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About Adam Millard
Adam Millard is the author of twenty-six novels, thirteen novellas, and more than two hundred short stories, which can be found in various collections, magazine, and anthologies. Probably best known for his post-apocalyptic fiction, Adam also writes fantasy/horror for children and Bizarro fiction for several publishers. His work has recently been translated for the German market.
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If you are expecting a neat, predictable set of stories TURN BACK NOW
If you want horror but hate bizarro or getting “the feels” THEN STEP AWAY
This collection of tales is what happens when one man’s art meets 12 authors fiction, and when writers are free to ignore their genre of choice and typical story conventions.
12 eye-challenging op-art designs were used to inspire these 12 mind-bending stories, which contain everything from futuristic sci-fi to fantastical comedy, and heartfelt life musings to near-cosmic nihilism.
This is VISIONS FROM THE VOID
Krampus is pissed at Santa after lending him his snowblower and never getting it back. His punishment? To build a Human Santapede long enough to stretch around The Land of Christmas, and at its helm, the jolly fat man himself. Can Santa - aided by his best foreman, Finklefoot - get his elves back, defeat Krampus, and save Christmas before it is too late, or will Krampus succeed in creating the ghastliest single-file organism the North Pole has ever seen?
Ho-Ho-Holy Shit, things are about to get messy...
A gang of twelve-year-old boys are trick-or-treating in London. Off in the distance, they hear the discordant chimes of an ice-cream truck. It seems strange to hear on a cold autumnal night, but their thoughts of maximizing their candy haul soon dismissed its incongruous melody… until they saw the rusting hulk idling in the shadows at the end of the street, its driver a faceless shadow.
That was the night he took one of them.
Years later, Halloween is fast approaching and Tom Craven is still haunted by the events of that dark night, especially the fact that their friend was never found. Increasingly plagued by horrific visions, Tom returns to the place where it all began, only to discover he's not the only one who can feel it. His friends have already arrived and are preparing for a battle which could get them all killed.
The Ice Cream Man is back… and he’s come for the ones that got away.
YOUR CALL TO CTHULHU IS IMPORTANT TO US. PLEASE HOLD.
Red tape. Catch-22s. Circular chains of command. Whether you're a customer or co-worker, bureaucracies drive us all insane. Even management is just a cog in a vast machine. Information, items, and even people get lost in the system, never gone but never found. No one seems to notice the insanity surrounding them... or if they do, they keep it to themselves. After all, those who notice and call attention to it tend to disappear, leaving nothing behind but an empty desk and whispered rumors in the break room. If ever there was a place for a cosmic horror to hide, grow, and thrive, it's deep within the archives of a huge, old bureaucracy.
But of all bureaucracies, corporations are the most powerful, seeming to have a life and will of their own. They're privately held with a multi-national reach, seemingly bottomless resources, and armies of lawyers jealously guarding their trade secrets. Corporate culture fiercely resists any attempt to change or regulate it, and anything and everything is justified by the bottom line. Who needs a Cthulhu Cult when you've got Cthulhu, Inc.?
Into this insidious world are thrust our heroes—the curious, the puzzled, and the frustrated. Defying authority, seeking answers they'd be better off not knowing, the secrets they discover threaten their sanity and their lives. Will they become the next whistleblower media hero? Or the next no-call / no-show their coworkers promptly forget? Just remember: it's nothing personal—it's just business.
This book contains twenty-five tales of bureaucratic insanity, including:
- DEATH PLEDGE by Jeff Deck
- WELCOME TO THE R’LYEH CORPORATION by James Pratt
- SHADOW CHARTS by Marcus Johnston
- CASUAL FRIDAY by Todd H. C. Fischer
- THE GOD UNDER THE CHURCH by David Tallerman
- REFUSAL by DJ Tyrer
- DAGON-TEC by Adam Millard
- ESOTERIC INSURANCE, INC. by Evan Dicken & Adrian Ludens
- CAREER ZOMBIE by John Taloni
- BOEDROMION NOUMENIA by Andrew Scott
- INCORPORATION by Max D. Stanton
- THE LOPONINE EXPLOITATION by John M. Campbell
- FESTIVAL PREPARATIONS by Justin Bailey
- MARYANNE’S EQUATIONS by Harry Pauff
- WHOLESOME LABOR by Sam Rent
- LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR by Wile E. Young
- TINDALOS, INC. by Charlie Allison
- CLEAN UP AISLE FOUR by Josh Storey
- FORCED LABOR by Peter Rawlik
- THE SHADOWS LENGTHEN IN THE CLOSE by Ethan Gibney
- IT CAME FROM I.T. by Gordon Linzner
- RETRACTION by Marie Michaels
- FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AT DAGOCORP HQ by L Chan
- NO DOVES COME FROM RAVEN EGGS by Mark Oxbrow
- APOTHEOSIS by Darren Todd
But in '78, after being outwitted by that year's 'final girl', Pigface found himself trapped (and a little bit on fire). Presumed dead, Larry Travers disappeared, but his legend lived on.
It's 2014. Now living in the woods with his overbearing - and slightly antique - mother, Larry's old enough to play bingo and enjoy jigsaw puzzles without feeling guilty. But the urge to kill has returned, and Larry thinks he still has what it takes to be a homicidal lunatic.
Pigface is back. Trouble is, he's not as young as he used to be...
A high powered CEO undertakes a highly unusual therapy to take his career to the next level…
A mother frantically searches for the child as the world burns…
Featuring new fiction by Adam Millard, Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, John Boden, Duncan Ralston, Rich Hawkins, Glenn Rolfe, George Daniel Lea, Tim Curran, WD Gagliani & Dave Benton and Kristopher Rufty.
A charity anthology.
Edited by Jack Bantry & Kit Power
F*ck the Rules features rule-bending stories from writing masters such as Guy N. Smith, Richard Chizmar, Adam Millard, Antonio Simon, Jr., Suzanne Fox, and more. Find out what happens when you throw your middle fingers up and defy those who hold you down.
What they don’t know, what they couldn’t have known, it their excavation awakened an ancient evil. What happens next… is the day the music undied.
by a wonderful family, The Brownlows, who bring him up to be
the best he can. Deciding to go to the cinema to watch the latest
superhero movie, the unthinkable happens.
Oliver is kidnapped, and taken to a mysterious old man, Fagin.
After a series of brutal events, Oliver is forced to learn how to
steal, taught by a gang of hooded thugs. He risks everything to
escape the sadistic clutches of his captors and return safely
to his family, who have their own problems.
Bill “Psycho” Sykes is a man on the edge, a pimp
with not only the police to worry about. With his girlfriend
on the game, and local criminal, Eddie Monks, up to no good,
Sykes has enough on his plate...
...And then came Olly.
Between these pages are 18 tales that will terrify, excite, and have you checking yourself into the nearest sanitarium. A brutal bare-knuckle bout takes a turn for the worse; a mysterious box arrives in the mail, but should it be opened? A robot fetishist upgrades to a newer model, with dire consequences; a flight suffers an attack midair by something unknown; an artist is besotted by a mysterious woman and will do anything to please her; a talking crow leads a trio of youngsters into the woods, but will they all make it out alive? All this and much, much more, so go ahead.
Pop youself on the throne and get started.
H. P. LOVECRAFT
JOHN LINWOOD GRANT
S. L. EDWARDS
and TOM LYNCH
Cover art by Lucas Korte
Interior illustrations by Fufu Fruenwahl
Edited by Scott R Jones
Martian Migraine Press: The Best Kind of Headache
Featuring stories by: Stephanie Wessell, Troll Dahl, Susan Bodnar, Marie Gethins, Kendall Castor-Perry, Kim, Rickcord, Caroline Slocock, Karen Sheard, Lucy V. Hay, Stephen Deas, Diana Read, Scott Merrow, Steven Quantick, Dylan Keeling, Steve Pool, Jacqui Canham, Nick Twyford, John Ashbrook, Gordon Slack, Richard Craven, Adam Millard, Penegrin Shaw, Geoff Bagwell, Steven Stockford, Andrew Williamson, Alex Thompson, Joshua Saltzman, Rachael Howard, Christopher Patrick, Charles Maciejewski, Hillier Townsend, Bartholomew Cryan, Jonah Jones, Duncan Eastwood, Shirley Day, Richie Brown, Gareth Eynon, Nick Yates, Maggie Innes, Elizabeth Hughes, Kristopher Rickards, Jeanette Hewitt, SV Macdonald, Jessica Brown, Leo Robertson, Chris Jeal, Sasha Black, Thomas Cranham, Neil Bebber, Elinor Perry Smith, Cristina Palmer-Romero, Chris Jones, and John Read.