members of her original homecoming court, it’s not just a fight for survival-it’s a fight to become The Last Final Girl.

Re-Animator meets The Secret History in this Tale of Sex and Science

Henry Milliner thinks his days of being the school pariah are over forever when he attracts the attention of Wadham College’s coolest Fellow Commoner, St John Clement, the Lord Calipash. St John is everything Henry isn’t: Brilliant, graceful, rich, universally respected. And as if that wasn’t enough, St John is also the leader of the Blithe Company, the clique of Natural Philosophy majors who rule Wadham with style. But when being St John’s protege ends up becoming a weirder experience than Henry anticipated — and the Blithe Company doesn’t quite turn out to be the decadent, debauched crew he dreamed of — Henry has some big decisons to make. Should he beg the forgiveness of his only friend, naive underclassman John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, or should he ride it out with St John and try to come out on top?

Praise for A Pretty Mouth:

“All too infrequently do I encounter a new voice as delightful, compelling, and intelligent as that of Molly Tanzer. Or, for that matter, an author with such a range. But here, in A Pretty Mouth, is that shining gem that keeps me sorting through the rubble. If this is only the beginning of her work, I can hardly wait to see where she’s headed!” —CAITLIN R. KIERNAN, author of The Drowning Girl: A Memoir

A Pretty Mouth is a fine and stylish collection that pays homage to the tradition of the weird while blazing its own sinister mark. Tanzer’s debut is as sharp and polished as any I’ve seen.” —LAIRD BARRON, author of The Croning

“If Hieronymus Bosch and William Hogarth had together designed a Fabergé egg, the final result could not be more beautifully and deliciously perverse than what awaits the readers of A Pretty Mouth. Molly Tanzer’s first novel is a witty history of the centuries-long exploits of one joyfully corrupt Calipash dynasty, a family both cursed and elevated by darkness of the most squamous sort. This is a sly and sparkling jewel of a book, and I can’t recommend it enough–get A Pretty Mouth in your hands or tentacles, post-haste, and prepare to be shocked, charmed, and (somewhat moistly) entertained!” —LIVIA LLEWELLYN, author of Engines of Desire

“Molly Tanzer is a prose Edward Gorey, decadent, delicious, and ever so slightly mad.” —NATHAN LONG, author of Jane Carver of Waar

“This is form and content and diction and tone and imagination all looking up at the exact same moment: When Molly Tanzer claps once at the front of the classroom.” —STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES, author of The Last Final Girl

“Had the nineteenth century really been like this–with the flounces and corsets and blood and tentacles and whatnot–we’d all be dead by now. Un- lucky us, but lucky you, Dear Reader, as you are alive to read this book.” —NICK MAMATAS, author of Bullettime

“The stories and short novel in Molly Tanzer’s impressive debut collection move steadily backwards through English history, from an Edwardian re- sort to a Roman encampment, stopping on the way for the nineteenth, eighteenth, and seventeenth centuries, all in the interest of tracing the main trunk of the notorious Calipash family tree all the way to its roots. It’s a linemarked by its excesses of sensuality, cruelty, and sorcery, and in excerpting the exploits of its storied members, Tanzer demonstrates her facility with a variety of voices and styles, from Wodehousian farce to Victorian erotica to Restoration class comedy. Each of the narratives collected here stands and succeeds on its own terms, but taken together, they add to a whole greater than the sum of its parts, in which the recurrence of key motifs in a diversity of settings creates the sense of a family living out its doom generation after generation. Tanzer is an ambitious writer, and she is talented enough for her ambition to matter.” —JOHN LANGAN, author of The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies

A Pretty Mouth is many things; erudite, hilarious, profane, moving, learned, engaging, horrific, terrifying, and profound. Molly moves through the multi-forms of prose like a shark in wine-dark seas, rife with allusion, deep in emotion, and sometimes giving you a little salty-mouth. A fantastic collection and not one to be missed.” —JOHN HORNOR JACOBS, author of This Dark Earth

“Molly Tanzer’s A Pretty Mouth is a spectacular book, rad and weird and fun. With winks to P. G. Wodehouse, Robert E. Howard and the Cthulhu Mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, it showcases the work of a woman who delights in writing. She writes very well indeed! This is a book I will return to, for to read it is such a naughty pleasure.” –W. H. PUGMIRE, author of The Twisted Muse

“I am a bit bashful about being titillated by Molly Tanzer’s naughty debut, A Pretty Mouth, but I must admit it in order to write this blurb. While having segments that are hot and sexy, it is also a dark and disturbing tale with a wicked sense of humor and compelling chracaters. I blush just thinking about it and might have to go read it again!” —ALAN M. CLARK, author of A Parliament of Crows and Of Thimble and Threat: The Life of a Ripper Victim

“It’s been repeatedly said we’re enjoying in a new golden age of weird and fantastic fiction. We are, and this lady is one the gifted magicians whose literary creations are keeping the bonfire burning brightly!” —JOSEPH S. PULVER, SR., author of The Orphan Palace

“Tanzer lifts the skirts of Victorian hypocrisy for a full Monty view of perverted hijinks and fun.” —MARIO ACEVEDO, author of Werewolf Smackdown

Now Available: The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan Vol. 1

25 Jul

“Scott McClanahan is a powerful, exceptional writer, and the overall effect of reading his deceptively simple stories is like getting hit in the head by a champion cage fighter cranked up on meth that was cooked in a trailer without running water in some Kentucky backwoods where people sing murder ballads to their children to put them to sleep.” –DONALD RAY POLLOCK, author of The Devil All the Time

“He might be one of the great southern storytellers of our time.” –VOL. 1 BROOKLYN

“When I discovered the stories of Scott McClanahan last year, I was instantly enthralled with his natural storytelling voice and freaky funny tales. There’s no pretense to Scott’s work. It’s like you’re just dropped right into the middle of these fantastic and true stories. It’s like a sweet blend of my favorite southern writers, Larry Brown and Harry Crews. Reading McClanahan is like listening to a good friend telling you his best real-life stories on your back porch on a humid night. And you both got a nice whiskey buzz going.” –KEVIN SAMPSELL, author of A Common Pornography

“McClanahan’s prose is unfettered and kinetic and his stories seem like a hyper-modern iteration of local color fiction. His delivery is guileless and his morality ambivalent and you get the sense, while reading him, that he is sitting next to you on a barstool, eating peanuts and drinking a beer, and intermittently getting up to pick a song on the jukebox.” –THE RUMPUS

“Reads like Bukowski with more surprises.” –IMPOSE MAGAZINE

CLICK HERE TO ORDER ‘THE COLLECTED WORKS OF SCOTT MCCLANAHAN VOL. 1’

Let’s Get Patrick Wensink on The Colbert Report!

25 Jul

In the past few days, Patrick Wensink’s Broken Piano for President has exploded into Amazon’s Top 10 bestsellers, where it currently sits at #7. The book has received coverage from Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Telegraph, Boing Boing, Yahoo News, Business Week, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, and countless other publications. This morning, Wensink appeared on Yahoo’s Trending Now talk show. Soon, he might be in a major documentary on trademark infringements and will be speaking to law students about copyright laws. In short, the book has exploded in an unprecedented manner. It’s one of the most popular bizarro political satires in recent times — and arrived just in time for the upcoming presidential election.

Now we need your help. We at Lazy Fascist Press are  not ones to rest on our laurels. We feel our work here is not yet done. We want to get Patrick Wensink — smart, funny, fantastic-smelling Patrick Wensink — on The Colbert Report. If we all work together, we can make this happen.

Here’s what you can do to get Patrick Wensink on The Colbert Report:

Send tweets about Patrick Wensink to both @ColbertReport and @StephenAtHome. Send them links to the Trending Now video, to the New York Times article, and to the Business Week interview. Or, if you prefer, just let Stephen Colbert knows how great Patrick Wensink smells.

Thank you for being part of the Lazy Fascist army.

Broken Piano for President: #1 Satire, #6 Bestseller at Amazon (Updated)

24 Jul

Broken Piano for President by Patrick Wensink exploded in the media early Sunday when news broke of the incredibly kind and generous cease-and-desist letter Jack Daniel’s issued over Broken Piano’s cover. It became the #1 bestselling satire at Amazon (beating out the works of Kurt Vonnegut and Catch-22) and the 6th bestseller overall. This is the highest sales rank a bizarro book has ever achieved. Let’s all raise a glass of Jack Daniel’s and give Patrick Wensink (and the great people at JD) one hell of a toast.

Here is some of the coverage the book has received so far:

The New York Times

Time Magazine

Forbes

Boing Boing

The Atlantic

Business Week

The Telegraph

Yahoo’s Trending Now

Yahoo News (x2)

Mashable

Mashable (interview)

Business Insider

GalleyCat

The Huffington Post

ABA Journal (American Bar Association)

Ain’t It Cool News

Bookforum

Kenyon Review

TN Whiskey Trail

The Portland Mercury’s Blogtown

WFPL (interview)

LitReactor

The Millions

Outside the Beltway

Critical Mob

Cosby Sweaters