Monday, June 9, 2014

The Lizard's Ardent Uniform & Other Stories

There will be more on this very personal BEAT to a PULP release in the next week. But for now here is the cover and description.

"All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream."--Edgar Allan Poe

The Lizard's Ardent Uniform and Other Stories (Veridical Dreams Vol. I) takes you on several voyages into every day nightmares, bizarre detours, and hellish worlds. Enlisting the talents of authors Chris F. Holm (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine), Terrie Farley Moran (Well Read, Then Dead), Patti Abbott (Home Invasion), Evan V. Corder, Steve Weddle (Needle: A Magazine of Noir), Hilary Davidson (The Damage Done), and Garnett Elliott (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine), thought-provoking fragments from the dream journals of Kyle J. Knapp (writer and poet of Pluvial Gardens and Celebrations in the Ossuary, who passed away in 2013 at the age of twenty-three) are fleshed out into seven stirring tales of crime, science fiction, literary, and fantasy. Edited and with an introduction by BEAT to a PULP's David Cranmer.

Stories:
The Lizard's Ardent Uniform -- Chris F. Holm
Dust to Dust -- Terrie Farley Moran
Twin Talk -- Patti Abbott
The Malignant Reality -- Evan V. Corder (including "The Needles" poem by Kyle J. Knapp)
Ghosts in the Fog -- Steve Weddle
The Debt -- Hilary Davidson
The Zygma Gambit -- Garnett Elliott

A portion of the proceeds from this collection will go to higher education.

15 comments:

Garnett Elliott said...

That is one gorgeous cover!

Randy Johnson said...

Do like the cover.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Like the cover and description, David. Best wishes

David Cranmer said...

Glad it's meeting approval and I should have it released in about a week.

Sheila Grimes said...

awesome brother!

Steve Weddle said...

lookin good

David Cranmer said...

Sheila, Many thanks for the continuing support.

Deeply appreciate your kind contribution, Steve.

Chad Eagleton said...

That's a great cover.

David Cranmer said...

Thank you, Chad.

Charles Gramlich said...

Looking good!

David Cranmer said...

And, Charles, I'm working on volume II that contains your fine story along with Chad and several others. Once again, thanks amigo.

Barbara Martin said...

Lizards are fine, considering one can add a pair of wings and a bit of fire...

Mates said...

Started reading last night until the old kindle ran out of juice. The intro, blew me away. The first three stories are fantastic to say the least, can't wait to finish up tonight, then will give my full review. Loving it so far.

David Cranmer said...

I'm very glad to hear that, Mates. I was hoping I hit the right tone with the intro.

David Cranmer said...

Barbara, I missed your comment. And, yes, fire from a dragon is always good unless he's zapping you in the rear quarters.