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 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.


Today's Trip Down 1980s Cyber-Punk Memory Lane: RANXEROX

Am I the only one who remembers the awesome power of the comic book hero known as RanXerox? Unfamiliar are we? "...Sterfano Tamburini and Tanino Liberatore's amoral multilayered fully painted comic -RANXEROX which concerned sexual abuse, arm rippings, stabbings, murders, rampant mayhem and sorts of intensely sexual and violent imagery caused by a Robot called Ranxerox, who could take off his skull cap and tighten and adjust the interior of his mechanical head." Man, that was some heavy duty stuff back in the day, so far ahead of its time it's hardly shocking anymore. Wish I saved it. Oh well.