Abortion Arcadeby Cameron Pierce
Abortion Arcade is a collection of three novellas by one of the shining young stars of bizarro fiction. Cameron Pierce's work is an intoxicating blend of body horror and midnight movie madness, reminiscent of early David Lynch and the splatterpunks at their most sublime. His fiction will punch you in the brain and leave you gasping for more.
The apocalypse is over. Now zombies farm humans for their brains. As the imprisoned human cattle drift further from their humanity, the zombies flourish in a primitive renaissance, flying around in helicopters and living in smart houses made of human brains.
THE ROADKILL QUARTERBACK OF HEAVY METAL HIGH
After Heavy Metal High's star quarterback dies in a car accident, Danny the Dio-worshipping werewolf must transform from loser to gridiron star in this surreal pulp tragedy about teenage anxiety, high school violence, and heavy fucking metal.
THE DESTROYED ROOM
In a near-future city where automobiles have been outlawed and exotic animals roam the streets, a man wakes up one morning to discover that everyone in the world is a marionette. Now his wife is dead and he must find the answer, or else lose everything to the Great Shark Head in the Sky.
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Abortion Arcade, Bizarro Author Cameron Pierce's latest, is every bit as intense and surreal as his other books. It is a collection of three outstanding novellas, although the last of the three, The Destroyed Room is in my opinion particularly masterful. It touches on a pure, dreamlike quality that you don't see done right very often. The first of the three, No Children is a nonpreachy, heartfelt examination of food ethics and the human experience in which the protagonist is a slave raised for food by zombies. He falls in love with another slave who is selected by her masters to breed with someone else before being eaten. Melancholy, strange and thoughtprovoking. The middle piece was good, but I don't know how well it went with the other two. While I liked its idea of combining YA high school stories with heavy metal and Tetsuo: The Iron Man, I didn't feel it was Pierce's best work. Still entertaining, and with the other two pieces being as phenomenal as they are, my less than emphatic reaction should not turn you off of buying Abortion Arcade, which is excellent.