RDSP Update March

 Available Now Architectures of Possibility

Architectures of PossibilityNon-fiction from Guide Dog Books:

Architectures of Possibility is less like a how to guide and more like a community of experts. This is partly because of the extensive interviews but it's also part of the fabric of the book. Join in the conversation by 'liking' the book on Facebook or friending it on Twitter.

You can also visit the official web site for even more interviews that could not be included in the print version.

Ideal for individual or classroom use, Architectures of Possibility theorizes and questions the often unconscious assumptions behind such traditional writing gestures as temporality, scene, and characterization; offers various suggestions for generating writing that resists, rethinks, and/or expands the very notion of narrativity; visits a number of important concerns/trends/ obsessions in current writing (both on the page and off); discusses marketplace (ir)realities; hones critical reading and manuscript editing capabilities; and strengthens problem-solving muscles from brainstorming to literary activism. Exercises and supplemental reading lists challenge authors to push their work into self-aware and surprising territory.



 Pre-Order: The Verminomicon

VerminomiconVerminomicon—A Field Guide
to the Vermin of Yuggoth;
Abominations of a Haunted World

is an illustrated text featuring
the sculptures of Anthony DeBartoli
and text from John Edward Lawson

In a tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, Verminomicon showcases the imagination and skill of sculptor Anthony DeBartolis who has spent years crafting more than thirty different species of vermin from Yuggoth. This disturbingly beautiful volume not only explores the multidimensional menace of the fungoid Mi-Go race established in "The Whisperer in Darkness," but expands on Lovecraft's twisted vision—at the reader's peril.

FungiFull-color images of DeBartolis' sculptures are paired with descriptive text from author John Edward Lawson to deliver a field guide of diabolic scope that also details the story of a scientist caught up in the Mi-Go plot against humanity.

 

Pre-Order Bonus Offer:

If you pre-order the book you are eligible to purchase a one-of-a-kind, sculpted fungi landscape. These fungi were featured in the book and will look similar to, but not exactly the same as, the sculpture displayed here. At approximately 6" diameter and 3.5" tall this is the perfect size for displaying on a desk or coffee table. Quantities are limited.

Fungi


 Meet RDSP's new Ebook Reviews Manager

RDSP is excited to announce that John Wayne Comunale is now our Ebook ReviewsManager. If you are interested in receiving ebook review copies please contact him at [email protected]John Wayne Communale


John Wayne Comunale hails from the third coast of Houston Texas and spends his time playing guitar and singing in local rock/experimental band: Letters to Voltron. He also co-hosts the weekly comedy podcast, Never Buy a Stripper a Drink, that heavily supports the arts in Houston hosting regular guests that range from local musicians, comics, actors, and even burlesque dancers. He has spent time working for The Texas Review Press out of Huntsville, and writes primarily in the ‘bizarro’ genre of fiction with stories ranging from: the creation of the ‘Public Execution Industry’ to, sex, metal, magic prostitutes, hell, and the corruption of pretty much everything.

 The Gorelets Omnibus eBook for Kindle

TERRIFYINGLY TINY.  DEVILISHLY DEEP.

The Gorelets Omnibus collects all the bloody little bits of Michael Arnzen's poetry written in the past 10 years into one big volume. Here's an excerpt:The Gorelets Omnibus

Two Corporate Haikruel

SIGNS OF THE NEW ECONOMY
beneath hot pavement
picketers buried upright
clutching billboard poles

CUBICLE TORTURE
partitions of nails
press upon spooked accountants
squeezing out profits

You can also order the paperback or hardcover (with bonus material) from Barnes & Noble or Amazon

Hardcover Now Available

While The Gorelets Omnibus is available in both paperback and hardcover versions, the hardcover edition contains more than 50 pages of must-have bonus material, including:  the hard-to-find Martha Stewart parody, “Michael Arnzen Dying,” additional haikruel you won’t find elsewhere, unfinished poems and pieces no longer available on his website, the "Borelets” parody, and an impressive “horror poetry workshop” of instructional essays by Arnzen on crafting terrifying verse, alongside over 300 “twisted” writing prompts specifically intended to instigate weirdness.

And be sure to visit the website responsible for it all at http://gorelets.com


 RDSP T-shirts

RDSP T Shirt
Thanks to Skurvy Ink you can now order RDSP T-shirts here.

 Events

Mar 21
ICFA 33
“The Monstrous Fantastic”
Michael A. Arnzen
Orlando Airport Marriott, Orlando, FL

Mar 29-31
Lousiana Conference on Literature, Language & Culture
guest author Michael A. Arnzen


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