KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.
The Books That Got Me Through
Fast is over. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Big deal. Four days. Boohoo. While the edginess continued, I managed to combat the word jones by beating down the pile. Eyes are whipped. Stiff jolt of Lansdale (The Two Bear Mambo) Clown Commander VG (Vampire A Go-Go) some genius named Nam Le who made me realize how bad I just freaking suck (The Boat). Also, as a treat, I indulged in my favorite, ultraviolent science fiction writer's latest offering Death's Head - Day of the Damned. If you haven't checked out the raw adventures of Lt. Sven Tveskoeg, do. David Gunn's series is so hard boiled and scathingly black humored it resets the bar. His trusty sidearm is the best part. Got to love a A.I enabled, wise-cracking SIG-37.
Posted by Kieran Shea at 9/21/2009 06:24:00 AM