Introduction by Mike Resnick. Cover art by Tomislav Tikulin.
The third in our series of PS Showcase mini-collections of short stories from some of genre fiction's best up-and-coming writers.
Welcome to the world of Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal. Where else can you come face to face with a giant rhinoporcupine? Dream the future in a jazz tune from Hell? Hunt down outlaws who commit the crime of love? Eat a walking, talking human feast? Find passion behind the lab coat of a smoking hot mad scientist?
Only in Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal.
In these pages, Robert T. Jeschonek will take you on a tour of the wildest places and people you've never imagined. You've never met anyone quite like Dr. Hildegarde Medici, the mad scientist worshipped from afar by her twisted assistant, Glugor... or the Genebillies of Best Virginia, rip-snortin' genetic engineers in the moonshiner tradition... or Manny the Ration, an edible man who feeds more than empty stomachs in an alien landscape gone berserk.
If you're looking for something mind-blowing, you've come to the right place. In Mad Scientist Meets Cannibal, gonzo fictioneer Robert T. Jeschonek sets his wild imagination loose in five free-for-alls that set a new standard for storytelling. It's all about a cutting edge mêlée style, an in-your-face storytelling for the 21st century that mashes up genres, tones, expectations, and the most fundamental rules of stories and language. At the core of this engine of big ideas, startling imagery, and unexpected connections, you'll always find a pounding heart of love and longing and wonder, its power amplified by the revolutionary matrix roaring around it.
Take your first step into this breakthrough literary mêléeand experience a convergence of science fiction and fantasy... thrills and theories... tears and laughter... truth and lies... insanity and enlightenment. Ask yourself "What if?" and "Why not?" and "What the hell was that?" Most of all, kiss your preconceptions goodbye.
You're standing at the door to a big new treasure house, waiting for a key. And Robert T. Jeschonek just handed you a stick of dynamite.
- Introduction by Mike Resnick
- Food Chains
- Dionysus Dying
- Something Borrowed, Something Doomed
- Playing God
- The Day After They Rounded Up Everyone Who Could Love Unconditionally
Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, essays, articles, comic books, and podcasts have been published around the world.
Photo: Photo of American fantasy and science fiction writer Robert T. Jeschonek. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.
PS Showcase :: Series
PS Showcase is a series of short story mini-collections from some of genre fiction\'s best up-and-coming writers.
Publisher: PS Publishing.