THE GARBAGE EATERS
He goes by many names.
He’s a cult survivor, a cult junkie.
A cult leader.
The Garbage Eaters is the story of the final hours of one man’s psychotic crusade. He is the founder of Burning Bush Ministries. The corpses of his brainwashed followers litter the floor. His compound is surrounded by helicopters. The FBI is closing in.
Surrounded by a bank of satellite news-feeds, he relates the tale of his rise to power – from his dumpster diving days in San Francisco to the FBI assault on Burning Bush.
The Garbage Eaters is a hypnotic, unforgettable roller-coaster ride through a world overrun by the need to believe—from garbage-eating cults to health fetishists, tent revivals to new age UFO support groups, corporate money pyramids to sex and drug therapy schemes. Author Scott Christian Carr’s mesmerizing, punch-in-the-gut prose betrays a sincere study of cult brainwashing techniques, tent revivalism, neuro-linguistic programming and poetic grittiness.
The end is closing in. People are dying. And you will believe . . .
A HELMET FULL OF HAIR
Meet Donald “Do Nothing” DeWitt. Alone. In space. Drifting…
To keep from going mad with isolation, he relates to his mother the tale of the early days aboard Starship Wormwood (and how it blew up) into the tiny radio transmitter in his starsuit. A weak signal that could never possibly traverse the lightyears between him and Earth. Never mind, that because he has been traveling faster-than-light for several years, his mother has now been dead for several thousand…
With nothing but the sound of his own voice, Donald recalls alcoholic-rageaholic shipmate Ryerson jettisoning the ship’s garbage (and essentials) out of the dorsal airlock, when not attempting to grow marijuana on top of the ships hyperdrive… He remembers fondly his philosophical dalliances with Captain Hardwick (distractions which ultimately led to the ship’s demise)… O’Brien’s endless counting… And most of all, he remembers home… The only thing he CAN’T remember, are his reasons for joining the accursed mission in the first place.
A HELMET FULL OF HAIR is a short novella which masterfully blends surreal science fiction, dark comedy, and memoir.
THE MARTIAN IN THE GARDEN
Drowning in grief over the loss of his wife, a hermetic old man struggles to keep her memory, and her garden, alive — barely noticing the appearance of a strange new neighbor next door. A neighbor who will change everything, and teach him that the dead can speak…
The Martian In the Garden will fill you with wonder, and move you to tears. It is at once unforgettable science fiction in the tradition of Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown and Patricia Anthony, and also an exploration of the myriad human experiences of grief, loss, war, friendship and what it means to be a good neighbor.
HIRAM GRANGE & THE TWELVE LITTLE HITLERS
Hitler has escaped. Twelve of them, to be precise. Each cloned from the original and hiding in the bizarre American underground. Hiram Grange has been tasked with hunting them down. The only problem: he’s hit rock bottom. His worst binge ever — a mad dance with absinthe, opium and depression. HIRAM GRANGE & THE TWELVE LITTLE HITLERS continues the misadventures of the scurrilous boozer and malcontent Hiram Grange. Though afflicted with a laundry list of dysfunctions, addictions and odd predilections, Hiram Grange stands toe to toe (and sometimes toe to tentacle) with the black-hearted denizens of the Abyss, dispensing justice with the help of an antiquated Webley revolver and a Pritchard bayonet.
LITTLE EDSEL EINSTEIN
Written as an epilog to HIRAM GRANGE & THE TWELVE LITTLE HITLERS, LITTLE EDSEL EINSTEIN is a stand-alone short story focusing on the only titular Hitler to have survived the novel – it’s also a great entry point into THE SCANDALOUS ADVENTURES OF HIRAM GRANGE series of books and stories…
THE JESUS BOMB
Welcome to the scandalous misadventures of scurrilous boozer and malcontent, Hiram Grange. Though afflicted with a laundry list of dysfunctions, addictions and odd predilections, Hiram Grange stands toe to toe (and sometimes toe to tentacle) with the black-hearted denizens of the Abyss and dispenses justice with the help of his antiquated Webley revolver and Pritchard bayonet.
THE JESUS BOMB is a great place to dive into The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange series of books and stories. A stand-alone short story, THE JESUS BOMB is set a few years after events depicted in the book Hiram Grange & The Twelve Little Hitlers and just prior to the (forthcoming) novel Hiram Grange & The Twelve Apostles.
Hiram is up to his old tricks and vices (rampant absinthe and opium abuse, suicidal tendencies, depraved obsessions, murder) when his malignant reverie is interrupted by none other than Jesus Christ. At the 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial. With a nuclear bomb strapped to his chest.
The wonderful thing about the Hiram Grange series, is that you can dive in anywhere – different works by different authors provide unique perspectives and self-contained stories! Hiram Grange: there has never been an Antihero quite like him!