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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Move Under Ground (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under My Roof (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farewell Performance (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Damned Highway (With: Brian Keene) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sensation (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bullettime (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love is the Law (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Weekend (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
I am Providence (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabbath (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second Shooter (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Northern Gothic (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft (With: Tim Pratt) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

3000 MPH in Every Direction at Once (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Urban Bizarre (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cthulhu Senryu (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Might Sleep (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nickronomicon (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The People’s Republic of Everything (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Insults Every Man Should Know (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starve Better (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quotes Every Man Should Know (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of All You Need Is Kill: Official Graphic Novel Adaptation Books

with Hiroshi Sakurazaka
All You Need Is Kill (With: Hiroshi Sakurazaka) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of PM's Outspoken Authors Books

The Presidential Papers (By: John H. Kessel) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Human Front (By: Ken MacLeod) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Underbelly (By: Gary Phillips,Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mammoths of the Great Plains (By: Eleanor Arnason) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modem Times 2.0 (By: Michael Moorcock,Eleanor Arnason) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfing the Gnarl (By: Rudy Rucker) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patty Hearst & The Twinkie Murders: A Tale of Two Trials (By: Eleanor Arnason,Paul Krassner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raising Hell (By: Norman Spinrad,Eleanor Arnason) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gypsy (By: Carter Scholz) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miracles Ain't What They Used to Be (By: Joe R. Lansdale,Eleanor Arnason) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire. (By: Elizabeth Hand,Eleanor Arnason) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atheist in the Attic (By: Samuel R. Delany,Eleanor Arnason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beatrix Gates (By: Rachel Pollack) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Talk Like a Man (By: Nisi Shawl) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Girl (By: Meg Elison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planetbreaker’s Son (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Utopias of the Third Kind (By: Vandana Singh) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Shift (By: Eileen Gunn) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collapsing Frontier (By: Jonathan Lethem) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Whispers from the Abyss Books

with David Tallerman, Greg van Eekhout, Tim Pratt, John R. Fultz, Sarena Ulibarri, Aaron J. French, John Palisano, Chad Fifer, Dennis Detwiller, Greg Stolze, John C. Foster, Kat Rocha, Michele Brittany, Josh Finney, Konstantine Paradise
Whispers from the Abyss (With: David Tallerman,Greg van Eekhout,Tim Pratt,John R. Fultz,Sarena Ulibarri,Aaron J. French,Dennis Detwiller,Greg Stolze,Kat Rocha,Josh Finney) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Strange Pleasures 2(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Polyphony, Volume 5(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corpse Blossoms(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Fantasy(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bandersnatch(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spicy Slipstream Stories(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Drink Bird Head(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted Legends(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Fabulous(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Talebones(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bewere the Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supernatural Noir(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Recent Weird(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Future Lovecraft(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future is Japanese: Science Fiction Futures and Brand New Fantasies from and about Japan(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Steampunk(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walrus Tales(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychos(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shotguns v. Cthulhu(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fungi(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clarkesworld: Year Three(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steampunk Specs(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deepest, Darkest Eden: New Tales of Hyperborea(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shades of Blue and Gray(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Africa SF(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Handsome Devil: Stories of Sin and Seduction(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lovecraft's Monsters(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle Royale Slam Book: Essays on the Cult Classic by Koushun Takami(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Book of Submission(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phantasm Japan(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Lovecraft(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Starry Wisdom Library(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows Over Main Street(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lazy Fascist Review #3(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hanzai Japan: Fantastical, Futuristic Stories of Crime From and About Japan(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost in the Cogs: Steam-Powered Ghost Stories(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beauty of Death(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Magazine 48: September 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
GlitterShip Year One(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange California(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mixed Up: Cocktail Recipes (and Flash Fiction) for the Discerning Drinker(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare Magazine, Issue 77(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mechanical Animals(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transmissions From Punktown(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
If This Goes On(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thinking Horror Volume 2: The Horror Boom(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil in Technicolor(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weird World War III(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonder and Glory Forever(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voices in the Darkness(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950–1985(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whether Change: The Revolution Will Be Weird(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brute: Dark Desire, Masculinity, & Rough Trade(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reports from the Deep End(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nick Mamatas
Nick Mamatas was born on Long Island, New York on February 20, 1972, and went to the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Western Connecticut State University, and New School University. At Western Connecticut State University, he graduated from the MFA program in professional and creative writing, which he attended after he published many short stories, articles, and books.

Nick funded his writing career early on by writing non-fiction and by producing term papers for college students, which later got him some notoriety. This is after he described this experience in an essay he wrote for The Smart Set, Drexel University’s online magazine, called “The Term Paper Artist”.

Nick’s work has appeared places such as: In These Times, Razor, Village Voice, Clamor, Spex, and Polyphony. His work has also appeared in many Ben Bella Books and Disinformation anthologies, as well as books like Before & After: Stories from New York, Corpse Blossoms, Short and Sweet, and Poe’s Lighthouse.

Nick’s debut novel, called “Move Under Ground”, was released in the year 2004. His work is from the genres of mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and horror.

“Move Under Ground” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in the year 2004 and is one of five Stoker Award nominations his work has gotten. Nick has been nominated for two Hugo Awards, a Shirley Jackson Award, and two World Fantasy Awards.

“Move Under Ground” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2004. The year is nineteen-sixty-something-or-other, and after interminable millennia of watery sleep, all the stars are right, finally. Old R’lyeh rises from the Pacific, ready to cast its damn shadow right over the primitive human world. The first to see these peaks is a paranoid, alcoholic, and frightened Jack Kerouac, who was drinking away a nervous breakdown in Big Sur.

Jack has to get back on the road in order to locate Neal Cassady, the holy fool whose ranting letters hint about a world that was brought to its knees in its worship to the Elder God Cthulhu. Jack and Neal, with pistol-totin junkie William S. Burroughs, make their way from one side of the continent to the other to confront the murderous Lovecraftian cult which spread its darkness to the core of the American Dream. Is Neal really along to help save the world, or is he looking to destroy it in order to have an ending for his book?

Nick is able to capture the often disjointed yet rhythmic way Kerouac wrote at the top of his game, and makes the Cthulhu apocalypse feel disorienting and wild. Readers found this to be really fun, clever, and a great homage to a pair of great writers.

“Under My Roof” is the second stand alone novel and was released in the year 2007. Herbert Weinberg’s dad is striking a blow for freedom. He has declared independence from the United States, after he implanted a nuclear device inside of a garden gnome in the front yard of their home in Long Island. The household is quite understandably in an uproar because of it. Mother has gone, Herbert (twelve years old) is both a hostage as well as the Minister of Information, and the local weatherman’s moved in.

One daring raid removes the lad out of his ancestral home, but even as troops surround the belligerent house-state that has become Weinbergia, the sounds of freedom has just been sounded. The house quickly fills with American refuseniks. Will the fridge hold out? Is Herbert’s telepathic powers going to reunite him with his dad and defeat imperialism?

The book raises a rather interesting question about exactly what will happen when enough people don’t want to play the same game any longer. Nick delivers a book that is rather ambitious with some of the things he tries tackling in the novel. Readers enjoyed all the fast paced laughter, yet is not just a simple and easy read.

“Bullettime” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2012. David Holbrook is a victim of bullies and a scrawny child, and the neglected son of two insane parents. He is the Kallis Episkipos, a brutal killer turned captive leader of a death cult that is dedicated to the Hellenic goddess of discord, Eris. David has never killed anybody, and lives a luckless and lonely existence in a tumbledown New Jersey town.

Caught between trigger and finger, David gets three opportunities to choose his fate like he is compelled to live and relive every potential existence. The whole time, he is only guided by some dark wisdom he found in a cough syrup bottle.

Readers found this twisted tale to be a gratifying non-linear experience because of how the sequences are scattered in some different places. The novel is both hilarious yet has quite a few disturbing parts, and leaves a strong impact on you. It pays a lot of attention to the little nuances of life and the tale and has truths that are looked over easily. All of these characters, are also magnificent.

“Sabbath” is a stand alone novel and was released in the year 2019. Hexen Sabbath, the infamous eleventh century warrior, is pulled from death and certain damnation by some being claiming to be an angel of the Lord. He then finds himself dumped right into contemporary Manhattan without weapons, without clothes, and without resources, with a single mission to hunt down and murder the living personifications of the Seven Deadly Sins before they bring on Armageddon.

With time starting to run out and his one ally a destitute art gallery owner, Sabbath has to fight his way through New York’s elite. Then challenge the world’s most powerful guy, or suffer through an eternity is going to be his, as well as our, sole reward.

Readers found this to be a very enjoyable novel, with some fantastic writing. There is some funny dialogue, a magnificent cast of characters, and is filled with tons of action. Hexen Sabbath is just a treat and readers had a lot of fun following him around as he did pretty much whatever he wanted.

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