A full decade after Jello Biafra declared Brisbane a heavy junta police state, Dante Halloran navigates its streets aided only by his wits and a debilitating mental illness that he has nicknamed The Inferno.
Australia has just ushered in a change of Government, and is still reeling from the recession that it “had to have”, but for Dante these are hardly events that concern him: his is the pursuit of love, of somewhere to lay his head at night, of friendships that won’t wane with the passing of the seasons.
With him on this journey are his so-called friends, equally lost: Twix, whose jealousies threaten to undermine their brotherhood; Alex, slowly spiralling out of control with the onset of her own condition; and Pixie, determined to find her own, potentially fatal, way in life.
EUCALYPTUS GOTH explores a city now lost to time, where skinheads and punks clashed on the streets and a night at the Normanby Hotel was considered a rite of passage for the babybat goths.
The Body Horror Book
Edited by C.J Fitzpatrick
Drawing from horror visionaries such as Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, and Mark Powell, including introspective analysis of films such as ‘Tusk,’ ‘The Fly,’ ‘Hellraiser,’ and ‘Eat,’ The Body Horror Book is a non-fiction exploration of the monstrous aspect of the human form.
By exploring the literary trope of the carnival and the grotesque, and how the state of cultural and political affairs dictate the monsters created within fiction and film, The body Horror Book is designed to educate, terrify, intrigue, and beguile, if you dare to enter the rabbit hole….
“Insightful and downright entertaining, e Body Horror Book pierces the tenuous membrane between fiction and reality, exposing the fears we all have in common … the horrors inflicted on the human body.” – Bob Pastorella, reviewer at www.thisishorror.co.uk
“If you only have time to read one book… make sure it’s this book.” – Brendon Meynell, former President. Australasian Horror Writers Association Inc.
“Fascinating and accessible, the Body Horror Book is a strikingly diverse exploration of horror that is interested not simply in getting under your skin, but also in finding out just what you’ve got hiding under there.” – William Tea, Ginger Nuts Of Horror
‘…a solid and thought-provoking production.’ – Tabula Rassa Mag
300 Degree Days & Other Stories
Sometimes, the ties that bind are sharp enough to cut. In these eleven stories, set in contemporary Australian suburbia, Deborah Sheldon examines the darker side of family relationships. Unsettling and incisively written, each story of betrayal, envy, loss or bad blood resonates for a long time after reading.
‘Sheldon’s stories lift the skin of small, suburban lives to expose the raw nerves beneath. Her writing is intimate, compelling and alarming…’ – The Short Review, UK.
When the Gods Walked Out
C. E Robertson
Josie is a nun who fears she has lost her connection with God. When she leaves the convent in search of it, she has no idea that she is walking into a world turned upside down. No matter how hard he tries, Neal cannot figure out what is plaguing the human race.
Science has never failed him before, but as more people continue to die and reanimate, he begins to wonder if he has put his faith in the wrong thing. Brought together by the circumstances surrounding them, Josie and Neal must come to terms with their own ideas about life and death and try to escape the horror that has descended, now that the gods have walked out.
Coming soon from CE Robertson, author of ‘Death And Other Ends.’
Strange Car in my Street
Debut collection of poems from a new vibrant and exemplary voice.
Only the Dead
Plagued by the horrors of her past, medical student Lydia leaves for the Bien Hoa Provincial Hospital, determined to make a difference.
Soon, she is plunged from one savagery to another, cocooned within the damp walls, rotting window screenings, bloodied bodies, and the gruesomeness of her distressing dreams. Back in Australia, Cassie heads a large-scale protest.
However, beneath her colorful façade lies a dark and dangerous addiction. When Lydia returns home, her dreams intensify, and she finds solace within the confinement of her apartment, safe from the terrors of the outside world. But how long can she last before her disturbing dreams become reality?
Monsters Amongst Us
The monsters we have come to know and love take a backseat as we delve into the darkest, most hideous depths of a monster that has taken centre stage as of late–HUMANS.
The collected tales herein will take you on a wild ride into the monstrous aspects of humankind, revealing some of the scariest atrocities humans are capable of doing, the ‘demons’ lurking in their heads, the ugliness of the pure human soul. You’ll meet artists, handymen, grieving parents, desperate alcoholics, and the delightful Sally Burns.
This debut anthology features the work of a variety of talented writers, including a few of the award-winning and darkly imaginative authors writing today. When you are ready, settle down, lock the window, and remember…the only monsters to fear are ourselves.
The deep sea is an environment completely unfriendly to mankind; it represents one of the least explored areas on Earth.
Pressures in the mesopelagic zone become too great for traditional exploration methods, demanding alternative approaches for deep sea research. What is beneath the depths of the sea?
Featuring award-winning authors including Deborah Sheldon, Liz Butcher, Gerry Huntman, and more!
John C. Adams
Oscillate Wildly Press are excited to announce the upcoming release of Blackacre.
Blackacre is a limited horror universe, where the discomfort and fear of the ‘everyday unusual’ happenings are balanced with satisfying and upbeat endings and a certainty that family loyalties will see the Flints and Ffanshawes through their troubles. Think of it as the Addams family and H P Lovecraft meets Downton Abbey.
Each story is fully stand-alone but there is also the satisfaction for the reader of following two families through generations of dark and macabre events at their homes in the north of England. Some much-loved characters return story after story. Others appear only once or twice in the anthology. All are connected in some way. The intended market is a general horror readership with particular focus on those who love the works of HP Lovecraft.
Coming soon from John C Adams, author of ‘Souls For The Master,’ (Sinister Saints Press).
Queen To His King
David M Hoenig
Debut speculative fiction prose novel from a multitalented author. David is a practicing physician for whom writing is his second career. His interest in sci fi began when he watched original Star Trek episodes on his mother’s lap and continues unabated to this day.
David has been fortunate to have published multiple short stories with a variety of publishers, including:
Cast of Wonders
Digital Fiction Publishing
Nonbinary Review/Zoetic Press
Dark Chapter Press
Nebula Rift Magazine
Morning Rain Publishing
Oscillate Wildly Press