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About David Agranoff
David Agranoff lives and writes in San Diego California. He is an award-nominated author of Horror, bizarro, and Science Fiction mostly. His short story collection Screams from a Dying World was nominated for a wonderland award for best collection. His debut novel The Vegan Revolution With Zombies is a hilarious satire that received rave reviews and was even featured in the Journal of Animal Studies. He has a novella called "Punkupine Moshers of the Apocalypse" was featured in the Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade edited by Cameron Pierce. His novels have been published by several publishers include the Splatterpunk award-nominated eco-Apoclayse novel Ring of Fire, Punk Rock Ghost Story, and Flesh Trade co-written with Edward R. Morris. His most recent release is Goddamn Killing Machines from Clash Books.
He grew up in Bloomington Indiana while spending a few years in Syracuse NY, Portland Oregon he is back home in San Diego. Agranoff has been vegan for over twenty-five years and Straight Edge for even longer. He is co-host of the PKDickheads podcast that is focused on the work of author Philip K Dick and other classic new wave Science Fiction.
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Mother Nature is angry. Really angry.
San Diego is known for being one of the most beautiful cities in America.There is trouble in paradise. Illness is rampant and people are starting to notice. A series of wild fires is popping up and threatening to surrounded the city. The air is becoming unbreathable, the water supply is contaminated, and the survivors are losing their sanity and grip on their humanity. For the millions of people stuck, the city has turned into a death trap.
From the homeless on the streets, to City Hall, from the fire fighters on the front lines, to media covering the crisis, Ring of Fire is a kaleidoscopic look at ecological collapse in the first world.
Humans have ravaged the planet for too long, now Mother Nature is going to get her revenge.
Now, underground fiction's most talented fiends have created a series of tales inspired by the Misfits. In these pages, an astro zombie contemplates the life she left behind as she goes into flesh-ripping battle. A team of organ harvesters shows just how violent the world can be. A wannabe true crime reporter goes on a grisly road trip that takes him a little too close to his subject matter. A mysterious set of skulls pushes a young woman to create a collection of her very own. A teenager from mars excavates the fetid product of his earthly lust.
These new twists on the songs you love are sure to surprise, startle, sicken and force you to see this timeless horror punk in a completely different light.
Would you risk control of your mind and soul?
Would you scour the darkest gutters on an alien world?
Andall Shellton is a politically-savvy governor on one of humankind's most populated colonies, and a rising star on the scene, married to one of the most famous actresses in all the worlds. Their ideal life is thrown into turmoil when their youngest daughter, Liv, is kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery on a hell-world beyond the Red Line of human expansion. Using all of the resources of his position, Andall follows the traffickers who stole his little girl - to the colony of NewKok, a pleasure planet beyond the rule of law, except for the law of the jungle.
Flesh Trade is a politically-charged story of 24th century crime, taking place on a lawless world where our humble protagonist quickly learns that military tactics and political power are meaningless. He resorts to a mind-fuse to upload the memory and skills of a dead war hero, Col. John Stack, and fights his way through the city to save his daughter. The fuse only lasts for one night on NewKok before the uploaded pattern takes over the host. With this clock counting down, Andall must battle genetically modified gangsters, dirty cops, sex slavers, underground surgeons, mercenaries, cannibals and aliens, while struggling to control his own mind, with only the night left to save his daughter.
For fans of Neal Asher and Phililip K Dick, this novel is a magnum opus of action, world-building and mind-bending speculative noir. Agranoff and Morris have plotted a terrifying path into a dangerous vision of the future. Come along for the ride, if you dare.
"Edward Morris is a fearless writer, expanding the boundaries of what is possible with the weird. Read him." ---Jeff VanderMeer author of Authority
"David Agranoff is a razor sharp writer, a storyteller with a hard rock pacing, a magician of ideas." - John Shirley Author of A Splendid Chaos
"It is that effortless switch from socio-political worldbuilding to sci-fi noir that makes this novel work so well... It is also an edge-of-your-seat adventure novel reeking in crime noir, mercenary action, and underworld decadence. What is impressive is how well they both come together and how we never lose the humanity of the main characters throughout all the double-dealing and violence. If you have any love for science fiction, I highly recommend this as your next read." - Marvin Vernon of the Novel Pursuit blog
"This epic tome takes the very real and harrowing threat of the modern sexual slave trade and layered it into a rich and diverse world of futuristic humanity mixing with various imaginative alien species...incredibly imaginative and action-packed with great characters and a breakneck pace, despite its epic size." - Desmond Reddick host of the Dread Media Podcast
Animal suffering is a thing of the past. Hipsters can now enjoy bacon without guilt. Thanks to a new miracle drug the cute little pig no longer feels a thing as she is led to the slaughter.
The only problem? Once the drug enters the food supply anyone who eats it is infected. From fast food burgers to free-range organic eggs, eating animal products turns people into shambling brain-dead zombies - not even vegetarians are safe!
In Portland, Oregon, vegans, freegans, abolitionists, hardliners and raw fooders have holed up in Food Fight, one of the country's premier vegan grocery stores at the vegan mini-mall. There they must prepare for their final battle to take back the city from the hordes of roaming undead. Will vegans filet the flesh-eaters or will they become zombie chow?
When there's no more meat in hell, the vegans will walk the earth.
Driven back and badly beaten, the local Nazi contingent finds the strangest of allies - The last survivor of a cult of Nazi werewolf assassins. A war criminal on the run, the old monster has come to America and dreams of starting a Fourth Reich. An army of neo-Nazi werewolves are just what he needs. But first, they have some payback for all those meddling Anti-racist SHARPs...
From David Agranoff, the author of The Vegan Revolution...with Zombies, comes another punk horror epic of growing up, black magic, and kicking Nazi-werewolf ass!
San Diego Horror Professionals, Volume 2 is the second in a unique series highlighting the best of America’s Finest City.
"Original and very creepy tales!" - Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero
“Buckle up because this is a wild ride! SDHP takes readers along some crazy back roads in this collection of original and very creepy tales.” –Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Patient Zero
“There's no fat in this tight and terror-filled anthology of dark fiction from a place where it's always sunny!" - Desmond Reddick, Dread Media podcast
"David Agranoff is a razor sharp writer, a storyteller with a hard rock pacing, a magician of ideas, an adventurer in subcultures, an expert in underground music scenes." --John Shirley, author of Wetbones
"Agranoff puts you on tour with one of punk's great mysteries in this stunning and unflinching dive into the blood, sweat, and vitality that helped punk rock change the world and destroyed one of its legendary bands." --James Chambers, author of Three Chords of Chaos
In the Reagan 80s, at the height of hardcore punk, bands eager to make it big crisscrossed the United States in beat-up tour vans with little more than DIY passion and boxes of handmade records. Basements, warehouses and dive bars were alive with the raw energy of the underground scene. But in the summer of 1982, legendary Indianapolis hardcore band, The F*ckers, became the victim of a mysterious tragedy.
They returned home without their vocalist and the band disappeared. A single record sought by collectors, a band nearly forgotten, and an urban legend passed from punk to punk. What happened to The F*ckers on that tour? Why was their singer never seen again? No one has been able to say. Until now...
For the first time, the truth behind Indiana's lost hardcore legend THE F*CKERS, is revealed. And the most shocking secret is that it could happen again.
From the author of Amazing Punk Stories and Boot of the Wolf Reich, David Agranoff, Punk Rock Ghost Story is a one of a kind supernatural horror set against two very different eras of punk rock history.
- John Shirley from his introduction
Gasp in horror at redneck cannibals who eat a steady diet of bands!
Tour the underground music scenes at the edge of the universe!
Behold the insanity of mosh pits at the end of the world!
From the frontiers of deep space to a punk rock village in the wasteland of a world nuked by Ronald Reagan. Amazing Punk Stories will take you to a punk scene in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. A punk scene both familiar and utterly bizarro.
Riffing off themes from the genres of mystery, western, cosmic horror and science fiction; Amazing Punk Stories contains thirteen studded and spiked tributes to classic pulp fiction.