|Apocalypse Now, Voyager, a new novella starring good ol'
Marty Burns is out now as a limited edition perfectbound
paperback from the nice people at Earthling Publications.
It has been published in an edition of 400 signed copies,
with an introduction by the lovely Paul McAuley and a
terrific JK Potter cover. Michael Marshall Smith says:
"Jay Russell is horror's finest comic stylist. Funny, touching, and weird. And so is his work. Make sure you've got time to finish APOCALYPSE NOW, VOYAGER in one sitting, because you will *not* be putting it down."
I like it, too.
Brown Harvest is published by Four Walls Eight Windows in the US and distributed by Turnaround Publishing Services in the UK. Ever been a boy or girl detective? Ever wanted to be one? Brown Harvest is the story of what happens when boy detectives grow old. With guest appearances by just about every character you ever loved reading about when you, too, were young and/or innocent.
The New York Times Book Review said this:
"Brown Harvest is crammed with ruses and red herrings,
but the biggest mystery is why nobody ever thought of its
ingeniously entertaining premise before. That treasured and
familiar literary character, the boy detective, has grown up,
traded his innocence for cynicism and morphed into the
rumpled antihero of a 21st-century noir....Russell knows all
the tics and twists of his genre, and his delight in playing
with them is infectious...Like the director David Lynch,
Russell has an affection for both the heartbreakingly pure
and the unspeakably seamy -- and a natural talent for
mixing the two together in a sweet-and-sour cocktail. If he
occasionally goes in for cheap potshots at the world of
boulangeries and carpal tunnel sufferers, he can be forgiven
for the sincerity of his disgust and the sharpness of his wit.
In his hands, sex,
Read work by Jay Russell:
"What Ever Happened to Baby June" -- a Marty Burns
"(Soft) City" -- written to be performed at The
Hayward Gallery, London,
"Di/Crash" -- an essay about a princess, a science
fiction writer, a