Renaissance Rebel: An Interview with Phoenix

My next interview in this series is with Phoenix, an author of one NihilismRevised’s many 2018 publications, Separation: Healing. Phoenix is unique to the NihilismRevised family, however, in that he already has a total of fifty (that’s right; that’s a five and a zero) book publications under his belt. You can find Phoenix’s current available

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Random Media Motorist 1: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Delphi Classics on Kindle

My Kindle library is entirely out of control. I have more books than I could ever hope to read, although I try not to dwell on that fact, since it tends to haul a chain of other facts too dark and dreary for casual consideration after it. I’d rather leave the Hamletizing to my formal

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Esoteric Sausage Flash Fiction Contest Honorable Mentions

I want to thank everyone again who submitted to the Esoteric Sausage flash fiction contest! Posted here are two honorable mentions. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! This weekend, we will resume our author interview series. I’m working on a few juicy ones right now, so stay tuned! You won’t want

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Esoteric Sausage Flash Fiction Contest Winner

Today, we’re taking a break from the author interview series to announce the winner of the Esoteric Sausage flash fiction contest. Contestants were asked to write a very short flash fiction based on the words “esoteric sausage.” Familiarity with my book Esoteric Sausage and Other Malformations was not required for participation. While reading the entries

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Islam, Robot Surgeons, and Porn Stars: An Interview with the Reverend Bob Freville

Our next Silent Motorist Media interview is compiled from a lengthy and strange phone conversation with Bob Freville, author of Celebrity Terrorist Sex Bomb and Battering the Stem from Bizarro Pulp Press, as well as the soon-to-be-released, extensively illustrated novel from Psychedelic Horror Press, The Network People, available for pre-order on the Psychedelic Horror Press

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Hate Your Art: An Interview With Philip LoPresti

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of interviewing the poet, artist, and prose author Philip LoPresti. LoPresti’s work more or less introduced me to the weird and seriously dark world of Dunhams Manor, a press I still rely on for my regular dose of disturbing and experimental art. I couldn’t imagine a more fitting

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Sacred Gardens: A Meditation on Possession in Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist

Possession is a strange concept. Like many of the categorizations we use to piece together what roughly might be called our social existence, possession is marked more by its ambiguities than its certainties. What do we possess? We possess our possessions. But what are those? Merely material things that cost money, that stand at one

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Daulton Dickey’s Flesh Made World: A Review and Analysis

There’s something deeply unsettling about a weird fiction writer (for lack of an appropriately defined label) who takes his or her own work seriously. Daulton Dickey is one of these writers. Seriousness is certainly not the “norm” around here, and it’s not a bad thing. All the nasty jokes and satirical hilarity is what the

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The Darkest Albums Ever Recorded, Part Two

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post. I hope you enjoy! Stay tuned for a future part three. What albums do you think belong on this list? Let me know in the comments below! Current 93 Dogs Blood Rising (1984) Let’s begin with another classic. Dogs Blood Rising, the second release by Current 93, consistently

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The Darkest Albums Ever Recorded, Part One

There’s dark music and then there’s dark music. When dark music is brought up in a conventional setting, it’s safe to assume that albums like Depeche Mode’s “Violator” (1990) or Nine Inch Nails’ “The Downward Spiral” (1994) are on the table. Both albums are fantastic, as far as I’m concerned, and more than a little

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