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Carlton Mellick III (July 2, 1977, Phoenix, Arizona) is an American author currently residing in Portland, Oregon. He calls his style of writing "avant-punk," and is currently one of the leading authors in the recent 'Bizarro' movement in underground literature[citation needed] with Steve Aylett, Chris Genoa and D. Harlan Wilson.Mellick's work has been described as a combination of trashy schlock sci-fi/horror and postmodern literary art. His novels explore surreal versions of earth in contemporary society and imagined futures, commonly focusing on social absurdities and satire.Carlton Mellick III started writing at the age of ten and completed twelve novels by the age of eighteen. Only one of these early novels, "Electric Jesus Corpse", ever made it to print.He is best known for his first novel Satan Burger and its sequel Punk Land. Satan Burger was translated into Russian and published by Ultra Culture in 2005. It was part of a four book series called Brave New World, which also featured Virtual Light by William Gibson, City Come A Walkin by John Shirley, and Tea from an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan.In the late 90's, he formed a collective for offbeat authors which included D. Harlan Wilson, Kevin L. Donihe, Vincent Sakowski, among others, and the publishing company Eraserhead Press. This scene evolved into the Bizarro fiction movement in 2005.In addition to writing, Mellick is an artist and musician.
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Full Metal Octopus
Carlton Mellick III - 2021-07-20
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Discover a dark and intriguing world in Full Metal Octopus. In Grub Town, a corrupt city filled with gutter punk mermaids and yakuza elves, Eliot is the city's most beautiful fairy, cursed to hide his stunning butterfly wings to avoid constant harassment. His only solace is found in the Snake Pit strip club and Oona, the half-octopus tattoo artist he's hopelessly in love with. But when a murder occurs in her shop, Eliot and Oona must go on the run together to survive, relying only on each other. This gritty bizarro-style tale is perfect for fans of Quentin Tarantino and Monster High dolls.
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The Bad Box
Carlton Mellick III - 2020-09-01
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A short novella by a top 40 science-fiction writer under 40, The Bad Box is an absurd horror story that explores the terror of childhood. Follow Little Benny, a smart but anxious boy who struggles with failing tests, and the punishment he faces in Mrs. Gustafson's fifth-grade class - the bad box, a magical device that mutates children into monsters. This creepy-cute book is perfect for fans of Carlton Mellick III's other novellas like Mouse Trap and Every Time We Meet at the Dairy Queen Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes.
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The Big Meat
Carlton Mellick - 2020-04-01
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A surreal and disturbing novel by the godfather of bizarro fiction, The Big Meat explores the aftermath of a giant monster attack that leaves behind a mountain of rotting flesh in the heart of Portland. The story delves into the struggles of survivors, quarantined in a contaminated city, as they face the horrors of addiction and claustrophobia in their fight for survival.
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Snuggle Club
Carlton Mellick III - 2020-03-01
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"Snuggle Club" by Carlton Mellick III is a bizarre horror comedy about Ray Parker, who joins a local "cuddle party" community to cope with his loneliness after his wife's death. As Ray becomes more involved, he realizes that the experience is not what he expected and is far more unsettling than initially thought. This short, fast-paced novella is perfect for fans of Mellick who enjoy his unique and strange style of storytelling.
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Mouse Trap
Carlton Mellick - 2019-05-01
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"Mouse Trap" by Carlton Mellick III is a captivating and imaginative story of young love in a dying world. When mysterious traps start appearing across the countryside killing off humans, a school trip turns into a fight for survival for Emily and her classmates. Eighth-grader Clyde Donner promises to keep them safe, but when his true intentions come to light, Emily must put her feelings aside to protect the younger children. This intense, suspense-filled thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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The Boy with the Chainsaw Heart
Carlton Mellick III - 2018-11-01
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Get ready for an action-packed horror story that takes place in the surreal battlefield between Heaven and Hell. The Boy with the Chainsaw Heart tells the story of Mark Knight, a man forced to fight against hordes of murderous angels in Hell's army. With his unique ability to mutate into a weaponized battle suit, Mark could be the turning point in the war that has raged on for over 5,000 years. But all he wants is to see his wife, Amy, once again. Can he fight his way past the angels and reach Heaven's Gate to rescue her? This dark and compelling novel, set in the same universe as Carlton Mellick III's bizarro romantic comedy, I Knocked Up Satan's Daughter, offers a unique perspective on the afterlife that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Carlton Mellick III - 2018-07-01
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In Neverday, Carlton Mellick III creates a dystopian horror tribute to time loop stories in the tradition of Groundhog Day, Edge of Tomorrow and Happy Death Day. Karl Lybeck has been repeating the same day over and over again for what feels like a thousand years. He thought he was the only one until a woman named January appears in his backyard. They discover that the majority of the population has been repeating the same day just like them. With the help of others who share their suspicions, they explore the neverday in search of answers that could destroy the very fabric of their new society forever.
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Stacking Doll
Carlton Mellick III - 2018-03-01
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In Carlton Mellick III's Stacking Doll, readers enter into a surreal love story that explores the beauty and ugliness of relationships. Benjamin is in love with a Matryoshkan, a nesting doll that belongs to a subspecies of humans with smaller people living inside of them. Against all odds, Benjamin and his beloved are determined to get married, but first they have to pass The Trial, a matryoshkan tradition where couples lock themselves in a house for several days to introduce each other to all of the people living inside of them. This unique and bizarre love story challenges readers to fall in love with each and every one of the protagonist's fiancé's inner personalities, no matter how strange or disturbing they turn out to be.
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Spider Bunny
Carlton Mellick III - 2017-04-01
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Step back in time to the unintentionally terrifying children's commercials of the '70s and '80s in this absurd horror tale. The godfather of bizarro fiction, Carlton Mellick III, brings us a tribute to Fruit Fun cereal commercials, warped and disturbing lumpy-shaped cartoon children, and the unsettling voice of Berry Bunny. When Petey is the only one who remembers the commercials and his friends are undeniably clueless, he wonders if he's going crazy. But when Berry Bunny appears on his TV screen and pulls him and his friends into her world of surrealism, he knows he's not alone. With humor and horror combined, Spider Bunny will captivate and terrify you until the very end.
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Bienvenidos al bizarro
Tamara Romero - 2017-03-01
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Welcome to the world of bizarro fiction! This anthology features a collection of stories that are strange, shocking, and utterly addictive. From reality TV contestants with extreme body modifications to detectives trapped in teddy bears, each tale is more bizarre than the last. While this genre may not be for everyone, those looking for a literary experience unlike any other will be captivated by these fantastical, surreal, and cutting-edge stories.
Exercise Bike by Carlton Mellick
Parasite Milk by Carlton Mellick III
The Terrible Thing That Happens by Carlton Mellick
Every Time We Meet at the Dairy Queen, Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes by Carlton Mellick III
Bio Melt by Carlton Mellick III
As She Stabbed Me Gently in the Face by Carlton Mellick III
Sweet Story by Carlton Mellick III
The Tick People by Carlton Mellick III
Hungry Bug by Carlton Mellick III
Clusterfuck by Carlton Mellick III
Quicksand House by Carlton III Mellick
Village of the Mermaids by Carlton Mellick
Cuddly Holocaust by Carlton Mellick III
Hammer Wives by Carlton Mellick III
Kill Ball by Carlton Mellick III
Tumor Fruit by Carlton Mellick III
Ugly Heaven by Carlton Mellick III
The Handsome Squirm by Carlton Mellick III
The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade by Aimee Bender, Joe R. Lansdale, Carlton Mellick III, Bentley Little, Alissa Nutting, Amelia Gray
Armadillo Fists by Carlton Mellick III
I Knocked Up Satan's Daughter by Carlton Mellick III
Fantastic Orgy by Carlton Mellick III
Barbarian Beast Bitches of the Badlands by Carlton Mellick III
The Morbidly Obese Ninja by Carlton Mellick III
Crab Town by Carlton Mellick III
Christmas on Crack by Carlton Mellick III
Zombies and Shit by Carlton Mellick III
Werewolves and Shape Shifters by John Skipp
The Kobold Wizard's Dildo of Enlightenment +2 (an Adventure for 3-6 Players, Levels 2-5 by Carlton Mellick III
The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction by Kevin Donihe, Carlton III Mellick
Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland by Carlton III Mellick
Zombies by Carlton Mellick III, Cody Goodfellow, John Skipp
The Cannibals of Candyland by Carlton Mellick III
Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens by Carlton Mellick III, Steve Rasnic Tem, D. Harlan Wilson, Kris Saknussemm, Kevin L. Donihe, Andersen Prunty
The Faggiest Vampire by Carlton Mellick III
Apeshit by Carlton Mellick III
The Egg Man by Carlton III Mellick
Cybernetrix by Carlton Mellick III
Ultra Fuckers by Carlton Mellick III
Ugly Heaven, Beautiful Hell by Jeffrey Thomas, Carlton Mellick III
Falling from the Sky by Brad Listi, Kristopher Young, Kate Holden, Tony O'Neill, Carlton Mellick III, Bradley Sands
Adolf in Wonderland by Carlton Mellick III
War Slut by Carlton Mellick III
The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III
The Greatest Fucking Moment in Sports by Kevin L. Donihe
The Bizarro Starter Kit (Orange) by Carlton Mellick III, Jeremy Robert Johnson, John Edward Lawson, D. Harlan Wilson, Steve Beard, Vincent W. Sakowski, Bruce Taylor, Kevin L. Donihe, Andre Duza, Gina Ranalli
Sea of the Patchwork Cats (Avant Punk Book Club) by Carlton Mellick III
Sausagey Santa by Carlton Mellick III
Teeth and Tongue Landscape by Carlton Mellick III
Punk Land by Carlton Mellick III
Ocean of Lard by Kevin L. Donihe, Carlton Mellick III
Tempting Disaster by Simon Logan, Carlton Mellick III, Jeffrey Thomas, Kevin L. Donihe, Ronald Malfi, Lance Olsen, Darren Speegle, Michael Hemmingson
Sex and Death in Television Town by Carlton Mellick III
The Menstruating Mall by Carlton Mellick III
The Baby Jesus Butt Plug by Carlton Mellick III
Fishy-Fleshed by Carlton Mellick III
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror by Ellen Datlow
The Steel Breakfast Era by Carlton Mellick III
Angel Scene / Teeth and Tongue Landscape (Eraserhead Double #2) by Richard Kadrey, Carlton Mellick III, Brian Doogan, Richard Kadrey, Carlton Mellick, Brian Doogan
Razor Wire Pubic Hair by Carlton Mellick III
Electric Jesus Corpse by Carlton Mellick III
Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick III
Sunset with a Beard by Carlton Mellick III