I stopped buying ISBNs for the Chimeraworld anthology after issue 3. I know this curtailed my ability to distribute the books through Amazon and seriously affected my sales potential but it was a group decision I made and stuck to. No ISBNs for any Chimericana Books from that date forward. It was with some great surprise, then, that Lulu made Chimeraworld 4 and Chimeraworld 5 a special choice for inclusion on the Amazon book seller - a massive chance to make some real sales for this under-exposed anthology.
Chimeraworld #1 is a dark place your mind will never escape. A collection of the most ferocious, the most relentless, the most wonderfully rendered nightmare landscapes ever witnessed in literary history. This is not horror. This is not sci-fi. This is not mystery. This is not thriller. CHIMERAWORLD exceeds all boundaries of taste and narrative. Stories from C.C. Parker, W. Bill Czolgosz, Greg Beatty, John Peters, L. Marie Wood, Latricia L. Lane, T.M. Gray, Ken Goldman, Queenie Tirone, Jaime L. Burvato, Alex Severin, William S. Brock, polycarp kusch, Joseph Miles, Kevin Anderson, J. M. Heluk, Isaac Fellows, Kevin L. Donihe, Tony Richards, S.J. Hinton, Steve Short, John Edward Lawson and Rickey Windell George.
Still reeling from the nightmare excesses of CHIMERAWORLD #1? Relax a while and enjoy the ambient tones of sadness, depression, degradation and utter hopelessness of CHIMERAWORLD #2. Twenty three of the most mentally corrosive stories from twenty three of the most innovative authors ever assembled in one collection. Stories from Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis, Brian W Keen, Kurt Newton, Dustin LaValley, David L Tamarin, Derek Gunn, Michele Acker, Anthony Cain, William D. Carl, Glen Alan Hamilton, Quentin S Crisp, J. M. Heluk, Charles Richard Laing, Ken Goldman, Nicholas Alan Tillemans, Suzanne Church, Eric Shapiro, Tony Richards, Karen James, John Meany, Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Richard Lee and Destiny West.
Misogyny, atheism and terrorism in one issue? It must be Chimeraworld #3 time. Twenty-three short stories of sexual annihilation, god murder and exploding children all mingled together in one really nasty annual debauch of the senses. Fiction was never meant to be this extreme, this subversive, this genre-breaking. Share the pain and pleasure of Ralph Greco, Jr., Dean R Winters, Michael De Kler, Jenny Ashford, Nicholas Alan Tillemans, C. C. Parker, Joshua Scribner, Sean Logan, Chet Gottfried, Paul Pinn, D.L. Snell, Anthony Armstrong, C.L. Russo, Will McIntosh, Tim McDaniel, Michael A. Kechula, Kevin James Miller, Richard Pitaniello, Richard D. Moore, Liam Davies, Tonya Price, Glen Alan Hamilton, David L Tamarin.
The modern motorcar (and the industry that surrounds it) is nothing but a cancer on the face of the Earth. Mark Zirbel, Christina Kinnan, Paul Murray Collrin, Jenny Ashford, Liam Davies, Courtney Burback, Mark Robyn, M.P. Johnson, Tyler Runde, J. M. Heluk, Kelly Stevens, Ken C Goldman, Ray Wallace, Gerard Brennan, Brad C. Hodson, M. Jones, Suzanne Burns, Jeff Drake, Cameron Pierce, Sean Rickards, David Mitchell Turnbull, Kek-W and Alex Severin bring us twenty-three tales of the revolting lives and ugly deaths of these beasts of the road. Long may they remain dead.
Some of the best short stories in the world have found themselves being rejected. Jade Eckert, Larry Lefkowitz, Chris Reed, Kaalii Cargil, Julya Oui, Deb Atwood, Alex Severin, Ralph Robert Moore, Wayne Summers, J.R. Murdock, George O'Gorman, Gary McMahon, Geoffrey Maloney, D.W. Green, David Simms, Joel Jacobs, Jeremy Hepler, John B. Rosenman, Kevin James Miller, Forrest Armstrong, James R.Cain, Christina Capewell and Adam Lowe share their misfit visions with us. Quite a ride.
Be a good friend and invest in this amazing series of books and (if you're a writer) remember that I'm still taking submissions for the next book in the series Chimeraworld 6 (new world disorder).