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21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 16 2019 10:37 PM UTC +00:00

About

WE SOLD OUR SOULS!

Oxygen Man Books is a new small press operated by Duane Pesice, author of before Crazytown and editor-in-chief of Planet X Publications. We publish literate speculative fiction, chiefly weird fiction but also science fiction and dark fantasy.

 Our first publication is slated to be the anthology Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, which consists of two dozen stories written around the titles of Black Sabbath songs. The participants are some of the who’s who of weird fiction, including the likes of John Claude Smith, Don Webb, Farah Rose Smith, and the esteemed writer/publisher Ross E Lockhart. 

The book itself will be an oversized (8X10) edition packaged to look like a cd case.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath cover art by Robert H. Knox
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath cover art by Robert H. Knox

 The second publication will be the second collection of stories by S. L. Edwards, The Death of an Author. Mr. Edwards has long been associated with what we call the TEST PATTERNS family, and we are glad to have him.

The Author (still alive) artwork by Yves Tourigny
The Author (still alive) artwork by Yves Tourigny

 The third publication will be New Skulls for the Old Cemetery, by Calvin Demmer, who has been published in Planet X books and elsewhere, and should be well-known to weird fiction fans.

Calvin Demmer
Calvin Demmer

 The fourth will be the themed collection Crazytown, Duane Pesice’s first full-length effort. Also available to donors will be the chapbooks Green and Bone Sequence, both of which stories are also in Crazytown, in slightly different form.

Crazytown artwork by Candra Hope
Crazytown artwork by Candra Hope

 Here's the complete Table of Contents for Sabbath Bloody Sabbath:

Side One:

Black Sabbath - Nathan Carson 

Wicked World - Can Wiggins 

A Bit of Finger - Tony McMillen

N. I. B. - Sean M. Thompson 

War Pigs - Ross E. Lockhart

Paranoid - Debra Robinson 

Planet Caravan - Andrew Reichart

Iron Man - Sarah Walker 

Electric Funeral - Farah Rose Smith 

Rat Salad – Jill Hand

Fairies Wear Boots - K. A. Opperman

Hand of Doom - William Tea


Side Two:


Sweet Leaf - John Claude Smith

Children of the Grave - Ashley Dioses 

Into the Void – John Paul Fitch

Wheels of Confusion – Christopher Ropes

Supernaut - Jordan Krall

Spiral Architect - Duane Pesice

Hole In The Sky – Shayne Keen

All Moving Parts (Stand Still) – Scott J. Couturier

Cardinal Sin -- Don Webb

TV Crimes – S. L. Edwards

Bonus Track: 

The Butlerian Jihad -- Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

art by Dan Sauer
art by Dan Sauer

We plan on additional projects as time goes on. Oxygen Man books will be happy to look at specfic, horror and weird chapbooks. But we'll start with these. Thanks for reading!

Risks and challenges

Here’s the deal:
SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH will cost $2500.00 to produce. Writers will be paid five cents a word and the cover artist, 350.00.
THE DEATH OF AN AUTHOR will cost 400.00 to produce. That pays the author a modest advance and the artist an equal sum.
NEW SKULLS FOR THE OLD CEMETERY will cost 400.00 to produce. That pays the author a modest advance and the artist an equal sum.
CRAZYTOWN will cost 200.00 to produce.

The total is 3500.00, which will be our operating budget for 2019-2020. We'd love to do more projects. Let us know who you feel about that!

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