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Someday I will release my ultimate collection of short stories and it will include four Novelettes that I have written. One I’m most proud of reflects my lifelong obsession with the OZ stories by L. Frank Baum of the early twentieth century. I used one of my favorite storylines of all the tales, what I guess we can now call a transsexual line of a boy who did not know he would change genders, become a queen, and gloriously rule Oz. It involves a gorgeous sorceress Mombi, the (grown) boy Tipperarius (Tip) and his alter ego, Ozma, as well as Tip’s creations Jack Pumpkinhead (a beloved character) and the animated Sawhorse they travel on. My story does not scrimp on the sex and violence, and some publisher will eventually love it as I do. This Labyrinth Creators Journal has the dope on the dope novelette and my life of Oz worship. As for the collection, I play the long game, as it HAS to be perfection, and include mostly published stories. Hahaha, I’m mad; mad I tell you. Read the blog that thousands call “behind the moon, beyond the rain.” Revel in these characters I adore:

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Drew Struzan
John R. Neill

ROCK THE BODY

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David Cronenberg has got to be filmmaking’s Maestro of unwelcome attacks on the human form, and his films have some of the greatest of these transformative effects. From Videodrome to The Fly to Scanners to Existenz to The Brood to Dead Ringers, our Canadian lord of the weird has given us more than enough reasons not to mess with our biology. In the third of Eighth Towers’ great Dark Fiction Trilogy of tributes, we experience The Body of Horror: Stories Inspired by the Cinema of David Cronenberg.

Stories by: Glynn Owen Barrass, Sarah Walker, John Edwin Buja, Richard Alan Scott, Andrew Coulthard, John Chadwick, Michael Housel, Nora B. Peevy, Andy Paciorek, Andrew Freudenberg.

Purchase Link:

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I’m certain you will be surprised and delighted by my offering: QINGLONG, the story of a good man who regains his strength after an illness, in a gigantic way.

Purchase directly from Eighth Tower:

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Book and CD Bundle:

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Eighth Tower Records is proud to release a compilation of music inspired by the cinema of the legendary Canadian director David Cronenberg, sound companion to the upcoming literary ANTHOLOGY. More than a cult filmmaker, a true legend of the contemporary cinema, Cronenberg inspired an unimaginable number of artists all over the world and in every field of artistic expression. Cronenberg’s signature is a mix of graphic sex and violence broadly known as “body horror.” His work explores human fears and desires not commonly expressed in cinema, such as disease, aging, mental illness, and sexual fetishism. “Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.” – David Cronenberg

Previously unreleased music by:
Sigillum S (Italy), Desiderii Marginis (Sweden), Sonologyst (Italy), Mario Lino Stancati, Schloss Tegal (US), dodenskald (Iran), UNCODIFIED (Italy), Jarl (Sweden), Mortar Devotions (Italy /Finland), Kloob (Spain).

Mastered by Raffaele Pezzella (Sonologyst)

Purchase or just listen, digital and CD:

https://eighthtowerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-body-of-horror-music-inspired-by-the-cinema-of-david-cronenberg-2

Artwork by John Chadwick

Continuing my guide to scouting out “The Eternal,” we come to a very interesting group of futurists that I belong to; “Singularity University.” Here I get to rub elbows with the greatest minds and entrepreneurs working on the silly notion of solving all the world’s ills, in online chatrooms full of brilliance and a lot of shyness. I also delve into Media overload and how I may be sick of your shit, hahaha. Read the always brief, always surprising blog that five out of five Physicists call “Schwarzeneggerian.” Links to essay and group below:

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ABOVE US ONLY SKY

Imagine all the people sharing all the world. In my Labyrinth Creators Journal to close out February, I get into the ways I cultivate my need to engage The Eternal in my everyday existence. Something that gives us a direct and personal attachment to the realities of the past is our own Genealogy, the hunt for which does not have to be an expensive proposition. I also talk about a group that is near and dear to me battling to eliminate religious dogma from our public policies. Get stimulated tonight by this always brief always electric bugaloo heading toward 4000 readers.

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THE LEAST OF MY BROTHERS

Jesus’ teachings must have been some kind of wake-up call as he was imparting them, and certainly rich and poor witnesses alike gave weight to his oratory and went forth to emulate him. One such young man, in my Science Fiction story “Lepers of Golgotha” finds himself therefore involved in a phenomenon unique in all of history. In my latest Labyrinth Creators Journal, I discuss my lifelong obsession with Mankind’s creation, Religion, and my decades as an eager Catholic acolyte. Read the always short, always revelatory Writer’s Journal that 31/4K unique readers can’t give up for Lent.

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Photo by Gene D. Austen

THE INVISIBLE SCRIBE

Screaming into a void? Putting it out there but it’s trapped in here? Feeding minds but no feedback? One has to wonder when one’s domination of the universe will begin, and with a bang, or even a whimper? This Labyrinth Creators Journal ponders the age old question, if the Pope shits in the woods does it make a sound? Read the always brief, always relevant book of essays that talks about my story involving two RI folk legends coming together to make a splash, but not yet breaking water.

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POE LITTLE FOOL

Edgar Allan Poe spent time in my state capitol of Providence Rhode Island courting the lovely Sarah Whitman, going to The Hot Club, hanging in the streets, drinking slurpees and getting involved with an ATV gang. Young punk successor HP Lovecraft comes along and wallows in his hero’s footsteps, brooding at the same cemetery, the nerve. My supposed sequel to The Cask of Amontillado, a story entitled “The Aftertaste,” spermed on these memories in me, and now you can read about it in the latest Labyrinth Creators Journal. Visit the always brief, always entertaining blog that you’ll enjoy despite Poe’s one word review, “Nevermore.”

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YOU REMIND ME OF THE MAN

“What man?”
“The man with the power.” “What power?” “The power of Voodoo.” “Voodoo. Who do?” “You do.” “Do what?” “Remind me of the man…” I saw that bit decades before “Labyrinth” with David Bowie, in Cary Grant’s “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.” Be that as it may, this time in the Labyrinth Creators Journal we continue our discussion of the African and Haitian religious rituals that inspired my “Resurrection Cemetery.” Leave no headstone unturned by checking in with this always brief, always delightful blog that leaves over 3000 readers staring like White Zombies at their computers and phones.

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Watching Peter Jackson’s film of The Beatles: Get Back for three nights straight right before my Birthday has made me wistful about the Fab Four’s place in my heart and mind throughout my life, especially my all-time biggest socially-conscious hero, John Lennon. I couldn’t help but take a pause to wax poetically about the Liverpool Lads in my latest Labyrinth Project Creators Journal over at The Immortal Artist out of New Orleans. Read the always brief, always thoughtful, always entertaining blog that brought me from fool on the hill to paperback writer.

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Filipe Pfingstag