Congratulations to Julian K. Jarboe for being a Crawford Award finalist and a Lambda Literary Award finalist!
Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel
by Julian K. Jarboe
In this debut collection of body-horror fairy tales and mid-apocalyptic Catholic cyberpunk, memory and myth, loss and age, these are the tools of storyteller Jarboe, a talent in the field of queer fabulism. Bodily autonomy and transformation, the importance of negative emotions, unhealthy relationships, and bad situations amidst the staggering and urgent question of how build and nurture meaning, love, and safety in a larger world/society that might not be “fixable.”This includes such tales as "The Nothing Spots Where Nobody Wants to Stay" and "The Seed and The Stone" as well as original fiction. A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Crawford Award!
Julian K. Jarboe is a writer and sound designer from Massachusetts. More of their work can be found at juliankjarboe.com.
Cover art by Kim Hu; cover design by Peter Barnfather.
Paperback, 222 pages
"Throughout, Jarboe melds tenderness, humor, and righteous anger into insightful tales of characters navigating the margins of society. Readers are sure to be blown away." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This slim collection of only 222 pages draws on myth, fairy tale, apocalyptic visions of the future — capitalism and climate change gone further awry, and a necessary dose of dark humor." - The Seattle Review of Books
New Book! A collection of weird tales by Ryan Vance
One Man's Trash
A March 2021 release!
by Ryan Vance
A thoroughly postmodern monster finds kinship in mutability and endurance. A restaurant critic meets his match in a tale of telepathic tongues. A put-upon middle-manager dreams of bloody revenge against the puerile Big Babies. A courier chases an impossible connection across a city that doesn’t exist. Seeking solace in queer lives and landscapes, these fables of loneliness, love and liminality delight in disgust, discover joy in daily junk, and create wild unexpected treasures from the most unusual of leftovers.
"Vance’s fantasy elements are all the more enchanting for being so close to reality. The mix of magic and the everyday will linger with readers long after the book is shut." - Publishers Weekly
"Underneath the uncanny, Vance’s true understanding of humanity is revealed, through strange situations that ultimately make each story within One Man’s Trash addicting and compelling. - Lambda Literary Review
“These stories are unsettling in the best way: they get under your skin and take root.” - Rachel Plummer, author of Wain
“A freakish, festering, and occasionally beautiful collection of stories.” - Laura Waddell, author of Exit
"So very queer and fantastical, the stories of One Man's Trash (nothing rubbish here!) push the reader one step closer to the weird." - Matthew Bright, author of Stories to Sing in the Dark
Cover art and design by Ryan Vance